30 Nov 2016
Since 1992, Kip Lornell has taught courses in American music and ethnomusicology at George Washington University, and has served on the university's Africana Studies program committee. His research in American vernacular music has led to the publication of 33 articles in music journals, nine chapters in books, 29 encyclopedia entries, 16 record notes, 31 record or book reviews in journals, 27 record projects, two documentary films, and 26 hour-long radio documentaries. Lornell has also published 14 books, including textbooks, ethnographic studies, and reference books; most recently in collaboration with Bruce Bastin, The Melody Man: Joe Davis and the New York Music Scene, 1916–1978 (University Press of Mississippi, 2012). His research has been supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropology, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, among others. His awards include the 1993 ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for The Life and Legend of Leadbelly (co-authored with Charles Wolfe), a 1997 Grammy for co-authoring the program notes for the Anthology of American Folk Music (Smithsonian/Folkways). Lornell served as a Center music panelist in 2007 and as a 2014 LOI panelist in Performance.