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About me

Industry Arts
Occupation Ethnomusicologist/Student
Location New York, New York, United States
Introduction I am a PhD Candidate in Ethnomusicology at New York University (NYU).I obtained my Bachelor of Music degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2005, and was music director of the Johannesburg Chamber choir until mid 2006. I have sung with the National Youth Choir of South Africa, and the West Gauteng Youth Choir, among others in South Africa, and I currently sing with the Canterbury Downtown choir in New York. In addition to singing and conducting choirs, I play piano, organ, various recorders, penny whistle, mbira and uhadi, and once upon a time played bassoon.
Interests Ethnomusicology, Choral music, Gender and sexuality studies, Anthropology, Literature studies, critical theory, writing, travel, technology, academia, South Africa, New York
Favorite Movies Karoo Kitaar Blues, You've Got Mail, Victor/Victoria, Hello Dolly, The Sound of Music
Favorite Music Karen Zoid, Choral music, South African popular music, Beatles, Paul Simon, Simon and Garfunkel, Barbra Streisand, Julie Andrews, Anthony Haenen, Meredith Monk, Ralph Vaughan Williams
Favorite Books Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen, The Pickwick Papers, Great Expectations, Sound of Africa, Annie on my Mind, Spud, Spud - The Madness Continues

When you open your eyes underwater, do you ever worry that you'll drown?

No. I'm too busy wondering whether I remembered to take my contact lenses out.