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Musicology & Ethnomusicology at WVU

Our students and faculty are engaged in an exceptionally broad range of research and creative work that explores the limits of theory and practice within a supportive and energetic community. Working one-on-one with our students, WVU’s Musicology & Ethnomusicology faculty craft advising plans that are suited to each student’s research, creative, and teaching interests and prepare students for a wide range of professional and personal endeavors. As you explore the materials here, I hope that you’ll consider how you might find a home within our curriculum and, even more importantly, our community.

 

Travis Stimeling

Associate Professor of Musicology & Ethnomusicology

Coordinator of the Musicology & Ethnomusicology Area  

Musicology & Ethnomusicology Events for 2019-20

Sunday 26 January 2020, 7:00PM (WVU Creative Arts Center, Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, Room 2030)
George Lewis (Columbia University), "Black Liveness Matters: Karel Čapek meets Blind Tom" [part of the Speakers Series of the West Virginia University Humanities Center, for which the 2019-20 theme is The Future]

Musicology & Ethnomusicology Events for 2018-19

Saturday 15 September 2018, 1:00PM–6:00PM (WVU Creative Arts Center, Room 2140)
Trailblazers and Hellraisers: Perspectives in the Humanities (click here for a PDF of the full program of the symposium)

Monday 17 September, 7:30PM (WVU Creative Arts Center, Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, Room 2030)
Andrea Bohlman (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), "Can Music Write History? Listening to Martial Law in Poland"

Thursday 25 October, 5:00PM (WVU Creative Arts Center, Room 2140)
Ian Power (University of Baltimore), "New Music and Ethics: On Stage, in Discourse, and in Society"

Monday 18 February, 7:00PM (WVU Creative Arts Center, Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, Room 2030)
Tamara Levitz (University of California, Los Angeles), "Settler Colonial Listening Strategies and the Foundation of U.S. Musicology"

Monday 25 February, 4:00PM (WVU Creative Arts Center, Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, Room 2030)
Mark Perry (Oklahoma State University), "Vinyl Art in the Digital World: A Brief History of EDM and DJing"

** CANCELED ** Monday 4 March, 4:00PM (WVU Creative Arts Center, Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, Room 2030) Christopher Lynch (Duquesne University), "Così fan tutte and the Politics of the Early Cold War at the Metropolitan Opera"

Monday 8 April, 4:00PM (WVU Creative Arts Center, Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, Room 2030)
"'God Bless America' and 'We Shall Overcome': Exploring the Origin and History of Two Great American Anthems," moderated by Mariana Whitmer (WVU) with presenters Sheryl Kaskowitz (Berkeley, CA) and Victor V. Bobetsky (Hunter College of the City University of New York)