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"Ethnomusicology in Theory and Practice," a symposium and concert

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"Ethnomusicology in Theory and Practice," a symposium and concert in recognition of the career of UCLA Distinguished Professor Timothy Rice

On Friday, May 19, 2017, The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music presents a symposium and concert in recognition of the career of UCLA Distinguished Professor Timothy Rice, who is retiring in June 2017. Titled "Ethnomusicology in Theory and Practice," the day-long symposium examines the nature of current theorizing in ethnomusicology.

Preliminary Symposium Program

Friday, May 19, 2017

8:45am-5:30pm - Choral Room 1325

Schoenberg Music Building, UCLA

Session 1: What is music good for?

As ethnomusicologists increasingly engage with real-world problems, what might be the effect on ethnomusicological theorizing?

Anthony Seeger, Michael Bakan, Jane Sugarman

Session 2: Studying music or studying sound?

As ethnomusicologists expand their purview from the study of music to the study of sound, how might that help them better understand music?

Jeff Todd Titon, Deborah Wong, Martin Daughtry

Session 3: How do ethnomusicologists theorize?

What might ethnomusicology gain from an increased emphasis on comparative studies? And what might it lose? What inveterate theoretical problems do ethnomusicologists face, and how might we solve them? How might we frame or reframe out theoretical insights into the nature of music, in general or in particular cases, in ways that might influence thinking in other disciplines?

Ruth Stone, Harris Berger, Maureen Mahon

Session 4: What is the relationship between ethnographic fieldwork and ethnomusicological theorizing?

How does theory arise from ethnography? What does the ethnography-theory interface look like? How do ethnomusicologists go from ethnography to theory? In what ways does theory always suffuse ethnography?

Judith Becker, Thomas Turino, Mark Slobin

For more information, contact Kathleen Hood at ethnopub@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu. For the latest updates, visit: https://www.ethnomusic.ucla.edu/ethnomusicology-in-theory-and-practice

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