J. Marshall Bevil, Ph.D.
Historical and Systematic Musicology
7918 Millbrook Drive     Houston, Texas, U.S.A.   77095
Telephone  (U.S. / 281) 859-5965   Cellular (U.S. / 713) 419-6829  Fax (U.S. / 281) 550-8667



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GENERAL MUSIC / MUSICIANSHIP, EAR TRAINING, THEORY, APPRECIATION - Three degrees in music, with twenty-six years of teaching experience at the collegiate, secondary, and elementary levels. Expertise in the pre- and non-literate, as well as the standard literate, musical processes and traditions.

ETHNOMUSICOLOGY / AMERICAN MUSIC - 1) Folk music of the American Southern Uplands and the British Isles.
and dissertation abstracts available online; see also online list of  publications and presentations;  2) Music in its social contexts - see both dissertation abstract and full online text of paper on music associated with the Titanic disaster.

HISTORICAL MUSICOLOGY - College-level teaching experience in general undergraduate music history / literature. British composers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, especially Vaughan Williams and Delius (see list of publications and presentations).

SYSTEMATIC MUSICOLOGY - 1) Computer applications, especially the design and use of software for comparative melodic analysis both in academic research and in forensic musicological investigations; 2) Music and language, especially relationships between oral-aural musical and verbal traditions, and linguistic approaches to the study of music (doctoral minor in English, including training in linguistics; see also dissertation abstract and forensic musicology pages 1 and 2). 

TEACHER-TRAINING - Twenty-four years of experience in pubic school music education, interdisciplinary curriculum writing, and inservice presentations.



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Ph.D., Musicology, University of North Texas, 1984; dissertation: "Centonization and Concordance in the American Southern Uplands Folksong Melody."  Minor: English, with concentration in linguistics and the history of the language.

Texas Education Agency Certification in Music (All-Level), University of Houston, 1983.

M.Mus., Musicology, University of North Texas, 1973; thesis: "The Welsh Crwth, Its History, and Its Genealogy." Minor in music theory, with concentration in analysis.

B.Mus., cum laude, Vocal Performance / Sacred Music, Oklahoma Baptist University, 1970. Minor in piano.



music specialist, Houston Independent School District, 1980 - present (teaching, curriculum writing, inservice presentation)

string teacher in private lesson program, Spring Branch Independent School District,

independent writer, lecturer, performer, investigative assistant, and forensic musicologist, 1976 - present

lecturer and performer, Young Audiences of Houston, 1979-1980

summer music history faculty, University of North Texas, 1976

research assistant in musicology, University of Texas at Dallas, 1974-1976

doctoral teaching fellow, music history and literature, University of North Texas, 1974-1976

support staff, music and general academics, Houston Independent School District, 1977-1980

student assistant / tutor, Department of Music Theory, Oklahoma Baptist University, 1967-1970




2004 National Intellectual Property Directory (New York: American Lawyer Media, 2004).

2005 Directory of Expert Witnesses and Consultants / Southeastern (New York: American Lawyer Media, 2005).

Community Leaders of America, fourteenth edition (Raleigh, NC: American Biographical Institute, 1991).

Computing in Musicology: A Directory of Research (Menlo Park, CA: Center for Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities, 1990).

Dictionary of International Biography, twenty-third edition (Cambridge: International Biographical Centre, 1994).

Directory of Computer Assisted Research in Musicology (Menlo Park, CA: Center for Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities, 1985-1991).

Five Thousand Personalities of the World, third edition (Raleigh, NC: American Biographical Institute, 1991).

The International Directory of Distinguished Leadership, third edition (Raleigh, NC: American Biographical Institute, 1991).

The International Register of Profiles, tenth edition (Cambridge: International Biographical Centre, 1990).

The International Who's Who in Music, twelfth edition (Cambridge: International Biographical Centre, 1990).

The International Who's Who of Contemporary Achievement, fourth edition (Raleigh, NC: American Biographical Institute, 1997).

Men of Achievement, fifteenth edition (Cambridge: International Biographical Centre, 1992).

Personalities of America, sixth edition (Raleigh, NC: American Biographical Institute, 1992).

Texas Hall of Fame, first edition (Englewood, NJ: Publishers Plus, 1996).

Two Thousand Notable American Men, Second Illustrated Edition (Raleigh: American Biographical Society, 1994).

Who's Who in the South and Southwest, twenty-second edition (Wilmette, IL: Marquis Who's Who, 1990).

Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America, fourth edition (Wilmette, IL: Marquis Who's Who, 1992).