Musicologist, Librarian, Singer
The Jewish Studies and Music Study Group (JSMSG) is a study group of the American Musicological Society (AMS). Our core activities revolve around the annual AMS conference, where we organize an academic panel about Jewish studies and music, and deliver our annual awards for best publications in the field. Over the last few years, we’ve increased our online presence, through our new website and through social media (details below). We’ve launched a blog on our website, as well as a series of Zoom webinars. Additionally, we strive to publicize information about Jewish music scholarship from around the world, and share information about conferences, CFPs, and lectures through our social media accounts. If you would like us to publicize your events, please reach out through social media, or write to me, at: email@example.com. Please follow us on social media, and share our posts if you think they would interest your followers: Twitter: @JewishMusStudy Instagram: @jewish_mus_study our website: https://jewishstudies.ams-net.org/
Clifton Boyd is a music theorist and scholar-activist based in New York City. His research lies at the intersection of identity (particularly race and gender), politics, and social justice in American popular music. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in music theory at Yale University. His dissertation, “The Role of Vernacular Music Theory in the American Barbershop Community,” uses the Barbershop Harmony Society as a case study to examine how institutions instrumentalize music theory to uphold discriminatory sociopolitical values within their communities. His work has been supported by fellowships from the American Musicological Society, the Society for American Music, and the American Council of Learned Societies, among others. He is also the founder of Project Spectrum, a graduate student-led coalition committed to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in music academia. For more information, please visit: clifton-boyd.com
Dr Travis Holland is Course Director in Communication and Creative Industries at Charles Sturt University, and a lecturer and researcher in Communication and Digital Media. Travis teaches both undergraduate and masters’ level subjects on digital media, communication theory, and research strategies. Before joining CSU, he lectured and tutored at the University of Wollongong in communication and media studies for several years, specialising in digital communication. Travis’s PhD dissertation applied Actor-Network Theory to media networks in three New South Wales local government areas. His writing, teaching, and research includes work on pedagogy, fan studies, politics, digital media, television, and local government. Outside of academia, Travis has worked as both a contracted and freelance journalist, as a freelance content producer for marketing agencies, and in politics
I have a PhD in Music History and my MS in Library and Information Science and am passionate about improving the scholarly communications life cycle. Digital Humanities projects, open access publication, and metadata associated with the publications life cycle are my particular interests. As a metadata librarian, I study how scholars can improve the impact of their output through better bibliographic information, tagging, and description of their content. I am currently exploring how better discover open access publications and born-digital projects through better descriptive metadata. As a musicologist, I continue to study how medieval monastics learned to read and write music. I work toward bringing the sonic experience of monastic music to life through a born digital project.
Deborah Campana has served as Head of the Oberlin College Conservatory Library since 1998, where she administers the branch library and oversees the development of the circulating collection (books, scores, sound recordings), streamed sound services, and serials, as well as the Conservatory Library’s special collections. Campana has also held positions at Northwestern University as Music Public Services Librarian, Acting Head of the Music Library, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies (School of Music), and Lecturer in musicology. She has served on the boards of the Music Library Association (MLA), the International Association of Music Libraries-US, and the American Music Center/New Music USA. Formerly editor of the MLA Index and Bibliography Series and co-editor of the MLA Basic Manual Series, she now edits MLA’s quarterly journal, Notes. Her research on John Cage’s music, information flow, and library administration appears in articles and book chapters published by University of Chicago, Bucknell, Oxford University, and others. Campana is also an avid photographer and watercolorist.
Antonio Baldassarre holds a PhD from the University of Zurich and was Research Fellow at the Research Center for Music Iconography (The Graduate Center of The City University of New York) and Director of the youth music school “Pfannenstil”. His professional teaching positions have included Lecturer and Guest Professor for musicology, ethnomusicology and music theory at the universities of Basel and Zurich, the Department of Musicology, Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade, the Escuela Nacional de Música of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Since 2011 he has been Director of Research and Development of Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Department of Music.
I teach Music Theory at the University of Michigan. My research focuses on the history of music theory (with an emphasis on theories of form), analysis (of tonal and post-tonal repertoires as well of world music), and sketch and source study. My current work, located at the intersection of music theory and music history, focuses on the music and writings of Arnold Schoenberg and the Second Viennese School. I recently started work on a corpus of Irish piping tunes from the 1800s, a project that combines manuscript study with digital analysis of melodic structures. In spring 2019 I was Visiting Professor at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien (Institut für Musikwissenschaft und Interpretationsforschung). I have served the Society for Music Theory in various capacities, most recently as Reviews Editor of Music Theory Spectrum and before that as member of the Executive Board. Currently I serve on editorial board of Music & Politics and the organizing committee for Analytical Approaches to World Music 2020 (Paris).
Hello, I am Marjo Suominen a Ph.D. Candidate based at the Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies at the University of Helsinki, Institute of Musicology, Finland. I have published research articles in English and I have given papers in several international musicological seminars and conferences in Finland, Britain, Poland, and Spain. My main research (theoretical) discipline is Handel´s opera Giulio Cesare in Egitto seen by its musical performance practices from the view of aesthetics / philosophy of arts, musical rhetoric, musical analysis and musical performance analysis with a hint of music semiotics. My musical project (in practice) is playing by flute selected soprano arias of Handel´s opera Giulio Cesare in Egitto for to test the theories I am utilizing in my research into myself. At the moment I am on the finishing line with my doctoral thesis writing.
Anna E. Kijas is Head of Lilly Music Library at Tufts University. Her academic training includes master’s degrees in library and information science from Simmons College, music with a concentration in musicology from Tufts University, as well as a bachelor of arts in music literature and performance from Northeastern University. Anna is interested in the exploration and application of digital humanities tools and methods in historical (music) research, and in the application of standards, including TEI and MEI, for open access research and publishing, and the use of minimal computing. She also works on nineteenth century music topics with a focus on gender, women, and performance criticism and reception. She recently published a book on The Life and Music of Teresa Carreño (1853-1917): A Guide to Research, and has a digital project, which documents Carreño’s performance career with primary source materials, metadata, and transcriptions, as well as explores her performances and texts through data analysis and visualization tools. View Anna’s full C.V.