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CHARLES SHARP

Charles Sharp teaches classes in jazz history, world music, and popular music at Cal State Fullerton. He completed the Ph.D. and M.A. in ethnomusicology at UCLA and the B.A. in music and anthropology at San Francisco State University. He leads active careers in teaching, research, and performance. His articles and reviews were published (or will appear) in journals such as the Black Music Research Journal and Journal of the Society for American Music, and he has presented his research at national and international meetings of the Society for Ethnomusicology and International Council for Traditional Music. Sharp’s performances from Southern California to the San Francisco Bay area encompass jazz, clarinet, saxophone, and Chinese classical music. A member of the Chinese Classical Music Society, he has played a wide variety of Asian instruments including the Chinese dizi, xiao, guanzi, suona and others. Sharp has performed with many notable world master musicians from Latin American, Malawi, Korean, Japanese, and African cultures.

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