M. Mus., Boston University
B.S., North Carolina State University
Bishops primary area of research is American music, particularly the vernacular and regional practices, as well as the processes and historical forces behind the creation of the various strands of music that present as uniquely American. Her masters thesis focused on the financial support systems for American composers. Her dissertation, The Roots and Influences of the Everly Brothers, examines the life and work of this first successful vocal duo of the rock n roll era. She recently presented a portion of the research at the Society for American Music conference. Bishop also maintains an active interest in the music of Hawai'i, and has presented papers at national conferences of the Society for Ethnomusicology in addition to writing entries for the next edition of the Grove Dictionary of American Music.
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