Please join us Thursday, April 4, 2019 as we welcome Mark Slobin as our Spring Visiting Scholar. Mark Slobin is the Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music Emeritus at Wesleyan University and the authoror editor of books on Afghanistan and Central Asia, eastern European Jewish music, film music, and ethnomusicology theory, two of which have received the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award: “Fiddler on the Move: Exploring the Klezmer World” and “Tenement Songs: Popular Music of the Jewish Immigrants.”His most recent book (2018) is “Motor City Music: A Detroiter Looks Back.” He has been President of the Society for Ethnomusicology and the Society for Asian Music and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His talk this Thursday is titled “50 Years in the Field: Mark Slobin and American Ethnomusicology” and will survey Mark Slobin’s 50+-year career as it parallels the growth of American ethnomusicology. His work, fromAfghanistan to New York’s Jewish immigrants, from film music to industrial Detroit, has spanned and helped to spark issues around the study of musical subcultures and methods of the field. We look forward to seeing you at HCB 103 this Thursday at 4 p.m.