Department News

PhD student Jeff Dyer publishes an article in Asian Music

By johndf
January 21st, 2016 in Student News.

PhD student Jeff Dyer’s article “A View from Cambodia: Reorienting the Monochord Zither” has just been published in Asian Music.

Asian Music
Volume 47, Issue 1, Winter/Spring 2016

Upcoming Departmental Events, January 19, 2016

By johndf
January 19th, 2016 in Department News and Events.

Thursday, March 17, 5-7pm (COM building Room B05): Steven Feld guest lecture, film screening & talk.

Friday, March 25, 12-1pm (CFA, Studio 167): Noh Music Performance/Discussion (part of BU Arts Initiative’s Signature Event: Theater Nohgaku Residency, hosted by Carrie Preston). Open to the Public. (For more information:

Wednesday, April 20, 12-1pm (CFA Concert Hall): Global Music Lunchtime Concert Series, Cambodian Music and Dance (organized by Jeff Dyer and Emily Howe). (Note: April 20th is a Monday schedule in accordance with Boston University’s academic calendar).

Wednesday, April 20, 2-4pm (CFA Room 167): A related panel on arts and community engagement.

Thursday, April 21, time and location TBA: Boston University Musicology and Ethnomusicology Alumni Lecture Series, with Bonnie Wade (BU ’63).

Michael Cuthbert to present at Boston University Wednesday, December 9, 2015

By johndf
December 7th, 2015 in Department News and Events.

Cuthbert BU

Ph.D in Ethnomusicology Jeff Dyer starts a Kickstarter to bring Cambodian musicians to BU!

By johndf
November 29th, 2015 in Department News and Events, Student News.

Jeff Dyer, Ph.D student in Ethnomusicology, is currently running a kickstarter to raise funds in order to bring musicians from Cambodia to the US in April, for the Global Music Lunchtime Concert Series and several other local shows.

The kickstarter can be accessed here. (


BU Conference: “Valorizing Clemens non Papa: Towards a Polycentric Model for Renaissance Music,” 11/6/15–11/7/15

By johndf
October 27th, 2015 in Conference Announcement, Department News and Events.

Join the Center for Early Music Studies for the “Valorizing Clemens non Papa” conference, November 6–7, 2015.

PhD Student Rachel Kurihara presenting at the 16th Century Society Conference, Vancouver, Canada

By johndf
October 20th, 2015 in Student News.

PhD student Rachel Kurihara is presenting at the Sixteenth Century Society Conference in Vancouver this Sunday, 10/24. Her paper is entitled, “Juan Matías and Race Relations in the Oaxaca City Cathedral, 1655.”



Lecture Series, 10/22/15, with Thomas Christensen

By johndf
October 20th, 2015 in Department News and Events.

PhD Student Ian Coss’ work on blog ‘Sounding Out!’

By johndf
October 19th, 2015 in Student News.

PhD student Ian Coss publishes an article on the sound studies blog Sounding Out!

The article can be read at the following link:

BU Conference: “Theoretical Traditions in the Enlightenment”, 10/23/15

By johndf
October 12th, 2015 in Department News and Events, Faculty.

“From where do these chords come?”:
Theoretical Traditions in the Enlightenment
College of Fine Arts, Boston University
The Marshall Room
October 23, 2015

[preliminary program]

1:00 Welcome and Introductions: Richard Cornell, Deborah Burton

1:15: Paper 1: Thomas Christensen (University of Chicago) Topic: TBA

2:00: Paper 2: Giorgio Sanguinetti (University of Rome – Tor Vergata) Topic: “Beethoven and Satzmodelle: a developing relationship.”

2:45: Paper 3: David Cohen (Columbia University) Topic: “Some Observations Concerning Rameau’s Theory of Harmony.”

3:30: coffee break

4:00: panel discussion with Thomas Christensen, Giorgio Sanguinetti, David Cohen, Cynthia Verba (Harvard) Deborah Burton (Boston University) and David Kopp (Boston University). Topic: The Legacy of Enlightenment Theoretical Traditions.

Concert, 10/19/15 12-1PM: Cimarrón, Virtuosos of the Colombian Llanero Tradition

By johndf
September 30th, 2015 in Department News and Events.

The Department of Musicology & Ethnomusicology, School of Music (CFA), Latin American Studies Program, and the BU Arts Initiative (Office of the Provost) cordially invite you to the upcoming Global Music Lunchtime Concert featuring Monday, October 19th. Join us at lunchtime for an opportunity to see these Grammy-nominated dynamic performers from Colombia in action!

Global Music Lunchtime Concert Series Fall 2015
Cimarrón:Virtuosos of the Colombian Llanero Tradition
Monday October 19th, Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Boston University College of Fine Arts Concert Hall
855 Commonwealth Ave., 1st Floor
FREE to all BU Members
with pre-concert talk by Prof. Michael Birenbaum Quintero

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