<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="65001"%> 2009 Conference Program


Here are directions to the SRJC campus:


Here's a campus map with Forsyth Hall outlined in red:


Please park in the Zumwalt Parking Pavilion and purchase a $3 permit from one of the vending machines. Forsyth Hall is the red brick building "right next door."

Room 105 is on the first floor of Forsyth Hall. We will greet you at the registration table in the corridor outside our meeting room with light refreshments.

If you have any questions, please contact Miriam Dvorin-Spross.

Program Schedule


8:30 Registration ($10 general/$5 students; lunch not included) and light refreshments

9:15 Welcome from Guilnard Moufarrej (NCCSEM President) and Miriam Dvorin- Spross (SRJC Music Department)

9:30-10:30 Session I: Musical Instruments, Tradition, and Identity

"Instrument, Genre, and Identity: A Taxonomy of Uses of the Cajun Accordion." Mark DeWitt (Independent Scholar)

"Accordions, Merry-Making, and 'Tenaciousness' of Tradition in Northern Slovanian Instrumental Folk Music." David Verbuc (University of California, Davis)

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:15 Session II: Musical Aesthetics and Performance Practice

"Performance Style and Musical Aesthetics of the Andean Brass Band." Joshua Katz-Rosene (University of California, Santa Cruz)

"Greek Tragedy Meets Tang Dynasty Legend: Competing for Popularity in Taiwanese Opera Performances." Pattie Hsu (University of California, Berkeley)

11:45-12:15 Lecture/Demonstration: "Forgotten Roots: Afro-Mexican History, Culture, and Music." Alejandro Graciano (Santa Rosa Junior College)

12:15-1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:00 Session III: Issues of Resistance and Social Identity in Popular Music

"Las Tocaoras: The Re-Emergence of Women Guitarists in Twenty-First Century Spain." Loren Chuse (Independent Scholar)

" 'Mundikumbuke!' (My Roots): Popular Music and Modes of Belonging in Zimbabwe." Duncan Allard (University of California, Berkeley)

"Sounding Counter-Geographies: Neo-Chindon Movement and Anti-US Military Movement in Okinawa, Japan." Marié Abe (University of California, Berkeley)

3:00 Break

3:15-3:45 Lecture/Demonstration: "'Jasmine Flower' and 'Horse Racing': Learning Erhu at CAMC." Miriam Dvorin-Spross (Santa Rosa Junior College)

4:00-4:30 Business Meeting (Dilling Prize 2009; Election of Officers; 2010 meeting location; New Business)

5:00-5:45 Arab Music Concert Featuring Aswat Group

If you have any questions, please contact chapter president Guilnard Moufarrej or vice president Francesca Rivera.


Sandra Graham is collecting media (books, DVDs, CDs) for the ethnomusicology program at the University of Sarajevo. If you have world music textbooks, first editions of ethnographies that have been replaced with newer editions, or any relevant materials that you are willing to part with, please consider bringing them to the NCCSEM meeting. They will be sent to Bosnia via the U.S. embassy in March. If you have questions, please email sjgraham@ucdavis.edu. MANY THANKS!