Mrs Eva Kiss

Country of residence

United States




Teacher of Music, K-12 (Public Schools)


Bachelor of Arts, Music, Hofstra University, 1989
Master of Arts, World Music (Ethnomusicology), Wesleyan University, 1996
Doctoral Certificate, Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Indiana University with minor in Hungarian Studies, 2002
Graduate Certificate, Alternative Routes to Teaching Certification Program, University of Delaware, 2009

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellow, Hungary, 2002-2003
Russian and East European Institute, Pre-Dissertation Research Abroad Fellow, Hungary, 1996
György Ránki Hungarian Chair Award, Institute of Hungarian Studies. 1996
Course Instructor, Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, School of Liberal Arts: Introduction to World Music, Introduction to Folklore, and Introduction to Folklore in the United States, 2002 and 2004-2005
Independent Folklore Field Research Contractor for material folklife collection, State of Illinois Arts Council and Illinois Folklife Society, Southeastern Illinois, 2004
The International Society for Ethnomusicology, Student Representative and presentation of independent field research project papers on Hungarian and Roma (Gypsy) music

Proposed dissertation title: Musical Cueing and Communication in the Restaurant Context: Ethnography of an urban Hungarian Roma (Gypsy) string ensemble, Dr. Ruth Stone, Advisor

M.A. thesis: “Everybody’s Happy”: Music, Dance, and Hungarian-American Ethnic Identity at the szureti bal (Grape Harvest Festival), Dr. Mark Slobin, Advisor