John E. Myers - Music, Electronic Arts, Asian Studies

B.A., Towson State University; M.M., Howard University; Ph.D., University of Maryland. His book, Way of the Pipa: Structure and Aesthetics in Chinese Lute Music was published by Kent State University Press in 1992. He has published articles in Yinyue Yishu (Journal of the Shanghai Conservatory), Soundboard (Journal of the Guitar Foundation of America), Indian and World Arts and Crafts (New Delhi, India), Jazz Research Papers, 1994 (International Association of Jazz Educators), and other journals. He has provided entries for the Asian American Encyclopedia, African American Encyclopedia, and the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, and several encyclopedias pubished by Salem Press. He is the leader/guitarist for jazz and chamber music groups, including Realtime, which performed for National Public Radio in 1993. His compositions are featured on five CDs, including Look In, Jazz at the Rock, Volumes I- IV, and on several videos. He was Assistant Sound Designer and guitarist for Louis Cat Orze: The Mystery of the Queen's Necklace (an Interactive Adventure in the Court of Versailles); a CD ROM "edutainment" program based on French history and culture in the 16th century, distributed by IVI Publishing, Minneapolis, MN, 1995. Dr. Myers currently serves on the editorial board of Mind and Music. His post-graduate work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China, and the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities. Other projects include the liner notes for a new compact disc of Chinese yangqin music; Tides And Sand: The Art Of The Chinese Hammered Dulcimer, featuring Sisi Chen, and for another CD of traditional Chinese chamber music; Jade Bridge published by Henry Street Records, a division of Rounder Records. Before coming to Simon's Rock, John taught at the Catonsville campus of the University of Maryland, Towson State University, and Howard Community College.

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