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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Lamont School of Music

Newman Center for the Performing Arts


Elizabeth Macy, PhD

 Elizabeth Macy

Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology

Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Room 322
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Elizabeth McLean Macy teaches classes on the music of Southeast Asia, global pop, and African American musical heritage. She holds a PhD in ethnomusicology from UCLA, where her research addressed the function of music tourism in post-disaster economies; in particular, it focused on the function of music tourism in the recovery and rebuilding of post-Katrina New Orleans and in Bali, Indonesia after the 2002 and 2005 terrorist bombings. Her current research focuses on her teacher, I Made Lasmawan, and the music and dance traditions of the village of Bangah di Baturiti in Bali. She is a founding member of Sanggar Manik Galih, a transnational music and dance studio based in Bali and Colorado, and teaches study abroad courses in Bali on Balinese music, arts, and culture for Colorado College and Skidmore College. Macy has previously held positions at Skidmore College, Colorado College, UCLA, Chapman University and CalArts, and was the founder and director of Skidmore College's Gamelan Banyu Wali (an extension of Sanggar Manik Galih).