Norman Stanfield began his research studies with the music of the Japanese shakuhachi flute, resulting in his appointment as a Governor of the International Shakuhachi Society. Following a long hiatus as a professional musician and producer of Early Music and Multicultural music productions, he returned to ethnomusicology as an assistant for Dr. Ida Halpern in her studies of Kwakwaka’wakw (Kwakiutl) music. His more recent research has been directed towards England’s vernacular music and dance, including morris dance, British brass band, and the Salvation Army timbrel brigades. His publications have appeared in the Canadian Society for Traditional Music, where he was President for several years, and the Garland Encyclopaedia of World Music. Recent academic presentations include papers on Northern Pow Wow Music and the Taiwanese popstar, Leehom Wang. He continues to have interests in professional music-making as a Senior National Examiner for the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto).