June 12, 2004 John Burkhalter, "Music from the Land of the Jaguar"

John gave us a tour of the new exhibit "Music from the Land of the Jaguar"  in the Pre-Columbian section of
the Princeton University Art Museum (McCormick Hall,) on the Princeton
University campus in Princeton, NJ.

John Burkhalter has lectured extensively on the ancient musical cultures of
the Americas, most notably at Princeton, Yale, Dumbarton Oaks, and at the
Chrysler Museum (home of the Pearlman collection of Maya Art) in Norfolk,
Virginia.  He also has served as a musical consultant for the National
Geographic Society in Washington, D.C.  An accomplished musician, he studied
the performance of early music with Daniel Pinkham at the New England
Conservatory of Music in Boston and Baroque performance practice with the
Dutch recorder virtuoso Frans Bruggen at Harvard University.  He has
prepared music for film and video projects produced by various public
television stations the Encyclopedia Britannica, The Newark Museum (Maya
Monuments: their Rise and Fall), and the University of Pennsylvania Museum
of Archaeology and Anthropology (River of Gold exhibition).

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