Ethnomusicology in Theory and Practice

Friday, May 19, 2017
8:40 am - 5:30 pm, Schoenberg Music Building - Choral Room 1325

A Symposium in Recognition of the Career of UCLA Distinguished Professor Timothy Rice

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Free and open to the public.

Advance registration encouraged for symposium.


(310) 825-5947


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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
  • 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, Turino, Slobin

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