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2011 Summer Institute in Ethnomusicology
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In 2010 SEM and the Wesleyan University Music Department received a $115,717 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to organize a Summer Institute titled Ethnomusicology and Global Culture. The Institute took place on the Wesleyan campus from June 20 to July 1, 2011. Principal faculty included Eric Charry (Project Director), Mark Slobin, and Su Zheng, along with guest lecturers Melvin Butler (University of Chicago), Peter Hadley (Wesleyan University), Maureen Mahon (New York University), Maria Mendonça (Kenyon College), Alex Perullo (Bryant College), and Sumarsam (Wesleyan University). Stephen Stuempfle, SEM Executive Director, served as Institute Manager.

Ethnomusicology and Global Culture consisted of two weeks of seminar discussions and workshops related to the global transmission and transformation of music. The 25 Summer Scholars selected for the Institute worked on individual research/pedagogical projects in support of the NEH goal of enhancing undergraduate teaching in the humanities.

Summer Scholars and Principal Faculty

First row (left to right): Kathleen Higgins, University of Texas at Austin (Philosophy); Mina Yang, University of Southern California (Musicology); Luis-Manuel Garcia, University of Chicago (Ethnomusicology); Ya-Hui Cheng, Fort Valley State University (Music Theory); Danielle Fosler-Lussier, Ohio State University (Musicology).

Second row: Jeremy Grimshaw, Brigham Young University (Musicology); Elizabeth Margulis, University of Arkansas (Music Theory); Jennifer Kyker, Eastman School of Music (Ethnomusicology); Rebekah Moore, Indiana University (Ethnomusicology); Amber Clifford-Napoleone, University of Central Missouri (Anthropology).

Third row: Kwame Harrison, Virginia Tech (Anthropology/Sociology); Ali Colleen Neff, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Communication Studies); Heather MacLachlan, University of Dayton (Ethnomusicology); Max Katz, College of William and Mary (Ethnomusicology); Daniel Reed, Indiana University (Ethnomusicology); Peter Garcia, California State University, Northridge (Ethnomusicology).

Fourth row: Daniel Margolies, Virginia Wesleyan College (History); Su Zheng, Faculty, Ethnomusicology, Wesleyan University; Mark Slobin, Faculty, Ethnomusicology, Wesleyan University; Sarah Quick, Winthrop University (Anthropology); K. Denea Stewart-Shaheed, Houston Community College (English); Jesus Ramos-Kittrell, Southern Methodist University (Musicology); Kathleen Costello, St. John Fisher College (Spanish); Mary Ellen Junda, University of Connecticut (Music Education).

Fifth row: Maribeth Clark, New College of Florida (Musicology); Kimasi Browne, Azusa Pacific University (Ethnomusicology); James Makubuya, Wabash College (Ethnomusicology); Eric Charry, Project Director/Faculty, Ethnomusicology, Wesleyan University.

For more information about Ethnomusicology and Global Culture (including Faculty and Summer Scholar bios), visit the Institute website.

Article by Eric Charry about the Summer Institute in the SEM Newsletter 45.4 (September 2011)

Summer Institute news and photos at The Wesleyan Connection

Wesleyan University Music Department

Ethnomusicology and Global Culture was supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.



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