Registration is Now Open!
Portions of the symposium to be live-streamed (more information coming soon)
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.
Clifton Boyd, Yale University
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: “The Difference that Difference Makes”
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.
Catrina Kim, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
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 @ Casa Rio (RSVP required)
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.
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.
Alissandra Reed, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
Melvin L. Butler (University of Miami), “(Ethno)musicology at the Intersections of Race and Faith: Reflections of an African-American Pentecostal Scholar”
Sarah Hankins (University of California, San Diego), “‘Unfit for Subjection’: Mental Illness, Mental Health, and the University Undercommons”
Toru Momii (Columbia University), “Toward a Globally Oriented Music Theory: A Personal Reflection through Gagaku”
José Ovalle (The University of Texas at Austin) and Andrew Dell’Antonio (The University of Texas at Austin), “Mentoring, Institutional Barriers, Structures of Justice: A Dialogue Across Positions of Privilege and Power”
Marysol Quevedo (University of Miami), “Tapping into Existing Resources to Support Under-represented Graduate Students”
Margaret Thomas (Connecticut College), “Making the Case for Equity Pedagogy”
12:00pm | Lunch (provided)
1:00pm | Final Event: “Where Do We Go From Here?”
Two senior scholars will reflect on their own experiences as well as the discussions we will have had during Diversifying Music Academia in order to consider ways forward for the field of music studies.
Matthew Leslie Santana, Harvard University
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 final program)
AMS Seminar Session: “On the Academic Pipeline: Tenure, Pedagogy, and Coalition”
Friday, November 2, 2:15–3:45pm, Texas E
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. Download papers here (to be read in advance; AMS log-in required).
Ellie M. Hisama, Columbia University
Matthew Leslie Santana, Harvard University
Robin Attas (Queen’s University) and Patrick Nickleson (Mount Allison University), “Decolonizing Music Pedagogy: Two Settler Perspectives on the Undergraduate Music Curriculum”
Michael Uy (Harvard University), “Applied Musicology and Going Beyond the Academic Pipeline”
Anaar Desai-Stephens (Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester), “Undoing ‘Academic Whiteness,’ Embodying Multiple Selves in Academic Musicology”
Diversity in Publication Panel
Sponsored by the AMS Committee on Career-Related Issues
Friday, November 2, 2:15–3:45pm, Presidio B
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.
Mary C. Francis, Editorial Director, University of Michigan Press
Shawn Keener, A-R Editions
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
Minimizing Implicit Bias to Improve Campus Climate: Developing Inclusive Classrooms and Faculty Search Processes
Sponsored by the SMT Committee on the Status of Women
Saturday, November 3, 9:00am–12:00pm, Texas A
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.
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
Visit the following links to learn about other AMS/SMT events of interest: