katharine (katchie) cartwright, ph.d. ACADEMICS
Ramblin' On My Mind: New Perspectives on the Blues, edited by David Evans (University of Illinois Press). "A superb overview of blues scholarship that is followed by a rich and diverse set of essays. There could be no stronger group of scholars assembled to deal with this topic. Many of the contributors have devoted a lifetime to the blues. Their combined research is a truly awesome tribute to the global importance of blues."--William Ferris, Joel R. Williamson Distinguished Professor of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "Indispensable."--American Book Review
northwest vista college fine & performing arts calendar
website for the society for ethnomusicology - southern plains chapter (founded 2008)
Since 2006: Associate professor of music at Northwest Vista College in San Antonio, Texas. Directing chamber groups and ensembles: Orquesta Vista (Latin jazz band) and Vista Voices (chamber choir). Teaching improvisation, voice, flute, and world music.
December 14-16, 2007: Presentation on "Intercultural Improvisation: Lessons from John Cage" at the annual conference of the International Society for Improvised Music (Northwestern University, Evanston).
October 25-28, 2007: Presentation on "Dhanashree Pandit-Rai's Hindustani-Jazz Collaborations" at the 52nd annual conference of the Society for Ethnomusicology (Ohio State University, Columbus); part of a panel on "Rhythm, Tradition and Innovation: Jazz and Improvisation in Cuba, India, Peru" chaired by Julian Gerstin, Keene State College/Marlboro College.
workshops and residencies
June 1-24, 2006: Fulbright in American studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Beirut, Lebanon. New works, workshops and performances of the music of John Cage. Click for more information.
April 8-21, 2006: Fulbright in jazz studies at the Ionian University in Corfu, Greece. Click to read about the program.
November 14-24, 2005: Fulbright in jazz singing/vocal improvisation with the Ionian University in Corfu, Greece. Click to read about the program.
July 25-31, 2005: Jazz singing/improvisation workshop at the Summer Jazz Academy of the Ionian University in Corfu, Greece. Contact the University for information, registration, and downloadable application. Application deadline: May 31, 2005.
Dr. Cartwright has performed and given workshops in West Africa, South Asia, the Middle East, South America, Europe, and the Caribbean. As a Fulbright Senior Specialist, she offers residencies and seminars at academic institutions abroad. Click for a profile of Cartwright, or to request more information or curriculum vitae..
an artist's perspectives
Mumbai of the Mind: Ferlinghetti Improvisations:
What was Ferlinghetti doing in Mumbai? (pdf)
gender and music
asks: How does gender affect your music?" (online)
in Jazz and Beyond: Through Mentorship, Musicianship and Mobility"
john cage and improvisation
"Quotation and Reference
in Jazz Performance: Ella Fitzgerald's 'St. Louis Blues,' 1957-1979"