Dr. Patricia Campbell, Music Education and Ethnomusicology professor at the School of Music, is among 2017 recipients of the Fumio Koizumi Prize for Ethnomusicology, an international award presented each spring in Tokyo. The award recognizes Professor Campbell's achievements in research in world music pedagogy and children’s musical cultures.
The Koizumi prize was established by Koizumi Mieko, widow of Professor Koizumi Fumio, a noted Japanese ethnomusicologist, to commemorate her husband's lifelong devotion to ethnomusicology and to honour individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the field. The prize includes a cash award and certificate and an opportunity to deliver a lecture at the Japanese university of the winner's choice. Professor Campbell delivered lectures for the Koizumi Foundation and at the Tokyo College of Music and the University of Kyoto.
Receiving the honor places Professor Campbell in esteemed company among her peers; previous recipients include John Blacking, William P. Malm, Jean-Jacques-Nattiez, Bruno Nettl, Barbara Barnard Smith, and Robert Garfias, founder of the University of Washington Ethnomusicology program.