Lecturer
Music
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
E: J.Hill@ucc.ie

Juniper is an Established Lecturer in Music working at the intersection of Ethnomusicology, Performance Practice Studies, and Music Education.  Originally from California, she holds a B.A. with High Honors in Music and Latin American Studies from Wesleyan University (1998), and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from the University of California, Los Angeles (2001, 2005). She is the recipient of a Marie Curie Intra-European Research Fellowship, an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, two Fulbright Fellowships, and a University of California Faculty Fellowship, among other awards.  She has held research affiliations with the University of Cambridge, the AHRC Research Centre for Musical Performance As Creative Practice (UK), the Sibelius Academy (Finland), and the University of Cape Town (South Africa).

Juniper has conducted extensive cross-cultural and cross-idiomatic research on creative agency. She examines how multiple cultural and sociopolitical factors -- including postcolonial and economic inequalities, cultural beliefs and values, and formal and informal learning methods -- shape the extent to which musicians acquire or fail to acquire the capacity, motivation, and authority to be creative.  She has also studied the transnational power dynamics at play in intercultural musical appropriations and fusions, as well as how music revivals selectively engage and reimagine the past in order to serve contemporary cultural and political agendas. On these topics she has conducted fieldwork in South Africa, Finland, the United States, and Ecuador.  She has published twenty essays in the journals Ethnomusicology, Revue de Musicologie, Ethnomusicology Forum, Musiikin Suunta, Pacific Review of Ethnomusicology, and Yearbook for Traditional Music and in numerous edited volumes. Her books include Becoming Creative: Insights from Musicians in a Diverse World (in press at Oxford University Press) and The Oxford Handbook of Music Revival, co-edited with Caroline Bithell.

Juniper's teaching repertoire includes the introductory courses Music in Culture and Society, Introduction to World Music, and Introduction to Ethnomusicology; the upper division courses Narratives of South African Music, Latin American Music, Finnish Music from Ancient to Avant-Garde, American Folk Music, Improvisation in Cross-Cultural Perspective, and Gender and Sexuality in Traditional and Popular Musics; and the postgraduate seminars History and Theory of Ethnomusicology and Ethnography (a qualitative research methods course).   She also directs a performance class in American shape note singing (which spawned the community-based Cork Sacred Harp singers -- to listen, visit our YouTube channel), as well as an improvisation-based performance laboratory called Creatively Courageous designed to help musicians overcome inhibitions and develop the courage to take creative risks.

As a musician, Juniper has enjoyed improvising on clarinet and voice, singing a variety of polyphonic traditions -- from Alpine yodeling to American shape note to Mordvan, South African, Georgian, and Bulgarian choral music -- and playing traditional Andean panpipes and Nordic flutes. She is also an avid outdoorswoman and can often be found hiking or cycling.

Research Interests

  • creative agency and improvisation
  • globalization, postcolonialism, intercultural power dynamics, and cross-cultural appropriations
  • revival 
  • pedagogy, musician training, conservatory culture, institutionalization, and community music
  • urban ethnomusicology and applied ethnomusicology
  • performance practice


Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Sociocultural Enablers of Musical Creativity; Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Improvisation and Finnish Folk MusicFulbright CIES (US)01-AUG-1131-DEC-11
Socio-Cultural Enablers and Inhibitors of Musical Creativity: A Cross-Cultural ComparisonEuropean Framework Programme Seven (FP7)01-JAN-1231-DEC-13
Socio-cultural Factors That Inhibit or Encourage Musical CreativityAlexander Von Humboldt Foundation01-OCT-0731-DEC-08

Books

YearPublication
(2016)Becoming Creative: Insights from Musicians in a Diverse World.
Hill, Juniper (2016) Becoming Creative: Insights from Musicians in a Diverse World. New York: Oxford University Press. [Details]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2014)
Caroline Bithell and Juniper Hill (Ed.). (2014) The Oxford Handbook of Music Revival. New York: Oxford University Press. Globe icon [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2012)'Improvisation, Exploration, Imagination: Techniques for Composing Music Orally'
Hill, Juniper (2012) 'Improvisation, Exploration, Imagination: Techniques for Composing Music Orally'. Revue de Musicologie, 98 (1):85-106 [Details]
(2009)'The Influence of Conservatory Folk Music Programmes: The Sibelius Academy in Comparative Context'
Hill, Juniper (2009) 'The Influence of Conservatory Folk Music Programmes: The Sibelius Academy in Comparative Context'. Ethnomusicology Forum, 18 (2):205-239 [Details]
(2009)'Rebellious Pedagogy, Ideological Transformation, and Creative Freedom in Finnish Contemporary Folk Music'
Hill, Juniper (2009) 'Rebellious Pedagogy, Ideological Transformation, and Creative Freedom in Finnish Contemporary Folk Music'. Ethnomusicology, 53 (1):86-114 [Details]
(2007)''Global Folk Music' Fusions: The Reification of Transnational Relationships and the Ethics of Cross-Cultural Appropriations in Finnish Contemporary Folk Music'
Hill, Juniper; (2007) ''Global Folk Music' Fusions: The Reification of Transnational Relationships and the Ethics of Cross-Cultural Appropriations in Finnish Contemporary Folk Music'. Yearbook for Traditional Music, [Details]
(2006)'From Oppression to Opportunity to Expression: Intercultural Relations in the Indigenous Musics from an Ecuadorian Highland Community'
Hill, Juniper; (2006) 'From Oppression to Opportunity to Expression: Intercultural Relations in the Indigenous Musics from an Ecuadorian Highland Community'. Pacific Review of Ethnomusicology, [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2016)'Incorporating Improvisation into Classical Music Performance'
Hill, Juniper (2016) 'Incorporating Improvisation into Classical Music Performance' In: John Rink, Helena Gaunt, and Aaron Williamon (eds). Musicians in the Making: Pathways to Creative Performance. New York: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2014)'An Introduction to Music Revival as Concept, Cultural Process, and Medium of Change'
Hill, Juniper and Caroline Bithell; (2014) 'An Introduction to Music Revival as Concept, Cultural Process, and Medium of Change' In: Caroline Bithell and Juniper Hill (eds). The Oxford Handbook of Music Revival. New York: Oxford University Press. Globe icon [Details]
(2014)'Innovation and Cultural Activism through the Re-imagined Pasts of Finnish Music Revivals'
Hill, Juniper (2014) 'Innovation and Cultural Activism through the Re-imagined Pasts of Finnish Music Revivals' In: Caroline Bithell and Juniper Hill (eds). The Oxford Handbook of Music Revival. New York: Oxford University Press. Globe icon [Details]
(2012)'Imagining Creativity: An Ethnomusicological Perspective on How Belief Systems Encourage or Inhibit Creative Activities in Music'
Hill, Juniper (2012) 'Imagining Creativity: An Ethnomusicological Perspective on How Belief Systems Encourage or Inhibit Creative Activities in Music' In: . Musical Imaginations: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Creativity, Performance and Reception. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2011)'Poikkikulttuurisen vaihdon historiaa: suomalainen ja ruotsalainen rallatus'
Hill, Juniper (2011) 'Poikkikulttuurisen vaihdon historiaa: suomalainen ja ruotsalainen rallatus' In: Laulu kulttuurisena kommunikaationa. Kuhmo, Finland: Juminkeko. [Details]
(2010)'A History of Cross-Cultural Exchanges in Finnish and Swedish Diddling'
Hill, Juniper; (2010) 'A History of Cross-Cultural Exchanges in Finnish and Swedish Diddling' In: Crossing Over: North Atlantic Fiddle and Dance Traditions. Aberdeen: Elphstine Institute, University of Aberdeen. [Details]
(2009)'Transformative Teaching Methods in Finnish Folk Music and Wilderness Education'
Hill, Juniper (2009) 'Transformative Teaching Methods in Finnish Folk Music and Wilderness Education' In: im interkulturellen Dialog: Festschrift für Max Peter Baumann. Bamberg, Germany: Forschungsstelle für fränkische Volksmusik. [Details]
(2004)'Musical Ironies in the Andes: Borrowing from the Other to Define the Self'
Hill, Juniper; (2004) 'Musical Ironies in the Andes: Borrowing from the Other to Define the Self' In: Manifold Identities: Studies on Music and Minorities. London: Cambridge Scholars Press. [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2011)'Ulkomaalaisen kokemuksia matkalta Suomalaiseen Kansanmusiikkiin'
Juniper Hill (2011) 'Ulkomaalaisen kokemuksia matkalta Suomalaiseen Kansanmusiikkiin' Musiikin Suunta, (4) :53-61. [Details]

