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14420 Apr 2015 - 20:13JoeMatsonAdded graduate student colloquium (4/2015) 
14315 May 2014 - 15:34JoeMatsonMoved Sparhawk event from upcoming to archive 
14204 May 2014 - 17:41JoeMatson(minor) Moved Aoki talk from "upcoming" to archives 
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Welcome to Music and Sound Studies
at the University of Minnesota!

The Music and Sound Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Group aims to provide a space for the study of fields that fall outside of traditional music studies (that is, historical musicology, music theory, ethnomusicology, and music education), particularly those of interest to graduate students investigating acoustic phenomena at the University of Minnesota. Emerging or growing fields of interest include, but are by no means limited to, sound studies, popular music studies, neurocognition of music, and critical/cultural theory and philosophy of music. Our main activities include organizing a series of speakers and coordinating a reading group relevant to that series. All of our events are open to any interested students, faculty, and community members.

Our group began as an initiative through the Institute for Advanced Study in 2008-2009, led by Prof. Sumanth Gopinath. Read more about our first year here. 2009-2011, we continued as an interdisciplinary group led by a team of graduate students and sponsored by a stipend from the Office of Interdisciplinary Initiatives. As a registered student organization, we received grants from the University of Minnesota's Student Unions & Activities (SUA) for the 2011-2012 year. 2012-2014, we rejoined our initial funder, the Institute for Advanced Study. Read their blog about us here.

Check back soon for announcements about the 2014-2015 year!


See a full calendar of our events: http://tinyurl.com/MSScalendar.
Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/UMNMSS.
Join our Google Group to receive periodic e-mail announcements.
Find Resources for music and sound studies in our ever-expanding database.

Upcoming Events

Graduate Student Colloquium
Friday, April 24, 2015
4:30 p.m.
Ferguson Hall, room 280

There are no upcoming events scheduled at this time. Check back soon!
In the meantime, peruse our archive here.

Previous Speakers

Follow the links below to browse chronologically or alphabetically. Click the title of the presentation to read an abstract or to watch a video of the presentation.

Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2010, Spring 2010, Fall 2009, Spring 2009, Fall 2008

Alphabetical listing of all speakers


Executive committee:
Solveig Mebust (mebu0002@umn.edu), president
Etha Williams (will4286@umn.edu), secretary
Jack Vishneski (vishn013@umn.edu), treasurer

Colleen Bertsch (bert0108@umn.edu)
Ellie Boisjoli (kale0048@umn.edu)
Lars Christensen (chri2397@umn.edu)
Joey Crane (crane011@umn.edu)
Justin Schell (schel115@umn.edu)
Brian Schmidt (schm1864@umn.edu)
Laura Schmitz (lrschmit@gmail.com)
Jason Senchina (sench002@umn.edu)

We welcome new members! If you like, you can add your name here.

Community Engagement

Music and Sound Studies has built (and continues to build), a diverse community of people who are interested in acoustic phenomena. Both students and professors affiliated with the University of Minnesota have presented their research in our series (including representatives from Cultural Studies, Music, and Psychology). Many of our events take place within the School of Music, and we have co-sponsored events with other U of M departments, including the Center for Cognitive Sciences, the Center for Jewish Studies, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA), the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), the Office of Interdisiplinary Initiatives (OII), Quadrant, Student Unions & Activities (SUA), and the University of Minnesota Press, as well as the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Composer's Federal Credit Union and Gardening Club. We have invited speakers from nearby colleges and universities, and in 2010, we co-sponsored an event with Macalester College. On a national scale, we have heard speakers from L.A. to Boston and from Austin to Minneapolis. A small number of international guest speakers have also been featured in our series (including representatives from McGill University, Université de Montréal, Universität Potsdam, Universität Giessen, University of Alberta, University of Leeds, and the University of New England). For a complete list of our invited guests, click here.

At least two University of Minnesota courses have used our series as part of their curriculum (see Sonic Ecology and Ringtone Culture).

Topic revision: r144 - 20 Apr 2015 - 20:13:18 - JoeMatson
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