(team) Charlie Lockwood

Programs & Development 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, and fundraising events. He also works closely with Texas Folklife's 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. 


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