Book Reviews

YearPublication
(2014)Review of Icelandic Men and Me: Sagas of Singing, Self and Everyday Life, by Robert Faulkner. Music and Letters 95 (4): 696-698.
Hill, Juniper (2014) Review of Icelandic Men and Me: Sagas of Singing, Self and Everyday Life, by Robert Faulkner. Music and Letters 95 (4): 696-698. Book Reviews [Details]
(2008)Review essay of The Polish Dance in Scandinavia and Poland by Marta Ramsten and Spiritual Folk Singing: Nordic and Baltic Protestant Traditions by Kirsten Sass Bak and Svend Nielsen. Ethnomusicology Vol. 52 (1): 132-136.
Hill, Juniper (2008) Review essay of The Polish Dance in Scandinavia and Poland by Marta Ramsten and Spiritual Folk Singing: Nordic and Baltic Protestant Traditions by Kirsten Sass Bak and Svend Nielsen. Ethnomusicology Vol. 52 (1): 132-136. Book Reviews [Details]

Invited Lectures

YearPublication
(2015)Social Inhibitors of Creative Agency.
Hill, Juniper (2015) Social Inhibitors of Creative Agency. University of California, Santa Barbara: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2014)Interventions for Overcoming Inhibitors of Creativity.
Hill, Juniper (2014) Interventions for Overcoming Inhibitors of Creativity. Teachers College, Columbia University: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2014)Social Inhibitors of Creative Agency.
Hill, Juniper (2014) Social Inhibitors of Creative Agency. College of Music, University of North Texas: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2014)Social Inequalities and Creativity Agency.
Hill, Juniper (2014) Social Inequalities and Creativity Agency. University of Stellenbosch (South Africa): Invited Lectures [Details]
(2013)Motivating Creativity: Attitude, Self-Image, and Emotion.
Hill, Juniper (2013) Motivating Creativity: Attitude, Self-Image, and Emotion. Department Of Music, University of Sheffield, UK: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2013)Becoming Creative: Cross-Cultural Insights on Social Psychological Inhibitors of Creativity.
Hill, Juniper (2013) Becoming Creative: Cross-Cultural Insights on Social Psychological Inhibitors of Creativity. New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2013)Social and Cultural Influences on Individual Creativity: An Ethnographic Comparison of South Africa, Finland, and the US.
Hill, Juniper (2013) Social and Cultural Influences on Individual Creativity: An Ethnographic Comparison of South Africa, Finland, and the US. Music Department, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2013)Social and Cultural Influences on Creative Potential.
Hill, Juniper (2013) Social and Cultural Influences on Creative Potential. Faculty of Music, University of Oxford: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2013)Becoming Creative: Cross-Cultural Insights on Social Psychological Inhibitors of Creativity.
Hill, Juniper (2013) Becoming Creative: Cross-Cultural Insights on Social Psychological Inhibitors of Creativity. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, UK: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2013)Learning Creativity: Pedagogical Enabling Conditions.
Hill, Juniper (2013) Learning Creativity: Pedagogical Enabling Conditions. Institute of Musical Research, School of Advanced Studies, University of London, UK: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2012)American Sacred Harp Singing Workshop.
Hill, Juniper (2012) American Sacred Harp Singing Workshop. Center for Performing Arts, University of Western Cape, South Africa: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2012)Ideology, Pedagogy and Community As Inhibitors or Enablers of Creativity.
Hill, Juniper (2012) Ideology, Pedagogy and Community As Inhibitors or Enablers of Creativity. Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, UK: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2012)Developing Creative Agency in Music: Cultural, Educational, and Social Inhibitors and Enablers.
Hill, Juniper (2012) Developing Creative Agency in Music: Cultural, Educational, and Social Inhibitors and Enablers. Department of Music Education, Sibelius Academy, Finland: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2011)Issues in Contemporary Folk Music.
Hill, Juniper (2011) Issues in Contemporary Folk Music. University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2011)American Shape Note Singing Workshop.
Hill, Juniper (2011) American Shape Note Singing Workshop. University of Eastern Finland and Northern Karelian University of Applied Sciences, Finland: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2011)Pedagogies of Improvisation in Finnish Contemporary Folk Music.
Hill, Juniper (2011) Pedagogies of Improvisation in Finnish Contemporary Folk Music. University of Lille-Nord, France: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2010)Rallatus and Trall (Diddling): A History of Intercultural Exchanges.
Hill, Juniper (2010) Rallatus and Trall (Diddling): A History of Intercultural Exchanges. Jubilee Seminar of the Runo-Song Academy, Kuhmo, Finland: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2009)American Shape Note Singing Workshop.
Hill, Juniper (2009) American Shape Note Singing Workshop. Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, Ireland: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2008)The Reification of Transnational Relationships and the Ethics of Cross-Cultural Appropriations in Finnish Contemporary Folk Music.
Hill, Juniper (2008) The Reification of Transnational Relationships and the Ethics of Cross-Cultural Appropriations in Finnish Contemporary Folk Music. Department of Musicology, University of Helsinki, Finland: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2008)Rebellious Pedagogy, Ideological Transformation, and Creative Freedom in Finnish Contemporary Folk Music.
Hill, Juniper (2008) Rebellious Pedagogy, Ideological Transformation, and Creative Freedom in Finnish Contemporary Folk Music. Department of Ethnomusicology, University of Bamberg, Germany: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2008)Nordic Diddling Workshop.
Hill, Juniper (2008) Nordic Diddling Workshop. Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2007)Transformations in Finnish Folk Music.
Hill, Juniper (2007) Transformations in Finnish Folk Music. Finlandia Foundation, Los Angeles, California: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2006)Nordic Contemporary Folk Music: Transnational Hierarchies and Identities in Cross-Cultural Fusions.
Hill, Juniper (2006) Nordic Contemporary Folk Music: Transnational Hierarchies and Identities in Cross-Cultural Fusions. Pomona College, Claremont, California: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2004)Professionalization of Finnish Folk Music at the Sibelius Academy and Its Impact on Amateur Music-making.
Hill, Juniper (2004) Professionalization of Finnish Folk Music at the Sibelius Academy and Its Impact on Amateur Music-making. Folk Music and Popular Music Research School of the Finnish National Academy, Baltic Sea: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2002)Cross-Cultural and Cross-Temporal Fusions in Contemporary Finnish Folk Music.
Hill, Juniper (2002) Cross-Cultural and Cross-Temporal Fusions in Contemporary Finnish Folk Music. Svenskt Visarkiv Centre for Folk Music and Jazz Research, Stockholm, Sweden: Invited Lectures [Details]

