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Michael Ellzey

(b East McKeesport, PA, Nov 8, 1948). American trumpeter and pedagogue. He attended San Diego State University (BA 1970, music education; MA, trumpet performance) and the University of California, San Diego (PhD 1980, music). He taught music at the State University of New York at Cortland from 1985 to 2012, and has served as instructor of trumpet at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. He has also been a research consultant for the instrument museum in Schloss Kremsegg in Kremsmünster, Austria.

Considered one of the leading scholars and performers on the keyed bugle, he wrote the definitive volume on the instrument, The Keyed Bugle (Metuchen, NJ, 1993, 2/2004). His debut solo album, Music for Keyed Bugle, is the first full-length recording devoted to the keyed bugle. His Das Flügelhorn (Bergkirchen, Germany, 2004) was published in both English and German editions. His many other scholarly publications include contributions to the ...


Katy Romanou

(b Corfu, Greece, May 2, 1911; d Athens, Greece, Jan 17, 1970). Greek music historian, trumpeter, and teacher. He was taught music at an early age in Corfu’s Philharmonic Society. In 1928 he moved to Athens, and studied the trumpet at the Odeion Athinon (‘Athens Conservatory’). He then became a teacher of that instrument at the Ellinikon Odeion (‘Greek Conservatory’) in Athens, and joined the State Orchestra of Athens and the orchestra of the National Lyric Stage.

In 1958 he published his Neoelliniki mousiki: Symvoli eis tin istorian tis (‘Neo-Hellenic music: contribution to its history’). The book, detailed and richly documented, remains today the most comprehensive study on music in the Ionian Islands in the 19th century and early 20th (but not confined to that location). In 1999 Stelios Tzermpinos published an index of names in Neoelliniki mousiki, making it easier to use. However, the book is out of print and difficult to find. It is also difficult to access the ‘Motsenigeio istoriko archeio neoellinikis mousikis’ (‘Motsenigian historic archive of neo-Hellenic music’), the personal library and rich archive of sources collected by Motsenigos over 25 years, and donated by his wife, Litsa Papa, at his death, to the National Library of Athens. Among its resources are 1300 scores – some extremely rare – of works by 124 Greek composers of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th....


Matthew Harp Allen

(b Madras [now Chennai], India, Aug 13, 1927; d Hartford, CT, Sept 10, 2002). flutist, vocalist, and ethnomusicologist of Indian birth. Born into a family of musicians and dancers, he received his musical training from his mother T. Jayammal and from flutist T.N. Swaminatha Pillai, an MA in economics from Annamalai University (1951), and a PhD in ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University (1975).

He first came to the United States as a Fulbright scholar at UCLA (1958–60), was reader and head of the department of Indian music at the University of Madras (1961–6), and returned to the United States, where he studied ethnomusicology at Wesleyan University (1967–1970), taught at the California Institute of the Arts (1970–5), and then worked in the faculty of Wesleyan University (1975–2002).

He was honored in India with the Kalaimamani Award by the government of Tamil Nadu (...