孔青山(Benjamin D. Koen)

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Contact Information
Xiamen University, College of Humanities, Department of Anthropology
422 Siming South Road, Xiamen, 361005, China
China Telephone: +86 592 13656009415
Email: benkoen@gmail.com
Skype: benjaminkoen
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CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS
Distinguished Professor Minjiang Scholar of Medical Humanities, Medical Anthropology
& Medical Ethnomusicology (2011-present, Distinguished Professor awarded in 2012)
Xiamen University, College of Humanities, Department of Anthropology, Xiamen China.
Research, Practice, and Performance Areas: Medical Humanities; Medical, Cognitive, and Applied
Anthropology & Ethnomusicology; Music, Meditation, Health, Healing, and Culture; Preventive,
Integrative, and Holistic Studies in Music, Health and Medicine; Pastoral Care; Religiosity in
Healthcare; Healing Arts and Expressive Arts Therapy; Poetry, Writing, Journaling, Storytelling,
Play, Literature, Memory Work, Therapeutic Voicework, Interdisciplinary and Innovative
Approaches in the Medical Humanities; Improvisation, Jazz, music of the Middle East, Central Asia,
Africa and the Diaspora, China, and The Silk Road; Experimental Music and Generative Processes in
Music; Self-healing; Consciousness, Prayer, Spirituality, Comparative Religion; Neuroplasticity,
Cognitive Flexibility, Cognitive-Behavioral Healing, Entrainment; Physics and Metaphysics of Sound
and Music; Ethics and Philosophy of Health, Healing, and Education; Cultural Competency, Unity in
Diversity Training; Music and Children; Music and Autism; Music and Alzheimer’s disease;
Psychological Flexibility and Behavior Modification; Race, Gender, Ethnicity; Saxophone, Boehm
Flute, Indigenous Flutes, Didjeridu, Hand Drums.
Professor of Humanities, Honorary-Courtesy Appointment (2010- present)
Florida State University, Interdisciplinary Humanities
Medical Humanities, Medical Ethnomusicology
Faculty: Professor of Humanities (Medical Ethnomusicology)
Florida State University, Global Pathways (2009-present)
Editorial Advisory Board for Medical Ethnomusicology (2011-present)
Oxford University Press, New York City
Oxford Handbook Editor (2008-present)
Oxford University Press, New York City
Consultant (2000-present)
I work as a consultant in multiple areas of academia, industry, the public and private sector to
facilitate clients’ success through innovative vision, purposeful planning, and sustainable
action.
Music-Meditation Healing and Wellness Work (1998-present)
This work encompasses a host of practices and techniques taught and applied in individual,
group, lecture, seminar, and workshop settings.
Musician, Composer, Recording Artist, Master Class Teacher (1987-present)
Music Performance Areas: Saxophones, Flutes, Clarinets, Drums, Percussion, Didjeridu,
Improvisation, Jazz, World Music, and Composition.
This work encompasses a host of diverse performance, lecture, and workshop contexts
ranging from solo and small ensemble settings, to large ensembles, original composition,
new music, experimental music, music for film, poetry, art, and mixed media.
EDUCATION
Ohio State University
Ph.D. Medical, Cognitive, and Applied Ethnomusicology (Medical Humanities)
Dissertation: “Devotional Music and Healing in Badakhshan, Tajikistan: Preventive and
Curative Practices.” Winner of the 2004 International Innovative Dissertation Award
for Developing New Dimensions in Scholarship. Networked Digital Library of Theses
and Dissertations (2003).
Advisor: Professor Margarita Mazo
M.A. Medical, Cognitive, and Applied Ethnomusicology (Medical Humanities)
Thesis: “Efficacy of Music-Prayer Dynamics in Healing and Health Maintenance:
A Literature Review and Pilot Study” (2000).
Advisor: Professor Margarita Mazo
B.Mus. Jazz Studies - Performance
Performance Areas: Saxophone major, Flute minor (1998)
Traditional Study: Chinese Healing Arts, Taiji Qigong, and Music
Several Teachers in China and the United States (1993-present)
Post-Doctoral Education & Training
2010 Certificate, Professional Development in Homeopathic Medicine
School of Homeopathy, Devon England
2010 First Aid Credit in Homeopathic Medicine
Homeopathic First Aid Training
School of Homeopathy, Devon England
Benjamin D. Koen CV p. 3
PRIVATE MUSIC STUDIES
Saxophone: David Murray, World Saxophone Quartet, New York City; James Hill, Byron,
Rooker, Vince Andrews, Gene Walker, Ohio State University; James Umble,
Youngstown State University
Flute: Katherine Borst Jones, Ohio State University
Clarinet: Byron Rooker, Ohio State University
African drums: Babatunde Olatunji, New York City; Daniel Avorgbedor, Ohio State University
Indigenous Flutes and Drums: Traditional teachers in several countries
PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS / TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Tenured Associate Professor: Medical, Cognitive, & Applied Ethnomusicology
Florida State University College of Music (2008-2011)
Pastoral Care Advisory Council Member
Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare/Hospital, Tallahassee Florida (2005-2010)
Assistant Professor: Medical, Cognitive, & Applied Ethnomusicology
Florida State University College of Music (2003-2008)
Affiliate Faculty Member: Asian Studies, Middle East Center, Center for Music of the
Americas, Florida State University (2003-2011)
Professor for The Academy, Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy
Florida State University (spring, 2007)
Consultant and Faculty
Longitudinal Training in Mind-Body-Spirit Medicine in Primary Care
Major Federal Grant funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2007-09)
Music Presenter/Teacher - 36th Annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2002)
Smithsonian Institution Center For Folklife and Cultural Heritage
The Silk Road: Connecting Cultures, Creating Trust, Washington D.C.
