Tim Cooley

Cooley at Campus Point with his surfboard and new book, Surfing about Music
Professor
Ethnomusicology Program

Office Location

Music Building 1101

Specialization

Ethnomusicology Program
North American & East European Vernacular and Popular Musics
Music and Sports
Music and Tourism
Fieldwork

Education

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1991-1999
    Ph.D. in Music, Ethnomusicology
 
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1986-87
    Master of Music. Music history and literature
 
Wheaton Conservatory of Music, Wheaton, Illinois, 1981-1985
    Bachelor of Music. Voice performance and secondary emphasis in ethnomusicology

Bio

Eastern European folk music; American popular, vernacular and folk music; theories of ethnicity, nationalism, globalization, and tourism; fieldwork practice and epistemologies.

Publications

BOOKS

SELECTED ARTICLES

“Folk Music in Eastern Europe.” In Cambridge History of World Music. Edited by Philip Bohlman. Cambridge University Press. Pp. 352-70

“Auditory snapshots from the edges of Europe.” Coauthored by Michael Beckerman, Jessica Schwartz, Roland Huntford, Roger Buckton, Michael Cwach, Kevin C. Karnes, Timothy J. Cooley, Bret Werb, Petra Gelbart and Jeffrey A. Summit. Transactions of the Royal Historical Society (Sixth Series) Vol. 22 (2012): 199-221.

“Music.” In Encyclopedia of Global Religion. Edited by Wade Clark Roof & Mark Juergensmeyer. 2012. Thousand Oaks, CA.: Sage.

"Music." Encyclopedia of Global Studies. Ed. Helmut K. Anheier, Mark Juergensmeyer, and Victor Faessel. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 2012. 1198-201. SAGE Reference Online.

“Playing Together and Solitary Play: Musicking and Surfing.” Ethnomusicology Ireland 1 (2011): 21-37.

"CA History." Julie Cohen & Tim Cooley. In Surfing Safari: California Surf Music and the Rise of Suburban Youth Culture. 2011. http://surfingsafari.wordpress.com/

“Europe/Central and Southeastern Regions.” In Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World’s Peoples, Shorter Version. Edited by Jeff Todd Titon. 143-78. Belmont, Cal.: Shirmer Cengage Learning. 2009 [full-length version published in 2008]

“How 19th-century musical folklore created Poland’s Górale diaspora in 20th-century Chicago.” In Music’s Intellectual History: Founders, Followers & Fads. Proceedings of the First Conference of the Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale. Edited by Zdravko Blazekovic and Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie. 2009. New York: Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale.

“Casting Shadows: Fieldwork Is Dead! Long Live Fieldwork!” Coauthored with Gregory Barz. In Shadows in the Field: New Perspectives for Fieldwork in Ethnomusicology. Second EditionEdited by Gregory Barz & Timothy J. Cooley, 3-24. 2008. New York: Oxford University Press.

“Virtual Fieldwork: Three Case Studies.” Coauthored with Katherine Meizel, & Nasir Syed. In Shadows in the Field: New Perspectives for Fieldwork in Ethnomusicology. Second EditionEdited by Gregory Barz & Timothy J. Cooley, 90-107. 2008. New York: Oxford University Press.

“Europe/Central and Southeastern Regions.” In Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World’s Peoples. Edited by Jeff Todd Titon. 204-63. 2008. Belmont, Cal.: Shirmer Cengage Learning.

“Folk Festival as Modern Ritual in the Polish Tatra Mountains.” Reprint of 1999 The World of Music article in book Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader. Edited by J. C. Post. 2006. New York: Routledge Press.

“The Future of Ethnomusicological Fieldwork.” Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium Music in Society. 2005. Musicological Society of Bosnia & Herzegovina, Sarajevo.