CD

YearPublication
(2002)SuperDevoiche.
Super Devoiche Bulgarian Women's Choir with J. Hill, mezzo soprano; (2002) SuperDevoiche. Los Angeles: CD [Details]
(1996)Composition No. 173.
Braxton, Anthony (1996) Composition No. 173. New York: CD [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2013Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship European Research Council
2012Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship European Research Council
2011Fulbright CIES Fellowship Fulbright Commission (Funded by US and Finnish Governments)
2011Erasmus Staff Training Grant UCC International Education Office
2007Humboldt Research Fellowship Alexander von Humboldt foundation (Germany)
2005University of California Faculty Fellowship University of California Office of the President (USA)
2004Fulbright IIE Fellowship Fulbright Association (USA/Finland)
2004Sibelius Academy Grant Sibelius Academy (Finland)
2004Summer Research Grant Quality of Graduate Education, University of California, Los Angeles
2004Dissertation Fellowship Ethnomusicology Department, University of California, Los Angeles
2003Lois Roth Endowment Fund Award Lois Roth Foundation (USA/Scandinavia)
2003Predissertation Field Research Grant International Studies and Overseas Program, University of California
2002Federal Language and Area Studies Fellowship US Government (Title VI)
2002Will Rogers Memorial Scholarship Will Rogers Memorial
2001ArtsBridge Scholarship School of the Arts and Architecture, University of California, Los Angeles
2001ArtsBridge Scholarships School of the Arts and Architecture, University of California, Los Angeles
2000ArtsBridge Scholarship School of the Arts and Architecture, University of California, Los Angeles
1999Departmental Fellowship Ethnomusicology Department, University of California, Los Angeles
1998Leavell Memorial Prize in Music Wesleyan University

