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PSU Sustainability + Music Lecture Series Featuring Jeff Todd Titon
Friday, February 4, 2011 - 7:30pm to Friday, February 4, 2011 - 8:30pm

WHAT PSU Sustainability + Music Lecture Series presented by Department of Music with support from PSU Institute for Sustainable Solutions. Understanding the role that music plays in building a sustainable world is the impetus behind this new lecture series.

Jeff Todd Titon PhotoEthnomusicologist, folklorist and musician Jeff Todd Titon is the author or editor of seven books, including Early Downhome Blues, Worlds of Music and American Musical Traditions.  His areas of specialty include religious folk music, blues, and old-time fiddling.  In the 1980s he took up the fiddle and banjo, and most of his music-making today involves old-time string band music from the upper South. He is a Fellow of the American Folklore Society, and from 1990 to 1995 he was editor of Ethnomusicology, a quarterly journal and newsletter published by the Society for Ethnomusicology. His current projects include ongoing fieldwork with Old Regular Baptists in eastern Kentucky, with whom he has produced two CDs for Smithsonian Folkways (1997 and 2003 and a DVD on the life and preaching of the Rev. C. L. Franklin, father of the singer Aretha Franklin.  Since 1986 he has been professor of music (ethnomusicology) at Brown. In 2008 he started the blog Sustainable Music ( in which he writes about music and sustainability.

For more information contact Darrell Grant, Professor of Music, 503-725-5828,

WHERE Lincoln Recital Hall (room 75), 1620 SW Park Ave.

WHEN Friday, February 4th, 7:30PM