J. Lawrence Witzleben is a Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Maryland and a Senior Research Fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he previously taught. He studied ethnomusicology at the University of Hawaii, the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, and the University of Pittsburgh, where he received his Ph.D. He is currently a member of the Executive Board of the International Council for Traditional Music, and has also served as a board member of the Society for Ethnomusicology and the Chair of the ICTM’s Musics of East Asia Study Group. In addition to his research and publications on Chinese music and ethnomusicology theory, his interests include music of Southeast Asia (especially Java), popular music studies, and music and film in cross-cultural perspectives.
萧梅,上海音乐学院音乐学系教授,民族音乐学教研室主任，中国仪式音乐研究中心主任，东方乐器博物馆特聘研究员，中国传统音乐学会会长（2018-）。自2011年起担任国际传统音乐学会 (ICTM) 执委及中国国家委员会主席，东亚音乐研究小组 (MEA) 的创始成员。多年来从事搜集、整理和研究民族民间音乐的工作，研究内容包括汉族和中国少数民族的传统音乐、民间音乐和仪式音乐。
Xiao Mei is a professor at the musicology department of Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Director of the Research Institute of Ritual Music in China, an appointed Researcher of the Museum for Oriental Instruments. Beyond this, she is the President of the Association for Traditional Music in China（2018-）and a member of the executive board of ICTM since 2011, founding member of the MEA of ICTM and Chair of the Chinese National Committee of the ICTM. She has been collecting and studying traditional, folk, and ritual music of Han and other ethnic groups in China such as Mongolian, Oroqen, Naxi, Miao (Hmong) and Zhuang over a long period of time.