MACSEM 2017 -- March 11-12, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY -- Meeting Information and Registration Form

MACSEM 2017  MEETING INFORMATION (Dates passed, for archival purposes only)

March 11-12, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

"Music and Political Change"

Keynote Speaker: Clifford Murphy (Director of Folk and Traditional Arts, National Endowment for the Arts):

“Public Service, Community Engagement, and American Folklife: A View from Washington”

MACSEM 2017 is hosted by Cornell University and will be held at:

Cornell Dept of Music, Lincoln Hall, Room B20
101 Lincoln Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 

Click here for a Google map to Lincoln Hall.


The Cornell Concert Series welcomes you to MACSEM 2017! On Friday evening, March 10, we are presenting Simon Shaheen’s Zafir project: the Arab music of Al-Andalus and blended with the art of flamenco and jazz influences in a program of instrumental and vocal music and dance. Shaheen will be joined by the exquisite Moroccan singer Nidal Ibourk, who has collaborated with him on many occasions; the young fiery flamenco dancer Auxi Fernandez who complements the music with her sinuous arm movements and explosive footwork; flamenco vocalist/guitarist/pianist Juan Pérez Rodríguez, from a family of Gypsy musicians; and Shaheen’s acclaimed “Qantara” ensemble.

Tickets available at  
Enter the coupon code MACSEM to receive a 20% discount!

Registration will be available in advance at the MACSEM website and at the door. Due to the distance between campus and local restaurants, the registration includes Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as Sunday brunchPLEASE PRE-REGISTER so conference organizers can estimate numbers for catering. See the bottom of this page for a PayPal link to register online. $25 (student/underemployed) or $40 (faculty). 

Amtrak's Syracuse Station- 80 minute drive from campus

Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport- 10 minute drive from campus
Syracuse Hancock International Airport- 90 minute drive from campus
LaGuardia & John F. Kennedy Airports 4 hour, 30 minute drive from campus

Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit [TCAT]- Local bus service
Big Red Bullet- Service between Ithaca and New York City.
Shortline BusService between Ithaca and New York State, Long Island, New Jersey. 

The Hotel Ithaca
222 South Cayuga Street • Ithaca, New York 14850 • (607) 272-1000

Request the Cornell rate to secure the MACSEM discount ($159/night). The booking deadline for the discounted rate is Feb 24. The hotel will work with attendees on pricing after this date, but will not be able to guarantee rooms if booking past the deadline. We will be providing shuttles from the hotel to the university at the beginning and end of each day.

Click here to download the MACSEM 2017 Program


See PayPal link below to pre-pay Registration Fees (2 meals included)