Adjunct, Alaska Native Music
Paul Krejci holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). His research combines the disciplines of music and anthropology and examines musicultural change and early musical processes of globalization among indigenous cultures of northern Alaska and northwestern Canada during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. His ethnohistorical studies also include current ethnomusicological fieldwork focusing on the state of present-day indigenous musical forms.
Krejci teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music history and theory. He has also worked as a staff accompanist and has taught courses for the UAF Music Department on indigenous Alaskan and circumpolar music (MUS 223), general world music, (MUS 124), music appreciation (MUS 123), and the history of popular music (MUS 122). He is also organizing and interpreting the archival documents of the late Dr. Thomas Johnston, the UAF Department of Music resident ethnomusicologist until 1994.
Krejci holds both Masters and Bachelors degrees in Piano Performance and Philosophy from the University of Sydney and UAF. He is active as a solo pianist, piano accompanist, piano teacher, and studio musician. As a keyboardist, Krejci performed, composed, and arranged for the local progressive rock band <ethos> and leads the instrumental groups QuasiPseudo and Kale experimenting in fusion styles including jazz, funk, rock, hiphop, classical, and world music. He has composed, arranged, and produced music for television and film and was an Alaska Public Radio Network Song of the Year Winner in the Instrumental Category in 2004.