James Cunningham

James Cunningham

Associate Professor
Department of Music

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Email: jcunning@fau.edu

James E. Cunningham, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Music at Florida Atlantic University, in Boca Raton, Florida. As an ethnomusicologist with a PhD from the University of Washington, he has explored the gamut of world and popular musics from both cultural and musical perspectives. In addition to his Native American ethnomusicological specialization, Dr. Cunningham is a composer and performance artist of avant garde music featuring the Australian Aboriginal didgeridoo, which has been highly influenced by his study with trombonist Stuart Dempster. In addition to numerous national and international performances, Dr. C has produced, didgeridoo.diversions, an album of original compositions, as well as two collections of didgeridoo duets as co-founder of the Didgeri Dudes. He is currently recording a collection of experimental electro-acoustic compositions for didgeridoo and alto saxophone with his long-time collaborative partner Glen Gillis.