Ethnicity, Femininity and the History of Music Symposium - October 24

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The Garth Institute for Music Research and Performance will host a small symposium at the University of Michigan on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We are seeking presenters whose research relates to the current theme. Presenters may be at any stage in their research and topics may include, but are not limited to:

-Research or analysis on folk or popular music characteristic of a particular ethnic group

-Research on a composer/songwriter or musician from an ethnic group (Ethiopian, Jewish, Albanian, etc.)

-Research on a woman composer/songwriter or their music

-Research on gender and music (musical theater, world music, opera, jazz, etc.)
Research on race or culture and music education

The symposium will be conducted in a roundtable format in order to foster a supportive environment for the exchange of ideas. Due to the set-up, we will not be able to accommodate lecture-performances at this time. However, presenters may petition to present any research or studies done on the musical work.

We encourage all scholars (new, established, independent, academic, artist, or PhD candidates), whether individuals or co-authors, to send a proposal (attached as a PDF or Word document) of no more than 300 words to by September 30, 2014. There is no cost to attend this event and lunch will be provided.

The Garth Institute for Music Research and Performance is a nonprofit organization that seeks to enhance music scholarship and music education by offering programs and promoting resources that focus on diverse musical topics.