2017 FSU UNDERGRADUATE MUSIC RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM CALL FOR STUDENT PAPERS The Society for Musicology at Florida State University is proud to announce the third annual Undergraduate Music Research Symposium, a student-led conference to be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The Symposium serves to promote excellence in musical scholarship among undergraduate students at our institution. […]
Come check out visiting scholar Ellen Koskoff! It’s going to be an excellent presentation 🙂
Please join us as we welcome Dr. Ellen Koskoff, Professor of Ethnomusicology at Eastman School of Music/University of Rochester, to our campus next week! She will be giving a lecture titled “Re-entering, Reconnecting, Rehearsing, and Reconstructing:
Fieldwork After Sixty” in the Longmire Recital Hall at 4 pm.
A reception will follow.
Abstract: From June, 2007 until May, 2008, I lived in Bali Indonesia, conducting fieldwork in a small community (banjar), where I played with a local gamelan angklung group for Balinese Hindu cremations. Today, I share some of the unexpected surprises I encountered there. I’ll set some scenes and read some entries from my (un-edited) diary, so that you can hear a more direct voice, one that was often struggling with existential questions, like life and death, childhood and old age, and changing gender identites. Structured in four sections, this talk addresses fieldwork as an opportunity to confront and grapple…
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I’m happy to report that my master’s thesis titled “Celebrating and Preserving Music of Jewish Pasts: The Holocaust Survivor Band” is now available to view online! You can access the thesis here. If you’re interested in talking about my research, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We are very excited to welcome Dr. Joseph Hellweg, FSU Associate Professor of Religion, to the College of Music! He will be giving a lecture titled “”Scripture and Orature in Songs for Muslim Hunters: Reconciling Performance and Scholarship in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa” in Longmire Recital Hall on September 29, 2016 from 4-5 pm. Please join us for a wonderful interdisciplinary presentation that is sure to spark your interest!
ABSTRACT: The field of Islamic Studies typically focuses on the study of written texts. But among initiated dozo hunters in Côte d’Ivoire, “oral” songs are likened to Muslim scripture. What can we make of this equation? Is it a quaint metaphor or a call to rethink the nature of Islam? In Côte d’Ivoire, dozos have been targets of criticism by Salafi Muslims because of their ritual practices as well as objects of disdain by educated elites. Yet dozos helped the current regime…
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Come check out some wonderful patriotic tunes! I hope to see you there.
2016 Southern Graduate Music Research Symposium University of Georgia, Athens, September 16-17, 2016 Submission Deadline: August 1, 2016 The University of Georgia Musicology/Ethnomusicology Student Association is pleased to announce the sixth annual Southern Graduate Music Research Symposium, Friday and Saturday, September 16-17, 2013 at the University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music in Athens, […]
We are very excited to host Mellonee Burnim, Professor of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University, next week at FSU! She will be presenting a lecture titled “The Enigma of In-Betweeness: Globalizing Gospel Music” in Lindsay Recital Hall, 4-5pm, on April 22, 2016. A reception will follow for informal discussion with Dr. Burnim. We’re looking … Continue reading Visiting Scholar: Mellonee Burnim
I had the pleasure of being on the abstract selection committee for this event. We have some bright undergraduate students here in the College of Music! Looking forward to seeing these presentations on Saturday 🙂
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