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(1944- ) Born in Philadelphia. Graduated from College of Wooster, where he majored in music, in 1966. Taught at Miles College in Birmingham, Alabama, for two years, reported for Southern Courier on aftermath of assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., and Poor People's Campaign. Was conscientious objector to military service during Vietnam War, confined at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, D.C. Worked as high school teacher and musician. Earned Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University in 1988; since 1985 has been on the faculty of the Musicology Department at New England Conservatory in Boston, specializing in the music of Turkey. Founded conservatory's Intercultural Institute. Has performed and recorded Turkish music with the EurAsia Ensemble, which he co-founded in 1980. His solo CD, Çengnagme, was published in Istanbul in 2001.