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 DeLozier is a PhD student in
ethnomusicology. Her combined love of music and travel led
to this profession, in which she works to capture the
essence of a performance. Born in Venezuela, DeLozier holds
degrees in audio recording from the Indiana University School of
Music and in ethnomusicology, communication and film from North
Carolina State University. She has been a Recording Editor
and an Assistant Producer with Telarc Records, and for several
years managed the Audio Department for TNT Latin America, a
division of Time Warner.
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
Sun Ny Vang earned his bachelor’s degree in
Music Education (K-12 vocal/classroom) from The College of St.
Scholastica in Duluth, MN. There he was a McNair Scholar,
studying Hmong kwv txhiaj and lug
txaj (chant story) under cultural anthropologist and
ethnomusicologist Elyse Carter-Vosen. Vang currently studies
ethnomusicology with a designated emphasis in Native American
Studies. His research interests include Hmong and Indigenous
music/sound studies, poetry, storytelling, cultural expression,
language, and oral histories.