Ethnomusicology in Theory and Practice

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

Ethnomusicology in Theory and Practice

On Friday, May 19, 2017, The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music presents "Ethnomusicology in Theory and Practice," a symposium and concert in recognition of the career of UCLA Distinguished Professor Timothy Rice. 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.

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?
Daughtry, Titon, Wong

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, Turino

Session 4: What is the relationship between ethnographic fieldwork and ethnomusicological theorizing?
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, Slobin

Evening Concert
7:30pm-9:00pm - Schoenberg Hall

Thai Music Ensemble, Supeena Adler, director
Faculty Jazz Combo featuring Justo Almario, clarinet, and Steven Loza, director
Clarinet Trio with Gary Gray, Neal Stulberg, and Antonio Lysy
Jazz Vocal Combo, Michelle Weir, director
Baroque Aria, Michael Dean
North Indian Tabla and Sitar, Abhiman Kaushal and Dard Neuman
Early Music Ensemble, Ryan Koons, director
Middle Eastern Classical Music, A.J. Racy and Münir Nuredettin Beken
Bulgarian Folk Music, Ivan Varimezov and Tzvetanka Varimezov