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2015)Reflective Conservatoire Conference,
Hill, Juniper (2015) Strategies for overcoming inhibitors of creativity. [Oral Presentation], Reflective Conservatoire Conference, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, UK . [Details]
(2014)The Construction of Musical Performance Norms,
Hill, Juniper (2014) Creativity, Moral Values, and the Policing of Idiomatic Boundaries. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Construction of Musical Performance Norms, Kings College London . [Details]
(2014)Performance Studies Network International Conference,
Hill, Juniper (2014) Economic Motivators and Inhibitors of Musical Creativity. [Oral Presentation], Performance Studies Network International Conference, University of Cambridge . [Details]
(2014)Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting,
Hill, Juniper (2014) Economic Motivators and Inhibitors of Musical Creativity: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Urban Professional Musicians. [Oral Presentation], Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, USA . [Details]
(2013)Research in Music Education Conference,
Hill, Juniper (2013) Pedagogical Inhibitors of Creativity. [Oral Presentation], Research in Music Education Conference, Exeter, UK , 12-APR-13 - 12-APR-13. [Details]
(2013)Performance Studies International Network Conference,
Hill, Juniper (2013) Knowledge of the Self in Creative Musical Performance: Empowering Young Musicians in South Africa. [Oral Presentation], Performance Studies International Network Conference, Cambridge, UK , 06-APR-13 - 06-APR-13. [Details]
(2013)Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting,
Hill, Juniper (2013) Agency and Creative Empowerment: Educational and Community Music Initiatives in South Africa. [Oral Presentation], Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA , 14-NOV-13 - 17-NOV-13. [Details]
(2011)American Voices Symposium,
Hill, Juniper (2011) The American Sacred Harp Tradition. [Invited Oral Presentation], American Voices Symposium, University of Turku, Finland , 01-OCT-11 - 01-OCT-11. [Details]
(2011)Tracking the Creative Process in Music International Conference,
Hill, Juniper (2011) Creating Music Orally in Finland: Creative Strategies and Their Enabling Conditions. [Oral Presentation], Tracking the Creative Process in Music International Conference, Lille, France , 29-SEP-11 - 01-OCT-11. [Details]
(2010)British Forum for Ethnomusicology Annual Conference,
Hill, Juniper (2010) Mistakes and Risks, Shame and Courage: A Comparison of Pedagogies and Learning Environments in Finland. [Oral Presentation], British Forum for Ethnomusicology Annual Conference, Oxford, UK , 01-SEP-10 - 01-SEP-10. [Details]
(2009)Regulated Liberties: Negotiating Freedom in the Arts and Media,
Hill, J.; (2009) Institutional Restriction and Empowering of Creative Freedom: Examples from Finnish Music Education. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Regulated Liberties: Negotiating Freedom in the Arts and Media, Turku, Finland , 01-SEP-09 - 01-SEP-09. [Details]
(2008)Finnish Ethnomusicological Society Conference,
Hill.Juniper; (2008) Mediating Oral Traditions through Institutionalization: Finnish Folk Music at the Sibelius Academy and beyond. [Oral Presentation], Finnish Ethnomusicological Society Conference, Tampere, Finland , 03-MAR-08 - 03-MAR-08. [Details]
(2008)North Atlantic Fiddle Convention: Crossing Over,
Hill, Juniper (2008) Five Centuries of Cross-Cultural Exchanges in Swedish and Finnish Diddling. [Oral Presentation], North Atlantic Fiddle Convention: Crossing Over, St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada , 01-AUG-08 - 01-AUG-08. [Details]
(2008)British Forum for Ethnomusicology Conference,
Hill, Juniper (2008) Becoming 'Artists': Transforming Finnish Folk Music into an Art Music. [Oral Presentation], British Forum for Ethnomusicology Conference, Cardiff, Wales , 02-FEB-08 - 02-FEB-08. [Details]
(2007)International Council for Traditional Music World Congress,
Hill, Juniper; (2007) 'Rescuing Creativity' by Recapturing the Creative Processes of Past: Reactionary Pedagogy in Institutionalized Finnish Folk Music Education. [Oral Presentation], International Council for Traditional Music World Congress, Vienna, Austria , 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-07. [Details]
(2006)Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting,
