Elaine Sandoval gave an invited lecture, “El Sistema: Around the World” for the Venezuelan Society of Musicology, on September 26th, 2016 at the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas.
Emmy Williamson presented a paper “Reclaiming the Tarima and Remaking Spaces: Examining Women’s Leadership in the Son Jarocho Community of New York City” at the Fandango Conference at University of California – Riverside, April 6-7.
Four GC students presented papers at the 36th Annual MACSEM conference (Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Ethnomusicology), Cornell University, March 11-12; they were:
Maria Agustina Checa: “Enhancing Self-Sustainability of Independent Music Scenes Through Social Media Appropriation: A Case Study in the Emerging ‘Indie’ Scene of Córdoba, Argentina”
Miranda Fedock: “Theorizing Imagined Mobility: Traditional Performing Arts within Tibetan Community Centers in the United States”
Brendan Kibbee: “Musical Masculinities and Muslim Subjectivities in Dakar, Senegal”
Lynne Stillings, “Socially Conscious Children’s Music in Senegal: A New Perspective on Activist ‘Youth’ Music.”
(Photo: Emmy Williamson, center, playing son jarocho in New York.)