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Departmental Newsletter: December 2013

December 13th, 2013 in Uncategorized

Faculty News

Jeremy Yudkin has been awarded a Senior Research Fellowship at the Boston University Center for the Humanities for his sabbatical year 2014-15.

Departmental Newsletter: November 2013

November 1st, 2013 in Uncategorized

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.

Departmental Newsletter: October 2013

October 3rd, 2013 in Uncategorized

Student News

The Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology congratulates Jeannette Jones on her elected position as student representative for the AMS New England Chapter.

Departmental Newsletter: September 2013

September 24th, 2013 in Uncategorized

Student News

The Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology congratulates Karl Haas, designated a principal candidate for the FY2013 U.S. Department of Education, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program.

The DDRA Fellowship Program funds individual doctoral students conducting research in other countries whose projects deepen research knowledge about areas of the world not generally included in U.S. curricula. Students are funded through their college or university for periods of six to 12 months.



Departmental Newsletter: April 2013

March 31st, 2013 in Uncategorized

Student News

The department congratulates Jeannette Jones on the acceptance of her panel “Music and Disability on Screen” to the national AMS conference, where she will be presenting on Deaf music videos. Jeannette will also be writing a chapter on Music and Deaf culture for the forthcoming Oxford Handbook on Disability Studies in Music, for which she will participate in a symposium at CUNY in May.

The department congratulates John Forrestal on acceptance of two papers for conference presentation this spring. “Always is Always Forever; The Musical Trajectory of the Process Church of the Final Judgement” will be given at the New England Chapter conference of AMS. “My Fist is a Voice With Which I Will Sing: Ritual and Symbiosis in Music and Muay Thai” will be presented at the Northeast Chapter of Ethnomusicology conference.

The department congratulates Robert Crowe on the acceptance of his paper “The Castrato in 1825 London: A Mythic Monster,” which will be presented at the 9th Biennial International Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain conference, June 24-27 at Cardiff University, Wales.

The department congratulates Julia O’Toole on the recent publication of reviews of Moravian Choral Music in the American Choral Directors Association’s April issue of Choral Journal, and on the acceptance of her paper “Women Composers of Oratorio in the Eighteenth Century” by the Capital Chapter of AMS to present at the April 13th conference at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore.

Embarrassment of Riches…

The department congratulates Basil Considine on his acceptance into two National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars, “Empires and Interactions across the Early Modern World, 1400-1800,” and “Music and Travel in Europe and the Americas, 1500-1800.”


Departmental Newsletter: March 2013

March 8th, 2013 in Uncategorized

Student News

The department congratulates Karl Haas on his award of a pre-doctoral fellowship for research in Ghana, planned for this summer (2013), from the West African Research Association. The fellowship supports 10-12 weeks of preliminary research for his dissertation.

Departmental Newsletter: February 2013

February 10th, 2013 in Uncategorized

Student News

The department congratulates Daniel John Carroll on his recent book reviews. Daniel’s review for Boston University’s Impact – The Journal of the Center of Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning can be found at His review for Popular Music and Society is available at

The department congratulates Julia O’Toole for her review of Moravian music for Choral Journal, publication of the American Choral Directors Association.

The department is pleased to announce the acceptance of two papers by Bradley Fugate. Bradley will present his paper, “No Exit, An Existential Opera” at the 2013 City University of New York Graduate Students in Music Conference April 12-13 in New York City. His paper “Voices for Queens” was accepted at the University of Toronto Graduate Conference.

Faculty News

The department congratulates Patrick Wood Uribe on the publication of his most recent article, “On that single instrument a full Consort: Thomas Baltzar’s Works for Solo Violin and ‘the grand metamorfosis of musick’” in the Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music.  The article is available at

The department congratulates Marié Abe on the award of a fellowship at the Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College for the academic year 2013-2014.  We  are delighted that she will be able to pursue her research in the broadly humanistic atmosphere of the Newhouse Center.  We look forward to hearing about the results of her work when she returns from her leave of absence.

Sean Gallagher will be presiding over “Songs of Parody and  Polemic in Late Medieval France” on March 1, 2013 at Boston University’s Interdisciplinary Programs Conference Voice and Voicelessness in Medieval Europe and Beyond (February 28 – March 1).  Blue Heron will give a special concert performance “Divine Songs,” preceded by a pre-concert talk by Scott Metcalfe. The complete program is available at

Departmental Newsletter: January 2013

January 7th, 2013 in Uncategorized

Student News

The department congratulates Basil Considine on his recent conference acceptance. Basil will present a paper entitled “Music and the Pirates of Madagascar” at the AMS-NE Winter Meeting, on February 2, 2013, at Tufts University in Medford, MA.

Alumni News

Max DeCurtins (MM, Historical Musicology, 2011) will present a paper entitled “‘Computer, Please Replicate One Viola': The Reanimation of Classical Music in the Future” at the AMS-NE Winter Meeting, on February 2, 2013, at Tufts University in Medford, MA.