University of Michigan students and alumni spent a fruitful four days at the Society for Ethnomusicology annual conference this past week in Washington, D.C. In addition to presenting their research, the department also co-hosted a reception and enjoyed a free tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Four students and recent alumni gave papers: Ryan Bodiford (Chilean nueva canción), Megan Hill (soundscape in Tokyo’s Asakusa neighborhood), Ho-Chak Law (ethnomusicological approaches to film studies), and James McNally (independent experimental music in São Paulo, Brazil).
Pictures: Click to enlarge and read captions…
James McNally is a PhD Candidate in Ethnomusicology at the University of Michigan. His research discusses musical innovation and the dynamics of cultural production in the independent experimental music scene in São Paulo, Brazil.
Lisa Decenteceo defends dissertation – July 21, 2021
John Edwartowski defends dissertation – July 05, 2021
Kai West and Cody Jones present at SAM 2021 – June 28, 2021
Lena Leson defends dissertation – June 21, 2021
Nee Chucherdwatanasak gives dissertation presentation – June 16, 2021
SMR Hosts Midwest Graduate Music Consortium 2021 Conference – April 19, 2021
Richard Smith Participates in Drag Panel "Them Fatales" – April 02, 2021