Anne Dhu McLucas
Anne Dhu McLucas (1941 – 2012) received her Ph.D. in music at Harvard University in 1975, with a dissertation entitled "The Tune Family Concept in British-American Folksong." She has had appointments at the Smithsonian Institution, Wellesley College, Harvard University, Colorado College, Boston College, and the University of Oregon, where she served as Dean of the School of Music from 1992-2002. She was also Professor of musicology and ethnomusicology. Her research specialties include Scottish and American folk song, Native American ritual music, theater music of Britain and America, including music for pantomime and melodrama. She was the author or co-author of three books and editions, and is currently writing a book on oral tradition in American music as well as a Music in the USA (MUSA) edition of one hundred of the best-known folk songs recorded from 1920-1950. Her articles and books include “From Scotland to America: ‘Gilderoy’ in Scottish and American Tune Books and Traditions,” “Silent Music: The Apache Transformation of a Girl to a Woman,” in Musical Childhoods and the cultures of Youth of 2000; The Song Repertoire of Amelia and Jane Harris, with Emily Lyle and Kaye McAlpine of 2002; and "Music and Social Class" for The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Vol. 3, The United States and Canada, published in 2001. Her book, The Musical Ear: Oral Tradition in America was published by Ashgate in 2009.
On Principles of Teaching
"O Brother": Creative Uses of Film in Teaching Oral Traditions