About PAS World Committee Panel

Kay Stonefelt moderates artists and scholars of international recognition. Cara Wildman is a 3x Senior Bodhrán Champion for the Limerick and Midwest Fleadhanna, and placed 3rd at the 2019 All-Irelands in Drogheda, Ireland. Donal Lunny described her “…as an artist … immersed in her playing while retaining perspective on its contribution to the music.” Christopher J. Smith is Professor and Chair of Musicology, Founding Director of the Vernacular Music Center, Texas Tech University School of Music. His award-winning monograph The Creolization of American Culture: William Sidney Mount and the Roots of Blackface Minstrelsy details the importance of iconographic research when interpreting oral musical traditions. Alessandra Belloni, internationally renowned singer, dancer, percussionist, teacher, is a REMO Artist and Artistic Director/Founder of I Giullari di Piazza, and Artist-in-Residence at The Cathedral of St John the Divine. She is the author of Rhythm is the Cure and Healing Journeys With The Black Madonna.

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