NECSEM

The Northeast Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology

NECSEM 2019 - Colby College

We are pleased to announce this year’s conference at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. 

Here you will find an updated program 

A block of rooms has been reserved at a reduced rate for Friday, 4/5 and Saturday, 4/6 at the Waterville Hampton Inn (425 Kennedy Memorial Drive; 207-873-5486; https://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/maine/hampton-inn-waterville-WTVMEHX/index.html).

If you would like to call in and make reservations, please dial (207) 873-0400 and ask to make a Group Block Reservation at the “New England Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology – NECSEM Group Block Rate.” If you prefer to book online, please click or hold CTRL & Click the link below and that will bring you to the Hampton Inn by Hilton Waterville and to the “New England Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology – NECSEM Group Block Rate!” https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hp/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=WTVMEHX&spec_plan=CHHCEM&arrival=20190405&departure=20190107&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

Please make sure you call in or book online prior to our groups cutoff date, which is scheduled for Friday, March 22, 2019. If you have additional questions regarding lodging, please contact the Local Arrangements Chair, Natalie Zelensky (natalie.zelensky@colby.edu).

The conference program will also include a presidential roundtable titled “Ethnomusicology within and beyond Academe: Music and the Public Humanities" (preliminary title) or a keynote titled “Ethnomusicology and the Public Humanities within and beyond Academe.”Prize: Rujing Huang (Harvard University) “We’ve Got Harmony, Too!”: Reclaiming Music Theory, Performing Chinese-ness

Waxer Prize: Sayeed Joseph (Skidmore College) "We Gon' Be Alright": Mental Health and the Blues in Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly

The Northeast Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology (NECSEM) is a member chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology. The society promotes the research, study, and performance of music in all historical periods and cultural contexts. The activities of the chapter are designed to provide a forum for the discussion of current scholarly research and to promote and develop the multitude of traditional art forms found in the communities of the northeast and around the world.

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