Helen Rees will Chair UCLA's Department of Ethnomusicology

Congratulations to Professor Helen Rees (PhD ’94, ethnomusicology) on her appointment as Chair of UCLA's Department of Ethnomusicology and Systematic Musicology. She will begin service on January 1, 2011. A distinguished and influential scholar, Rees is the author of Echoes of History: Naxi Music in Modern China (2000) and editor of Lives in Chinese Music (2009). In addition to fieldwork in southwest China and Shanghai, she is also very active as an interpreter, translator, and presenter for Chinese musicians and scholars abroad, most recently for the Amsterdam China Festival (2005), Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2007), and BBC Radio Three (2008). Best wishes to Dr. Rees as she prepares to take on her new responsibilities at UCLA!