MIDSEM 2023 dates: March 30 to April 2

We’re happy to announce that MIDSEM 2023 will be from March 30th to April 2nd, 2023, hosted by Berea College in Kentucky. Keep an eye out for more info!

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MIDSEM 2022 Conference Program

For all attendees, Pre-registration required by April 1, 2022:

https://forms.gle/3ATjMxFpjqVhFW7c8

Note: All times listed in this schedule are in ET (Eastern Time). All conference sessions (including the keynote and roundtable) will be made available via Zoom, regardless of whether the session is primarily online or in-person. In addition, all online presentations will be viewable in-person in the Niles Gallery and open for hybrid interactive discussion. In other words, if you are here in person, we encourage you to attend all sessions in the Niles Gallery.

Friday, April 1, 2022, Niles Gallery

3:30 to 4:30pm, Niles Gallery
Pre-Conference Hybrid Performance and Discussion with Appalasia
Sponsored by:
Appalachian Center & Appalachian Studies
Office of China Initiatives
John Jacob Niles Center for American Music
UK College of Arts & Sciences Passport to the World: Year of Cultures Without Borders 
UK Gaines Center for the Humanities
Zoom link for Appalasia performance: https://uky.zoom.us/j/83469552756

Saturday, April 2, 2022, Niles Gallery

9:00-9:15 (Hybrid)
Welcome Registration with coffee, pastries, fruit in the Niles Gallery Green Room/Introductions

9:15-10:45 (presented via Zoom, streaming in the Niles Gallery)
“African American Roots Music: Anti-Essentialist Approaches for Affective Communitas” 
Joe Z. Johnson, Indiana University

“Chants d’Espérance and the Music of Haitian Protestantism” 
Ben Griffin, University of Cincinnati

“Musical Tradition, Economic Conditions, Heterogeneous Communities: Rethinking Gendered Minoritarian Experiences within the Classical Music Profession” 
Alec Norkey, UCLA

11:00-12:00 (presented via Zoom, streaming in the Niles Gallery)
“Mediated Melodies “Jone o’ Grinfilt” and Problems with Preservation” 
Rebekah Erdman, University of Iowa

“Ireland Belongs to ______ ?: Soundings of Irishness from the Far-Right” 
Tadhg Ó Meachair, Indiana University

12:00-1:00 
Lunch Break

1:00-2:00 (Hybrid presented in the Niles Gallery, streaming on Zoom)
“Anti-Coup Music From Myanmar” 
Heather MacLachlan, University of Dayton

“Songs for Climate Change: Sustainable Banking, Sanuk, and Health Promotion in Thailand” 
Matthew Werstler (Presenting via Zoom)

2:15-2:45 (Hybrid meeting in the Niles Gallery)
MIDSEM Business Meeting

3:00-4:00 (presented via Zoom, streaming in the Niles Gallery)
Keynote Talk: “Arousing sense—embodying transmission and research”
Tomie Hahn, President, The Society for Ethnomusicology

4:30-6:00 (presented in the Niles Gallery, streaming on Zoom)
Roundtable: Decolonizing the Music Ensemble
Jon Silpayamanant (Indiana University Southeast), Angela Scharfenberger (Louisville Folk School), Thomas Turino (Emeritus, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), Stefan Fiol (University of Cincinnati), Elizabeth DiSavino (Berea College), Emmanuel Stokes (Berea College), and Sam Gleaves (Berea College)

7:00-8:30 (Niles Gallery, in-person only)
Open Jam Session with Roundtable Participants

Sunday, April 3, 2022, Niles Gallery

9:30-9:45 (Hybrid)
Welcome Registration with coffee, pastries, fruit in the Niles Gallery Green Room/Introductions

9:45-11:15 (presented via Zoom, streaming from the Niles Gallery)
“Music Apprenticeship, Transmission and Experience in the Villages of Drama through the Thematic Analysis of Semi-Structured Interviews” 
Christos Sidiropoulos, University of Iowa

“Pandemic A Cappella: Challenges, Communities, and COVID-19” 
Joshua S. Duchan, Wayne State University

“‘Hopeful for a Bright Tomorrow’: Songs and COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa” 
Malaysia Billman, Northwestern University

11:30-12:30 (Hybrid presented via Zoom, streaming in the Niles Gallery)
“Transmusicking and Online Liveness During the 2020 Online Grand Beatbox Battle World League Competition” (Will present in person and Zoom)
David Boyd, University of Kentucky

