Professor Gage Averill
Dean, Faculty of Arts
Professor Averill was formerly Vice-Principal Academic and Dean of the University of Toronto Mississauga, Dean of Music at the University of Toronto, and Chair of NYU’s Department of Music. He is currently President of the Society for Ethnomusicology and specializes in music of the Caribbean and North American vernacular music. His book, Four Parts, No Waiting: A Social History of American Barbershop Harmony, won best book prizes from the Society for Ethnomusicology and the Society for American Music, and an earlier book, A Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Prey: Popular Music and Power in Haiti, received the top prize in ethnic and folk research from the Association for Recorded Sound Collections. He recently finished a 10-CD boxed set of music and film called Alan Lomax in Haiti, 1936-37.