About the Authors
Music & Politics
Volume 3, Number 1
Guest Editors Kay Dreyfus and Joel Crotty
Joel Crotty is Associate Dean (Graduate
Research) in the Faculty of Arts, Monash
University. His research
areas are twentieth- and twenty-first-century Romanian and Australian classical
music and he has facilitated a number of creative exchanges between composers
in Romania and musicians in Australia.
Kay Dreyfus is a research officer in the School of Music–Conservatorium
and a graduate student in the School
of Historical Studies, Monash University.
She has a particular interest in everyday musical experience in Australia,
and her publications include Sweethearts
of Rhythm: The Story of Australia’s All-Girl Bands and Orchestras to the End of
the Second World War (1999).
Prof. DSc. Claire Levy
works in the Music Department of the Institute
of Art Studies, Bulgarian Academy
of Sciences. She is author of the books
Dialogichnata muzika: blusat, populjarnata kultura, mitovete na modernostta
[Dialogical Music: Blues, Popular Culture and the Myths of Modernity] (Sofia:
BAN – Institute of Art Studies, 2005) and Ethnojazat:
lokalni proekzii v globalnoto selo [Ethnojazz: Local Prospects in the Global
Village] (Sofia: BAN – Institute of Art
Studies, 2007), of numerous articles and book
chapters (in Bulgarian and English) on a variety of popular music issues, as
well as entries for the Continuum
Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World.
graduated from the Jagiellonian University of Krakow (MA in musicology) and is
currently a Graduate Fellow at Rutgers
specializes in twentieth century and contemporary music and is writing her
dissertation on Polish post-socialist music seen through the lens of musical
phenomena that came into prominence after socialism collapsed but are perceived
as controversial, undesired, shameful, and even dangerous.
Nino Tsitsishvili is an honorary research fellow
at the School of Music/Conservatorium at Monash
University, Melbourne, where she graduated PhD in 2005
with her thesis National Unity and Gender
Difference in Georgian Traditional Song-Culture: Ideologies and Practices.
Her area of specialization is Georgian traditional polyphonic singing, popular
music genres, Georgian rock, folk-jazz fusion, and rap, and concerns topics
such as language ideologies and their influence on the development of modern
Georgian popular music styles, ideologies of gender and nationalism, ethnic
relations and political philosophies.
Julie Waters is undertaking a doctorate in musicology at Monash University.
Her thesis examines Alan Bush’s first three symphonies against the background
of his Marxist beliefs. She holds an honors degree in music from Monash University,
as well as degrees in law and arts (including a Masters degree) from the University of Melbourne.