Thesis Editor would like to congratulate our very own Dr. Allen Roda for receiving the Klaus Wachsmann prize from the Society for Ethnomusicology. The prize, offered every two years, recognizes major publications that advance the field of organology (the study of musical instruments) by using innovative methodologies. Dr. Roda received the award for his contribution to the field in three ground breaking, peer-reviewed publications:

Roda, Allen. 2014. “Tabla Tuning on the Workshop Stage: Toward a Materialist Musical EthnographyEthnomusicology Forum, 23(3) pp 360-382  

Roda Allen. 2015. “Tabla Past and Present: Analysis of Materials in India's most Iconic Drums” Galpin Society Journal, 48 (unavailable online)

Roda Allen. 2015. “Ecology of the Global Tabla IndustryEthnomusicology. Vol. 59, No. 2 (Spring/Summer 2015), pp. 315-336
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