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Music and the Asian Diaspora

Westminster Choir College, Rider University
Princeton, NJ, April 7-9, 2006


The early registration deadline is March 15.  More information about the
symposium can be found on the conference website: 
http://www.musicandtheasiandiaspora.com

PROGRAM
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Friday, April 7

1:00pm         Registration Opens

2:15pm         Asian Influences on American Composers

-- Sharon Mirchandani (Westminster Choir College of Rider University),
	"Mei Lan-Fang and Ruth Crawford's Three Chants for Women's Chorus"

-- Henry Spiller (UC-Davis), "Even More Western Than It Sounds: Lou
	Harrison's Music for Gamelan and Western Instruments"

3:45pm         Break

4:00pm         The Music of Korean Americans

-- Hae Joo Kim (Wesleyan University), "Keepin' it Real -- Changgo on the
	New York Madang (A Case Study)"

-- Lei Ouyang Bryant (Macalester College), "Korean Americans in the Land
	of 10,000 Lakes: Music, Performance, and Transnational Adoption in
	the American Midwest"

5:30pm         Dinner Break

7:00pm         Invited Speaker Address by Jay Koh, followed by a
	screening of Koh's films My Brown Eyes and True

9:30pm         Reception


Saturday, April 8

8:30am         Registration Opens

9:00am         Chinese-American Composers

-- Edward Green (Manhattan School of Music), "Buddhism in Western Clothes:
	A Cultural/Musical Analysis of Zhou Long's Dyhana"

-- Samson Young (Princeton University), "The Voicing of the Voiceless in
	Tan Dun's The Map -- to Map Whose Identity on Sound?"

10:30am        Break

11:00am        Keynote Address by Ajay Kapur (University of Victoria),
	"21st-Century Ethnomusicology: Adopting the Age of Human-Computer
	Interaction"

12:00pm        Lunch Break

1:30pm         Asian Intersections (co-sponsored by the Lyrica Society)

-- W. Anthony Sheppard (Williams College), "'Beyond Description':
	19th-Century Americans Hearing Japan"

-- Paul-André Bempéchat (Harvard University and President, Lyrica 
	Society), "The Songs of Earl Kim:  Cross- or Multi-Culturalism?"

-- Peter Laki (Oberlin College), "Representations of Asia by Way of
	Impressionism:  Pros and Cons"

3:45pm         Break

4:15pm         Diverse Topics

-- Mercedes DuJunco (Bard College), "Bodies in Motion, Spirits in
	Transition: Chaozhou Chinese Transmigrant Musicians and the Gongde
	Ritual of Merit in Thailand and Malaysia"

-- Bryan Burton (West Chester University), "The Ethno-Educator: Bringing
	Diasporic Musics from the Community to the Classroom"

5:45pm         Dinner Break

8:00pm         Concert featuring Gamelan Dharma Swara, Sounds of Korea,
	and happyfunsmile


Sunday, April 9

9:00am         Music of the Japanese Diaspora

-- Alice Lumi Satomi (Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Brazil),
	"Ethnicity, Ideology and Cultural Inheritance through Koto Music
	in Brazil"

-- Paul Yoon (Emerson College), "The Signifying Drummer: Asian/Asian 
	American Masculinity and the Odaiko Solo"

10:30am        Break

10:45am        Panel:  Music Teachers and Music of the Asian Diaspora

12:00pm        Lunch Break

1:30pm         Lecture-Demonstration by Jason Kao Hwang, "Opera and Jazz:
	The Vibration of Ethnicity and Instinct"

2:15pm         Break

2:30pm         Panel:  "Asian Musics in the American Classroom:
	Definition, Challenges, Pedagogical Models" (Presentation by
	André de Quadros (Boston University), followed by respondents and
	open discussion)

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