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Peter Row

Peter Row

Sitarist and ethnomusicologist Peter Row performed as a solo recitalist throughout North America and India, making numerous concert, radio, and television appearances. A former president of the Northeast Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology, he was widely published and lectured about Indian music across the U.S. and abroad. Row served as dean of New England Conservatory from 1983 to 1990 and provost from 1990 to 1996 and again from 2000 to 2004. He remained a vital part of the NEC faculty until his death in 2018. Row was posthumously awarded an honorary doctorate from NEC in May 2018 for his long-standing and significant contributions to the music world and the NEC community.

B.M., M.M., D.M., Prayag Sangit Samiti, Allahabad, India, where he received the Gold Medal in the B.M. Merit List exams and the Silver Medal in the M.M. Merit List exams. Studies at Rabindra Bharati University, Calcutta. Graduate of Harvard University’s Management Development Program. Recipient of JDR Third Fund Fellowship for Doctoral Studies (1971–1973) and Smithsonian travel grant to India (1982). Former research associate at Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Photo by Andrew Hurlbut

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