Thursday, March 22, 2007

The banks of the mighty Allegheny

Another regional conference twofer: The Allegheny Chapter of the AMS in cahoots with the Niagara Chapter of the SEM at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on March 30-31. World music fans should note the keynote address by the godfather of ethnomusicology, Bruno Nettl. He gave the keynote at the Dutch conference I was at last month, and is very amusing. Historical Performance fans should note that the Indiana Town Band will give a concert on restored 19th-century instruments on the 30th. And this conference is completely free!

Friday, March 30, DeCicco Rehearsal Hall, Room 121

1:00-2:00 p.m. Registration and Coffee

Session 1: 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Lisa Jenkins, Pennsylvania State University
The African-Celtic Connection in the Global Music Industry

Michael Lanford, Western Carolina University
A Bird Takes Flight at the Chicken Shack: Art Tatum’s Influence on Charlie Parker

3:00-3:15: Break

Dennis Cole, Kent State University
Orientalism, Enculturation, and Cultural Reinterpretation: A Semiological Approach to the Santa Clara Drum & Bugle Corps

Stephen Greene, University of Pittsburgh
“Good Music” and Radio: Illustrations of Charles Seeger's Theories on “Music and Class” in Musical America

5:30-7:30 p.m., Dinner with Bruno Nettl, Benjamin’s Restaurant

8:00 p.m., Gorell Recital Hall (2nd Floor, Sutton Hall)

Concert by the Indiana Town Band: Brass Band Music from 1835-1865
The Indiana Brass Band traces its heritage to 1842 and performs on restored instruments from that period, including Kent bugles, quinticlavs, ophicleides, cornopeans, trombones, natural and piston horns, and percussion. The band will also perform on saxhorns from the 1860s. There is no admission charge for the concert.
Saturday, March 31, DeCicco Rehearsal Hall, Room 121

8:30-9:00 a.m., Coffee and doughnuts

Session 2: Saturday, 9:00-10:45 a.m.

Jim Kimball, SUNY-Geneseo
Rudolph Teschner - American Ocarina Maker

Hanita Margulies Blair, Eastman School of Music
Role and Self-Identity in Informally Trained Female Cantors in American Jewish Practice

David Huron, Ohio State University
A Cross-Cultural Investigation of the Pitch-Elevation Metaphor

Session 3, Plenary: Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-noon

Bruno Nettl, University of Illinois (Emeritus)
Return to the Heartlands

Noon-1:30 p.m.: Optional Sandwich buffet in the Oak Room ($7.50), or lunch on your own

Session 4a: Saturday, 1:45-4:30, Room 302
AMS-Allegheny business meeting and paper session

William Grim, Columbus, Ohio
Classical Music as 20th-Century Propaganda

Peter Mondelli, University of Pennsylvania
The German Volkslied and the Other Nationalism of the Early Romantics: Notes on the Discursive Transformations of Orality in German Music

3:15-3:30: Break

Erin Lambert, Wisconsin University
German Song and Catholic Liturgy in Counter-Reformation Austria

Theodore Albrecht, Kent State University
Otto Heinrich von Loeben: 1786-1825

Session 4b: Saturday, 1:45-5:00, Room 102
SEM-Niagara business meeting and paper session

Amy Unruh, Kent State University
Linking American Ballroom Dance to Africa: How African-Derived Elements Permeate the History, Music, Movement and Terminology of Contemporary American Ballroom Dance

Susan Margaret Taffe, Cornell University
Hear Us Sing: Music as a Means of Survival for the Eastern Lenape

Wah-Chiu Lai, Kent State University
The Chaozhou Daluogu (Gong and Drum Music) in Los Angeles, United States and in Chaoshan Region, China

3:45-4:00: Break

Talia Wooldridge, York University
Women and Exclusion in Rap cubano

Priwan Nanongkham, Kent State University
Khaen Music in Capitalism: a Lao Instrumental Subsidiary of Lam Singing.

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