J. MERYL KRIEGER
INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON, Bloomington, Indiana
Ph.D. in Folklore and Ethnomusicology.
Minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Concentration in video production.
Masters of Music in Music Theory. Cognate in ethnomusicology.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO, Chicago, Illinois
Master of Arts in Anthropology with Honors.
ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY, Chicago, Illinois
Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy with Honors.
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Evanston, Illinois
Bachelor of Science in Speech. Major in Communication Studies, Concentrations in clarinet performance and psychology.
Krieger, J. Meryl. Section Introduction: “Introduction: And Because Mom Said We Had to Play Nice Together”, in Over the Edge: Pushing Boundaries in Folklore & Ethnomusicology. Edited by Rhonda Dass, Anthony Guest-Scott, J. Meryl Krieger, and Adam Zolkover, editors. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN ISBN 1-84718-104-X, 2007.
Krieger, J. Meryl. “Mediating Performance: Metadialogues and Representation.” in Over the Edge: Pushing Boundaries in Folklore & Ethnomusicology. Edited by Rhonda Dass, Anthony Guest-Scott, J. Meryl Krieger, and Adam Zolkover, editors. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN ISBN 1-84718-104-X, 2007.
- Finalist, Advisor of the Year, College of Arts & Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington, 2015.
- Professional Development Certificate, Bloomington Academic Advising Council 2014, 2015
- Finalist, Advisor of the Year, College of Arts & Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington 2015
- IUPUI Center for Service Learning Course Development Grant, Summer 2012
- Commendation Letter, Adaptive Educational Services for Work with Students, May, 2011
- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Writing Retreat, Indiana University Bloomington.
- Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences Conference Travel Fellowship: : for travel to Semiotic Society of America Conference as presenter.
Improvisation and the Construction of Performance in Digital Culture: This project explores the relationships between performers and their audiences established through the use of new media, as vehicles, and popular culture, as the focus of content, in three arenas: the impact of conflating models of popular music production in popular music, exploring the formation of community, gendered identity, and networking and political consciousness in virtual and face to face recording studios; the use of remixing technologies as a DIY-oriented vehicle for local expression of ethnic and social identity; the impact of new and social media on popular and art music production. Articles in development examine the use of digital technology in contemporary music practice with an emphasis on the interaction with economic and social aspects of performance culture and considering mediated performance as a new genre of performance and exploring the impact of technology on genreic definitions of performance. Methodological elements of this research have implications for study of media cultures as cultures of production, and engagement by active musicians in contemporary music and arts industries.
PREVIOUS RESEARCH PROJECTS
Dynamic interactions between digital technology, the commercial music industry and contemporary music performers: Dissertation titled: Rough to the Board: Creating Performance in American Recording Studios examined the dynamics between performers in the process of creating popular music recordings as they emerge in recording studios, using the synergy created by the blending of two approaches – the traditional model, followed by major labels and larger independent labels, and the do‐it‐yourself (DIY) model, followed by individual performers and smaller independent labels – into a new approach for the study of popular music production.
Internet Curation: Special Project Coordinator, Traditional Arts Indiana, Indiana University. Prepared and organized curatorial materials for internet presentation from TAI archives.
Audio Restoration/Community Reclamation: American Indian Studies and Research Institute, Indiana University Bloomington. Restored and transferred analog anthropological field recordings to digitized media for permanent storage, research, and publication. Edited and produced compact disk recordings for projects including language training, dictionary resources, and restoring of folklore.
Museum and Archival Research: Field Museum of Natural History, Department of Anthropology: under Dr. Charles Stanish. Assisted in research and writing for a book on ceramics of the Imperial Inca from 1400 A.D. – 1530 A.D. intended for a Field Museum of Natural History Fieldiana publication.
2012 – present Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, Indiana
2010 – present Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis, Departments
Sociology, Anthropology: Adjunct Lecturer
Women’s Studies: Allied Faculty
2009 – 2010 Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning: Lab Consultant
2008 – present Ivy Tech Community College, Bloomington, Indiana, Department of Communication, Department of Life Skills, Department of Social Sciences, Adjunct Instructor
1999 – 2009 Indiana University Bloomington, Departments: Music Theory, Folklore & Ethnomusicology, Communication & Culture, Telecommunications
INVITED CLASS PRESENTATIONS
- “Constructing Ethnographies of Place – visual and written approaches” Indiana University Bloomington
- “Ethnomusicology: Genre, Metadiscourses and Popular Culture.” Indiana University, Purdue University at Indianapolis
- “Introducing Ethnomusicology: Genre and Discipline” Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis
- “Accretion and the Copland Clarinet Concerto.” Indiana University Bloomington.
- “Motown: Putting Together the Management Concept, the Assembly Line Concept, and the Music Makers, Part I.” Indiana University Bloomington
- “The Concept Album: Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.” Indiana University Bloomington.
- “The Women of Motown.” Indiana University Bloomington.
