Gina A. Fatone

Associate Professor of Music



Olin Arts Center, Room 256

Asian Studies


Gina Fatone received her PhD in ethnomusicology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She teaches courses in ethnomusicology, world music, music and mind, and is the director of the Bates Gamelan Ensemble.  Her research interests lie in the intersection of cognitive science and musical experience; including music, gesture, and embodied cognition in music learning and transmission; and the psychology of intercultural music experience.

Publications include:

Fatone, Gina A., Martin Clayton, Laura Leante, and Matthew Rahaim. 2011. “Imagery, Melody and Gesture in Cross-cultural Perspective.” In New Perspectives on Music and Gesture, edited by Anthony Gritten and Elaine King, 203–20. Farnham, England: Ashgate.

2010. “You’ll Break Your Heart Trying to Play It Like You Sing It”: Intermodal Imagery and the Transmission of Scottish Classical Bagpiping.” Ethnomusicology 54 (3). University of Illinois Press: 395–424.