Medical Ethnomusicologist/Anthropologist; Research Associate (2001)
The Aga Khan Humanities Project For Central Asia
Dushanbe and Khorog, Tajikistan
Fellow, U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Program
Ohio State University Middle East Studies Center (1998, 2000-2002)
Language: Persian; Cultures: Iran and Tajikistan
Music-Cultural Exchange, Music Performance, Lectures, Presentations (1996-1997)
Foreign Ministry of Liaoning Province, The U.S. Consulate Information Service.
Foreign Expert in Music, Culture and Language (College Faculty Position)
Liaoning College, Shenyang, China (1996-1997)
Teaching Associate – Ethnomusicology, Historical Musicology (1998-2003)
Ohio State University School of Music
Graduate Research Associate, Cognitive Ethnomusicology Laboratory (2000-2001)
Ohio State University
Assistant to Balinese Choreographer/Composer
I Gusti Agung Ngurah Suparta and Wrhatnala Balinese Gamelan (fall, 1998)
Music Faculty, Woodwind and Conducting Instructor (1988-1989)
Marlington High School, Alliance, Ohio
Music Faculty, Woodwind and Conducting Instructor (1989 summer)
Norwell High School, Norwell Indiana
GRANTS / AWARDS
2011-2012 Research Grant in Medical Humanities
Xiamen University
2010-2011 National Endowment for the Arts / Florida Department of State Division of
Cultural Affairs Grant.
A medical ethnomusicology program for children associated with the
autism spectrum.
2010 Committee on Faculty Research Support (COFRS)
Council on Research and Creativity, Florida State University
2007-09 Consultant and Faculty Presenter
Longitudinal Training in Mind-Body-Spirit Medicine in Primary Care.
Federal Grant funded by the Health Resources and Services
Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
2008 Remo Drum Manufacturer Instrument Grant
Instruments for improvisation in the Music-Play Project for children
associated with the autism spectrum.
2008-2009 Professional Development Travel Funding
College of Music, Florida State University
2007-2008 Professional Development Travel Funding
College of Music, Florida State University
2005-2008 Krebs Endowed Research Support Grant—Ethnomusicology
College of Music, Florida State University
2006-2007 Meritorious Performance-based Award
College of Music, Florida State University
2006-2007 Middle East Course Development Grant
Music of Iran and Persian-Speaking Cultures
Middle East Center, Florida State University
2006-2007 Professional Development Travel Funding
College of Music, Florida State University
2006 World Music Society Grant, Florida State University
Support Grant for the conference “Flute Summit: Health and Healing
Traditions from the Americas”
2006 Provost’s Faculty Travel Grant
Florida State University
2005-2006 Professional Development Travel Funding
College of Music, Florida State University
2004-2005 Middle East Course Development Grant
Music of the Middle East
Middle East Center, Florida State University
2004-2005 Professional Development Travel Funding
College of Music, Florida State University
2003-2004 Interdisciplinary Support Program Grant
Council on Research and Creativity, Florida State University
For the symposium “Music, Medicine, & Culture: Medical
Ethnomusicology and Global Perspectives on Health and Healing.” A
program jointly sponsored by the FSU College of Medicine and College of
Music. Co-PI with Kenneth Burmmel-Smith, PI.
2003-2004 First Year Assistant Professor’s Support Program
Council on Research and Creativity, Florida State University
2003 Professional Development Travel Funding
College of Music, Florida State University
2002 Professional Development Fund Award
Council of Graduate Students, Ohio State University
2002 Professional Travel Grant
Association for the Study of Persian Speaking Societies
Department of Sociology, State University of New York
2002 Musicology Travel Grant
Department of Musicology, Ohio State University
2002 Arts Fund For Student Travel Award
College of the Arts and Sciences, Ohio State University
2002 Professional Development Travel Grant
School of Music, Ohio State University
2000-2002 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow - Persian Language
Middle Eastern Studies Center, Ohio State University
2001 Ethnomusicological Field Research Grant
School of Music, Ohio State University
2000 Program for the Enhancement of Graduate Studies Grant
School of Music, Ohio State University
1998 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow - Persian Language
Middle Eastern Studies Center, Ohio State University
1987-1990 Jazz Performance Scholarship - tenor saxophone
School of Music, Ohio State University
HONORS
2012 Distinguished Professor Minjiang Scholar
Xiamen University College of Humanities, Department of Anthropology
2012 Hakubi Research Program Finalist
Kyoto University, Japan
2011 Award of Excellence and Appreciation
International Humanities Forum, Xiamen University, China
2010 International Program Service Award
Xiamen University, China
2007 Certificate of Recognition and Excellence
The Academy, Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy (FSU)
2006-present Original Compositions, Recording, and Performance
Featured on the WOTE program: “Wisdom of the Elders Radio: Series
Two. A Project of Native American Music funded by the National
Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.
