Friday, March 4th, 1:30pm

Bridging Emerging and Established Approaches to Music Research

Approaches to understanding music have undergone vast changes in the last quarter century. Feminist, anthropological, and deconstructionist theories—among many others—transformed musicology in the 1980s and 90s, while a rise in digital innovations and their applications during the new millennium has remade the face of inquiry in the humanities. The kinds of resources used by researchers and performers have similarly changed dramatically in form, content, and function. In spite of these changes the adoption of particular methods by scholars in the field and students in the classroom has been uneven. This panel will feature three speakers whose backgrounds are in music history, theory, and librarianship. They will address ways in which interdisciplinary methodologies, theories, and digital innovations can be applied across the music discipline and how this may impact traditional music research instruction and pedagogy. A round-table discussion will follow the panel in order to generate input and ideas from the participants. This panel will be part of a series traveling to other music research societies such as AMS, SEM, SAM, and CMS where a broad spectrum of approaches to research and uses of resources will be surveyed. We plan that the panels and discussions that follow will provide the basis for a publication exploring major established and emerging approaches that have informed music research and that will continue to do so in the future.

  • Speakers
    • David Hunter, University of Texas, Austin
    • Timothy Duguid, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Texas A&M University
    • Bonna Boettcher, Cornell University
  • Location
    • Pavilion/Caprice
  • Live Streaming?
    • Yes

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