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Paul F BerlinerPaul F Berliner

Title: Arts and Sciences Professor of Music
Office Location: 105 Mary Duke Biddle
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  • PhD Music Wesleyan University, CT, 1974
  • PhD Doctor in Humane Letters (Honorary) DePaul University, Chicago, IL, 2003
  • MA Music Wesleyan University, CT, 1970
  • BA Philosophy Antioch College, OH, 1969

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Leeds International Jazz Conference (March 25-27, 2010), December 2010
  • National Humanities Center Fellowship, 2010
  • Feature article in Duke Dialogue, December 2007
  • Distinguished Professorship Award: Arts and Science Professor of Music in Trinity College of Music, Duke University, December, 2006
  • The Langford Lectureship Award, 2006
  • Distinguished Visitor Award, School of Music, University of Toronto, December, 2005
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences, June, 2004
  • Certificate of Appreciation for “Outstanding Service to Jazz Education”, International Association of Jazz Educators, 1996
  • A feature article about Thinking in Jazz appears in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Volume XLI, Number 28, March 28, 1995
  • Alan Merriam Prize for Outstanding Book in Ethnomusicology, The Society for Ethnomusicology, 1995
  • ARSC Award for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research for “Best Research in the Field of Recorded Jazz and Blues”, The Association for Recorded Sound Collections, 1995
  • Exemplar in Music Teaching Award, Northwestern University, 1995
  • Finalist distinction in category of “Adult Non-Fiction 1995”, The Society of Midland Authors, 1995
  • Outstanding Academic Books 1995, Choice Citation, 1995
  • Associated Student Government Faculty Honor Roll, Northwestern University, 1994-1995
  • ASCAP Deems Taylor Award in the category of “Outstanding Books about Music in 1978”, 1978

Recent Professional Work:


    Book Manuscripts
  • P.F. Berliner. The Art of Mbira: A Biography of Musical Knowledge Featuring the Repertory and Artistic Practices of Mbira Master Cosmas Magaya. 2007 . (in progress)
  • P.F. Berliner. "“Art Farmer on Jazz Learning and Improvisation”." Jazzforschung / Jazz Research Volume 39 (December, 2007).
    Reviews     Others


    • An Evening of Mbira Music, Paul Berliner and Mbira Master Cosmas Magaya, Duke Coffee House, undefined, 2010

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