Paraskevi (Vivi) Kanellatou is ethnomusicologist specialized in teaching singing of Greek music culture, whether that is early artistic popular or traditional. In her teaching she includes a musicological approach (repertory, vocal placement, stylistics, analysis of music theory, musical aesthetics), as well as an anthropological approach (social functioning and interpretation).
She was born in Athens and has lived there ever since. She studied Ethnomusicology in the School of Arts, department of Traditional Music of the Technological Educational Institute of Epirus, where she got her degree focused on Greek popular music culture with specialization in traditional and popular singing. She carried out her internship as an external associate of the Hellenic Folklore Research Centre of the Academy of Athens working in the department of Archives of the National Music Collection.
Her professional experience includes:
• Setting up, Teaching, Conducting and musical Supervising of vocal ensembles.
• Music supervisor in musicological editions, music-films, documentaries, theatre and music and dance performances of Greek Popular and Traditional music culture content.
• Artistic / Music direction and organization of festivals and music, theatre and dance performances - presentations.
• Fieldwork research on matters of Greek Popular and Traditional music culture.
• Archive management (manuscripts, audio recordings, discography and films).
• Reviewing music productions and performances as well as writing articles on Greek music popular and traditional culture.
• Radio and music album productions.
She is artistic and research director of Research Centre for Greek Singing [ER.K.E.T. / www.erket.org], of which she is a founding member. She is also the owner and the critical editor of the Scientific & Arts Acoustic e-Journal “En Logois” [www.enlogois.gr]. Since 1998 she has been collaborating with the Lyceum Club of Greek Women in Athens, Chalkida, Acharnai and Arta, as a vocal ensembles’ conductor. During the period 2007-2009 she was the President of the Graduate Students’ Association of the Department of Popular and Traditional Music. She is a full member of: i) the Greek Society for Ethnology, ii) the Greek Folklore Society, iii) the Greek Society for Music Education, iv) the Choir Conductors’ Pan-Hellenic Association, v) the Hellenic Association of Choral Directors and Ensembles and vi) the Greek Costume Society.