Prof. Paul Neeley

Paul Neeley, PhD

Senior Professor of Ethnomusicology
African Music Specialist
International Experience: Latin America, Asia, Africa, USA

 

 

 

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, in Ethnomusicology and African Music Studies, University of Ghana, West Africa
  • Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Ethnomusicology, Linguistics, Anthropology), University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, CO  

Academic Experiences 

  • Adjunct Professor, Institute of Worship Studies, Orange Park, FL
  • Adjunct Professor, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX
  • Adjunct Professor, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX
  • Adjunct Professor, Bethel University, Minneapolis, MN
  • Adjunct Professor, Columbia International University, Columbia, SC
  • Guest Professor, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC
  • Guest Professor, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY
  • Teacher, Center for Intercultural Training, Union Mills, NC
  • Consultant and Teacher, YWAM, US and Norway
  • Consultant and Teacher, Lutheran Bible Translators
  • Consultant and Teacher, Frontiers YWAM, US and Norway

Teaching Specializations

  • Ethnomusicology 
  • Music in World Cultures
  • International Music Field Research
  • African Music Studies

Ministry & Professional Experiences

  • President Emeritus and Co-founder, International Council of Ethnodoxologists, www.worldofworship.org
  • Founding member, Global Consultation on Music & Mission
  • Ethnomusicology leader, Wycliffe Bible Translators
  • Global Music Consultant, Lausanne 2010
  • Ethnomusicology Coordinator, Heart Sounds International, www.heart-sounds.org   
  • Ethnomusicology Coordinator, Artists in Christian Testimony   
  • Charter member of the Arts in Mission Taskforce of the World Evangelical Alliance    
  • Charter member of the Music & Arts Taskforce of the International Orality Network    
  • Executive Team member, Global Consultation on Music & Missions,  www.gcommhome.org (primary organizer for 2003 & 2006 events)  
  • Organizer of “Multicultural Worship Celebrations” in Dallas (Spring 2011) 
  • Co-founder, Korean Ethnodoxology Initiative  
  • Nations in Praise Ensemble, Co-founder
  • Wycliffe World Music Band, Co-founder
  • ISHQ global worship ensemble, Co-founder
  • Izibongo global worship ensemble, Co-founder
  • Multicultural, multigenerational worship ensemble at The Crossing Baptist Church
  • Worship Leader at Church of the Resurrection, Dallas, Texas
  • Charter member of Multicultural Worship Leaders Network  
  • Editor of EM News (published by SIL Ethnomusicology Dept)

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    Editor & Founder of EthnoDoxology Journal (published by Artists in Christian Testimony)
  • Partnership with the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
    • Grants Received from CICW (as member of grant committee)
      • Exploring Multicultural Worship in Dallas Churches (2010-2011)
      • Promoting Glocal Worship in Korean-American Churches (2010-2011)
      • A World of [Multicultural] Worship Weekends (2008-2009)
      • Global Consultation on Music & Missions (2002-2003)
    • International Field Research and Teaching through CICW
      • Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh
    • Leadership of Global Worship Track at Calvin Worship Symposium (Jan 2010)
      • Organizing and co-leading 5 seminars on global worship
      • Organizing and co-leading Global Vespers Service
      • Organizing and co-leading half-day seminar on “Introduction to Ethnodoxology” (total of about 16 hours of content)

Publications

  • Frank Fortunato; Paul Neeley; Carol Brinneman, eds.  All the world is singing : glorifying God through the worship music of the nations.  Tyrone, GA : Authentic, 2006.
  • Brian Schrag; Paul Neeley; All the world will worship : helps for developing indigenous hymns.  Duncanville, Tex. : EthnoDoxology Publications, 2005.
  • Paul Neeley and Linda Neeley, Ge̳no̳ Pobo̳ro̳ : Ge̳bono wurubuaare̳ gi ye̳ge̳ mo̳-re̳ anyamese̳ me̳ wo̳ra mo̳. [Huntington Beach, Calif. : Wycliffe Bible Translators, 2001.
  • Paul Neeley, People of the Drum God - Come!  Dallas: SIL International, 2000.
  • Paul Neeley and Frances Kofi. Traditional dance rhythms of Ghana. Vol. I. Everett, PA : HoneyRock, 1997.
  • Paul Neeley, "Rhythms of Life, Songs of Wisdom: Akan Music from Ghana, West Africa." in Ethnomusicology.  41, no. 2, (1997): 323

Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL International) Articles

  • Neeley, Paul , Integrating soft and hard media: indigenous hymnody and visuals , 1994 , Notes on Scripture in Use , Anthropology, Arts and Ethnomusicology
  • Neeley, Paul , Social factors in the acceptance or rejection of indigenous hymns , 1994 , Notes on Scripture in Use , Arts and Ethnomusicology, Sociolinguistics
  • Neeley, Paul , Basic guidelines for adapting written Scriptural texts into song lyrics , 1996 , Notes on Translation , Arts and Ethnomusicology, Translation
  • Neeley, Paul L , People of the drum of God, Come!: Calling the Christians in Cameroon , 1991 , Linguistics
  • Neeley, Paul and Abdullai Seidu , Pressing patrons with proverbs: Talking drums at the Tamale markets , 1995 , Notes on Anthropology , Anthropology, Arts and Ethnomusicology
  • Neeley, Paul , Review of: Parallel worlds: an anthropologist and a writer encounter Africa, by Alma Gottlieb and Philip Graham , 1997 , Notes on Anthropology , Anthropology
  • Neeley, Paul , Review of: Drums: The heartbeat of Africa, Esther A. Dagan, editor , 1998 , Ethnomusicology , Arts and Ethnomusicology
  • Neeley, Paul , Review of: Rhythms of life, songs of wisdom: Akan music from Ghana, West Africa, [compact disc], by Roger Vetter , 1997 , Ethnomusicology , Arts and Ethnomusicology
  • Neeley, Paul , Review of: African Rhythm: a northern Ewe perspective, by Kofi Agawu , 1997 , EM News , Arts and Ethnomusicology
  • Neeley, Paul , GCOWE report , 1997 , EM News , Arts and Ethnomusicology
  • Neeley, Paul , Review of: The rough guide to world music, Simon Boughton and others, editors , 1997 , EM News , Arts and Ethnomusicology
  • Neeley, Paul, Sue Hall and Mary Hendershott , When I heard these songs, tears came to my eyes: The Vagla Scripture-Song Workshop (Ghana, March, 1997) , 1998 , EM News , Arts and Ethnomusicology, Language Program Management
  • Neeley, Paul , Review of: Yoruba dundun music and Yoruba bata music, by Muraina Oyelami , 1995 , EM News , Arts and Ethnomusicology
  • Neeley, Paul , Interview with Prof. J. H. K. Nketia , 1997 , EM News , Anthropology, Arts and Ethnomusicology
  • Neeley, Paul , Drumming and freedom of worship: Praising God as civil disobedience , 1997 , EM News , Arts and Ethnomusicology
  • Neeley, Paul , Review of: Voices of the world: an anthology of vocal expression [compact disc], by Chant du Monde , 1998 , EM News , Arts and Ethnomusicology, Vernacular Media
  • Neeley, Paul , Review of: a study on the relevancy of ethnomusicology in [a certain mission], by Barbara L. Fisk , 1998 , EM News , Arts and Ethnomusicology
  • Neeley, Paul , Old styles in contemporary contexts: the revitalization of traditional music through the Buem churches of Ghana , 1995 , EM News , Arts and Ethnomusicology
  • Neeley, Paul , Discourse peak and poetic closure in the final stanza of a talking drum performance , 1994 , Journal of West African Languages , Linguistics, Translation
  • Institute of African Studies Research Review 9/10, Supplement No. 12: G.I.L.L.B.T. Academic Seminar Week: Proceedings of 1995 Seminar , 1997 , Institute of African Studies Research Review , Anthropology, Community Development, Arts and Ethnomusicology, Linguistics
  • Neeley, Paul , Drumming and Freedom of Worship or Praising God as Civil Disobedience , 2000 , Institute of African Studies Research Review , Anthropology, Arts and Ethnomusicology
  • Institute of African Studies Research Review, Supplement No. 14: G.I.L.L.B.T. Academic Seminar Week: Proceedings of 1996/97 Seminars , 2000 , Institute of African Studies Research Review , Anthropology, Arts and Ethnomusicology, Linguistics, Literacy and Education
  • Neeley, Paul , Social factors in the acceptance or rejection of indigenous hymnody , 1995 , Institute of African Studies Research Review , Arts and Ethnomusicology
  • Neeley, Paul , Gonja cloth of Northern Ghana , 1995 , Institute of African Studies Research Review , Arts and Ethnomusicology
  • Neeley, Paul , Dancing in the streets, fire on the threshold: Liminality in the Dagomba fire festival , 1995 , Institute of African Studies Research Review , Anthropology
  • Neeley, Paul , Pressing patrons with proverbs: Talking drums at the Tamale markets , 1995 , Institute of African Studies Research Review , Arts and Ethnomusicology, Linguistics
  • EM News, Vol. 6, No. 1 , 1997 , EM News , Arts and Ethnomusicology, Scripture Use
  • EM News, Vol. 7, No. 4 , 1998 , EM News , Arts and Ethnomusicology, Scripture Use
  • EM News, Vol. 7, No. 1 , 1998 , EM News , Arts and Ethnomusicology, Language Program Management, Scripture Use