IV Creative Studio
Alice A. Martin women’s creative studio

In 2016-2017 the University received another new workshop, the 4th creative workshop bearing the name of Alice A. Martin, which was founded with the donations of American Maecenases Rex and Alice Martins. The Martins are direct heirs of the American Corporation NIBCO, having a centennial history, and they govern the mentioned corporation presently. Their charity foundation implements charitable activities in many directions. Support of Alice A. Martin women’s creative studio is their first project implemented in Georgia. Young ethnomusicologist Teona Rukhadze.

29.01.1982. Ethnomusicologist, Doctor of Arts, specialist at the Georgian Folk Music Department of Tbilisi State Conservatoire, lecturer of the Conservatoire, coordinator at the archive and Library of the State Folklore Centre of Georgia. In 2008-2012 was a presenter at FolkRadio and author of several programs, has participated in National and International scientific conferences, participates in folk music expeditions, ethnomusicological projects and presentations.

Rukhadze’s basic works:

Issues of Chiboni performance (2015). managadze khatuna (ed.) Problems of Folk and Church Music Performance I: 335-349. Batumi: publishing og Batumi Art University (in Georgian, with English summary).

Georgian Wedding Music – Tradition and Modernity. (2015). Kavtaradze marina (editor-in-chief). GOSJ: Musicology and Culturology; reviewed online scientific journal. Tbilisi: V. Sarajishvili State Conservatoire #1 (11): 60-63 (in English).

Tradition and novelty in folk music of Keda District (basing on the 2013 field expedition materials from Achara). (2014). Chichileishvili Maia (ed.) Culture and Art: Tradition and Contemporaneity VI: 92-93. Batumi: Batumi Art University (in Georgian with English summary).

Wedding song to be sung when walking around the hearth in East Georgia (2011). Kavtaradze Marina (editor-in-chief). GOSJ: Musicology and Culturology; reviewed online scientific journal. Tbilisi: V. Sarajishvili State Conservatoire #1 (11): 32-46 (in Georgian with English and Russian summaries).

Wedding music and traditions among the Georgians outside Georgia (Pereydani, Saingilo, Shavshet-Imerkhevi and Lazeti). (2010) Tsurtsumia, Rusudan and Bakradze, Keti (EDS) Issues of Musicology. Proceedings of Doctoral Students: 51-62. Tbilisi: Tbilisi state Conservatoire (in Georgian with English summary).

Georgian-Abkhazian Musical Parallels (on the example of wedding songs). (2010). Collection of Conference materials, First International Scientific Conference of Master and Doctoral Students Art Science, Practice, Management: 163-272. Tbilisi: Shota Rustaveli Theater and Film Georgia State University, Kentavri publishing (in English).

Acharan-Shavshetian Groomsmen’s Songs (2008). Tsurtsumia, Rusudan and Jordania, Joseph (EDs). 3rd International Symposium on Traditional Polyphony: 352-366. Tbilisi: International research Centre for Traditional polyphony of Tbilisi State Conservatoire (in Georgian and English)
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