Race, Power, and the Production of Musical Canons

Event time: 
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 4:15pm
Event Contact Name: 
Ray Vogel
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Event Description: 

This panel discussion will kick off a new series on the subject of Race, Power, and the Formation of Musical Canons. ISM director Martin Jean will be joined by ISM program manager Eben Graves, director of chapel music Nathaniel Gumbs, and faculty members Awet Andemicael, Bo kyung Blenda Im, and Markus Rathey to begin an exploration of the impact that race, ethnicity, and power have had on the conception and construction of musical canons, how their histories are shaped and interpreted, the role of beauty in music, the ideas of cultural exchange and appropriation, and how these and many other factors shape the work of performers of and listeners to music.

This opening panel will have ample room for conversation, and we will seek guidance and interest from our initial audience to shape subsequent installments of this series throughout the year. 

This series is open to the ISM, YSM, and YDS communities and is especially intended for anyone interested in musical performance and education in a variety of settings. We hope to emerge from this series with a set of best practices for music-making and teaching in the ISM. 

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