Brian Pertl

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BRIAN PERTL is an ethnomusicologist, didjeridu player, and Dean of the Lawrence Conservatory of Music. A graduate of Lawrence University, Pertl spent a year as a Watson Fellow in Australia and Tibet studying Aboriginal didjeridu and Tibetan Buddhist sacred music. This spectacular musical adventure launched Pertl into an eclectic musical life. He received his MA in Ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University, has lectured and performed across the United States, and released three CDs including a didjeridu instructional workshop and a recording of a performance in the great Cistern at Fort Worden where his piece Land of Snows was first performed. In addition, he spent 16 years as the manager of the Media Acquisitions Group at Microsoft, where he helped to select, caption, and license all of the music found in the Encarta Encyclopedia and the Encarta World Atlas. In 2008 he returned to Lawrence University to become Dean of the Conservatory of Music.

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