The purpose of this group is to create a space for musicologists and other scholars of music and culture who have an interest in the intersections between music and disability (broadly defined to encompass physical, mental, emotional, intellectual/developmental, invisible, and visible disabilities) and Deaf cultures, identities, and studies. The interest group is a space for members of the society who identify as either Deaf or disabled or who study these identities to gather at yearly conferences and to discuss their concerns regarding the society, the conference, and the field/discipline of musicology/ethnomusicology. This interest group is open to people of all abilities and identities.
Join our listserv or contact us at DDStudiesSEM@gmail.com. You can also contact the group through our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/1669784799972999/. Please visit our website, http://ddstudiessem.wix.com/music, for more information on the SIG, disability and music studies, and other related resources.
Our 2015 - 2016 officers:
Chair: Elyse Marrero, firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Chair: Alex Carrico, email@example.com
Secretary: Felicia Youngblood, firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications Coordinator: Katelyn Best, email@example.com
Events Coordinator: Michelle Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org