Wednesday, November 25, 2015

SEM Student News, Vol. 11: Music Education and Ethnomusicology

The new issue of SEM Student News is out! Please read, share, respond, and enjoy! This volume's (is it a volume or issue? It can be and is both) focus is the crossroads where music education and ethnomusicology meet. Besides featuring many fantastic and thought-provoking editorials and contributions, it includes the work of four new SEM Student News staff contributors.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Some New(er) Flamenco Publications

Here are some (mostly) recent and upcoming publications concerning flamenco, all now included in the flamenco bibliography that can be found here.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Discerning Diaspora: Roots and Routes

The following is my editorial for SEM Students News Volume 10 (pp. 9–10), on the topic of music and diaspora.

SEM Student News, Vol. 10: Music and Diaspora

The new issue of SEM Student NewsVol. 10, Music and Diaspora, is now available. Many diverse and thought-provoking views on the intersection of diaspora, and I have an editorial titled "Discerning Diaspora," on pages 9–10. Read, share, and let us know what you think. And take a look at the complementary, extended resource list at Music and Diaspora: A Resource List.

Monday, January 12, 2015

SEM Student News, Vol. 10: Call for Submissions

Work on SEM Student News, Vol. 10, Music and Diaspora, is underway. Here's the call for submissions:
The Spring/Summer issue of SEM Student News (Volume 10) will center on the theme of Music and Diaspora. As the term "diaspora" has been both problematized and defended, substituted and accepted, in Volume 10 we hope to engage in the issues and current trends of diaspora music studies, broadly defined. To our avid readers, please take the time to think about submitting or if you know a colleague or student who might be interested in this topic, encourage them to do so.

We are currently accepting submissions for Volume 10 in the following capacities:

- original photography related to topics of the issue

- student submissions (c. 150-200 words) for our "State of the Field" column [discussing personal experience and research strategies on the topic]

- student articles/editorials (c. 500-750 words)

- professional submissions either for our "Dear SEM" column (c. 250 words) or individual editorials (c. 500-750 words) 
Those planning on submitting a piece, please contact the editor at We also welcome any other ideas, comments, and questions. Submissions should be formatted in Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, in author-date style. Files should be submitted in .doc (text) or .jpg (photography) formats and received no later than March 20, 2015. Be sure to include your contact information and university affiliation in your email. Please feel free to share this call widely.