Ryan McCulloch presents at the Midwest Graduate Music Consortium


On March 9, Ryan McCulloch presented a paper at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Graduate Music Consortium. The theme of the Consortium’s meeting this year was “The Sonic Turn,” and Ryan’s talk was entitled,  “The Things We Carried: A Case Study of Popular Music Performance in Kandahar, Afghanistan 2011″ (see abstract below). Congratulations, Ryan! Abstract: … Continue reading Ryan McCulloch presents at the Midwest Graduate Music Consortium

SMR Members present at SAM 2019


Several SMR members attended last week’s annual meeting of the Society for American Music in New Orleans, LA, with two members presenting papers: Nee Chucherdwatanasak gave a talk entitled, “The Future is Local: The Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Community Engagement,” and Austin Stewart gave a talk entitled, “Community Music and Artistic Citizenship in Stanley Wood’s Colorado-Themed Operetta … Continue reading SMR Members present at SAM 2019

Anna Rose Nelson and Jake Arthur present at Música Analítica 2019


Last week, SMR members Anna Rose Nelson and Jake Arthur traveled to Porto, Portugal to give papers at a conference titled Música Analítica 2019: Porto International Symposium on the Analysis and Theory of Music. Jake’s paper, “‘Gin, Vermouth, and Recycled Stories’: Early 20th-Century Depictions and Inebriated Travelogues in the Music of Tom Waits” explored intertextuality … Continue reading Anna Rose Nelson and Jake Arthur present at Música Analítica 2019

William van Geest Presents at SCSMT


Last Friday, William van Geest presented a paper at the 2019 South Central Society for Music Theory Conference. His paper was entitled, “The Chorale in North American Music Theory: A Model for Musical Structure?” (see abstract below). William also used the opportunity to sample the local fare and make acquaintance with local wildlife. Abstract: “The … Continue reading William van Geest Presents at SCSMT

Alyssa Wells at the 2019 Harvard Graduate Music Conference


This past weekend, musicology PhD candidate Alyssa Wells presented her paper “A Blaring Silence: Ritual, Hazing, and Abuse in Drum Corps” at the 2019 Harvard Graduate Music Conference (abstract below). In addition to attending this conference, Alyssa was also able to catch up with fellow U of M musicology PhD candidate, Austin Stewart. They are pictured below in the … Continue reading Alyssa Wells at the 2019 Harvard Graduate Music Conference

SMR at SEM 2018


Last month, several SMR members attended the Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, held in Albuquerque, NM. Four of these—Conner Singh VanderBeek, Richard Smith, Casper Chan, and James McNally—presented papers (see abstracts below), three of these on a single panel that they organized, entitled New Methodologies in the Age of Social Media: Identities, Celebrity, … Continue reading SMR at SEM 2018