http://www.wisdomoftheelders.org/prog202/transcript_sl.htm
2006 National Biographical Listing
Marquis Who’s Who in American Education (60th edition)
2006 National Biographical Listing
Marquis Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders, (Premier Edition, 2007)
2004 International Innovative Dissertation Award for Developing New Dimensions
in Scholarship. Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
Reference: D-Lib Magazine, September 2004 V.10(9), ISSN 1082-9873
2002 Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society
2000 Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
PUBLICATIONS
BOOKS
(When two dates are listed, the second date refers to the paperback publication)
Koen, Benjamin D. (2009/2011). Beyond the Roof of the World: Music, Prayer, and Healing in
the Pamir Mountains. New York: Oxford University Press.
Koen, Benjamin D., editor. (2008/2011) The Oxford Handbook of Medical Ethnomusicology.
New York: Oxford University Press.
Online: Koen, Benjamin D. (2009). Beyond the Roof of the World: Music, Prayer, and Healing
in the Pamir Mountains. New York: Oxford University Press. Oxford Scholarship
Online, Oxford University Press.
http://oup-live-test.ingenta.com/oso/public/content/music/9780195367744/toc.html
BOOK CHAPTERS
Koen, Benjamin D. (2012). “The Maddoh Tradition of Badakhshan.” In Music of Central
Asia: An Introduction, ed. Theodore Levin and Elmira Köchümkulova. Bishkek,
Kyrgyzstan: University of Central Asia (357-369).
Koen, Benjamin D. (2008/2011). “Music-Prayer-Meditation Dynamics in Healing. In The Oxford
Handbook of Medical Ethnomusicology, ed. Benjamin Koen. New York: Oxford
University Press.
Koen, Benjamin D., Michael Bakan, Fred Kobylarz, Lindee Morgan, Rachel Goff, Sally Kahn,
Megan Bakan. (2008/2011). “Personhood Consciousness: A Child-Ability Centered
Approach to Socio-Musical Healing and Autism Spectrum ‘Disorders.’” In The Oxford
Handbook of Medical Ethnomusicology, ed. Benjamin D. Koen. New York: Oxford
University Press.
Koen, Benjamin D., Gregory Barz, and Kenneth Brummel-Smith. (2008/2011). “Confluence of
Consciousness in Music, Medicine, and Culture.” In The Oxford Handbook of Medical
Ethnomusicology, ed. Benjamin D. Koen. New York: Oxford University Press.
Locke, Kevin and Benjamin D. Koen (2008/2011). “The Lakota Hoop Dance as Medicine for
Social Healing.” In The Oxford Handbook of Medical Ethnomusicology, ed. Benjamin D.
Koen. New York: Oxford University Press.
ARTICLES
Koen, Benjamin D. (in preparation). “Saying, Wearing, and Consuming Prayers as Medicine.”
Medical Anthropology Quarterly.
Koen, Benjamin D. (in preparation). “The Medical Humanities in China: Traditions and
Contemporary Practice.”
Koen, Benjamin D. (in preparation). “Persian Mystical Poetry in Health and Healing.” Journal
for Poetry Therapy.
Koen, Benjamin D. (In Press). “My Heart Opens and My Spirit Flies: Musical Exemplars of
Psychological Flexibility in Health and Healing” Ethos 41.2.
Koen, Benjamin D. (In Press). “Poetic Heritage and Memory: Musical Meditations,
Transcendence, and Healing Words in the Museum of the Mind.” Beijing: Commercial
Press.
Koen, Benjamin D. (In Press). “Music: Tajikistan” Encyclopaedia Iranica. Costa Mesa: Mazda
Publishers.
Koen, Benjamin D. (In Press). “Music-Healing Discourse and the Ontology of Oneness.”
Humanities International. Xiamen University Press.
Koen, Benjamin D. (2012). “Poetic Heritage and Memory: Musical Meditations, Transcendence,
and Healing Words in the Museum of the Mind.” Proceedings from the International
Symposium—Heritage, Tourism, and Museums: New Perspectives from Anthropology.
Xiamen University, China.
