Contact & Location


Lionel Hampton School of Music

Physical Address:
Corner of Blake & W. Sweet Ave.
PHONE: 208-885-6231
FAX: 208-885-7254

Mailing Address:
Lionel Hampton School of Music
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015

Interdisciplinary Research Opportunities

"Along with my study abroad course, the hope is to get support for all researchers to go to Ghana this summer to conduct publishable qualitative and quantitative research."  -Barry Bilderback

Familial, Ceremonial, and Musical Patterns in Ghana's Homowo Festival Celebrations

While in Africa, Barry Bilderback along with Samantha Ramsay, Asst. Professor (Family and Consumer Sciences), Bridget Kesewah Egyir , M.A. candidate (Family and Consumer Sciences), and Isaiah Owusu Gyan Ph.D. candidate (Chemistry) will be working on a collaborative  research project discussing the link between cultural traditions, nutritional practices, meals/libation cycles, and musical practices during the Ghanaian Ga ethnic group's Homowo Festival. To date, many of the details of the Homowo Festival are "understudied," as are the links between the celebration's traditional activities, timelines, and cycles.

In addition to this research, he hopes to encourage other researchers to come on the three-week experience and work on their own focus.

For more information contact Barry Bilderback: