First meeting of the DEI Student-Faculty Reading Group

Recently, SMR Forum, in conjunction with the Musicology Department’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative, convened the first meeting of what is to be a monthly Student-Faculty Reading group. The goal of this group is for students and faculty to come together and discuss recently published books and articles that are of interest across SMR’s constituent disciplines (ethnomusicology, historical musicology, and music theory). At this meeting, participants discussed selections from Rachel Mundy’s Animal Musicalities: Birds, Beasts, and Evolutionary Listening (2018)—and as a bonus, the author herself participated electronically. We are already eagerly anticipating the next meeting!