Koen, Benjamin D. (2011). “Sound-Prayer-Meditation Dynamics in Health and Healing.”
International Journal of Social Science and Humanity. Vol.1(4): 266-268.
Koen, Benjamin D. (2009) Review of: Caton, Margaret L. 2008. Hafez. 'Erfan and Music as
Interpreted by Ostad Morteza Varzi. Bibliotheca Iranica. Performing Arts Series #7.
Costa Mesa: Mazda Publishers. Journal of Iranian Studies. 42(5):783-789.
Bakan, Michael, Benjamin D. Koen, Fred Kobylarz, Lindee Morgan, Rachel Goff, Sally Kahn,
and Megan Bakan. (2008). “Saying Something Else: Improvisation and Facilitative Music-
Play in a Medical Ethnomusicology Program for Children on the Autism Spectrum.”
College Music Symposium 48:1-31.
Bakan, Michael, Benjamin D. Koen, Fred Kobylarz, Lindee Morgan, Rachel Goff, Sally Kahn,
and Megan Bakan. (2008) “Following Frank: Response-Ability and the Co-Creation of
Culture in a Medical Ethnomusicology Program for Children on the Autism Spectrum”
Ethnomusicology. 52(2): 162-202.
Koen, Benjamin. 2007. “Musical Mastery and the Meditative Mind Via the GAP—‘Guided
Attention Practice’” American Music Teacher. 56(6):12-15.
Koen, Benjamin. 2007. “Music and the Power of Balance” In Our Musical World: Creative
Insights into a Planet's Cultural Diversity, Naylor and Naylor, 428-432. Ann Arbor:
Visions and Vibrations International.
Koen, Benjamin. 2007. “Jazz, Race, and American Identity” In Our Musical World: Creative
Insights into a Planet's Cultural Diversity. Naylor and Naylor, 494-497. Ann Arbor:
Visions and Vibrations International.
Koen, Benjamin. 2007. “Inside the Musician’s World: Benjamin Koen—Reliance” In Our
Musical World: Creative Insights into a Planet's Cultural Diversity., Naylor and Naylor,
432-434. Ann Arbor: Visions and Vibrations International.
Koen, Benjamin D. 2006. Musical Healing in Eastern Tajikistan: Transforming Stress and
Depression Through Falak Performance. Asian Music. 37(2) 58-83.
Koen, Benjamin D. 2005. “Medical Ethnomusicology in the Pamir Mountains: Music and Prayer
in Healing.” Ethnomusicology, 49(2): 287-311.
Koen, Benjamin. 2004. “Embodiment, Metaphor, and Meaning in the Devotional
Music and Poetry of Badakhshan, Tajikistan.” Studies on Persianate Societies, vol. 2:101- 13.
Koen, Benjamin, ed. 2004. Medical Ethnomusicology and Integrative Research (9 Volume
Compilation Series). Florida State University College of Music, 2004. (Sound
Recording).
Koen, Benjamin. 2003. “The Spiritual Aesthetic In Badakhshani Devotional Music.” The World
of Music, 45(3):77-90.
Koen, Benjamin. 2003. “Meaning and the Performance Process of Maddoh Devotional Music.”
Fonus, 5:112-118. Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
Koen, Benjamin. 1998. “Ben Koen and the Unity Ensemble: A Commentary.” Arts Dialogue, 46.
Koen, Benjamin. 1995. “Review of the Music of Composer Lasse Thorensen.” Arts Dialogue, 32
(2-3).
KEYNOTE ADDRESSES / PRESENTATIONS
2011 Presentation & Performance. “Personhood Consciousness and Musical Healing:
Co-Creating a Culture of Learning and Health Beyond the Pale of Epilepsy”
International Epilepsy Care Day Conference. Hospital 174, Xiamen, China. (June 28).
2006 “Music and Healing in Cultural and Clinical Contexts”
Flute Summit: Health and Healing Traditions from the Americas
Florida State University (Oct. 13)
2005 “Mystical Poetry of Molana Jalál al Din Rumi, Introduction, Recitation, and Translation”
(from Persian to English).
Whirling Dervishes of Rumi, Sufi Music & Performance (world-renowned music
ensemble and ceremonial performers from Turkey).
Ruby Diamond Auditorium, FSU (March 1, 2005).
2004 “Medical Ethnomusicology”
Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society
Annual Chapter Meeting, Florida State University (March 24).
PAPERS / PRESENTATIONS
2012 “Poetic Heritage and Memory: Musical Meditations, Transcendence, and Healing Words
in the Museum of the Mind.” International Symposium—Heritage, Tourism, and
Museums: New Perspectives from Anthropology. Xiamen University, China (June 3).
2011 “New Approaches in Medical Anthropology and Music: Advancing Knowledge,
Serving Society, Benefiting People” (June 19). A Symposium of the Development of
Anthropology and Ethnology in Southeast China: In Honor of The 110th Anniversary of
the Birth of Professor Lin Huixiang. Xiamen University, Xiamen, China (June 19).
