Claude Dauphin

Claude Dauphin is a musicologist and professor emeritus at Université du Québec à Montréal. Born in Gonaïves, Haiti, he studied in Port-au-Prince and pursued his university education in Quebec and Europe. Dauphin is the author of renowned books and over 100 scientific articles on 18th-century European music and how its identity changed in the Americas when it came into contact with African and Native American cultures, and on musical education in general. In addition to his typology of Haitian Vodou ritual music (Musique du vaudou : fonctions, structure et styles [1987]), he has also published the most important study on the emergence of identity markers in Haitian art music: Histoire du style musical d’Haïti (Montreal, Mémoire d’encrier, 2014). Dauphin is the founder of the Société de recherche et de diffusion de la musique haïtienne (SRDMH). There he continues the work of researching and promoting classical music from his country of origin.

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