(team) Charlie Lockwood

Acting Director

Charlie Lockwood studied Ethnomusicology at Vanderbilt University, where he explored the music traditions of Ghana, Uganda and South Africa.  In 2006, Charlie conducted field research in Khayelitsha, a township of Cape Town, South Africa, working with youth theater for development activists and learning gumboot or isicathulo dance.  He earned an M.A. in Ethnomusicology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he played the 'ud (Arab short-necked fretless lute) in the UCSB Middle East Ensemble, directed by Dr. Scott Marcus, one of the foremost scholars of the Arab maqamat system.  In July 2010, Charlie traveled to Cairo, Egypt with the UCSB Middle East Ensemble to play a series of concerts at the Cairo Opera House.  At UCSB Charlie performed, studied, and taught a wide array of music and cultural traditions, and now performs in Austin with Atlas Maior and the Austin Global Orchestra, directed by Roberto Riggio.  At Texas Folklife, he writes foundation, corporate, and government grant proposals, and manages grant awards, corporate solicitations, fundraising events, and coordates fiscal sponsorships for unincorporated organizations or individual artists. He also works closely with Texas Folklife's programs including Apprenticeships in the Folk & Traditional Arts, Foodways: A Place at the Table, a statewide survey of Texas food traditions, and Stories from Deep in the Heart youth radio documentary training program, which teaches AISD students and teachers to document their family, community and cultural traditions through audio stories.  For the past several years, Charlie has been coordinating an archival preservation project to organization, digitize and ultimately dessimnate 30 years of Texas Folklife's rich archival holdings.  In 2014 he co-produced Traditional Music of Texas Vol. 1: Fiddle Recordings from the Texas Folklife Archives, a compilation album of digitized audio cassette recordings from Texas Folklife's archive collection.  In 2015 Charlie received the Community Sabbatical Research Award from the University of Texas at Austin Humanities Institute, to research historic and contemporary Texas regional music recordings.  


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