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 book, entitled The Musician Mehters, about the organization and the music of the so-called “Ottoman Janissary Bands” has been published during 2011 in English by The ISIS press and in Turkish by Yapı Kredi Yayınları. He is now working on his next publication which will feature his transcriptions and analyses of classical Ottoman-Turkish and Ottoman-Greek vocal music notated in Byzantine neumes during the early 19th century.

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