“Nicki Minaj: An Analysis of Gender in Flow” 
Matt Mason, University of Iowa

12:30-1:30 
Lunch Break

1:30-2:30 (presented in the Niles Gallery, streaming on Zoom)
“Obtaining Sori: The Journey into the Mountains to Become a Pansori Master Through Sangongbu” 
Hada Jang, University of Kentucky

“Django Jane: Identifying the Black, Queer Voice in Janelle Monae’s Dirty Computer” 
Samar Johnson, University of Kentucky

Zoom Links

  1. Friday, April 1 Zoom Link for Appalasia Performance: https://uky.zoom.us/j/83469552756
  2. Saturday, April 2-3 Zoom Link for Online Presentations and Virtual Viewers:

Register in advance via Zoom:
https://uky.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrcOChpzIsGtDQzVMJOgAt5uo0mg_Arhfr

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Organizers
Donna Kwon, President of MIDSEM
Program Committee: Trevor Harvey, Sonja Downing, Katherine Brucher
Local Arrangements Committee: Revell Carr, Hada Jang, Emmanuel Stokes

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2022 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology (MIDSEM) Call for Papers

In light of the annual SEM/AMS/SMT conference proposal deadline coming up on Feb. 15, we decided to extend our deadline a few days from Feb. 15 to Feb. 18. Thank you! 

Date: April 2-3, 2022

Mode: Hybrid

We plan to hold this meeting in-person and on Zoom. We aim to provide an engaging conference experience for all attendees, and we are working to optimize our technical capabilities. It is likely that the sessions will be offered in a bi-modal format, either fully on Zoom or fully in-person. More information on conference modes will be provided after all submissions have been received.

Location: The University of Kentucky (Lexington, Ky)

Lexington, Ky is located in the Eastern Time Zone on the southern edge of the midwestern region of SEM, and is within a manageable driving distance from cities such as Cincinnati, Columbus, Louisville, Dayton, Bloomington, Indianapolis, Champaign-Urbana, Detroit, and Chicago. Given the hybrid nature of the meeting, however, we welcome those from any region.

Deadline: Abstract Submission Deadline is February 18, 2022

The Midwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology invites students and scholars in all branches of music scholarship and related disciplines to submit 250-word abstracts for the hybrid MIDSEM annual meeting to be held from Saturday-Sunday, April 2-3, 2022, in-person and on Zoom (hosted by the University of Kentucky). The Program Committee will consider papers, panels, and workshops on any topic related to music. Abstracts should state whether the presentation is intended to be on Zoom or in-person.

We are very pleased to announce that the keynote speaker and guest for this meeting is Dr. Tomie Hahn, President of the Society for Ethnomusicology. The program committee of MIDSEM and the local arrangements committee will work together to assemble a stimulating and engaging balance of academic sessions, workshops, performances and opportunities to experience what the local scene has to offer.

Please send abstracts and your online/in-person attendance preference to Dr. Trevor Harvey at trevor-harvey@uiowa.edu by Friday, February 18, 2022.

For any questions about the conference, please contact:

Donna Lee Kwon, PhD
President of MIDSEM
Associate Professor, ethnomusicology
University of Kentucky School of Music
donna.kwon@uky.edu

James Revell Carr, PhD
Local Arrangement Committee Chair
Associate Professor, ethnomusicology
University of Kentucky School of Music
revell.carr@uky.edu

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2021 MIDSEM Conference Program

The 2021 MIDSEM meeting will be held on April 10-11, jointly with the midwest chapter of the AMS and hosted virtually by the University of Iowa. For additional information, to register for the conference (free, but required for Zoom access), and to view the program, please see the conference page on the AMS-Midwest website.

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CFP: 2021 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology (MIDSEM)

Jointly held with the Midwest Chapter of the American Musicological Society (AMS-Midwest)

Hosted online by the University of Iowa, April 10-11

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 29, 2021

The Midwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology invites students and scholars in all branches of music scholarship and related disciplines to submit 250-word abstracts for the MIDSEM annual meeting to be held from Saturday-Sunday, April 10-11, 2021, on Zoom (hosted by the University of Iowa School of Music). The Program Committee will consider papers, panels, and workshops on any topic related to music.

