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 occasionally teach workshops at music camps, such as the Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering 2016 and Folk College 2017. Hear our workshop band the Scandihoovians.
I am active in the Music Library Association, and its Atlantic Chapter, as well as the Niagara chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology, the Allegheny Chapter of the American Musicological Society, and the Society for the Advancement of Scandianian Study.
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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