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Skidmore College
Music Department
Charlotte D'Evelyn

Charlotte D'Evelyn

assistant professor

Office: Zankel Music Center
Phone: (518) 580 - 5337

Charlotte D’Evelyn (Ph.D. University of Hawai’i at Manoa, 2013) is an ethnomusicologist and specialist in heritage politics, ethnic identity, and regional music cultures of Inner Mongolia, China. Her career as an ethnomusicologist began in 2002 when she first visited China for language study and began studies of the Chinese erhu (two-string fiddle). Her curiosity for this music launched her into a life-long interest in silk road fiddles and music cultures of East Asia. She is working on a book manuscript entitled Musicians at the Crossroads: Mongol Music and Ethnic Heritage in China (University of Hawai'i Press, anticipated publication in 2021) and continues to be an active as a performer and student of the Chinese erhu, viola (four-string European fiddle), morin khuur (two-string Mongolian horse-head fiddle), and most recently xöömei (Mongolian throat singing). Her teaching specialties in the popular culture of East Asia (including K-pop, J-pop, anime, Chinese film music, and Asian hip hop) draw on her interests in globalization and transnationalism, as well as her (limited but sincere) enthusiasm as a fan of fantasy/scifi media and Japanese anime.