2011 “Healing Exemplars of Flexibility in Music, Poetry, and Place”
Crossing Boundries: A Symposium and Concert in Honor of Margarita Mazo.
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (May 7).
2010 “New Discoveries in the Art and Science of Music, Meditation, and Healing”
Lecture Series, Xiamen University Art Department, Xiamen, China (Dec. 14).
2010 “New Approaches in Anthropology: The Five Factors of Music, Flexibility, Health, and
Healing. International Humanities Forum. Xiamen University, Xiamen, China
(Nov.4).
2009 Guest Speaker: “Mystical Poetry of Molana Jalál al Din Rumi, Introduction, Ney
Performance, Recitation, and Translation” (from Persian to English).
Lee Hall Auditorium, Florida A&M University (February 14).
2008 Panel Chair: “Medical Ethnomusicology, Music, and Spirituality: Unity in Diversity
Approaches to Social Transformation, Healing, and Health” (Sponsored by the
Association for Medical Ethnomusicology Special Interest Group). 53rd Annual Meeting
of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Middletown (Oct. 25).
Presentation: “Healing Racism, Music Education’s Role.”
2008 Panel Chair: Music and Healing. 53rd Annual Meeting of the Society for
Ethnomusicology, Middletown (Oct. 27).
2008 Invited Presenter: Mind-Body-Spirit Medicine Training for Physicians: Contributions,
Considerations, and Questions from Medical, Cognitive, and Applied Ethnomusicology.
Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare (Oct. 2).
2007 Panel Chair: Ethnomusicologists at Work (Annual Panel for the Applied
Ethnomusicology Section). 52nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology,
Columbus (Oct. 29).
Presentation: “Ontology of Oneness and Possibilities in Ethnomusicology”
2007 “Musical-Spiritual Healing Beyond the Oxus River”. Conference: Iran, Beyond the
Islamic Republic. Florida State University (Mar. 15).
2007 “WoMPIT-ing in the E-WoMP: Exploratory Methods of Improvisational Music-Play in a
Medical Ethnomusicology Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.”
Michael Bakan, Benjamin Koen, Fred Kobylarz, Lindee Morgan, Rachel Goff, Sally
Kahn, Megan Bakan. Society for Ethnomusicology Southeast/Caribbean Chapter
Regional Meeting, Athens, GA. (Mar. 17).
2007 Invited Speaker/Flute Performance: “Rumi's Teachings of Love and Tolerance,” by
Majid Naini, FSU College of Medicine / Middle East Center. (Jan. 29).
2006 Invited Speaker: FSU Students for Tolerance and Dialogue Group—5th Annual Interfaith
Dialogue Meeting. Florida State University (Oct. 12).
2006 Panel Chair and Organizer: “Exploring the Roles and Transformations of Space and Place
in Music, Health, and Healing.” 51st Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology,
Honolulu (Nov. 16).
Presentation: “Co-Creating Culture in the Exploratory World Music Playground:
A Child-Ability Centered Approach to Autism Spectrum ‘Disorders’”
Benjamin Koen, Michael Bakan, Fred Kobylarz, Lindee Morgan, Rachel Goff, Sally
Kahn, Megan Bakan
2006 “Child-Ability Centered Integrative Music Approach to Autism Spectrum ‘Disorders’”
Rachel Goff, Sally Kahn, Lindee Morgan Michael Bakan, Benjamin Koen, Fred
Kobylarz, Megan Bakan
Annual Meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Miami (Nov. 18).
2006 Conference Co-organizer with Professor Eva Amsler: Flute Summit: Health and Healing
Traditions from the Americas
College of Music, Florida State University (Oct. 13-15)
Panel Organizer and Chair: “Flute and Metaphor in Cross-cultural Perspectives”
Performance: Opening Concert with Leon Anderson and Rodney Jordan
Lecture/Workshop Presentations:
• “Flute, Prayer, Meditation, and Healing in World Cultures and Applied Practice”
• “Flute and Poetry Therapy, Beyond the Metaphor”
• “Flute and Drum Improvisations”
2006 “Together!: World Music Play, Response-ability, and the Co-Creation of Culture in a
Medical Ethnomusicology Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.”
Michael B. Bakan, Benjamin Koen, Fred Kobylarz, Lindee Morgan, Sally Kahn, Rachel
Goff, Megan Bakan
Society for Ethnomusicology Southeast/Caribbean Chapter Regional Meeting, Boone,
N.C. (Feb. 18).
2005 Panel Chair and Organizer: “Medical Ethnomusicology II: Music, Health, and Healing in
Cultural and Clinical Contexts.” 50th Annual Meeting of the Society for
Ethnomusicology, Atlanta (Nov. 16).
Presentation: “Cognitive Flexibility and Religious Coping: Transforming Stress and
Depression Through Falak Performance.”
