Job announcement: Georgetown University (Music Theory)

The Music Program in the Department of Performing Arts at Georgetown University invites applications for a one-year, full-time non-tenure line position in Music Theory at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor, to begin August 1, 2021. We seek a candidate with commensurate teaching experience and curriculum development in undergraduate music theory, in particular diatonic harmony, form and analysis, and counterpoint. Candidates active in research and whose professional work includes a secondary area of expertise, specifically in jazz, film/media/sound studies, performance, and popular traditions are encouraged to apply. 

A terminal degree (Ph.D.) in music theory is required and must be in hand by the start of the appointment. The music program is especially interested in candidates whose research and creative work link to the music major in American Musical Culture, affiliated programs and the highly integrated liberal arts curriculum in Georgetown College. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses and seminars (2+3 over two semesters) to both music majors and minors, advising undergraduate theses, while also fulfilling departmental service and committee responsibilities as needed.

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Out Now: ~Vibes – The IASPM D-A-CH Series Volume 1

Dear Popular Music Researchers

we are very proud to announce the first volume of the new series ~Vibes by the German-speaking branch of IASPM. «Pop–Power–Positions: Globale Beziehungen und populäre Musik» (Global Relations and Popular Music) looks at (global) power relations and representations of differences in popular music (studies).

The publication is open access and available here: https://vibes-theseries.org.

Articles in English and German

Edited by Anja Brunner, Vienna, & Hannes Liechti, Bern

Published by IASPM D-A-CH, Berlin 2021

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cfp: Symposium on the Music of Carnival

Symposium on the Music of Carnival

We invite abstracts for presentations at a Symposium on carnival music to be held virtually October 2, 2021, and hosted by the Instituto de Etnomusicologia at Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal) and Ryerson University (Canada). 2021 may be exceptional as a year without the annual carnival in many parts of the world, and this absence can invite us to reflect on the roles, meanings, and functions of music associated with the carnival traditions. We are honored to be joined for this event by keynote speaker, Prof. Gage Averill of the University of British Columbia (Canada), and our special musical guest: percussionist, bloco leader, and music educator Thaís Bezerra of Rio de Janeiro.

We are especially interested in work that focuses on carnival celebrations or that uses theoretical themes arising from carnival to probe other celebratory events and musical forms. Likewise, we invite ethnographic, historical, and theoretical work that examines what practitioners understand to be “carnival music” or that explores the broader acoustic experiences of carnival events. The aim is that participants in the Symposium will gain new perspectives on the convergences, parallels, divergences, and local particularities of the diverse manifestations of the carnival traditions around the world and the vital roles music plays in mobilizing and animating the festivities.

Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words for presentations of 20-minute papers to Andrew Snyder and Sean Bellaviti at asnyder@fcsh.unl.pt by April 30, 2021. While presentations in English may be the most widely understood, abstracts and presentations may be in English, Portuguese, Spanish or French. (Permanent Symposium link)

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cfp: Information Overload? Music Studies in the Age of Abundance

Information Overload? Music Studies in the Age of Abundance

8-10 September 2021, University of Birmingham

Keynote Speakers: Robin James (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

                                Nick Seaver (Tufts University)

                                More speakers TBA

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cfp: Breaking and the Olympics, Special Issue of Global Hip Hop Studies Journal

Dear IASPM Colleagues:

Please find the link below for a Special Issue of Global Hip Hop Studies about Breaking and the Olympics.

We are especially interested in teams of researchers coming together to do community-responsive projects in preparation for the upcoming Olympics in 2024:

https://www.intellectbooks.com/asset/56064/1/Global_Hip_Hop_Studies_Call_for_Papers_Feb_21.pdf

Queer Mutual Mentoring Pilot Scheme of the LGBTQ+ Music Study Group

Call for Participants

The Queer Mutual Mentoring (QMM) pilot scheme is a resource for all students, scholars, and musicians who identity as LGBTQ+ or their allies in addressing challenges of our work and student lives. It allows for participants to engage in mutual sharing, learning, supporting, and inspiring, processes that can flow in different directions depending on the individual participants. One of the central aims of the scheme is to strengthen the exchange of knowledge and skills for dealing with issues that relate to, or are shaped by, issues of gender and sexuality, as they intersect with other aspects of our identities and biographies. Mentoring can include a wide range of points of discussion, including but not limited to the following issues:

  • Coming out to fellow students/colleagues
  • Career guidance both within and beyond the academy and music industry
  • Discrimination and bullying (among student and/or staff)
  • Discussing queer theory
  • Expanding networks
  • Self-care strategies
  • Challenging trans-, bi- and homophobia among peers
  • Negotiating new roles and institutional structures
  • Queering the syllabus and/or teaching methods
  • The needs of a student body that’s diverse across gender and sexuality
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cfp: RGS-IBG Annual Conference – A ‘cultural catastrophe’?

Call for papers: RGS-IBG Annual Conference, 31 August – 3 September 2021

*** This session will be hosted online ***

Session title: A ‘cultural catastrophe’? The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the arts and cultural sectors and possible pathways to recovery

Session organisers:  Andrew Leyshon, Nottingham University and Allan Watson, Loughborough University

Dear colleagues, 

We have pleasure in inviting proposals for papers to be presented at the following online session at this year’s RGS-IBG Annual Conference.

Abstracts (max. 250 words), along with the title of the session and author contact details (name, affiliation, email address), should please be sent to Andrew Leyshon (Andrew.Leyshon@nottingham.ac.uk) and Allan Watson (A.Watson3@lboro.ac.uk) by Monday 1st March. We aim to notify accepted presenters by Monday 8th March. 

If you have any questions, please do get in touch.

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PhD Scholarship – Music, Dublin City University

PhD Scholarship – Music  (full-time) at Dublin City University, School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music (for EU, UK and international students)

Funding amount: €16,500 annual stipend plus fees for up to four years

Closing date for applications: 17:00 (Dublin), Wednesday, 31 March, 2021.

For full information on the application process and eligibility criteria see: https://www.dcu.ie/theologyphilosophymusic/theology-philosophy-and-music-phd-scholarships

Topics:
The School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music is interested in receiving research proposals in Musicology (across a broad range of music genres, practices and stylistic periods) and especially in the areas of:

  • Electroacoustic Processes and Analysis
  • Contemporary Music (including Irish Contemporary Music)
  • Choral Studies
  • Film Music
  • Popular Music
  • Applied Musicology
  • Music, Society, and Culture

 
Inquiries to the School Research Convenor, Dr Peter Admirand (peter.admirand@dcu.ie).

Other useful resources:
DCU Graduate Studies Office: https://www.dcu.ie/graduatestudies/postgraduate-research-how-apply

The Impacts of Covid-19 on the Live Music Industries (March 17)

Please note this symposium on The Impacts of Covid-19 on the Live Music Industries, organised by Prof. Paul Carr, with plans for subsequent publication of a special issue in the Journal of World Popular Music. 

For info and link to register for the event, see

Direct to the Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-impacts-of-covid-19-on-the-live-music-industries-tickets-139903807053

Note – the event is closing in on the 100 capacity set by Zoom – so if you are interested it is best to book soon

Wanted: IASPM International official social media assistant

EDIT: The position has been filled.

Dear IASPM colleagues,

Social media plays an increasingly important part in our world, whether Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, or QQ. IASPM has an informal facebook page, but wishes to have more presence on for example Twitter and YouTube, maybe also on other platforms. We are looking for someone willing as a volunteer or volunteers to work for IASPM periodically distributing social media posts.

The job would involve posting activities by IASPM and its branches on social media platforms, and increasing the associations profile. It would suit a postgraduate student, or early career lecturer or researcher. This would be an excellent for increasing your profile as an academic, and adding some sparkle to a CV. You would be co-opted on the International Executive Committee of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music. You might post material on conferences, our research seminars, and other activities. It may be that two or more people would like to share the workload.

If you are the sort of person who actively and regularly uses Twitter, Insta, Facebook, YouTube etc., then this might well suit you. The position is unpaid, voluntary.