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Kiri Miller

  • 2010–2011
  • Humanities
  • Bunting Fellow
  • Brown University
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Kiri Miller is the Manning Assistant Professor of Music at Brown University. Her current research investigates new modes of musical experience made possible by interactive digital media. During her Radcliffe fellowship year, Miller will be completing a book titled Playing Along: Digital Games, YouTube, and Virtual Performance (under contract, Oxford University Press). The book includes case studies on Grand Theft Auto, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and music pedagogy on YouTube. This project explores how emerging forms of virtual performance are changing practitioners’ concepts of musicality, creativity, and embodiment. Miller earned a PhD in music (ethnomusicology) from Harvard University in 2005. She is the author of Traveling Home: Sacred Harp Singing and American Pluralism (University of Illinois Press, 2007) and has published articles in 19th-Century Music, American Music, Ethnomusicology, the Journal of American Folklore, the Journal of the Society for American Music, and Game Studies. In 2010–2011, her research is also supported by an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship.

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