2005 Invited Speaker: “The Physiology and Spirituality of Music and Healing: Cognitive
Flexibility and Transformational Consciousness.” Healing Arts Alliance Lecture Series,
Tallahassee (July 5).
2004 Panel Chair and Organizer: “Medical Ethnomusicology: Music, Health, and Healing in
Cultural and Clinical Contexts.”
49th Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Tucson (Nov. 6).
Presentation: “Physiology and Spirituality: Balancing the Culture and Science of
Healing.”
2004 Symposium Co-Organizer with Kenneth Brummel-Smith, M.D.: Music, Medicine, &
Culture: Medical Ethnomusicology and Global Perspectives on Health & Healing.
Inaugural Symposium on Medical Ethnomusicology
College of Music, Florida State University (Oct. 9-10).
Plenary Research Presentation: “Music-Prayer Dynamics and Stress Modulation in the
Pamir Mountains and Beyond.”
Workshop Presentation: Cognitive Flexibility, Entrainment, and Embeingment:
Musical Processes for Prevention and Cure.
2004 "Music, Prayer, and Healing on the Roof of the World"
Cawthon Colloquium, Florida State University (February 13).
2003 “Vision, Enactment, Purpose and Human Interaction.”
48th Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology (October 4).
2003 “Integrative Approaches in Ethnomusicological Research: Toward a Harmony of
Ethnographic and Scientific Methods.” Lectures In Musicology, Ohio State University,
College of the Arts, School of Music (February 10).
2002 Society for Medical Anthropology Panel Chair: Religion and Spirit; Health and Healing
Presentation: “Mystical Intercession and Preventive Practice: A Semiotic Perspective of
Music-Prayer Healing.”
101st Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. New Orleans,
Louisiana (November 24).
2002 “Formation and Transformation of Identity: the Roles of Music, Culture, and Devotion.”
Annual Meeting, Professional Association for Mental Health Professionals
Davison, Michigan (November 16).
2002 “Proposing a Culturally-Sensitive Model for Music Therapy: A Contribution from
Ethnomusicology.” (2-hour presentation/workshop)
4th Annual Conference of the American Music Therapy Association
Atlanta, Georgia (November 3).
2002 “Devotional, Musical Healing in the Pamir Mountains: Toward a Holistic Approach for
Medical Ethnomusicology.”
47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology
Estes Park, Colorado (October 24).
2002 “The Embodiment of Local Symbol and Metaphor in the Music, Prayer, and Poetry of
Badakhshan, Tajikistan.”
3rd Annual Central Eurasian Studies Society
Madison, Wisconsin, (October 19).
2002 “Embodiment, Metaphor, and Meaning in the Devotional Music and Poetry of
Badakhshan, Tajikistan.”
International Conference of the Association for the Study of Persian Societies
Dushanbe, Tajikistan (September 16).
2002 “Devotional Music Workshop”
36th Annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival
The Silk Road: Connecting Cultures, Creating Trust
Washington D.C. (July 2).
2002 “Music-Prayer Dynamics: The Affective Relationship Between Music, Prayer, and
Healing in World Cultures and Daily Life Experience.”
National Conference, One Human Family Workshops Inc.
Columbus, Ohio (May 4).
2002 “Music And Meaning: Shared Experiences of Devotional Music.”
National Conference, One Human Family Workshops Inc.
Columbus, Ohio (May 4).
2002 “Improvisation and Contemporary Performance of Medieval Persian Sufi Poetry in
Badakhshan.”
Society for Ethnomusicology Midwest Chapter Meeting
Indianapolis, Indiana (March 30).
2001 “A Pilot Study of Musical Affect and Heart Rate Response: Considering Culture.”
Cognitive Ethnomusicology Laboratory Opening (Poster Session)
Columbus, Ohio (March 15).
2000 “The Efficacy of Music and Prayer in Stress Reduction and Health Maintenance.”
Society for Ethnomusicology Midwest Chapter Meeting. Chicago, Illinois (March 4)
2000 “A Pilot Study of Music-Prayer Dynamics in Two Geriatric Communities”
Ohio State University School of Music (February 4).
MUSIC PERFORMANCE / COMPOSITION EXPERIENCE
1987-present: I have performed in over forty countries as a soloist, improviser, studio musician,
leader of original jazz and world-jazz ensembles, and member of numerous ensembles,
including a residency in New York City from 1993-1996.
Instrumental Specialization:
Wind: Tenor and soprano saxophones, C and alto flutes, b-flat and bass clarinets.
Chinese xiao, dizi, and xun, Persian ney, Badakhshani ney, Plains-style Native American
flute, Indian bansuri, Peruvian kena, ocarina, and didjeridu.
Drums: West African palago and djembe; Central Asian doira, Middle Eastern daf,
tonbak, and multiple percussion instruments.
