AboutI am a folklorist and ethnomusicologist who worked as a Music Librarian and Professor for 34 years. I am still an active researcher whose interests include music bibliography, European-American fiddling traditions, ethnic music, the Baltic psalteries, and Finnish-American music and musicians. I am active performer with a variety of ensembles. You can contact me at: Carl.Rahkonen @ gmail.com
EducationPh.D. (1989) in Folklore and Ethnomusicology. Indiana University, Bloomington, Folklore Institute. Minors: Musicology, Finnish Studies. Dissertation title: “The Kantele Traditions of Finland.” 449 pp.
M.L.S. (1981) with a specialization in Music Librarianship. Indiana University, Bloomington. Final Project title: “The Collection Development Policy Among Music Libraries in the United States.” 124 pp.
M.M. (1978) in Musicology. University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Thesis title: “A Review of the Literature in Music Therapy to 1977.” 75 pp.
B.A. (1976) in Music and Psychology. Weber State College, Ogden, Utah.
Work Shared in CORE
ProjectsFinnish American Music and Musicians
MembershipsMusic Library Association
Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (SASS)