Niagara Chapter

Society for Ethnomusicology

NOTE:  After the 2018 meeting, this website will be dormant.  Please use the NEW Niagara Chapter Website at: 

Welcome to the Niagara Chapter (Society for Ethnomusicology) web site!  The Niagara Chapter has traditionally included ethnomusicologists from Ontario, Western New York, Western Pennsylvania, and Eastern Ohio.  There are, however, no geographic restrictions on participation, so we welcome anyone in our region interested in ethnomusicology.   Read our Niagara Chapter By-Laws.

We are perhaps the most informal of all SEM Chapters.  For example, we do not collect formal dues, only a small registration fee to cover the actual cost of meetings.  We meet once each year, in the spring, at a college or university in the chapter. The current Chapter Co-Chairs are Sherry Johnson (York University) and Eve McPherson (Kent State University).  For continuity, we do have a Secretary, who is nominated and elected at our annual Business Meeting.  Sara Stone Miller has served in this capacity for several years.

In recent years we have become a "Cyber-Chapter."  All our announcements, communications and programs are arranged by e-mail.  To subscribe to the Chapter listserv, please send an e-mail to:  niagara-sem-on @ (all as one string), to be removed from the list, send an e-mail to:  niagara-sem-off @ (all as one string).   Other correspondence regarding the Chapter listserv, please send a message to

We invite you to join us!  If you're interested in hosting a meeting of the Niagara Chapter, please see our Guide to Hosting a Meeting.

The T. Temple Tuttle Prize
(for an outstanding student paper presented at the annual meeting)

Previous meetings:

Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
Kent State University, Trumbull 
College of Brockport, SUNY
2018 Program
2017 Program
2016 Program
2018 Program with Abstracts
2017 Abstracts
2016 Abstracts
Carlow University, Pittsburgh 2015 Program 2015 Abstracts    2015 Pre-Conference
Syracuse University 2014 Program

Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania

2013 Program

2013 Abstracts

University of Toronto

2012 Program

2012 Abstracts

Eastman School of Music

2011 Program

2011 Abstracts

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

2009 Program

 2009 Abstracts  Photo Gallery

York University, Toronto

2008 Program pdf

2008 Abstracts

Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania

2007 Program

2007 Local Info.  Photo Gallery

SUNY Geneseo

2006 Program

2006 Abstracts

Univ. of Toronto

2005 Program

2005 Abstracts

State Univ. College, Fredonia

2004 Program

2004 Abstracts

Kent State University, Trumbull

2003 Program

 2003 Local Info.

Eastman School of Music

2002 Program

2002 Abstracts

State Univ. College, Fredonia

2001 Program

2001 Abstracts




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