Dr Andrew Killick BMus, MA, PhD
Department of Music
The University of Sheffield
34 Leavygreave Road
Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 0460
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Dr Andrew Killick is Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology and Director of the MA in World Music Studies by Distance Learning. His research on the music of Korea, on musical theatre internationally, and on theoretical and methodological issues in ethnomusicology has been published in over 20 journal articles and book chapters and in reference works such as the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music and the Encyclopedia of Asian Theatre. He has served as president of the Association for Korean Music Research, secretary of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE) and co-editor of the BFE’s journal Ethnomusicology Forum. He teaches at all levels in ethnomusicology, world music, the music of East Asia and the history of popular music, and currently supervises postgraduate research on musics of the British Isles, Europe and East Asia. In partnership with his wife Cho Sukyeon he is a prize-winning translator of modern Korean literature.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Edinburgh, Dr Killick divided a year between studying piano with Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen in Paris and studying dhrupad singing with Ritwik Sanyal in Varanasi before deciding to pursue ethnomusicology as a career and enrolling in the MA programme at the University of Hawaii, where he was introduced to Korean music by Byong Won Lee. He went on to complete his PhD at the University of Washington in 1998, conducting fieldwork in Korea on a Social Science Research Council grant. He taught at Illinois State University and Florida State University before coming to Sheffield in 2003, where he has developed a further research interest in an English bagpipe, the Northumbrian smallpipes.
- Korean traditional music and musical theatre since 1900
- Popular musical theatre worldwide
- The Northumbrian smallpipes
- Solitary music-making
- Hwang Byungki: Traditional Music and the Contemporary Composer in the Republic of Korea. A biographical and analytical study of a Korean composer, his music and his role in the history of traditional music in the Republic of Korea, leading to a single-authored book in the Ashgate SOAS Musicology Series.
- Northumbrian Piping and the Music of Place. A case study in how a musical tradition with strong ties to a particular place has adapted to the age of globalisation. The project will lead to one or more journal articles.
- Hwang Byungki: Traditional Music and the Contemporary Composer in the Republic of Korea (2011-12). Academy of Korean Studies Competitive Research Grant, £17,500.
- Northumbrian Piping and the Music of Place (2007-08): BA Small Research Grant, £4,630.
- New Forms of Traditional Music and Musical Theatre in Modern Korea (2005-06): AHRC Matched Research Leave, £14,013.
- Translation of Novel “Southerners, Northerners” by Lee Ho-Chul (1997): Daesan Foundation Grant, £5,000.
- Doctoral Research on Korean Ch’angguk Opera (1995): Social Science Research Council Dissertation Fellowship, £8,000.
2010. In Search of Korean Traditional Opera: Discourses of Ch’angguk. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.
2008. “Individuality, Nationality, and Universality in the Music of Hwang Byungki.” In Essays on Music Offered to Dr. Lee Hye-ku in Honor of His Hundredth Birthday. Ed. Hwang Junyon. Seoul: Minsokwon. Pp. 747-764.
2006. “Holicipation: Prolegomenon to an Ethnography of Solitary Music-Making.” Ethnomusicology Forum 15(2):273-299.
2005. Southerners, Northerners. Translation (with Cho Sukyeon) of Korean novel Namnyok Saram Pungnyok Saram by Lee Ho-Chul. Norwalk, Connecticut: EastBridge.
2003. “Road Test for a New Model: Korean Musical Narrative and Theater in Comparative Context.” Ethnomusicology 47(2):180-204.
2002. Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Vol. 7: East Asia. New York: Garland. (Associate editor and author of 16 articles totalling 22,000 words.)