吕梅丝博士(Mercedes Dujunco, Ph.D.)是一个音乐教育家、钢琴家、和民族音乐学家。她曾任教民族音乐于美国纽约大学音乐系及纽约州巴德学院音乐系15年之久，近期任教于中国北京中央音乐学院鼎石实验学校，教授AP音乐理论课程，同时也着手编著作–专著潮州弦诗乐，编著中国仪式音乐和中国南方的丝竹音乐传统考察。她教授的所有中央音乐学院实验学校的学生在通过AP音乐理论考试中都获得了4或5分的优异成绩。
吕梅丝教授出生于菲律宾首都马尼拉，4岁开始学习钢琴演奏，毕业于菲律宾艺术高中，曾获“菲律宾第一夫人”（伊梅尔达·马科斯 ）奖学金，并以第一名的成绩获得毕业班最高荣誉。本科以优异成绩毕业于菲律宾大学，获得钢琴音乐学士学位。在菲律宾国家青年音乐艺术家钢琴比赛(NAMCYA)中，获得C组第一名。1983年，作为菲中文化交流学者被派往中国。就读上海音乐学院两年，修习中国音乐相关的各类课程，主修钢琴和古筝（第二主修乐器）。之后，前往华盛顿大学西雅图研究生院，主修音乐人类学专业，并获该专业硕士及博士学位。1996年，获加拿大埃德蒙顿的阿尔伯塔大学（University of Alberta）基拉姆（Killam）博士后奖学金，工作两年。1998年至2014年，先后任职于美国纽约大学音乐系、纽约州巴德学院、上海音乐学院（中国仪式音乐研究中心）。吕梅丝教授精通多国语言，精于流畅使用中英文双语。她精通不仅在民族音乐学（包括民族音乐学的历史，实地考察方法，以及中国，东南亚等世界各种音乐文化的音乐民族志），而且在西方越烈和潮州古筝音乐表演。
Dr. Mercedes Dujunco (吕梅丝)joined SUSTAM in 2015 as a特聘外籍教授. Aside from teaching the graduate music courses in “Music Aesthetics” (音乐美学), “Ethnic Musics of the World” (世界民族音乐), “Research Topics in Music Education Methods” (音乐教学法研究), etc. she has been supervising the writing of the master’s thesis of all sixteen master’s students which make up the first batch of SUSTAM’s graduate students. Prior to joining SUSTAM, she has had over 17 of years of experience as an Assistant Professor and as an Associate Professor respectively in the music departments of New York University and Bard College in upstate New York. Her main area of research is the music of southern China, particularly the folk music traditions native to the Chaozhou region in eastern Guangdong（东粤）as well as the music related to the rituals of merit（功德仪式音乐）of Chaozhou Chinese in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. Dr Dujunco is currently working on three books – a monograph on Chaozhouxianshimusic（弦诗乐), an edited volume on Chinese music and ritual and a survey ofsizhumusic traditions in southern China. She is the recipient of numerous international research fellowship awards and grants, foremost among them the Fulbright-Hays Faculty Abroad Fellowship and the ASIANetwork Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Fellowship.
Dr. Dujunco was born in Manila, Philippines. She started her piano studies at the very young age of 4. She went to high school at the Philippine High School for the Arts, where she was a scholar of the former Philippine First Lady, Imelda Marcos, and graduated as her class' valedictorian. Before graduating with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano,magna cum laude, from the University of the Philippines, she won First Prize in the Category C of the piano competitions of the National Music for Young Artists (NAMCYA) of the Philippines. In 1983, she was sent to China as a Philippine-China Cultural Exchange scholar. For two years, she studied at the Shanghai Conservatory, taking various courses on Chinese music while also studying piano and古筝which became her second major instrument. From Shanghai, she went on to the University of Washington in Seattle for graduate school where she obtained her Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Ethnomusicology. She then spent two years as a Killam Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada being hired by NYU..
Dr. Dujunco is multilingual. She is fluent in both English and Chinese and proficient in Chaozhou and Hokkien dialects as well. She is well-versed not only in ethnomusicology (its history, fieldwork methods, as well as the ethnography of the music’s of China, Southeast Asia and various world music cultures), but also in Western music theory andguzhengperformance, particularly in the Chaozhou regional style.