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Jocelyn Nelson
(music history, early guitar)
nelsonj@ecu.edu

Jocelyn Nelson photoD.M.A. University of Colorado at Boulder; dual M.A. in Music History and Guitar Performance and B.M. (Magna cum laude), University of Denver. Specialist in plucked instrument music from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries and has performed on Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic, and modern classical guitars in several cities throughout North America including Aspen, Cleveland, Dallas, Kansas City, and New York City, and has recently begun performing on lute. Her teachers have included Oscar Ghiglia, Ricardo Iznaola, Ronn McFarlane, Pat O'Brien, Hopkinson Smith, and Charles Wolzien. Currently teaches Music History, Lute and Guitar Literature, and Music Appreciation at East Carolina University's School of Music. Contributor to McGraw-Hill's online course content for Kamien's Music: an Appreciation, and editor of several Lute Society of America Quarterly issues. Recent performances include her New York Early Music Series debut of early music ensemble Chitarrina. Has served as Chair of ECU Faculty Senate Academic Committee, Continuing and Career Education, as Clerk on the National Board of Directors of Lute Society of America, and as Secretary/Treasurer for the American Musicological Society's Southeast Chapter. Has also served in the community as a committee chairperson for the Pitt County Schools Exceptional Children's Advisory Council in her effort to advocate for children with special needs.