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1963 Symposium on Ethnomusicology at the University of Washington

Tuesday, July 28, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Stephen Stuempfle
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In 1963 Robert Garfias and Shigeo Kishibe organized an event at the University of Washington titled “Symposium on the Current State of Ethnomusicology.” They scheduled three days of paper presentations and discussion that included David McAllester, Nicholas England, Mantle Hood, William Malm, Alan Merriam, Harold Powers, and themselves. Among the additional discussants were Charles Seeger and José Maceda.

Thanks to the editorial work of Professor Garfias and Gordon Thompson, these papers, transcriptions of the discussions, and photographs of the sessions are now available as an online publication in the Resources section of the SEM website.

Yesterday, SEM President Beverley Diamond responded to this resource with a post to Sound Matters: “Patriarchs at work: Reflections on an ethnomusicological symposium in 1963.”
Readers of the symposium publication and Professor Diamond’s piece are encouraged to post additional comments to Sound Matters.

SEM is grateful to Professors Garfias and Thompson for preparing the 1963 symposium materials for publication by the Society.

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