Kristin Olson Rao

Region of Interest

South Asia

Primary Country of Residence

United States of America


Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology (UCLA)


University of Maryland


Mailing Address

4336 Morningwood Drive
Olney, MD 20832 USA

Phone/Fax Number(s)

phone: 301-570-3915 (residence)
fax: 301-881-6309
Fax (Kinko): 301-881-6309

Countries of Specialization


Research Interests

Sponsored by grants from the Fulbright Association and AIIS since 1999, I
am currently developing a K-12 curriculum guide on North Indian music for
American schools which can later be adapted for Indian schools. Having
more recently spent about 4 1/2 months in Rajasthan, I would like to shift
my focus to that region and return once I have a more robust conceptual
framework for a more extended stay. The coexistence of classical, folk,
and tribal traditions in the region make it an ideal place for
constructing a comparative framework.


None on file.


music education ; ethnomusicology ; Rajasthan ; Marathi lavani ; ...