Past Member in the ensembles of (selected):
Jazz - David Murray, saxophonist and founder of the World Saxophone Quartet;
Lawrence Butch Morris, composer/conductor; pianists Cecil Taylor, Tete Montiliou, and
D.D. Jackson; bassist William Parker; violinist Billy Bang; drummer Reggie Nicholson;
and The Improvisers’ Collective N.Y.C.
World Music - sitarist José Gualberto; The Ohio State University African Drum
Ensemble; Rusalka, Slavic Folk Chorus; several Latin-jazz, Salsa, Caribbean, and Haitian
ensembles
Choir/Instrumental World Music - Eric Dozier and the National One Human Family
Workshop; Voices of Unity, Columbus Ohio
Other - 1st National Tour of the Broadway show 42nd Street
Performances include appearing with (selected):
Jazz - pianists Cooper Moore, Kim Pensyl, and Hank Marr; guitarists Bern Nix and Rez
Abassi; saxophonists James Spaulding, Hamiet Bluiett, and Doc Holliday; French hornist
David Amram; drummers Dennis Charles, Victor Lewis, Pheeroan Aklaff, Marvin “Buga-
lu” Smith, Leon Anderson, and Susie Ibarra; violinists Jim Nolet, Christian Howes,
and Jason Hwang; trombonists Craig Harris, Frank Lacy, and Joe Fiedler; tubist Bob
Stewart; bassists Fred Hopkins, Santi Debriano, Rodney Jordan, and Roger Hines; and
vocalists Bob Dorough, Jeanette Williams, and Lisa Sokolov.
World Music - master African drummer Babatunde Olatunji; Ngurah Suparta and
Balinese Gamelan Wrhatnala; Sekaa Gong Hanuman Agung Balinese Gamelan
Ensemble; Haiqiong Deng (Chinese zheng and qin).
Symphonic and New Music – Columbus Symphony Orchestra (Ohio); Chris Jonas
Group (New York City).
MUSIC SOUND RECORDINGS (selected)
Koen, Benjamin. 2006. “Healing Light, Dervish Dance.” Flute Summit: Health and Healing
Traditions from the Americas Opening Concert. Sound recording. Florida State University
College of Music.
Ravitz, Ziv, Florian Weber, Jeff Denson, and Ben Koen. 2005. Minsarah, featuring Ben Koen.
sound recording. Tallahassee: GMRecords (limited edition) GMR-93.
Koen, Ben. 1999. Songs From Green Mountain. Sound recording, New York: GMRecords,
GMR-92.
Fiedler, Joe, Ben Koen, and Ed Ware.1998.110 Bridge St. Sound recording. Redwood, NY:
Creative Improvised Music Projects, CIMP-185.
Koen, Ben.1997. Reliance: Ben Koen and the Unity Ensemble. Sound recording. New
York: GMRecords, GMR-91.
Featured in the following Recordings (selected)
Allen, Brett. 2002. Going Places. sound recording. Columbus: Ballentone Music.
Kelly, Daniel. 2000. World. (sound recording). New York: DanKellyMusic.
Parker, William. 1996. Sunrise In The Tone World. sound recording. N.Y.
N.Y.: AUM Fidelity 002/3.
FEATURES
Aspects of my work (research, scholarship, composition, performance, and recordings),
are featured in the following publications and media:
2012: Bakan, Michael. 2012. World Music: Traditions and Transformations. New York:
McGraw-Hill.
2008: Chiang, May May. “Research on Music and Healing in Ethnomusicology and Music
Therapy.” Masters Thesis. University of Maryland, College Park.
2007: Naylor, Michael. 2007. Our Musical World: A Creative Program to Greet Humanity’s
Coming of Age. Ann Arbor: Visions and Vibrations International.
2006: Atkins, E. Taylor. 2006. “Sacred Swing: The Sacralization of Jazz” American Music.
24(4) Winter.
2006: Koen, Ben. 1999. Songs From Green Mountain. Sound recording. New York,
GMRecords, GMR-92.
• Featured on the WOTE program: “Wisdom of the Elders Radio: Series Two. A
Project of Native American Music funded by the National Endowment for the
Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.
http://www.wisdomoftheelders.org/prog202/transcript_sl.htm
2005: Koen, Ben. 1997. Reliance, Ben Koen and the Unity Ensemble. Sound recording, New
York: GMRecords, GMR-91.
• Featured in the video Tiny Seed: Growing Spiritual Children. New York City: Mare
Said, producer.
2005: Koen, Ben, and Joe Fiedler. 1995. Improvisation. New York: unpublished.
Featured in:
• Dans le jardin des beaux arts. CDrom by Sonja van Kerkhoff.