Hill, Juniper (2006) The Transformative Experience of Transgressing Comfort Zones: Pedagogical Techniques from Outward Bound and Finnish Folk Music Education. [Oral Presentation], Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii , 01-JAN-06 - 01-JAN-06. [Details]
(2006)Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting,
Hill, Juniper; (2006) Non-Normative Genders and Renegotiated Performance Processes: Challenging Norms of Gender and Sexuality On and Off the Stage. (Panel organized and chaired by Juniper Hill). [Other], Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii , 02-FEB-06 - 02-FEB-06. [Details]
(2005)International Council for Traditional Music World Congress,
Hill, Juniper (2005) 'The Ancient Is Avant-garde:' Inspirations from an Imagined Past in Contemporary Finnish Folk Music. [Oral Presentation], International Council for Traditional Music World Congress, Sheffield, UK , 01-JAN-05 - 01-JAN-05. [Details]
(2004)50th Annual Fulbright Berlin Seminar,
Hill, Juniper (2004) Solo performance of Finnish folk music on traditional Finnish woodwind instruments and voice. [Oral Presentation], 50th Annual Fulbright Berlin Seminar, Berlin, Germany , 01-SEP-04 - 01-SEP-04. [Details]
(2004)Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting,
Hill, Juniper (2004) Institutionalization and Improvisation: Impacts of Ideology on Folk Music-Art Music Boundaries in Finland. [Oral Presentation], Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, Tucson, Arizona , 01-SEP-04 - 01-SEP-04. [Details]
(2004)Moving Boundaries: The Symbiotic Relationship between Music and Dance, Society for Ethnomusicology Pre-Conference Symposium,
Hill, Juniper (2004) Folk Music's Changing Relationships with Folk Dance and Modern Dance in Finland. [Oral Presentation], Moving Boundaries: The Symbiotic Relationship between Music and Dance, Society for Ethnomusicology Pre-Conference Symposium, Tucson, Arizona , 01-SEP-04 - 01-SEP-04. [Details]
(2004)Conference of the Women's Education, Research and Resource Centre,
Hill, Juniper (2004) Subcultural Aesthetics and Female Sexuality in a US Folk Rock Scene. [Oral Presentation], Conference of the Women's Education, Research and Resource Centre, University College Dublin, Ireland , 01-SEP-04 - 01-SEP-04. [Details]
(2003)Twelth Annual North American Voices Seminar,
Hill, Juniper (2003) Civil Rights Movements in the US. [Oral Presentation], Twelth Annual North American Voices Seminar, Tampere, Finland , 01-SEP-03 - 01-SEP-03. [Details]
(2003)Society for Ethnomusicology Southern California Chapter,
Hill, Juniper (2003) Finnish Attitudes Towards New Folk Music: Multiculturalism, Nationalism, and Individualism. [Oral Presentation], Society for Ethnomusicology Southern California Chapter, Los Angeles, California , 01-SEP-03 - 01-SEP-03. [Details]
(2002)International Council of Traditional Music, Music and Minorities Study Group Meeting,
Hill, Juniper (2002) Musical Ironies in the Andes: Borrowing from the Other to Define the Self. [Oral Presentation], International Council of Traditional Music, Music and Minorities Study Group Meeting, Lublin, Poland , 01-SEP-02 - 01-SEP-02. [Details]
(2001)Society for Ethnomusicology Southern California Chapter,
Hill, Juniper (2001) Contradance, Northern Music, Old-Time Music, and Ideology in Contemporary Los Angeles. [Oral Presentation], Society for Ethnomusicology Southern California Chapter, Santa Barbara, CA , 01-SEP-01 - 01-SEP-01. [Details]
(2001)International Council of Traditional Music World Congress,
Hill, Juniper (2001) Global Travel and the Return Home: Money, Creative Exploration, and Protecting the Indigenous Other in Andean Music. [Oral Presentation], International Council of Traditional Music World Congress, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil , 01-SEP-01 - 01-SEP-01. [Details]
(2000)Thinking Gender Conference,
Hill, Juniper (2000) Voices on the Internet: Sexuality, Gender and Politics in Listeners' Interpretations of Popular Music. [Oral Presentation], Thinking Gender Conference, Los Angeles, California , 01-SEP-00 - 01-SEP-00. [Details]
(2000)Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting,
Hill, Juniper (2000) Choques (Culture Clashes): The Effects of Music Commercialization and World Travel on Local Indigenous Communities in the Northern Andes. [Oral Presentation], Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada , 01-SEP-00 - 01-SEP-00. [Details]