“Theorizing Fieldwork Impact: Malinowski, Peasant-Love, and Friendship.” 2003. British Journal of Ethnomusicology 12(1):1-17 (Peer-reviewed journal)

“Migration, Tourism, and Globalization of Polish Tatra Mountain Music-Culture.” 2002. European Meetings in Ethnomusicology (Peer-reviewed, refereed yearbook published in Romania) 9:208-226.

“Music of the Polish Górale Community in Chicago.” 2002. In American Musical Traditions. Edited by Jeff Todd Titon and Bob Carlin. New York: Schirmer Reference. Volume 4: European American Music, pp. 72-76.

“Musically Negotiating History, Nostalgia, and Nationalism in the Former Yugoslavia.” 2001. Muzika (academic journal published in Sarajevo), V:1(17):pp. 75-87.

“Repulsion to Ritual: Interpreting Folk Festivals in the Polish Tatras.” 2001. Ethnologies 23(1):233-53. (Peer-reviewed journal of the Folklore Studies Association of Canada)

“United States of America: European-American music: Polish.” 2001. With Janice Kleeman. In The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, revised edition. (London: Macmillan).

“Constructing a Folk Music in the Polish Tatras.” 2000. In After Chopin: Essays in Polish Music. Edited by Maria Trochimczyk. (Polish Music History Series, Vol. 6., Los Angeles: Polish Music Center at USC).

“Folk Festival as Modern Ritual in the Polish Tatra Mountains.” 1999. The World of Music 41(3):31-55. (Peer-reviewed journal)

“Emerging from the Shadows: On Reading Shadows in the Field.” 1998. The World of Music 40(3):198-200, (with Gregory F. Barz).

“Authentic Troupes and Inauthentic Tropes.” 1998. Polish Music Journal. Online. 1(1). (Los Angeles: University of Southern California). www.usc.edu/dept/polish_music/PMJ/issues.html

“Casting Shadows in the Field: An Introduction.” 1997. In Shadows in the Field: New Perspectives for Fieldwork in Ethnomusicology. Edited by Gregory F. Barz and Timothy J. Cooley 3-19. (New York: Oxford University Press).

“When a Tune Becomes a Folk Tune: Fiddling in Southern Illinois.” 1991-92. Missouri Folklore Society Journal  (vols. 13-14:45-79). (Peer-reviewed journal)

MEDIA PRODUCTIONS

Dance in the Polish Tatras. UC TV, Soundscape Series. Researched, directed and edited DVD featuring Tadeusz Zdybal, dancer. University of California, Santa Barbara. 2005.

Fire in the Mountains: Polish Mountain Fiddle Music, Vol. 1, The Karol Stoch Band. Compact disc. Wrote extensive liner notes and prepared text transcriptions and translations. With Dick Spottswood. Newton, New Jersey: Shanachie Entertainment Corp. 1997.

Fire in the Mountains: Polish Mountain Fiddle Music, Vol. 2. The Great Highland Bands. Compact disc. Wrote extensive liner notes and prepared text transcriptions and translations. With Dick Spottswood. Newton, New Jersey: Shanachie Entertainment Corp. 1997.

Polish Village Music: Historic Polish-American Recordings 1927-1933. Compact disc.  Prepared song transcriptions and translations. El Cerrito, California: Arhoolie Productions, Inc. 1995

“World Music in Illinois.” Researched, made field recordings, and wrote 12 part radio series. Produced with Bill Rintz. Springfield, Illinois: WSSU Public Radio. 1991.

“Continuing Traditions: Folk Music in Illinois.” Researched, made field recordings, and wrote 90 minute radio program. Produced with Bill Rintz. Springfield, Illinois: WSSU Public Radio. 1988.

Courses

“Music Culture of the Polish Tatras” MUS 175/293L

“American Folk Music: Old-Time, Bluegrass & Country” MUS 175/293M

“Field and Laboratory Methods in Ethnomusicology” MUS 105/225

“Introduction to Ethnomusicology” MUS 176/276

“Music and Tourism” 168G/262G

“Popular Music and Culture in 20th Century America” MUS 114