• Interspaces. 1996. Video by Sonja van Kerkhoff.
http://www.sonjavank.com/video.htm
• Crossing. 1996. Video by Sonja van Kerkhoff. http://www.sonjavank.com/video.htm
Benjamin D. Koen CV p. 16
CONCERT ORGANIZER / PRESENTER
2006 Flute Summit: Health and Healing Traditions from the Americas
Co-organizer, Performer, and Presenter
Featuring Kevin Locke, James Pellerite, and Alberto Almarza
College of Music, Florida State University (Oct. 13-15)
2005 Whirling Dervishes of Rumi, Sufi Music and Performance
Co-organizer and Presenter with FSU Association Students for Tolerance and Dialogue
Ruby Diamond Auditorium, College of Music, Florida State University (March 1).
2004 Zafer Tawil: Traditional Folk and Classical Arabic Music
Co-organizer with the FSU Arab Cultural Association and Middle East Center
Lindsay Recital Hall, College of Music, Florida State University (March 23).
2003 Sohale Zolfonoon: Traditional Folk and Classical Persian Music
Organizer and Presenter
Dohnanyi Recital Hall, College of Music, Florida State University (September 28).
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE / ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
2012 Chair, Anthropology Search Committee
Xiamen University College of Humanities, Department of Anthropology
2011-present Multiple presentations for Xiamen University colleagues in several
departments (Medicine, Music, Art, English, and Translation).
2011-present Professional Development Mentor to Junior Faculty
Xiamen University, Department of Anthropology
2008-2009 Past Chair, Association for Medical Ethnomusicology
Society for Ethnomusicology
2007-2008 Co-chair, Association for Medical Ethnomusicology
Society for Ethnomusicology
2007-2008 Local Arrangements Committee Member
Annual Society for Ethnomusicology Southeast/Caribbean Chapter
(SEMSEC)
2007 Founding Member: Social Science Studies of CAM and IM
(Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine)
A Special Interest Group of the Society for Medical Anthropology
2006-2007 Co-chair, Association for Medical Ethnomusicology
Chair and convener of the association’s annual group meeting
Society for Ethnomusicology
2005-2007 Treasurer and Secretary for SEMSEC
Society for Ethnomusicology, Southeast/Caribbean Chapter
2006-2007 Music Technology Committee
College of Music, Florida State University
2006 Panelist, Musicology Abstract Workshop
Society for Musicology, College of Music, Florida State University
2005-2006 Founding Member, convener, and co-chair, Medical Ethnomusicology
Special Interest Group
Society for Ethnomusicology
2005-2008 Krebs Scholar Award Committee for Outstanding Graduate Students
College of Music, Florida State University
2005-2006 Faculty Senate Elections Committee Member
Florida State University
2005-2006 Quality Enhancement Review Sub-committee Member
College of Music, Florida State University
2005-2006 Malcolm Brown Prize Committee Member
College of Music, Florida State University
2004-2005 Faculty Member of SARC (Student Academic Relations Committee)
Florida State University
2004-2005 Teaching and Technology Development Committee
College of Music, Florida State University
2004 Treasurer-elect SEMSEC
Society for Ethnomusicology, Southeast/Caribbean Chapter
2004 Visiting Scholar Organizer
Organizer for the “Krebs Visiting Scholar in Ethnomusicology”
2003-2005 Music Library Committee Member
College of Music, Florida State University
2003-2004 Program Committee Member
Society for Ethnomusicology Southeast/Caribbean Chapter
2003-2010 Faculty Advisor for FSU Student Service Association
Florida State University Student Organization
1999-2000 Graduate Representative to the Musicology Department
School of Music, Ohio State University
1999-2000 Graduate Representative to the Jazz Studies Department
School of Music, Ohio State University
1998-2010 Guest Lectures for School of Music Faculty/Instructors
Schools of Music, Florida State University, Ohio State University
1997-present Executive Producer, Green Mountain Records
SOCIETIES AND ASSOCIATIONS (past and present)
Society For Ethnomusicology, Society For Asian Music, College Music Society,
American Anthropological Association, Society For Medical Anthropology, Social
Science Studies of Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine, Central
Eurasian Studies Society, Association for Medical Ethnomusicology, Association For the
Study of Persianate Societies, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, Phi
Kappa Phi National Honor Society.
COMMUNITY SERVICE
• Pastoral Care Chaplain Search Committee Member, Tallahassee Memorial
Healthcare/Hospital, Tallahassee Florida (2004)
• Community-building educational programs for children, youth, and adults (1996-
present)
• One Human Family Workshops, Inc. (1998-2003)
Social Development and Race Education Programs.
• The Dorothy Baker Regional Training Institute (1996-2002)
Moral Education and Skills-based Training for children, youth, and adults in Ohio,
Michigan, and Indiana.
• I offer presentations for various organizations to contribute to the broader community
in a practical and accessible manner; and to strengthen the link between my research
and interests, the local community and society. These presentations usually concern
the subjects of medical humanities; music, health and healing; self-healing;
meditation; poetry and expressive arts therapy; consultation; human development;
multicultural social dynamics; unity in diversity; education; race, gender, and
identity; jazz, world music, and hand drumming; tai ji and qi gong.
LANGUAGES
English, Persian, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin—spoken, intermediate)