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Forensic Musicology

For Further Information

As a public service, the AMS keeps contact information for people who offer forensic and legal services concerned with music (including appraisals and copyright infringement). The list given here is not exhaustive and not ranked; let the user beware. Names marked with an asterisk (*) are members of the American Musicological Society. (If you would like to be included in this list, send a note to the AMS accordingly.)

*Joe Bennett, Ph.D.
Berklee College of Music; Joe Bennett Music Services

*Durand R. Begault Ph.D.
Audio Forensic Center, Charles M. Salter Associates, Inc., 130 Sutter Street, Suite 500 San Francisco, CA, 94104.

*Kevin Byrnes
841 Stratford Ave., Elmhurst, Il 60126

*Denise Carver, Ph.D., Esq.
West Hollywood, California
(310) 351-7907

*Jeff S. Dailey, PhD
Greater New York Chapter of the American Musicological Society

Joanna Demers
Department of Music History and Literature, University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0851

*Murray Dineen
Department of Music, University of Ottawa

*Lawrence Ferrara, Ph.D.
Department of Music and Performing Arts, New York University

*Judith Finell
LA: (310) 301-3338 / NY: (914) 779-8881
fax: (310) 301-3339

*Robert Fink
Department of Musicology, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music,

*Denise Gallo, Ph.D.
Washington DC

Kent Gibson
323-851-9900, Mobile 213-300-0400
3251 Oakley Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068

Brady Groscost

Richard L. Green
Los Angeles area

Arthur Gottschalk, DMA
Rice University, Houston TX

Dr. Garrett Hecker
         Santa Fe College, Gainesville, Fla.

Richard King
University of Maryland

*Kim H. Kowalke
Scottsville, NY

*Melanie Lowe
Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

*Brian McBrearty
Pleasanton, CA (SF Bay area)
Tel: (212) 217-9512

Gayle Murchison
Department of Music, Ewell Hall Room 267 PO Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

Hank Reynolds

Andrea Rush
110 Bloor St West 1104
Toronto Ontario
(416) 826-2643

*Eleanor Selfridge-Field
Consulting Professor, Music & Symbolic Systems, CCARH, Braun Music Center #129
541 Lasuen, M.S. 3076, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-3076

Steve Smolian
Frederick, MD (appraisals expert)

*Alexander Stewart, Ph.D.
Music Department, University of Vermont

Nik Taylor, PhD, Historian
History Associates Incorporated
300 North Stonestreet Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850-1655
Tel: (301) 279-9697  Fax: 301-279-9224

Tim Taylor
Department of Music, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027

Stephen Valdez, Ph.D.
Chair, Dept. of Musicology/Ethnomusicology, School of Music, University of Georgia
250 River Road, Athens Ga 30602

*Robert Walser
Dept. of Musicology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1623

Sandy Wilbur
252 Seventh Ave., Suite 17G
New York, NY 10001
phone: 212-217-2566    fax: 212-217-2567