NIAGARA CHAPTER CONFERENCE

Friday April 3 to Sunday April 5, 2009

Cornell University

Lincoln Hall, rooms B-20 and B-21

“Teaching and Performing ‘Traditional’ Musics in Contemporary’ America”

 

Friday April 3

7:00 pm, B-20:   Keynote Address

Dr. Terry Miller, “Where is Beat 4?  (With Apologies to Bill Malm)”

 

8:00 pm, B-20:  Old-time music jam, led by Jim Kimball

 

Saturday April 4

8:30 am, B-21:  Continental BREAKFAST served to participants

 

9:00 am to 10: 30 am, B-20Panel discussion of conference theme

Neal Zaslaw (Cornell University)
            Bethany Collier (Bucknell University)
            Jim Kimball  (SUNY Geneseo)
            Steve Pond  (Cornell University)
            Martin Hatch (Cornell University), Moderator;  Heather MacLachlan (Cornell University), Chair

 

10:45 am – 12:15 pm, B-20Paper Session:  Curriculum and Pedagogy

Dustin Wiebe, “Good, Fast and Cheap:  My North American Gamelan Experience”

            Eric Murray, “Learning, Teaching and Performing Brazilian choro in Kent, Ohio”

Louise Wrazen, “Daughters of tradition or mothers of invention?:  music, gender and teaching in diaspora

 

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm, B-21:   LUNCH served to participants

 

1:00 pm to 3:30 pm, B-20:   A Workshop and Roundtable on Teaching and Performing South Asian Music and Dance

Carol Babiracki, Munda music and dance

Stefan Fiol, Music and dance in the Garhwali region

Denise Nuttall and Stefan Fiol, Hindustani raga and tala

Barbara Johnson, Indian Cinema Songs and Kerala Jewish Women’s Music

 

3:45 pm – 5:15 pm, B-20Paper Session:  The Notion of Asian Music

Jeremy Leong, “Refashioning Republican China’s “national music”:  the fallacies in Wang Guangqi’s musical thoughts”

Priwan Nanongkham, “Music and Buddhism:  Philosophical Perspectives and Practices in Thai Society”

            Sija Tsai, “The Erhu in Toronto”

 

5:15 pm – 6:45 pm:  SUPPER – conference participants at local restaurants

 

(6:00 pm:  Gamelan ensembles will move their instruments into B-20)

 

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, B-20Lecture-demonstration / Concert

Cornell Javanese gamelan, led by Chris Miller

Eastman Balinese gamelan, led by Ellen Koskoff

 

Sunday April 5

8:30 am, B-21:  Continental BREAKFAST served to participants

 

9:00 am – 11:00 am, B-20Paper Session:  Fieldwork

            Noah Dreiblatt, “The Modern House Show”

Julie Beauregard and Brent C. Talbot, “DJs and Dancers As Performers of Electronic Dance Music in a Night Club”

            Carl Rahkonen, “Scandanavian Immigrant Fiddling in the United States”

Vivia Kieswetter, “’Lifting Up to the Throne of Grace’:  the Phenomenology of the Church Organist’s Performance as Worship”

 


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