Ethnomusicology in Theory and Practice
May 19, 2017 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
Schoenberg Music Building, UCLA Shoenberg Music Building, 445 Charles E Young Dr E, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
On Friday, May 19, 2017, The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music presents a symposium and concert in recognition of the career of UCLA Distinguished Professor Timothy Rice, who is retiring in June 2017. Titled "Ethnomusicology in Theory and Practice," the day-long symposium examines the nature of theorizing in ethnomusicology, and in an evening concert UCLA professors and ensembles perform European classical music, world music, and jazz.
Symposium presenters include Michael Bakan, Judith Becker, Harris Berger, Martin Daughtry, Maureen Mahon, Anthony Seeger, Mark Slobin, Ruth Stone, Jane Sugarman, Jeff Todd Titon, Thomas Turino, and Deborah Wong.
For more information, contact Kathleen Hood at . All events are free and open to the public. Note: Reservations are not needed for the concert, but seating for the symposium is limited, so please reserve in advance. To reserve a seat click the "Register" button below right. That will take you to a registration page. On the registration page, fill in your name, email address, the number of people in your party, and be sure to click the word "Register" at the bottom of that page.
Preliminary Symposium Program
8:45am-5:30pm - Choral Room 1325
Session 1: What is music good for?
As ethnomusicologists increasingly engage with real-world problems, what might be the effect on ethnomusicological theorizing?
Seeger, Bakan, Sugarman
Session 2: Studying music or studying sound?
As ethnomusicologists expand their purview from the study of music to the study of sound, how might that help them better understand music?
Titon, Wong, Daughtry
Session 3: How do ethnomusicologists theorize?
What might ethnomusicology gain from an increased emphasis on comparative studies? And what might it lose? What inveterate theoretical problems do ethnomusicologists face, and how might we solve them? How might we frame or reframe out theoretical insights into the nature of music, in general or in particular cases, in ways that might influence thinking in other disciplines?
Stone, Berger, Mahon
How does theory arise from ethnography? What does the ethnography-theory interface look like? How do ethnomusicologists go from ethnography to theory? In what ways does theory always suffuse ethnography?
Becker, Turino, Slobin
7:30pm-9:00pm - Schoenberg Hall