VALDIS MUKTUPAVELS
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Curriculum vitae

 
PERSONAL DATA
Born November 9, 1958
Nationality Latvian
Home address Inženieru iela 1-5, Rīga LV-1050, LATVIA
Telephone +371-67228281, +371-29147903
Fax +371-67034809
Email mukti@latnet.lv
Family status

married, my wife - Rūta Muktupāvela (1963)

children - Krišus (1982), Anna (1984), Marija (1987), Rasa Audange (1993)

EDUCATION AND SCHOLARLY QUALIFICATION
Present qualification Doctor of Arts (1999, Habilitation and promotion board of the Latvian art college association)
Previous qualifications

Master of Arts (1996, Latvian Academy of Culture)

University degree in music (1983, Latvian State conservatory), University degree in chemistry (1980, University of Latvia)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  Baltic organology, sources, scholarship, musical instruments.
  Cultural study of music.
  Baltic (Latvian, Lithuanian, Prussian) traditional culture, religion and mythology.
Forms of Baltic paganism.
  Musical education: contents, methods, practices.
Traditional music in modern musical education.
  Traditional and modern culture, folklorism and national self-identification.
PROFESSIONAL AND PUBLIC OFFICES
Work

Associated professor of ethnomusicology, coordinator of external affairs at the University of Latvia, Faculty of Humanities

Offices

Member of the National Culture board

Member of the Latvian Composers' union.

Chairman of the "Letonics fund" board

Member of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM)

Member of the Fellowship of Makers and Researchers of Historical Instruments (FoMRHI)

Member of the European Seminar in Ethnomusicology (ESEM)

Member of the board and honorary member of the "Norden Latvija" Society

RECENT EXPERIENCE IN ADMINISTRATION
 2001 the organizer of the musical part of the Festival of Baltic Traditional Culture in Skansen, Stockholm "Möt Baltikum pa Skansen"
 2000 the chief organizer of the 4th International Baltic psaltery symposium in Riga
 2000 the main speaker of the conference session at the International Trade Fair in World Music "WOMEX 2000" in Berlin.
1994-2000 international folk music festival "Nordic Christmas", director
RECENT PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCES
2003, Turku Traditional music culture - divider or unifier in the Baltic world // 5th conference on Baltic studies in Europe "The Baltic world as a multicultural space". Organizer: University of Turku
 2003, Spogi On some musical instruments in the Catholic ecclesiastical and calendar rites // International conference "Identity of Periphery". Organizer: University of Latvia
 2002, Riga Traditional kokles in Latvia and their playing styles // Conference within the 7th International Kokles Music Festival. - Organizers: J. Vitols Latvian Music Academy, The State Folk Art Centre, Latvian Kokle Society.
 2001, Joensuu Traditional kokles styles in the 20th century Latvia: Stability and changes // International symposium "Currents of kantele". - Organizers: Joensuu University, Finnish Ethnomusicological Society, North Karelian Arts Council.
 2000, Riga Kokles making and playing in the Courland suiti region: stability and changes of the tradition // The 4th International Baltic Psaltery Symposium. - Organizers: University of Latvia, Society "Norden Latvija", Latvian Kokle Society.
 2000, Markneukirchen Some relations between traditional and modern styles of Latvian musical instruments // 14th International meeting in Markneukirchen / Germany. - Organizers: ICTM Study group on folk musical instruments, Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau
1999, Vilnius Latvian musical instruments in the published sources of the 13th-19th centuries // International conference "Ethnic relations in musical folklore". - Organizers: Lithuanian Music academy, Chair of Ethnomusicology, Institute of Musicology, Department of Ethnomusicology.
1999, Riga Latvian Culture academy, University of Latvia: Conference dedicated to the memory of Valdis Zeps - Latvian exile linguist, researcher of literature, writer.
1999, Riga Swedish institute, Latvian Ministry of culture, Swedish embassy in Latvia, Association of Swedish culture schools: "Culture school in multi-ethnic society"
1999, Klaipeda University of Klaipeda, Institute of musicology: The 2nd international scientific conference "Music around Baltics: past and present"
GUEST LECTURES AND COURSES
2003, Canada  University of Toronto
2002, USA  Stanford University
1998, Germany E.-M.-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, Institut für Baltistik
1998, Estonia Viljandi Culture college
1997, Finland Sibelius academy, Folk music department
1995, USA City university of New York
1994, Switzerland Zentrum der Einheit in Schweibenalp
1994-2000, Latvia US Peace Corps courses
1993, Finland Kaustinen Folk music institute
1993, Finland Sibelius academy, Folk music department
LANGUAGE SKILLS
native Latvian
free English, Lithuanian, Russian
reading and talking ability Polish, German