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Spring 2022: Mediterranean Exploration
Professor Emeritus

Michael G. Kaloyanides

Discipline: Music
University of New Haven

Michael G. Kaloyanides is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Music at the University of New Haven. He served as the Chairman of the Division of Performing Arts and the Department of Music and Full Professor of Music at that institution. He has also taught at the Hartt School of Music and Yale University. In addition, Dr. Kaloyanides was a Visiting Professor in Saudi Arabia as well as sailing on six prior Semester at Sea voyages as a Visiting Lecturer in Ethnomusicology. He holds a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University.

Dr. Kaloyanides has conducted extensive field research in the rural and urban musics of Greece and Turkey and has recorded albums of Greek and Turkish music for Lyrichord Records. He served as a field evaluator for the National Endowment for the Arts, has published in the Journal of the Society for Ethnomusicology, the Yearbook for Traditional Music of the International Council for Traditional Music, and Essays in Arts and Sciences, and authored material for the New Grove Dictionary of Music in the United States and Music and Anthropology. Most recently, his essay “’Health to You, Marko, with Your Bouzouki!’: The Role of Spoken Interjection in Greek Musicians’ Imagined Performance World in Historical Recordings Made in America and Abroad” was published in Greek Music in America, edited by Tina Bucuvalas, University Press of Mississippi, 2019. In addition, Dr. Kaloyanides has composed and produced the film scores for the PBS documentaries The Royal Archives of Ebla and Arts in the Workplace.

Dr. Kaloyanides teaches courses in world music, American musics, film sound and music, music history and theory, and recording technology as well as directing African drumming, rhythm & blues and Greek music ensembles. He is a classically trained percussionist who has played bouzouki and baglama in Greek ensembles, drums and other percussion in West African drumming ensembles, and guitar and keyboards in blues and rock bands.