Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY March 9, 2002




8:30 AM          Coffee and reception


8:55 AM          Welcome and Opening Remarks


SESSION I      Chair:  Carl Rahkonen (Indiana University of PA)


9:00 AM          Ethical Considerations in the Research of Asante Sacred Music. Joseph Kaminski.  (Kent State University)


9:30 AM          Brazil and Beyond:  The Technical and Timbral Expansion of the Berimbau in Popular Musics.

N. Scott Robinson (Kent State University)



10:00   BREAK




Chair:  Beverly Diamond (York University)



10:15 AM        Producing Censorship: Music Events for the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City.

Klisala Harrison  (York University)


10:45 AM        Is it a Question of Nationalism or Socialism? The Changing Values of Political Identity in Québecois Popular Music During the 1995 Referendum.

Meg Kwasnicki (York University)


11:15 AM        Transmission of Cultural Identity and Practice:  A Study of a Japanese Dance Group of Toronto.

Alison Footz (York University)


11:45 AM        Rural Utopia? An Exploration of Nostalgia, Space and Identity in the Manitoba Prairies as Pictured in the Music of Greg MacPherson.

Judith Klassen (York University)


12:15-1:45 PM            LUNCH AND BUSINESS MEETING (location TBA)



SESSION III   Chair: Ellen Koskoff (Eastman School of Music)



2:00 PM           Going to Great Lengths to Find the Right Tempo:  J. P. Powell and the Pocket Metronome.

Melva Huebert (Kent State University)


2:30 PM           What Does "Gei" Have to Do with It?  Relationships Between Music, Patronage, Liminality and Geisha Identity.

Kelly Foreman (Kent State University)


3:00 PM           Chinese Funeral Music Among the Chaozhou Community in
Los Angeles.

Wah-Chiu Lai (Kent State University)



3:30 PM           BREAK



SESSION IV   Chair: Terry Miller (Kent State University)



3:45 PM           An Insider’s Reflexive View of the Globalization of Bulgarian Traditional Music and Musicians in the Canadian Diaspora:  Transnationalism Reconsidered.

Irene Markoff (York University)


4:15 PM           Not the Ivory Tower: A Gramscian perspective on Jazz History.

Jonathon Bakan (York University)


4:45 PM           Ethnomusicology in Higher Education: Current Faculty Concerns.  Panel Discussion organized by Terry Miller (Kent State University)



Evening event at the home of Ellen Koskoff, (Time TBA) including performances of Turkish music by Rob Simms, and members of the Eastman Gamelan.



The Members of the Niagara Chapter wish to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Ellen Koskoff and the Eastman School of Music for making this meeting possible.