BRENT C. TALBOT, Ph.D
Associate Professor & Coordinator of Music Education
The Sunderman Conservatory of Music
300 North Washington Street
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
United States of America
Tel: +1 717.337.6485
Jalan Wirasatya 5
Denpasar, Bali 80224
Tel: +62 81 337 440680
I KETUT GEDE ASNAWA
Visiting Professor of Musicology / Gamelan
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
School of Music
1114 West Nevada Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
United States of America
Tel: +1 217.384.2247
neverlandART Graphic Studio
Graphic Design, Illustration, & Photography
Tel: +62 81 706 75200
Music educator and ethnomusicologist, Brent Talbot has traveled the world researching how music is learned and taught in various cultural contexts. As a frequent presenter, his area of expertise includes discourse analysis, world and popular music pedagogies, and music technology. He has published works in multiple journals and books on music education. Dr. Talbot holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Indiana University and is the associate editor of the international journal Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education. As the author of this book, he is honored to have worked with the many contributors, collaborators, and mentors who helped bring his vision to fruition.
The Bali-Based graphic design studio neverlandART was founded in 2005 by three college students of the Indonesia Institute of Art in Denpasar. The name of the studio was inspired by the wonderful world of Peter Pan with its exhuberant colorful vibrancy and imagination. The Studio is often commissioned to do graphic design and illustration projects like this one. Other work includes: designing company logos, branding, packaging, two dimensional designs (poster, flyer, etc), digital or manual illustrations and many kinds of photography. The very talented Mangkoe and Ajik from neverlandART illustrated and designed the beautiful artwork found throughout this book.
Master teacher, storyteller, and writer, Made Taro was born in Bali in 1939. In 1973 he established Rumah Dongeng (The House of Folkstory) which developed into Sanggar Kukuruyuk a children's program for storytelling, singing, and playing. Made Taro has published more than 30 books and presented at many storytelling festivals in Indonesia and abroad. He is the recipient of many awards as an outstanding teacher, preserver of culture, storyteller and writer. In 2008 he received an award from the Minister of Culture and Tourism as an oral tradition art maestro, and in 2009 received the Anugerah Kebudayaan (Culture Award) from the president of Indonesia. He has collected over 250 songs from across the island of Bali, 14 of which were selected and adapted for this book. He and the children of Sanggar Kukuruyuk are the featured performers in the videos on this site.