Curriculum Vitae of the founder of the institute

Emmie te Nijenhuis, born 11th Nov. 1931 at Bussum, The Netherlands, as the second daughter of the sculptor Dirk te Nijenhuis.

Education: Classical Piano at Utrecht Conservatory (C1, 1955); Western Musicology, Sanskrit and Indian Musicology at Utrecht University (MA. 1964; PhD. 1970).

Professional Occupation: Teacher of History and Theory of Western Music at Zwolle Conservatory (1958-1961); Private Piano Teacher (1961-1964); Associate Professor of Indian Musicology at the former Department of Indian Languages and Cultures of the Utrecht University (1964-1988).

Notation of South Indian Music (July 2005), on:

Guest Lectures: University of Amsterdam (1975), Groningen (1988), Leiden (1995), Oxford (1978), Basel (1984) and Chennai (1999).

Conference Papers: Music Academy (Chennai 1971, 1974, 1976, 1978); Royal Tropical Institute (Amsterdam 1984), Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (Amsterdam 1986); European Conference of Modern South Asian Studies (Amsterdam 1990); Symposium Performing Arts of Asia (Leiden 1990); World Sanskrit Conferences (Melbourne 1994; Bangalore 1997); Symposium History of North Indian Music (Rotterdam 1997); Symposium Music Archaeology (Blankenburg, Germany 2000).

List of Articles:

Arnold Adriaan Bake, in: Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (German Encyclopedia of Music), Supplement, Baerenteiter-Verlag, Kassel 1970 (2 pp.).

The Influence of the Sangitasastra on the Ragamala Literature, in: Acta Orientalia, Leiden 1970, p. 135-138.

The Sanskrit Dhyanas of Johnson Album 35 and the Raga Descriptions of Subhankara’s Sangitadamodara, in: Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 1971, p. 52-58.

Continuity in Indian Raga Tradition, in: Journal of the Music Academy Madras 43 (1972), p. 146-169.

Change of Tone System in Indian Music, in: Journal of the Music Academy Madras 46 (1975), p. 113-131.

Western Parallels of Indian Pallavi Techniques, in: Journal of the Music Academy Madras 46 (1975), p. 103-108.

Musik und Tanz Indiens, in: H. Bechert (ed.), Einfuehrung in die Indologie, Darmstadt 1979, p. 239-247.

Die Musik im altindischen Theater, in: W. Kaufmann, Alt-Indien (Musikgeschichte in Bildern, vol. II, 8), Leipzig 1982, p. 188-196.

Change of Concept in Sankrit Musicology: Differences between ancient, medieval and modern systems, in: Dr. S. S. Janaki Felicitation Volume (Journal of Oriental Research, Madras 56-62, 1986-1992), Madras 1992, p. 7-18.

Historical Development of the Musical Forms in India with reference to the Religious History, in: Von der Vielfalt Musikalischer Kultur (Festschrift fuer Josef Kuckertz), Salzburg 1992, p. 377-384.

Traditional Techniques of Composing in South Indian Music: A Preliminary Research, in: Ethnomusicology in the Netherlands, Leiden 1995 (Oideion: The Performing Arts World-wide, Special Issue 2), p. 235-249.

Indien, in: Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (German Encyclopedie of Music), vol. IV, Baerenreiter-Verlag, Kassel 1996, p. 655-681; 759-762.

The Development of the Various Types of Vina (Arched Harp, Bar-Zither and Lute) as shown in Indian Music Archaeology and their Influence on Intonation, Melodic Classification and Style of Performance described in Sanskrit Musicology, in: Studien zur Musikarchaeologie III (Orient-Archaeologie 10), Rahden (Germany), Verlag Leidorf, 2002, p. 557-571.