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2019 MIDSEM conference (March 23-24, 2019)

Wednesday, February 20, 2019   (0 Comments)
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 2019 MIDSEM Conference 

Registration now open!

Dates:  Saturday March 23 and Sunday March 24, 2019

Registration:  There is no registration fee for this conference; attendance is FREE.  Registration includes two continental breakfasts and a supper reception which will be included free of charge.  However, all participants (whether they are listed on the programme or not) must register online, so that we can get an accurate head count for the caterer.  The conference also includes an optional tour of the Funk Music Hall of Fame; cost is $10.00/person.  Please register for both the conference and the tour here:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WFM29R2 

Location:  The University of Dayton is in the center of Dayton, Ohio.  The conference will take place on the ground floor of Raymond Fitz Hall, at the corner of Brown Street and Caldwell Street (see https://udayton.edu/map/ )  Conference attendees may park for FREE in any of the spots in the adjacent parking lots, which are marked as Lot D and Lot S1.  Please enter by the main entrance of Fitz Hall and follow the signs to rooms 151 and 153.

Accommodations:  Participants are encouraged to stay at the Marriott at the University of Dayton:  https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dayoh-marriott-at-the-university-of-dayton/    This hotel is a ten-minute walk from Fitz Hall.  Even better, this hotel is offering a special reduced rate for MIDSEM participants on March 22 and March 23, 2019; the charge for a double room will be $139.00 plus tax.  To obtain this special rate, MIDSEM participants must make a reservation by March 1, 2019.  Call 937-223-1000 for a reservation; state that you will be attending the "MIDSEM conference." 

(Please note:  There is another Marriott hotel close by, and they are often confused.  The MIDSEM conference hotel is the Marriott at 1414 South Patterson Boulevard).

Audio/Visual:  Free internet access is available all over the University of Dayton campus.  The Fitz Hall conference rooms both have projectors and large screens.  MIDSEM presenters:  If you wish to show Powerpoint or Prezi slides during your presentation, you must send your slides attached to an email to Heather MacLachlan (hmaclachlan1@udayton.edu) no later than Friday March 22, 2019 at 11:00 am.  Please use the following as the subject line of your email:  MIDSEM slides [your full name].  If you prefer to save your slides to a flash drive or a laptop, you are welcome to do so; however, we make no promises that you will be able to sync your technology with the UD technology.


Finally, if you have any questions, you are welcome to contact Heather MacLachlan at hmaclachlan1@udayton.edu 


Thank you for considering this invitation!  Here is the conference programme:


Saturday March 23, 2019

Fitz Hall room 151 (orchestra)

Fitz Hall room 153 (band)

8:00 am:Continental breakfast served in common area

8:30 am

A Voice and Nothing More: Queer Vocals in Latin/x American Popular Music


Christina Baker

‘Georgian Folk Music Brings the World Together’: Transformation and Risk in Intercultural Song Tourism


Matthew Knight

9:00 am

Socialism, Populism, Democracy: Historiography and Political Issues in Nueva Trova Scholarship


Jesse Freedman

South Asian Fusion A Cappella: Competing for Identity


Nicole Muffitt

9:30 am

‘Dios ha nacido, Dios está aquí:’ Echoes of Liberation Theology in Ariel Ramírez’s Navidad Nuestra


Ben Griffin

’I hate violence. I hate war.’: Constructing Citizenship in Yojiro Noda’s ‘Hinomaru’”


Robert M. Dahlberg-Sears

10:00 am

Memories of Silence: Music and privilege in Communist Czechoslovakia


Catherine Lytle

Sounding White: The Performance of Local and Global Whiteness in Japanese Bluegrass


Donald Bradley

10:30 am:Coffee break

Performance:The University of Dayton World Music Choir directed by Dr. Sharon Gratto

11:00 am

The Development Trend of the Erhu Virtuosos After the Twentieth Century in the Perspective of Gender


Yuan Ni

Beyond the Water: How Pronunciation Affects Melody in the ‘Water’s Birthday’ Celebration in Ahmand-Abad, Iran


Niousha Eslahchi

11:30 am

Music, language, and Meaning in the Strophic Singing of the Zhuang Minority in Guangxi


John Widman

Song Repertories, Social Movements, and the Institutional Goals of a Southern Indiana Church


Christian James

12:00 pm

The Geography of Song: Place, Identity and Practice of ‘Named Melodies’ in Southwest China


Matthew Werstler

Uniting Musical Traditions: Indonesian Identity in Symphonic Orchestra Repertoire


Kevin Alexander Wilson

12:30 pm – 1:55 pm: Lunch


  • Exit main entrance of Fitz Hall, heading right
  • Turn left on Brown Street
  • Many options available within two blocks

2:00 pm

Old Cultures and New Music: Intangible Cultural Heritage through the Use of Popular Music


David Smith

Indie Music Distribution in Cape Town, South Africa


Lauren Brown

2:30 pm

Subverting the Proscenium Stage: DKK’s Experiences of Challenging ‘Indigenous Difference’ Through Musical Performance in Lakbayan 2017


Lisa Decenteceo

Modernity and its Dilemma in Ghanaian Popular Music: The Case of Telemo and Abena Music Videos


Divine Kwasi Gbagbo

3:00 pm

UNESCO’s Designation of ‘Khaen Music of the Lao People’: an Intersection of Culture, History, and Politics


Terry E. Miller


set up for workshop

3:30 - 4:30 pm

Performance:Uff Da! Multi-Ethnic Old Time Music from Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest


Jason Busniewski

Workshop:South African Gumboots: The Making of “Halim El-Daboots” at Kent State University


Janine Tiffe

4:45 – 5:45 pm: tour of Funk Music Hall of Fame (113 E Third Street); cost is $10.00/person and participants must pre-register


Alternate: gamelan fun in Fitz Hall room 455


set up for reception

6:00 pm

Supper reception


Sunday March 24, 2019

Fitz Hall room 151 (orchestra)

Fitz Hall room 153 (band)

8:00 am:Continental breakfast served in common area

8:30 am

Angela Morley: Composer-as-Avatar in Kehaar’s Theme


Rachel Wilson-Cota

Blended Styles of African American Folk Music


Joseph Z. Johnson

9:00 am

Strength in Silence: A Reflexive Analysis of My Ethnomusicology and Autism


Andrew Shahriari

Performing ‘Afrikan’ Diasporic Consciousness: The Revolutionary Development of an African-American Drumming and Dance Ensemble in Detroit


Paul Schauert

9:30 am

Sunday in the Park with Zhou: Places, Spaces, and Positions in Beijing’s Jingshan Park


David Wilson

Can you Hair it? An exploration of everyday sounds and music in woman-run Black and African braiding salons


Adesina I Odiduro

10:00 am:Coffee break

Performance:University of Dayton Ebony Heritage Singers directed by Dr. Donna Cox, with guest pianist Dr. Emmett G. Price III

10:30 - 11:30 am

Keynote Address:Dr. Emmett G. Price III

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

MIDSEM business meeting


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