Katherine Hagedorn

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BornKatherine Hagedorn_header_cell_0_1_0 Katherine Johanna Hagedorn

(1961-10-16)October 16, 1961 Summit, New Jersey, U.S.Katherine Hagedorn_cell_0_1_1

DiedKatherine Hagedorn_header_cell_0_2_0 November 12, 2013(2013-11-12) (aged 52)Katherine Hagedorn_cell_0_2_1
NationalityKatherine Hagedorn_header_cell_0_3_0 United StatesKatherine Hagedorn_cell_0_3_1
Alma materKatherine Hagedorn_header_cell_0_4_0 B.A. Tufts University, Spanish, Russian and English studies, minor in classical piano; Johns Hopkins University, master's degree, international relations; Brown University, master's and PhD in ethnomusicologyKatherine Hagedorn_cell_0_4_1
OccupationKatherine Hagedorn_header_cell_0_5_0 Ethnomusicologist, Santeria priestessKatherine Hagedorn_cell_0_5_1
EmployerKatherine Hagedorn_header_cell_0_6_0 Pomona CollegeKatherine Hagedorn_cell_0_6_1
Known forKatherine Hagedorn_header_cell_0_7_0 Research on Afro-Cuban religious and folkloric performanceKatherine Hagedorn_cell_0_7_1
Board member ofKatherine Hagedorn_header_cell_0_8_0 National Society for EthnomusicologyKatherine Hagedorn_cell_0_8_1
Spouse(s)Katherine Hagedorn_header_cell_0_9_0 Terry RyanKatherine Hagedorn_cell_0_9_1
Parent(s)Katherine Hagedorn_header_cell_0_10_0 Fred and Grace HagedornKatherine Hagedorn_cell_0_10_1
AwardsKatherine Hagedorn_header_cell_0_11_0 White House fellow; California Professor of the Year award, 2000; Mellon New Directions Fellowship; Alan Merriam Prize, 2002Katherine Hagedorn_cell_0_11_1

Katherine Johanna Hagedorn (October 16, 1961 – November 12, 2013) was an ethnomusicologist, born in Summit, New Jersey to a white family, who became a traditional Cuban drummer and Santeria priestess. Katherine Hagedorn_sentence_0

She spent her career as a Professor of Music at Pomona College in Claremont, California, where she directed the Ethnomusicology Program, served as co-coordinator of the Gender & Women’s Studies Program, and became an associate dean. Katherine Hagedorn_sentence_1

She also served as a "scholar-in-residence at Harvard University’s Center for the Study of World Religions and as a visiting professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara." Katherine Hagedorn_sentence_2

Trained in languages and classical piano at Tufts University, Hagedorn earned an M.A. in Soviet Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Katherine Hagedorn_sentence_3

She became a White House fellow, and worked on the Afghanistan desk at the State Department. Katherine Hagedorn_sentence_4

Starting in 1989, Hagedorn traveled to Cuba to study the batá drum in Matanzas Province. Katherine Hagedorn_sentence_5

There, she was initiated as a Santería priestess. Katherine Hagedorn_sentence_6

At Pomona, she taught the batá drum, Tuvan throat singing, and directed a Balinese Gamelan ensemble. Katherine Hagedorn_sentence_7

Her classes were described as "emphatically participatory, not to mention loud." Katherine Hagedorn_sentence_8

Her best known work is Divine Utterances: The Performance of Afro-Cuban Santería. Katherine Hagedorn_sentence_9


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