We are pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for this joint meeting is Dwandalyn Reece, Executive Committee Chair of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The program committees of AMS-Midwest and MIDSEM will also assemble joint sessions featuring members from both chapters. In addition, there will be a joint discussion panel on pedagogical approaches to decolonizing survey courses.

Please send abstracts to Joshua Duchan at jduchan@wayne.edu by Friday, February 29, 2021.

For any questions about the conference, please contact Trevor Harvey at trevor-harvey@uiowa.edu.

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MIDSEM and AMS Midwest: April 10-11, 2021

This spring’s MIDSEM conference will take place on April 10th and 11th. The conference will be hosted jointly with AMS Midwest and will be fully remote via Zoom.

A call for papers and more details will be available in the near future.

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CFP for 2020 MIDSEM conference – proposals due February 29, 2020

Dear colleagues,

Given the suspension of classes and restrictions on travel by many institutions across the country, MIDSEM, which was scheduled for April 4-5 at the University of Iowa, will not be held this year. Following the identification of several COVID-19 cases in the region, the University of Iowa is suspending face-to-face instruction through at least April 3, 2020.

Kind regards,
Trevor
President, MIDSEM

2020 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 29, 2020

Conference Dates: April 4-5, 2020

University of Iowa, Iowa City IA

The Midwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology invites students and scholars in all branches of music scholarship and related disciplines to submit 250-word abstracts for the MIDSEM annual meeting to be held from Saturday-Sunday, April 4-5, 2020, at the University of Iowa School of Music. The Program Committee will consider papers, panels, and workshops on any topic related to music.

Please send abstracts to Matthew Knight at matthew.e.knight@gmail.com by Friday, February 29, 2020.

For any questions about the conference, please contact Trevor Harvey at trevor-harvey@uiowa.edu.

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MIDSEM 2019 Schedule and Business Meeting Minutes

The 2019 MIDSEM chapter meeting at the University of Dayton in the books! These attachments include the meeting schedule and business meeting minutes for those who were unable to attend.

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CFP for 2019 MIDSEM conference – proposals due Dec. 15, 2018

The call for proposals for the next MIDSEM conference, which will take place at the University of Dayton (Dayton, OH) on March 22-24, 2019, is attached below.  MIDSEM welcomes proposals from scholars at all stages of their careers, including undergraduate students.

Note: the deadline has been extended to January 31st, 2019. The flyer posted here has the old deadline.

We look forward to reading your proposals!  Please circulate this CFP among your networks.

MIDSEM 2019 Call for Papers (PDF)

MIDSEM 2019 CFP

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SEM 2018 Chapter Meeting Agenda

For those who will be attending the SEM annual meeting in Albuquerque, our MIDSEM chapter meeting will be Friday November 16, 2018, 7:00 am in Potters. The planned agenda is as follows:

1. Approval of March 25, 2017 business meeting minutes

2. Information regarding 2019 MIDSEM conference

Dates

Friday March 22, Saturday March 23 and Sunday March 24, 2019

Location

Raymond Fitz Hall (rooms 151 and 153), corner of Brown Street and Caldwell Street, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, 45469

Please note that the conference location is only a short walk from the recommended hotel, the Marriott at the University of Dayton.

Accommodation

Marriott at the University of Dayton, 1414 South Patterson Boulevard, Dayton, Ohio, 45409 (website, call 1-937-223-1000 for reservations)

Twenty Queen or Deluxe Queen rooms are offered at the conference rate of $139.00/night plus taxes of $13.25%; please state that you will be attending the “MIDSEM conference”

Rooms will be available at this rate only until March 1, 2019

Contacts

Keynote Speaker

Emmett G. Price III (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)

Future Conferences

  • 2020:  University of Iowa, Trevor Harvey, President
  • 2021:  University of Kentucky, Donna Kwon, President

3. Decisions regarding 2019 conference 

  1. Timeline for sending out CFP / deadline for submissions / deadline for committing to attend
  2. Plans for advertising CFP in Facebook and on allied listservs (SEM, AMS, IASPM, SAM)
  3. Plans for encouraging senior scholars to attend
  4. Plan for communicating expectations to presenters (20-minute papers, rehearsed, well-prepared)
  5. Plans for creating welcoming, efficient program (NB: Keynote will be 9:00 am on Sunday March 23, 2019)
    • Need to determine time of business meeting and reception
    • Need to decide whether joint sessions will occur
    • Need to decide whether student mentoring session will be included
    • Need to decide whether campus tour will occur

 

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