- “The Music of Peru.” Indiana University Bloomington.
PRE-COLLEGE PREPARATORY CLASSES
- Musical Fundamentals, Smith-Holden Music and Education, Bloomington, Indiana. Privately designed and taught.
- Piano I and Piano II. Sherwood Conservatory of Music, Chicago, Illinois.
PUBLICATIONS: Articles and Reviews
“Virtual Performance” in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Music and Culture. Edited by Janet Sturman. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2017.
“YouTube” in in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Music and Culture. Edited by Janet Sturman. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2017.
“Music, Under-representation of Women Artists” in Encyclopedia of Gender in Media, edited by Mary Kosut and Geoffrey J. Golson. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 2012.
“Sut Jhally” in Encyclopedia of Gender in Media, edited by Mary Kosut and Geoffrey J. Golson. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 2012.
“Tropes” in Encyclopedia of Gender in Media, edited by Mary Kosut and Geoffrey J. Golson. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 2012.
“Virtual Community” in Encyclopedia of Gender in Media, edited by Mary Kosut and Geoffrey J. Golson. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 2012.
“Women in Folk Music” in The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World, edited by Mary Zeiss Stange, Carol K. Oyster and J. Geoffrey Golson. Thousand Oak, CA: Sage: 2012.
“Women in Indie Music” in The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World, edited by Mary Zeiss Stange, Carol K. Oyster and J. Geoffrey Golson. Thousand Oak, CA: Sage: 2012.
“Women in Folk Music.” in The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World, edited by Mary Zeiss Stange, Carol K. Oyster and J. Geoffrey Golson. Thousand Oak, CA: Sage, 2012.
“Women in Indie Music” in The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World, edited by Mary Zeiss Stange, Carol K. Oyster and J. Geoffrey Golson. Thousand Oak, CA: Sage, 2012.
- Review article: Journal of Folklore Research on Oh Boy! Masculinities in Popular Music, ed. Freya Jarman-Ives, New York and London: Routledge, 2007. Published September 7, 2011.
Review article: Journal of Folklore Research on Berger, Harris M. and Giovanna P. Del Negro. Identity and Everyday Life: Essays in the Study of Folklore, Music, and Popular Culture. 2007. Published March 25, 2008.
CONFERENCE and COLLOQUIA PRESENTATIONS
“Roundtable Presentation: Social Media and Ethnomusicology: Research, Teaching, and Performing Careers” presented at the Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, Austin, TX December 4, 2015.
Panelist: Authentic vs. Inauthentic in the Studio, Performing with Technology in the Studio. Art of Record Production Performance in the Studio online conference, April 29- April 5, 2013.
“DIY in the Digital Age: Social Media and the Reinvention of a Performer” presented at the International Council for Traditional Music-Ireland and the British Forum for Ethnomusicology 2013 Joint Annual Meeting, Belfast, Ireland April 6, 2013.
“Reinventing the Indie Artist – Performance and Promotion on Google Plus and Kickstarter” presenting at the International Association for the Study of Popular Music – U.S. Annual Meeting, Austin, TX March 2, 2013.
“From Live Performance to Mashup: Mediated performance in popular music” presented at the Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 17, 2011.
“Framing Performance: Do we need co-presence in the definition?” presented at the International Conference of Qualitative Inquiry Annual Meeting, May 21, 2011, Urbana, Illinois.
“Virtual Recording: Communities, Connections and Virtual Place” presented at the Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, Mexico City, Mexico, November 22, 2009.
“What Work Does “Genre” Do?” Member, Roundtable presentation. International Association of Popular Music-U.S. Annual Meeting, May 31, 2009, San Diego, CA.
“Imagining politics, popular music and remixing: YouTube, remediation and protest songs.” The Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, October 26, 2007, Columbus, Ohio.
“Escaping the Box: Locating Women Singer-Songwriters in American Popular Music” April 27, 2007. International Association for the Study of Popular Music, U.S./Canadian Joint Conference, 2007. Boston, Massachusetts.
“Teaching an Ethnographic Approach to Interpersonal Communication: An Introduction to the Literature and Methodology” PreConference Workshop, November 15, 2006. National Communication Association National Conference, San Antonio, Texas.
“Gender and Collaboration as Negotiating Strategies in an American Recording Studio.” Society for Ethnomusicology Conference, November 17, 2005, Atlanta, Georgia.
“Creating Performance with a Video Camera.” Pushing Boundaries in Folklore & Ethnomusicology Conference. Indiana University, April 1 2005.
“Accretion in the Copland Clarinet Concerto: A Semiotic Approach.” Semiotic Society of America National Meeting: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
“A Semiotic Analysis of the Copland Clarinet Concerto.” Indiana University Music Theory Department Colloquium Series.
“Intercultural Absorption and Accommodation in the Music of Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas.” Society for Ethnomusicology Midwest Chapter Meeting, Cincinnati, OH.
