Carl Rahkonen, Ph.D
Music Librarian / Professor
The Harold S. Orendorff Music Library
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Cogswell Hall, 101C, 422 S. 11th St.
Indiana, PA 15705-1071
I work as a Music Librarian and Professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as a member of the Library Faculty. I am responsible for reference, collection development and cataloging for the Orendorff Music Library and serve as bibliographer for the Music and Art Departments.
I have taught courses in Music Bibliography, Information Literacy in World Music, and Ethnic Music and Culture. Additional professional interests include Copyright issues in the digital age.
I am active in the Music Library Association, and its Atlantic Chapter, as well as the Niagara and Mid-Atlantic Chapters chapters of the Society for Ethnomusicology, and the Allegheny Chapter of the American Musicological Society.
My research interests include Finnish, Scandinavian, Baltic, Russian and Celtic folk music; folk instruments, especially the Finnish kantele; polka bands and fiddling, especially in Western Pennsylvania; and the history of ethnomusicology, especially its women pioneers. For a more detailed description of my academic activities, see my professional vitae.
I enjoy playing fiddle, mandolin or
string bass with local
Finnish-American musicians, with the Irish band Aran,
the Pennsylvania old-time band
Grist for the Mill and other
musician friends. I was an ArtsPath artist from 2001-05 in
fiddling for Western Pennsylvania.
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