Music Librarian 

Vandermeer WebPhilip Vandermeer (Music Librarian, Adjunct Associate Professor) holds the Bachelor of Music (1978) and the Master of Library and Information Sciences (1980) degrees from the University of Tennessee, and a Master of Arts in musicology from the State University of New York at Binghamton (1984). He studied anthropology and ethnomusicology at Brown University, completing his Ph.D. at The University of Maryland, College Park in 1999, with a dissertation on the gospel songs of the country singer, Hank Williams. He has served as a music librarian at the Free Library of Philadelphia and at the University of Maryland, and has taught musicology and ethnomusicology at SUNY-Binghamton, Brown, and the University of Maryland. He was appointed Head of the Music Library and Adjunct Associate Professor of Music at UNC-Chapel Hill in September 2001. He is a past president of the Music Library Association. His research and teaching interests include Appalachian studies, early American music, cross-cultural studies in music, religion, and performance, and early country music. In addition to teaching in the Department of Music he also teaches music librarianship in the School of Information and Library Science.

  • Office: Music Library
  • Email: vanderme@email.unc.edu
  • Phone: 919-966-1113