Mary Elizabeth Saurman
- M.A. (Summa Cum Laude), Intercultural Communications and Ethnomusicology, Wheaton Graduate School, 1992
- B.S. (Summa Cum Laude), Music Therapy, Slippery Rock State University (PA), 1982
- Certified Senior Ethnomusicology and Arts Consultant, SIL International, 2012–
- Board Member, the WELL Counseling Services, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2007–
- Guest Lecturer, Payap University, Thailand, 2005–
- Ethnomusicology and Arts Coordinator, SIL Asia Area, 2000–
- Guest Lecturer and Thesis Advisor, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, 1996–
- Ethnomusicology and Arts Consultant, SIL Mainland Southeast Asia Group, 1994–
- Member Care assignment, SIL Mainland Southeast Asia Group, 1994–
- International Ethnomusicology and Arts Consultant, 2010–2011
- Visiting Professor, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (TX), 1999
- Curriculum Developer, SIL Ethnomusicology special task force (TX), 1994
- Creative Arts Therapist (Music and Dance/Movement), Intern Supervisor and Training Supervisor, Philhaven Psychiatric Hospital (PA), 1985–1990
- Creative Arts Therapist (Education and Life Skill Development), private practice with handicapped and mentally challenged (PA and IL), 1984–1993
- Music Therapist, Geriatric and Alzheimer Care Facilities (PA), 1983–1985
- International Council for Traditional Music, 2011–
- International Council of Ethnodoxologists, 2006–
- Society for Ethnomusicology, 1993–
- English: ILR 5
- Thai: ILR 3
- Applied ethnomusicology and arts
- Arts in multilingual education and language development
- Arts in community development
- Poetic form, discourse song form, and tone analysis
- Arts analysis
Saurman, Mary, and Todd Saurman. 2004a. Applied ethnomusicology: The benefits of approaching music as a heart language. Journal of Language and Culture 23(2):15–31. Institute of Language and Culture for Rural Development. Salaya, Thailand: Mahidol University.
Saurman, Mary, and Todd Saurman. 2004b. Music in culture. International Digging Stick 7(1):1–3.
Saurman, Mary. 1999. The agreement of Thai speech tones and melodic pitches. Notes on Anthropology 3(3):15–24.
Saurman, Mary. 1996. Thai speech tones and melodic pitches: How they work together or collide. EM News 5(4):1–6.
Saurman, Mary. 1995. The effect of music on blood pressure and heart rate. EM News 4(3):1–2.
Saurman, Mary. 1993. Music: A bridge to literacy. Notes on Literacy 19(3):34–42.
Saurman, Mary. 2010. Culturally relevant songs: Teaching tools in education programs. Paper presented at the Joint Conference of the Sixth Symposium of the Internal Council for Traditional Music Study Group on Music and Minorities and the Second Symposium of the International Council for Traditional Music Study Group on Applied Ethnomusicology, Hanoi, Vietnam. July 19–30, 2010.
Saurman, Mary, and Glenn Stallsmith. 2010. Traditional music and arts in the classroom: A whole-brain learning approach to language and culture acquisition. Paper presented at the 1st Philippine Conference-Workshop on Mother Tongue-based Multilingual Education, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. February 18–20, 2010.
Saurman, Mary, and Todd Saurman. 2008. Incorporating relevant cultural art forms and oral traditions into community-based education programs. Paper presented at the International Conference on Language Development, Language Revitalization and Multilingual Education in Asia, Bangkok, Thailand. July 1–3, 2008.
Saurman, Mary, and Todd Saurman. 2006. Art forms and ethnomusicologists in Asia as bridges between local, national, and global communities. Paper presented at 51st Annual Conference of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Honolulu, Hawaii. November 16–19, 2006.
Saurman, Mary, and Todd Saurman. 2003. Music, the language of the heart, the unifying beat of group identity and a bridge to literacy. Paper presented at the International Conference on Language Development, Language Revitalization and Multilingual Education in Asia, Bangkok, Thailand. November 6–8, 2003.