Hannah Adamy graduated in 2013 with a BA in Music from The
College of New Jersey and in 2015 with an MA in Performance
Studies from Texas A&M University. Her master’s thesis “Diva
Performativity: Female Body and Voice through Euro-Classical
Vocal Pedagogy” considers the image of the opera diva as it
relates to the process of operatic vocal training.
Esther Luna DeLozier is a Ph.D. candidate in
Ethnomusicology. Currently, she is conducting ethnographic
research examining the value of the live music experience. During
her time at UC Davis, she has cultivated her desire to promote
access to and community in the arts by spearheading community
outreach programs in the music department. As a Mellon Public
Scholar, she collaborated with the California Arts Council
reviewing their public arts grant-making programs. She previously
worked as a recording editor and an assistant producer with
Telarc Records and managed the Audio Department for TNT Latin
America, a division of Time Warner. Ecomusicology, social
anthropology, and public policy concerning the promotion of the
arts through community engagement are among her main interests.
Master’s degree in musicology from Taipei National University of the Arts, Institute of Musicology
Hsiang-Yu Mark Feng is a Ph.D. student in ethnomusicology. He
holds a Master’s degree in musicology from Taipei National
University of the Arts, Institute of Musicology. His master
thesis, “The Persistence and Adaption of Hakka Mountain Songs:
Hakka Blues of Sangoudahousheng,” studies the transformation of
traditional music under Taiwan’s postcolonial tendency after the
1990s. Mark also published in Formosan Journal of Music
Research in 2019; this paper tackles a methodological
paradox in current methods of analyzing Hakka popular music.
Gillian Irwin has been a student of ethnomusicology at UC Davis
since Fall 2014. Before coming to Davis, she studied music and
English at Muhlenberg College (Allentown, PA) and served as a
Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. At
Davis, Gillian specializes in Indonesian music with interests in
educational and cultural policy, national identity formation, and
the relationship of the region to the nation of Indonesia.
David A. Roby was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. He started
studying piano at age 5, and has since become a professional
recording multi-instrumentalist. He is self-taught on mandolin,
tenor banjo, fiddle, trumpet, guitar, bass, accordion, tin
whistle, and bodhrán. David Roby is a member of the recording
project Dance the Bridge with long-time friend Damon
Gentry. Dance the Bridge has recorded two EPs and
LP, which is also available at iTunes.
Davin Rosenberg grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and is a
PhD candidate in ethnomusicology at University of California,
Davis. His research focuses on flamenco in the Americas wherein
he explores musicking in the social (re)creation of space and
sense of place; groove and performance temporalities;
intersensory modalities, and transnational musicocultural flows
Jennifer Sherrill has been a musician and teacher in the Chicago
region for the past twenty years. She holds a bachelor’s and a
master’s in vocal performance and vocal pedagogy from Northern
Illinois University and North Park University. She has served as
cantor and youth choir director for Saint Gregory the Great on
the north side of Chicago and has introduced countless young
students to the joys of piano, ukulele, and singing.
B.A., Music Education (K–12 Vocal/Classroom)M.A., Ethnomusicology
Sun Ny Vang belongs to Moob Lees
Moob Xai(s) Nyab (Blue Hmong people of Sainyabuli
province, Laos) but was born and raised on Lands of Dakota people
(currently occupied by the city of St. Paul, MN).
His academic journey has routed him through his B.A. and
teaching credentials on Lands of Anishinaabeg people (currently
occupied by The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN).