The next annual meeting of MACSEM will take place on March 23-24, 2013 at the University of Richmond, in Richmond, Virginia. Updated MACSEM 2013 Conference Program.Keynote Speaker:
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The next annual meeting of MACSEM (The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology) will take place on March 23-24, 2013 at the University of Richmond, in Richmond, Virginia.
A call for papers is posted below, and more information can be found on MACSEM's Facebook page
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2012 Meeting schedule available at:
The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of
the Society for Ethnomusicology (MACSEM) held its 2012 annual meeting from
March 30 to April 1, 2012 at the College of William and Mary in
MACSEM awards the Hewitt Pantaleoni Prize
each year to the best student paper delivered at the annual meeting. The Pantaleoni Prize was established in 1990 in memory of ethnomusicologist Hewitt Pantaleoni, and carries an award of $50.
Students are encouraged to submit their paper to the MACSEM president at the annual meeting to compete for the Prize. read more »
College of William and Marymgkatz@wm.eduSecretary
Marie Agatha Ozah
University of Maryland email@example.com Treasurer
Independent Scholar firstname.lastname@example.org MACSEM Student Representative
Stephanie Jackson read more »
Degree Granting Institutions
City University of New York
Eastman School of Music (MA in Ethnomusicology)
Liberty University (MA in Ethnomusicology)
New York University
University of Maryland
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Virginia
University of North Carolina
Duke UniversityInstitutions offering ethnomusicology coursework, programs, and related studies
American Folklife Center
The College of William and Mary
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Important News about MACSEM's 2013 Annual Meeting!
The next annual meeting of MACSEM will take place on March 23-24, 2013 at the University of Richmond. read more »
Thank you to everyone who attended, assisted, and participated in MACSEM 2008! We wish all of our guests safe travels home. A full wrap-up with photos will be posted here shortly. Our best wishes to our friends at the University of Pittsburgh for MACSEM 2009!
Below: MACSEM President Prof. Larry Witzleben presenting the MACSEM Lifetime Service Award to keynote speaker Prof. Adelaida Reyes (MACSEM 2008)
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MACSEM 2008 IS ALMOST HERE!
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The Center for Ethnomusicology's community welcomes all our guests!
LOCATION INFORMATION: All events will be held in the Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research (CEPSR) on Columbia University's Morningside Campus. All of the paper presentations as well as the Saturday-night concert will be held in Davis Auditorium (Room 412, but it's on the ground floor), and the lunch-time film screening will be held in the same building, downstairs in the Sindeband Conference Room (Room 414). Getting to campus using public transportation is easy. The 1 train stops at 116th Street, just outside the Columbia gates. The M60 bus from LaGuardia Airport, the M104 bus, and the M4 bus also all stop outside the gates. This link:
shows Schapiro highlighted among other buildings on campus. It is worth pointing out that Schapiro is NOT accessible from 120th Street. To get to the building, you will have to enter the campus at 116th Street and Broadway or 116th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. From either of these entrances, walk towards the middle of campus and then turn north up the stairs, towards the domed building (Low Library). You'll have to walk around Low and then around the building behind it (Uris). Walk all the way past Uris to the Schapiro Center. There are maps and signs all over campus.
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MACSEM 2008 will feature 15 paper presentations, plus a special lunchtime film screening. The complete schedule is below the cut. read more »
Online registration for MACSEM 2008 is now closed. For questions or late registration, please email Blair Mosner at email@example.com.
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guide to bargain hotels in New York
City, and especially those close to Columbia. As you no doubt know,
NYC is an expensive hotel market. If you plan on coming and staying at
a hotel, it is *highly* recommended that you book your room as soon as
possible. Even if you are hoping for a free crash space (see below) it
might make sense to reserve a room with the possibility of a later
cancellation, just to be safe. We'll determine what we can do about
crash space well before the cancellation deadline for most hotels.
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We are pleased to announce that Lucía Pulido and Cosmas Magaya with Paul Berliner will be performing at MACSEM 2008 on Saturday, March 29th at 7:30 PM.
PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CORRECTION ON THIS NOTICE! THE CONCERT BEGINS AT 7:30PM, NOT 8PM!
Lucía Pulido is a Colombian singer who has been in New York since 1994. Prior to arriving in New York, Ms. Pulido toured and recorded as half of "Ivan y Lucía." Since then, she has recorded multiple albums with other artists as well as a solo album (Lucía, Intuition 2000), and has performed all over the city. Among other projects, she is currently a member of the Palenque Ensemble, which interprets traditional Colombian genres through an experimental lens. Visit her website at www.luciapulido.com for more information.
Cosmas Magaya is a world-renowned mbira player and teacher from Zimbabwe who has played and taught all over the world alone and with his ensembles, Mhuri yekwaRwizi and Zimbabwe Group Leaders Mbira Ensemble.
Paul Berliner is an mbira player and professor of music at Duke University. He is the author of The Soul of Mbira: Music and Traditions of the Shona People of Zimbabwe (University of Chicago Press, 1978) and has been collaborating and studying with Mr. Magaya since 1971. More information about Cosmas Magaya is available at the website of the Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center. Paul Berliner's CV is available from the Music Department at Duke University.
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We are pleased to announce that the keynote address at MACSEM2008 will be delivered by Prof. Adelaida Reyes. Her lecture will be entitled "What Do Ethnomusicologists Study? An Old Question for a New Century."
Adelaida Reyes is Professor Emerita at New Jersey City University. She received her PhD in Ethnomusicology in 1975 at Columbia University. Her most recent books include Songs of the Caged, Songs of the Free: Music and the Vietnamese Refugee Experience (Temple University Press, 1999) and Music in America: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture (Oxford University Press, 2004).
Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 8:00am
Davis Auditorium and Sindebad East Conference Room, Fu School of Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY
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MACSEM conference events will occupy the full day on Saturday, March 29, from 9AM to 10PM (including a keynote lecture by Adelaida Reyes, Professer Emerita at new Jersey City University and an evening concert); and a half day on Sunday, March 30, from 9AM to 1PM. Featured performers and a keynote speaker will be announced in early January, 2008. Most events will be held in the Davis Auditorium in the Fu School of Engineering on the Morningside Campus of Columbia University.