Songwriters Circle with Phil Graham, Naomi Sunderland, Kristina Jacobsen
and UNM Songwriting Students
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Visiting Australian musicians and scholars Naomi Sunderland and Phil Graham join forces with UNM professor Kristina Jacobsen and students from the UNM Songwriting Class for an afternoon songwriter showcase.
Naomi Sunderland is a member of the School of Health Sciences and Social Work and Creative Arts Research Institute at Griffith University and a Fulbright scholar. She is a descendant of the Wiradjuri First Nations People of Australia and has done extensive research in arts-health, well-being, and First Nations social justice.
Phil Graham spent over two decades as a professional musician prior to entering academia. His research interests include the music industry, music production, political economy, and discourse analysis.
Kristina Jacobsen holds a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Duke University, the MPhil in Ethnomusicology from Columbia University, a Master's in Ethnomusicology from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor's degree in Music (flute performance) and History (concentration: Native North America). Dr. Jacobsen is an ethnographer, singer-songwriter and cultural anthropologist. An Associate professor of Ethnomusicology and Anthropology (Ethnology), she is the coordinator for the newly founded Songwriting Focus Area within the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts degree within the College of Fine Arts and the founder and co-facilitator of the UNM Honky-Tonk Ensemble.