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Bob Walser

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Board of Education, Director
Term: 2017-2021 | District 4

Educator, scholar and musician Bob Walser’s career spans decades and continents. In the early 1980s he worked in the education department at Mystic Seaport, one of the largest maritime museums in the USA. Since then he has presented Folklore In Action folk music and dance programs as an artist-in-residence in schools across the USA, and performed as a singer, dance leader and dance musician from Maine to California and overseas. As a scholar, Bob earned his Ph.D. in ethnomusicology at the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies with research exploring music teaching and learning across cultural difference. His music and education research has been published in the Folk Song Journal (UK), Folk Life (UK) and publications by Mel Bay and World Music Press (USA).