Paul Greene, associate professor of ethnomusicology and integrative arts at Penn State Brandywine, has earned the Society of Ethnomusicology's Klaus Wachsmann Prize for a book he co-edited along with Thomas Porcello titled, "Wired for Sound: Engineering and Technologies in Sonic Cultures." The prize, which is awarded every two years, is given to the best publication in the ethnomusicological study of musical instruments. "Wired for Sound" argues that sound studio technology has ushered in a new age of musical instruments and music-making around the world. The prize was made official at the Society for Ethnomusicology Conference held earlier this month. In accepting the award, Greene thanked Penn State Brandywine for its support. "This volume would not have been possible without the campus' support for my research, and the support of Penn State for my field studies to Nepal," he said.
November 27, 2006