Dr. Mellonee Burnim
Professor & Director of the Ethnomusicology Institute
Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Mellonee Burnim is a professor and Director of the Ethnomusicology Institute in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University-Bloomington, where she is also adjunct professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies, American Studies, and African Studies.
Dr. Burnim's research
centers on African American religious music, the music of the African diaspora and African American music aesthetics.
As a performer-scholar, she
has combined her
expertise in choral music, piano, and ethnomusicology to establish an international forum for her
In 2004, she was named the first Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Ethnomusicology and Ritual Studies at the Institute for Sacred Music at Yale University.
is also a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of North Texas
She is co-editor of African American Music: An Introduction, (Routledge, 2006) and co-editor of the Illinois Press Series, African American Music in Global Perspective.
M.M. in ethnomusicology from the University of Wisconsin
and Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from Indiana University