“Pedagogy Practicum on the Job Search and Class Management,” Indiana University Music Theory Department Colloquium Series.
Actress and Performance Artist, Improvisation Story Theater/Storyzilla.
Solo and Chamber Performer, Piano, Clarinet, and Music Theory Instructor: private studio. (clarinet, piano).
Samba Sensation, Samba Percussion ensemble focusing on Afro-Brazilian tradition.
Klezmania, Independent Klezmer band. (clarinet)
Accompanist, Indiana University Band Department. (piano)
Prism Chamber Music Society, Chicago, Illinois. (clarinet, piano)
Mariachi de la Flor, Indiana University. (voice, vihuela)
SELECTED SERVICE/VOLUNTEER PROJECTS
- Crowdfunding and Music Consultant/Production Assistant, various projects.
- Executive Committee Member and Co-Founder, Pushing Boundaries: Extreme Folklore & Ethnomusicology 2004-2005 Inaugural Conference.
- Front of House Manager, The Breeze Bends the Grass, Brown County Playhouse, Nashville, IN, May 24 & 25, 2012.
- Festival Judge, Junior Music Festival/Indiana Federation of Music, May 2012
- Theater Technician, Bloomington Playwrights Project, 2007-2008.
- Producer/Videographer, Bloomington Playwrights Project, Monroe County Civic Theater, capital campaign promotional video, educational program fundraiser videos, 2007.
- Actress/Writer, Blizzard 2007, fundraiser for the Bloomington Playwrights Project, June and August, 2007, January 2008.
- Volunteer, Promotions Committee, Lotus Festival 2001, 2002, Lotus Blossoms 2002.
- Adjudicator, Sherwood Conservatory of Music Scholarship Competition: June 1999.
- Adjudicator, Illinois State Music Teachers Association Piano Technique Festival: Winter 1999.
- Adjudicator, Illinois State Music Teachers Association Syllabus Exams: Spring 1998.
- Vice President, Bloomington Academic Advising Council, Indiana University Bloomington, 2015 to present
- Committee chair, Public Relations and Communications. Bloomington Academic Advising Council, Indiana University Bloomington, 2014 to present
- Committee Member, January 2012 Sociology Department Pedagogy Committee, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
- Committee Member, Associate Faculty Orientation Planning Committee 2011, IUPUI.
- Interviewer/Videographer, Reclaiming the Right to Rock: Black Experiences in Rock
Music, November 11-14, 2009, Bloomington, Indiana.
- Special Projects Coordinator, Traditional Arts Indiana, 2004 to 2005.
- Assistant Editor, Folklore and Ethnomusicology Publications Group, 2002 to 2004.
- Co-Chair, Indiana University Graduate Theory Symposium Advertising Committee: September 1999 – February 2000.
- Manager, Special Projects, Folklore and Ethnomusicology Publications Group, 2002 to 2004
- Editorial Reviewer: Indiana Theory Review: 1999 to 2002.
- Committee Member, Indiana University Music Theory Department Colloquium Series Steering Committee: August 2000 to 2002.
- Special project coordinator for SEM Council: Mentoring outside the Professorate. 2015 to present.
- Conference abstract reviewer, NACADA Region 5 Annual Conference 2015
- Secretary, Society for Ethnomusicology Popular Music Section, 2006, 2012-15.
- Chair, Pedagogy Interest Group, International Association for the Study of Popular Music – U.S. Branch, 2009 to 2010.
- Secretary, Sound Studies Special Interest Group, Society for Ethnomusicology, 2009-2012.
- Chair, Lecture Committee, Popular Music Section, Society for Ethnomusicology, 2009 to present. Member, Lecture Committee, 2008-2010.
- Chair, Pedagogy Interest Group, International Association for the Study of Popular Music – U.S. branch, 2008 to 2010.
- Conference Theme Coordinating Committee, Gender and Sexuality Taskforce, Society for Ethnomusicology, 2008 to 2010.
- Reviewer for IASPM Journal, 2012 to present
- Reviewer for New Media and Society, 2011 to present
- Reviewer for Journal of Social Thought and Research, 2011 to present
- Reviewer for Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 2010 to present
ADMINISTRATION AND BUSINESS-RELATED EXPERIENCE
- Festival Production Assistant, Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, Bloomington, Indiana.
- Faculty-Administrator: Collaborative Programs Manager and Piano Faculty: Sherwood Conservatory of Music.
- Development Associate: Chicago Opera Theater.
- Development Specialist: Chicago Academy of Sciences.
- Annual Giving Secretary/Reunion Secretary, Alumni Relations Department, Northwestern University
- Assistant Media Planner: Bozell Advertising, Minneapolis, MN.
- Development Intern: Wisdom Bridge Theater.
National Academic Advising Association
Society for Ethnomusicology
Bloomington Academic Advising Council
Association of Internet Researchers
American Anthropological Association
Association for the Study of the Art of Record Production