Schedule

Registration is Now Open!

Draft: to be finalized by August 2018

Wednesday, October 31

3:00–4:00pm | Registration/Check-In

4:00pm | Opening Remarks

4:15pm | Professional Development Roundtable

Scholars at different levels within and outside the tenure track will share their views with graduate students, junior faculty and others on the state of the job market, how to navigate it, and viable alternatives for employment.

Moderator
Clifton Boyd, Yale University

Panelists
Naomi André, University of Michigan
Tekla Babyak, independent scholar
Nina Sun Eidsheim*, University of California–Los Angeles
Matthew D. Morrison, New York University

6:00pm | Faculty Roundtable: “Missed Opportunities”

Following a brief review of diversification efforts in music academia over the last several decades, professors will converse about their experiences as faculty of color, reflect on when and where they witnessed missed opportunities for inclusivity, and consider what could have been done differently.

Moderator
Catrina Kim, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester

Panelists
Cynthia Gonzales, Texas State University
Eileen M. Hayes, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Nancy Yunhwa Rao, Rutgers University
Braxton D. Shelley, Harvard University

8:00pm | Dinner and Drinks @ Local Restaurant


Thursday, November 1

8:00am | “Dealing With Microaggressions” Workshop

This workshop will engage with ways of responding to microaggressions, which are the everyday behavioral patterns that communicate negative or hostile messages to marginalized people. It will focus especially on raising awareness of and replying to such practices in academia.

Workshop Leader
Kendra Preston Leonard, Executive Director, Silent Film Sound and Music Archive

10:00am | “Insights” Session

8–10-minute papers related to the theme of the symposium (alternative formats welcome). See our Call for Insights for more information.

Moderator
Alissandra Reed, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester

“(Ethno)musicology at the Intersections of Race and Faith: Reflections of an African-American Pentecostal Scholar” (Melvin L. Butler, University of Miami)
“‘Unfit for Subjection’: Mental Illness, Mental Health, and the University Undercommons” (Sarah Hankins, University of California, San Diego)
“Toward a Globally Oriented Music Theory: A Personal Reflection through Gagaku” (Toru Momii, Columbia University)
“Mentoring, Institutional Barriers, Structures of Justice: A Dialogue Across Positions of Privilege and Power” (José Ovalle and Andrew Dell’Antonio, The University of Texas at Austin)
“Tapping into Existing Resources to Support Under-represented Graduate Students” (Marysol Quevedo, University of Miami)
“Making the Case for Equity Pedagogy” (Margaret Thomas, Connecticut College)

12:00pm | Lunch (provided)

1:00pm | Final Event: “Where Do We Go From Here?”

Moderator
Matthew Leslie Santana, Harvard University

Discussants
Tammy L. Kernodle, Miami University
Alejandro L. Madrid, Cornell University


Events on the AMS/SMT program either co-sponsored by Project Spectrum, or led by Project Spectrum committee members

(Dates and times taken from the AMS/SMT preliminary program)

AMS Seminar Session: “On the Academic Pipeline: Tenure, Pedagogy, and Coalition”
Friday, November 2, 2:15–3:45pm

This seminar will explore opportunities to provide sustained support for diversity, equity, and inclusion in professional music societies and disciplines. See CFP for more information.

Conveners
Ellie M. Hisama, Columbia University
Matthew Leslie Santana, Harvard University

“Decolonizing Music Pedagogy: Two Settler Perspectives on the Undergraduate Music Curriculum” (Robin Attas, Queen’s University; Patrick Nickleson, Mount Allison University)
“Applied Musicology and Going Beyond the Academic Pipeline” (Michael Uy, Harvard University)
“Undoing ‘Academic Whiteness,’ Embodying Multiple Selves in Academic Musicology” (Anaar Desai-Stephens, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester)

Diversity in Publication Panel
Sponsored by the AMS Committee on Career-Related Issues
Friday, November 2, 2:15–3:45pm

This panel will bring together scholars and editors who are invested in securing minority representation in academic publishing. It will focus on the stakes of both achieving racial diversity among editors in music studies and creating more equitable structures by which scholars of color have substantial opportunity to publish in music journals and books. The panel discussion will leverage the insights and expertise of published scholars and editors in music studies to begin a discussion about how to secure such diversity.

Moderators
Mary C. Francis, Editorial Director, University of Michigan Press
Shawn Keener, A-R Editions

Panelists
Daphne Carr, New York University
Norman Hirschy, Oxford University Press
Loren Kajikawa, George Washington University, Journal of the Society for American Music
Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr., University of Pennsylvania

Implicit Bias Workshop
Sponsored by the SMT Committee on the Status of Women
Saturday, November 3, 9:00am–12:00pm

90-minute workshop on recognizing implicit bias led by Betty Jean Taylor (University of Texas at Austin), followed by 90-minute panel/discussion on how to address implicit bias through the affirmation of women’s voices in academic settings and increasing diversity and inclusivity in the classroom.

Panelists
Anaar Desai-Stephens, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
Bonnie Gordon, University of Virginia
Marianne Kielian-Gilbert, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Jan Miyake, Oberlin Conservatory of Music

*Participating via Skype, due to California’s response to Texas House Bill 3859