FSU Musicologists Present at SGMRS 2013

Congratulations to the eight FSU musicologists who presented at this year’s Southern Graduate Music Research Symposium hosted by the University of Georgia Musicology/Ethnomusicology Student Association. The two-day conference was a great success! We’d like to extend a huge thanks to UGA for being such gracious hosts. Next year, SGMRS will be hosted by our own FSU Society for Musicology – we hope to see some familiar faces here in Tallahassee!

FSU students at SGMRS
Papers presented by FSU students:

  • Matt DelCiampo, “The Soundtrack to an Idealized Nature: Sigur Rós and the Promotion of the BBC’s Planet Earth
  • Alice Henderson, “The Poet’s Hand: Goethe’s Influence on Two Musical Interpretations of ‘Der Erlkönig'”
  • Sarah Kahre, “A Tradition in Motion: Boylston and Early Sacred Harp Revisions”
  • Lindsey Macchiarella, “Tragic Narrative in Mendelssohn’s F-Minor String Quartet, Op. 80”
  • Megan MacDonald, “‘But Secretly they was Overjoyed’: Masculinity, Violence, and Heroic Rape in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”
  • Elizabeth Rosner, Florida State University – “‘Wanna welcome y’all back to “The Minstrel Show”‘: Appropriating Minstrelsy and Redefining Blackness in Little Brother’s ‘Lovin It'”
  • Catherine Williams, “‘Which one of us is the fisherman, and which the trout?’: Film Violence and Classical Music in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”
  • Matthew Woulard, “The Soundscapes of Video Games: Sound and Immersion”

[Call for Papers] Music Research Forum

call4papersFrom the Sonneck Digest:

“Music Research Forum is currently accepting submissions from outstanding graduate students and young professionals. The postmark deadline for submissions for Volume 29 (Summer 2014) is 15 November 2013. Continue reading

[Call for Papers] African-American Music in World Culture: Art as Refuge and Strength in the Struggle for Freedom

call4papersFrom the Sonneck Digest:

“African American Studies Program
Call for Papers and Lecture/Recitals
New deadline of October 15, 2013
African-American Music in World Culture: Art as Refuge and Strength in the Struggle for Freedom (an international conference)
March 18-22, 2014 at Boston University Continue reading

[Call for Papers] Bone Flute to Auto-Tune: A Conference on Music & Technology in History, Theory and Practice

call4papersFrom the AMS-L:

“What shapes our music technologies? How do our technologies shape our musical practices and thought? An exciting body of scholarship has addressed such questions for sound recording, electronic instruments and digital media, illuminating the development and adoption of new technologies and their consequences for the creation, circulation, consumption and conception of music. Continue reading

Ensamble Serenata at FSU

This week, FSU’s Center for Music of the Americas and Department of Musicology are hosting the world-class Chilean group and Housewright Scholars Ensamble Serenata. The musicians will be offering masterclasses and two free concerts. FREE! It doesn’t get much better than that, folks. Share these events with your friends and we hope to see you there! Ensamble Serenata at FSU

[Call for Applications] The Gladys Krieble Delmas Visiting Scholar Program at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is pleased to announce its new Gladys Krieble Delmas Visiting Scholar Program, created through a generous gift from the foundation of the same name, which seeks to encourage research in the collections of the Rock Hall’s Library and Archives. Continue reading