Anne Rasmussen

Anne K. Rasmussen is professor of music and ethnomusicology, the Bickers Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, and director of the W&M Middle Eastern Music Ensemble at the College of William and Mary.

She is author of Women, the Recited Qur’an and Islamic Music in Indonesia (2010); co-editor with David Harnish of Divine Inspirations: Music and Islam in Indonesia (2011), co-editor with Kip Lornell of The Music of Multicultural America (1997, revised edition, 2016), and editor of a special issue of The World of Music on “The Music of Oman” (2012).

Her new research interests in the Arab/Persian Gulf region began with a Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center research fellowship in 2010 and have continued, with annual research, and study and performance tours involving students, to the present. Her work extends to the Indian Ocean again, with a return to Indonesia in Spring 2017, supported by a Fulbright grant. Currently, Rasmussen serves as president of the Society for Ethnomusicology.