Carl Rahkonen is a Music Librarian and Professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is co-author of Vladimir Ussachevsky: A Bio-Bibliography (Greenwood, 1999); editor of World Music in Music Libraries (Music Library Assoc., 1994); contributor to the New Grove 2nd ed. and the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music. He was named the 2011 Finlandia Foundation “Lecturer of the Year” doing a presentation on “The Finnish American Musical Journey” around the country. His research interests have included European-American fiddling traditions, polka bands in Pennsylvania, Estonian kannel players in Baltimore, and most recently Scandinavian and Finnish-American musicians of the Upper Midwest. He is a practicing musician who plays classical, popular and folk music in a variety of ensembles.