Gregory F. Barz, Ph.D.

Professor of Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Blair School of Music
Professor of Music and Religion
Divinity School
Professor of Anthropology
College of Arts and Science
(615) 343-5177

Global Health Topic(s): Gender-based Violence Prevention, Global Health Diplomacy, HIV/AIDS, Poverty, Refugees and Immigrants, Traditional Medicine

Country(ies): Uganda, Aruba


Gregory Barz is an associate professor in the Blair School of Music, Divinity School, Graduate Department of Religion and African American Studies at Vanderbilt University, where he teaches courses in African, Popular, and World Music. His newest work is Singing for Life: HIV/AIDS and Music in Uganda, (Routledge, 2005). Barz conducts collaborative field research with medical and health care professionals in East Africa, most recently with the AIDS Research Program of the Fulbright Fellowship Program. Other publications include Singing for Life: HIV/AIDS and Music in Uganda (Routledge), Music in East Africa (Oxford), Performing Religion (Rodopi) and Shadows in the Field New Perspectives for Fieldwork in Ethnomusicology (co-edited, Oxford). In addition to journal and encyclopedia articles and reviews, Barz presents scholarly papers and lectures throughout the United States, Africa, Great Britain and Canada.

Research Interests: Medical Ethnomusicology (music and global health issues)

Ph.D., Brown University
M.A., University of Chicago
B.S., North Carolina School of Arts