UVA at Society for Ethnomusicology 2016

Written by Kyle Chattleton

Students, faculty, and alumni of UVA’s McIntire Department of Music met and shared their work at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology.  The conference, held in Washington, D.C. from November 10-13, featured current and former PhD students, in addition to a number of presentations by faculty.

Front row from left to right: Tim Booth, Noel Lobley. Back row: Karl Miller, Nomi Dave, Tracey Stewart, Kyle Chattleton, Lydia Warren, Joel Rubin.On Thursday, CCS student Liza Sapir Flood gave a paper on the honky-tonk revival in Asheville, North Carolina.  Steven Lewis, another student in the CCS program, participated in a panel on the music exhibitions at the recently completed National Museum of African American History and Culture.  Faculty member Noel Lobley contributed to an ethnomusicology careers roundtable.

Friday featured recent CCT graduate Erik DeLuca (Iceland Academy of the Arts), who presented at a forum on innovative methodologies from rising sound studies scholars.

Saturday evening, the music department co-hosted a reception with Duke University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.  The event was a success, as many faculty, alumni, graduate students, and prospective students attended.

CCS student Tracey Stewart gave a paper on Sunday revolving around her discussions with Djinji Brown, son of avant-garde jazz saxophonist Marion Brown.  Sunday also featured presentations by faculty members, specifically Michelle Kisliuk’s presentation on the challenges and possibilities of personal ethnographic research in Ghana, and a panel on the politics of pleasure with Nomi Dave and Karl Hagstrom Miller.


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P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

Email: music@virginia.edu