Ter Ellingson

Ter EllingsonPro­fes­sor of Music;
Adjunct Pro­fes­sor of Anthro­pol­ogy, Com­par­a­tive Reli­gion, and South Asian Stud­ies

Office: Room 28D, Music Build­ing
(206) 543‑7211 ellingsn@u.washington.edu

Edu­ca­tion:
M.A., Reli­gion, Uni­ver­sity of Chicago;
Ph.D., Anthropology/Buddhist Stud­ies, Uni­ver­sity of Wisconsin

Areas of Spe­cial­iza­tion:
Tibet, Nepal, Bud­dhist Cul­tures; Rit­ual, Sym­bol­ism, His­tory, Notation/Transcription, Visual Media.

Pub­li­ca­tions Include:

  • The Myth of the Noble Sav­age (Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia Press, 2001) Link to UC Press Pub­li­ca­tion Announcement
  • The Man­dala of Sound: Sound and Con­cept in Tibetan Rit­ual Music (Cam­bridge Uni­ver­sity Press, forthcoming)
  • The Dis­cov­ery of Music: Tran­scrip­tion and the Search for Eth­no­mu­si­co­log­i­cal Par­a­digms (Uni­ver­sity of Chicago Press, forthcoming)
  • The Tech­niques of Chordal Singing in the Tibetan Style” in Amer­i­can Anthro­pol­o­gist 72(4):826–831.
  • Ancient Indian Drum Syl­la­bles and Bu Ston’s Sham­pata Rit­ual” in Eth­no­mu­si­col­ogy 24(3):431–452.
  • The Math­e­mat­ics of Tibetan Rol Mo” in Eth­no­mu­si­col­ogy 23(2):225–243.
  • The­o­ret­i­cal and method­olog­i­cal chap­ters in stan­dard ref­er­ence works (Grove Hand­book of Eth­no­mu­si­col­ogy, Ency­clo­pe­dia of Reli­gion), and arti­cles on Tibetan, Newar, and other Asian musics, reli­gions, and cultures.

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