Departmental Newsletter: November 2013

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November 1st, 2013

Faculty News

Jeremy Yudkin has been nominated for a 2014 Metcalf Award, the university’s highest recognition for excellence in teaching.

Jeremy Yudkin will be offering a plenary address at the Vermont Humanities Council Fall Conference on “Music and the Human Experience” to be held November 15-16 at the University of Vermont.  He will be speaking on “Cultural (and Counter-Cultural) Images of Mozart.”


AMS and SEM News

The Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology is pleased to announce that several of our faculty and students will be presenting at the 2013 American Musicological Society Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, November 7-10, and the Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting in Indianapolis,  November 14-17.


Thomas Peattie will present his paper entitled “Sonic Mapping and Mahler’s Mobile Subject,” on Friday, November 8th during the 10:30 – 12:00 pm session.

Jeannette Jones will present “Lyrics in the Air: The Role of Music Videos in Deaf Culture”, at a session titled “Music and Disability on Screen” Thursday November 7th from 8-11:00 pm. She will also be serving as student representative to the AMS Council for the New England Chapter.


Marié Abe will present her paper “Sounding Against Nuclear Power in Post-Tsunami Japan” at a panel titled “Raising Voices, Reclaiming Spaces: Antinuclear Soundscapes in Contemporary Japan and Korea,” Friday November 15th at 1:45-3:45pm.

Andrea Lieberherr Douglass will present “The performance of cultural tourism in the Appenzell, Switzerland”  in the session called “Challenges of Cultural Heritage” on Thursday, November 14th at 10:45-12:15 .

Karl Haas will present “Music and Matter, Time and Space: Considerations of the Materiality of a West African Performance Tradition” at 3:15 pm on Thursday, November 14th.

Ulrike Präger will present her paper “When Loss Sounds: Forced Migration and the New German ‘Sounding Heimat’”.

Amanda Daly Berman is chairing the Celtic Music SIG (Special Interest Group) and has been elected to the SEM Student Union as a Member-at-Large.