Schedule

Day One: Saturday 1st April 2017

Arrival: Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta                                        11:00 AM

Conference Registration                                                                                     12: 00 – 1:10 PM

Lunch                                                                                                                      1:10 – 1:45 PM

Opening Remarks                                                                                                  1:45 – 2:00 PM

Dr. Christina Gier (Associate Chair for Graduate Studies)

Panel One: Music for Empowerment, Locality, and Nationalism              2:00 – 4:00 PM

Panel Chair: Matthew Kay (Department of Music, Michigan State University)

  1. “Modern Trends in Jùjú Music: A Case Study of Shina Peters”

Bamidele V. Omolaye (Department of Music, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife)

  1. “Understanding Diaspora Identity Amongst Immigrants to Canada: A Case Study on the Influence of Gospel Music in Renewing Cultural Interdependence Between West Africans”

Arshdeep Khaira (Department of Music, University of Alberta)

  1. “Localizing the Little Voices: Introducing Iranian Instruments to Program Children’s Musical Education in Iranian Nurseries”

Nasim Ahamadian (Department of Music, University of Alberta)

  1. “The Place of South African Music as a Weapon against Apartheid”

Atase J. Adjarho (Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Alberta)

Coffee Break                                                                                 4:00 – 4:10 PM

  • Panel Two: Theorizing Music across Race, Culture, Class, and Gender 4:10 – 6:10 PM

Panel Chair: Mehdi Rezania (University of Alberta)

  1. “Problematizing Queer Ethnomusicology”

Cindy Boucher (Department of Music, University of Alberta)

  1. “Marx in Categorization of Improvisation Ensembles”

Jahandideh Mitra (Department of Music, Memorial University of Newfoundland)

  1. “The Romani Brass Band: Weddings, Race, Politics, Power, and Stereotypes”

Matthew Kay (Department of Music, Michigan State University)

  1. “Music and Politics: Dialectics of Gender Construction in the 2016 Post-American

Presidential Election”

Oghenevwarho Gabriel Ojakovo (Department of Music, University of Alberta)

Coffee Break                                                                                         6:10 – 6:30 PM   

First Keynote Address                                                                        6:30 – 7:30 PM

“Three Polyphonic Homonyms”

Dr. Michael Tenzer (Professor, School of Music, University of British Columbia)

                                                                                 

Day Two: Sunday, 2nd April 2017

Breakfast                                                                                              9:40 – 10:00 AM

Second Keynote Address,                                                                10:00 – 10:50 AM

“Unreliable Narrators: License, Credibility and the Writing of Historical Ethnomusicology”

Dr. Julia Byl (Professor, Department of Music, University of Alberta)

Coffee Break                                                                                     10:50 – 11:00 AM

 

Panel Three: Music Compositions, Improvisation, and Cultural Identity   

11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Panel Chair:  Uchechukwu Umezurike (University of Alberta)

  1. “Gaspar Cassadó; Spanish-Catalan identity in Suite for Violoncello Solo”

Eunkyung Noh (Department of Music, Michigan State University)

  1. “Exploration of Cross-Cultural Synthesis in Chen Qi Gang’s Compositions”

Jingyi Zhang (Jacobs School of Music, University of Bloomington)

  1. “Alcina and the Illusory Heart: Exploring Gender and Emotion in G.F. Handel’s Opera Seria.”

Arthur Scoleri (Department of Music, University of Iowa)

  1. “The Contemporary Santur Playing of Iranian Musician Ardavan Kamkar”

Mehdi Rezania (Department of Music, University of Alberta)

  1. “The BlipVert Method”

Will Northlich-Redmond (Department of Music, University of Alberta)

Lunch                                                                                                          1:30 – 2:30 PM

Panel Four: Music and Emotion, Sounding the Other in Music     2:30 – 4:30 PM

Panel Chair: Arthur Scoleri (University of Iowa)

  1. “Yori-Yori: Music and Happiness in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah” Uchechukwu Umezurike (Department of English and Film Studies, University of Alberta)

Sylvia Madueke (Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta)

  1. Fire of Unknown Origin: Patti Smith, Androgyny, and Punk Rock

Brittany Greening (Department of Music, Dalhousie University)

  1. “Sounding Disability in Musical Theatre”

Shawn Henry (Department of Music, Dalhousie University)

  1. “Unmeasured Music, the Mirror of Sadness: A Cultural-Historic Explanation for the

Importance of Avaaz in Persian Classical Music”

Hossein Parvar (Department of Music, University of Alberta)

Closing Remarks                                                                                                  4:30 – 4:40 PM

Dr. Christina Gier (Associate Chair for Graduate Studies)

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