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Barz and Calico Conduct Research Abroad

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…

Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in , , , ,


Vanderbilt Musicologists Honored by Society for American Music

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…

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 in , , , , , ,


Recent Department Publications

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…

Posted on Saturday, January 16, 2016 in , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Gregory Barz Publication Wins Prize

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….

Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 in , , , ,


MOOC update: Jen Gunderman films on location

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…

Posted on Monday, October 19, 2015 in , , , , , , ,


Department Presents: Brecht, Music, and Culture

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…

Posted on Sunday, September 27, 2015 in , , ,


Listen: Joy Calico on Australian National Broadcasting

  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…

Posted on Monday, September 21, 2015 in , , , , , ,