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Amelia Ingram is an educator,
multi-instrumentalist, and ethnomusicologist. She primarily studies the music
and culture of Trinidad and has performed steel pan, flute and latin
percussion in Trinidad and the U.S. Her musical interests also extend to
Venezuela, North Africa and Spain.
Amelia has performed with Rebuscar, Robert Munro Among Friends, Petrotrin
Invaders and Moods Pan Groove steel bands, and has taught courses and
workshops on steel pan, parang, Trinidadian carnival and interdisciplinary
writing. She currently teaches and performs in New York City. Amelia
graduated from the University of North Texas and the University of Florida,
where she completed her M.M. Thesis entitled “The Petrotrin Invaders: A
Trinidadian Steel Band and its Relationship to Calypso, Soca, and the
Recording Industry.” In 2002-2003, she received a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct
dissertation research on Spanish Creole culture and parang in Trinidad. She is a doctoral candidate in
ethnomusicology at Wesleyan University.