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Barz and Calico Conduct Research Abroad

Jul. 11, 2017—Gregory Melchor-Barz conducted field research in Israel during the summer on a research fellowship funded by the Jewish National Fund and Mediawatch. His current fieldwork project focuses on the politics of Israeli drag performances in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Melchor-Barz is Professor of Ethnomusiclogy, chair of the Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology, and President of...

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Vanderbilt Musicologists Honored by Society for American Music

Mar. 30, 2016—Three musicologists affiliated with the Blair School of Music received honors at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Society for American Music held in Cambridge, MA, March 9-13. Dale Cockrell, Professor of Musicology (Emeritus), received the Lifetime Achievement Award “in recognition of his pioneering scholarship—propelled by intellectual innovation, remarkable breadth, and a deep sensitivity for...

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A Conversation with Guitar Virtuoso Robben Ford, Feb. 2

Jan. 19, 2016—UPDATE: For those who are not able to attend this evening’s Conversation with Robben Ford in person, the event will also be streamed live online starting at 8 p.m. CST. The feed may be viewed via our streaming site in the Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall window. On Tuesday, February 2, at 8 p.m.,...

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Recent Department Publications

Jan. 16, 2016—2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 2017 Applegate, Celia. The Necessity of Music: Variations on a German Theme. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017. – Reviewed in Central European History (2017) Fry, Robert W. Performing Nashville: Music Tourism and Country Music’s Main Street. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2017. Shadle, Douglas W. “Dvořák and America.” Review...

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Gregory Barz Publication Wins Prize

Jan. 13, 2016—The Society for Ethnomusicology recently honored The Cambridge History of World Music (ed. Philip Bohlman, Cambridge, 2014) with the Bruno Nettl Prize, an award that recognizes “an outstanding publication contributing to or dealing with the history of the field of ethnomusicology, broadly defined, or with the general character, problems, and methods of ethnomusicology.” Gregory F....

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MOOC update: Jen Gunderman films on location

Oct. 19, 2015—The Blair School of Music will offer its first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) early in 2016: “Understanding the Music Business: What is Music Worth,” taught by Assistant Professor of Musicology Jen Gunderman and offered through the Coursera platform. With the help of the Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning, Gunderman recently filmed segments of the...

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Department Presents: Brecht, Music, and Culture

Sep. 27, 2015—Update (10/5/2015): See a video of the performance here. Join us for a theatrical reconstruction of conversations between the Austrian composer Hanns Eisler and the Bertolt Brecht scholar Hans Bunge. The conversations will be performed by Sabine Berendse (Bunge’s daughter) and noted director Paul Clements. The performers will be available to sign copies of their...

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Listen: Joy Calico on Australian National Broadcasting

Sep. 21, 2015—  Joy H. Calico, Professor of Musicology at the Blair School of Music and Director of the Max Kade Center for European Studies at Vanderbilt University, recently spoke about her latest book, Arnold Schoenberg’s “A Survivor from Warsaw” in Postwar Europe, on Australian National Broadcasting’s The Music Show with Andrew Ford. Listen to the interview...

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