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
British Forum for Ethnomusicology Member01-APR-03 /
College Music Society Member01-JAN-05 /
International Council for Traditional Music Member01-JUL-01 /
Performance Studies Network Member01-JAN-12 /
Runolaulu Academy (Finland) Board Member01-JAN-10 / 31-DEC-12
Society for Education, Music, and Psychology Research Member01-JAN-12 /
Society for Ethnomusicology Member01-JAN-00 /

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
International Advisory Board, Center for Excellence in Music Performance Education, Norwegian Academy of Music International advisor/
Society for Ethnomusicology Governing Council Council member/
Gender and Sexualities Task Force of the Society for Ethnomusicology Co-chair/
Runo-Song Academy Board Board Member/
Oxford University Press Handbooks Online Advisory board Advisory board member/
International Council for Traditional Music Assistant to the Program Chair/
First Ireland Sacred Harp Convention Organizing Committee Chair/
Coordinator of M.A. Programme in Ethnomusicology Course Coordinator/
Research Committee, Department Of Music chair/
Research and Innovation Committee, College of the Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences Member/
Graduate Studies Committee, Department of Music member/
Junior Academic Staff Society, University College Cork Founding Chair/
Latin American Studies Committee, Wesleyan University committee member/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Lecturer in Music01-JAN-09 /
University of Cambridge Research Fellow01-JAN-12 / 31-DEC-13
University of Bamberg (Germany) Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow01-OCT-07 / 31-DEC-08
University of California, Irvine Lecturer01-APR-06 / 30-JUN-06
Pomona College (USA) Lecturer01-AUG-06 / 31-DEC-06
University of California, Santa Barbara Postdoctoral Fellow01-SEP-05 / 31-JUL-06

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2005University of California Los Angeles PHDPh.D. in Ethnomusicology
2001University of California Los Angeles M.A.M.A. in Ethnomusicology
1998Wesleyan University B.A.B.A. High Honors in Music and Latin American Studies

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
Spanish FluentFluentFluent
German FunctionalFunctionalFunctional
Finnish FluentFluentFluent

Outreach Activities

 Description

Teaching, coaching, and organizing shape note singing events in the community, 2009-present                      

Instructor and Supervisor, ArtsBridge outreach program, Los Angeles Unified School District, 1999-2005

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Ethnomusicology Referee-
Ethnomusicology Forum Referee-
Journal Of The Musical Arts In Africa Referee-
Journal Of Musicology Referee-
Worlds Of Music Referee-

Other Activities

 Description

Curriculum consultant for the Scottish Music Programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

External adjudicator for professor search at the Sibelius Academy (Finland)

Referee of book proposals for Oxford University Press

Referee of book proposals for Prentice-Hall

Teaching Interests

Courses Taught:

History and Theory of Ethnomusicology

Ethnography: Research Methods and Writing Techniques

Improvisation in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Gender and Sexuality in Traditional and Popular Musics

Narratives of South African Music

Finnish Folk Music from Ancient to Avant-Garde

Latin American Music

American Folk Music

American Shape-Note Singing Ensemble

Creatively Courageous Performance Laboratory

Music in Culture and Society

Introduction to World Music

Introduction to Ethnomusicology in Theory, Method, and Practice

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2014Cezar, Richard University College CorkMaster of ArtsMusic for the Alleviation of Suffering and Community Building in Bishkek's Christian Minority Communities
2014Deisch, Heidi University College CorkMaster of ArtsMusic in Belfast: Stitching Together a Troubled Community.
2012Barden, Siobhan University College CorkMaster of Arts"A Trip to Cullenstown": Ripples of Music in Carrig-on-Bannow. Master's thesis, University College Cork.
2012Glass, Grit University College CorkMaster of ArtsBorrowing Culture: Music and the Performance of Irishness in Germany.
2011Prendergast, John. University College CorkMaster of ArtsForging Alternative Communities through the Appropriation of West African Drumming in Ireland
2011Wedgbury, Robert. University College CorkMaster of ArtsExploring Voice, Fellowship and Tradition: the Institutionalized Development of American Sacred Harp Singing in Cork, Ireland and the Emergence of a Grass-Roots Singing Community
2010Carey, Catherine University College CorkMaster of ArtsThe Position of Women in Irish Traditional Music
2010Rugolo, Jennifer. University College CorkMaster of Arts"It doesn't matter how you learn": DJ Institutions and Cultural Cognitive Dissonance in the Dublin and Belfast Underground Electronic Dance Music Scenes.
2009Goodwin, Carolyn University College CorkMaster of ArtsLeaving the Notation behind: Formal Training in Music from the Perspectives of Freelance Musicians in Cork

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2016Creatively Courageous MU2045Creatively Courageous
2017Performance Practice MU6004Performance Practice
2016Ethnography of Music MU6002Ethnography of Music
2016History and Theory of Ethnomusicology MU6001History and Theory of Ethnomusicology
2016Research Dissertation MU6005Research Dissertation
2016Research Project MU6006Research Project

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Daniel Leech-Wilkinson King's College LondonUNITED KINGDOM
Caroline Bithell University of ManchesterUNITED KINGDOM