Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol is a full-time faculty member at the New England Conservatory. He actively delivers papers and talks at academic conferences such as International Conference on Analytical Approaches to World Music, Society for Ethnomusicology and Sohbet-i Osmaniye series at Harvard University. Sanlıkol’s first book, entitled The Musician Mehters, about the organization and the music of the Ottoman Janissary Bands has been published during 2011 in English by The ISIS Press and in Turkish by Yapı Kredi Yayınları. His second book, entitled Reform, Notation and Ottoman music in Early 19th Century Istanbul: EUTERPE, was published by Routledge in 2023. Currently, he is also the director of New England Conservatory’s Intercultural Institute.

Purchase Çalıcı Mehterler (2nd edition) as eBook from Kobo or D&R — the album accompanying The Musician Mehters/Çalıcı Mehterler can now be streamed on all digital platforms: listen to it on Spotify

Purchase Reform, Notation and Ottoman music in Early 19th Century Istanbul: EUTERPE as Hardback or eBook from Routledge

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