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  • September 18, 2014

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Interview with Professor Hilary V. Finchum-Sung

Seoul Shinmun had an interview with Professor Hilary V. Finchum-Sung, who became the first non-Korean faculty member of the Department of Korean Music in 2009. She first encountered Korean traditional music seventeen years ago through sinawi, a form of Korean shamanic music, and received her doctorate degree in music anthropology at Indiana University. She learned to play the haegeum (a traditional Korean instrument) to better understand Korean music and performs at Namsan Hanok Village and Deoksugung regularly. Her undergraduate course World Music has drawn much attention as the class explores Asian, African and Latin American music from an anthropologic perspective. The fact that Koreans are uninterested in their own traditional music means, she says, that we need a traditional Korean music teacher pool system to allow our children to be better acquainted with it.

Summary by LEE Hee Un, SNU English Editor, gurume0221@snu.ac.kr
Proofread by Melora Brett Briana Johnson, morningcalm2@gmail.com

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