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Personal Taste and the Ethnomusicologist
Society for Ethnomusicology, Mid-Atlantic Chapter (MACSEM)

SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, 21-23 February 1997

More information was posted at the time on the MACSEM 97 link on the Stony
Brook Music Dept Home Page: Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society for 
Ethnomusicology (MACSEM).

The Program Committee invites all MACSEM members to submit proposals for
papers, panels, roundtable discussions, workshops, audio-visual
presentations and performances. This year's conference theme is Personal
Taste and the Ethnomusicologist.  Graduate students and faculty are
encouraged to submit abstracts reflecting original research on the
following possible topics related to this theme: How do
ethnomusicologists' musical preferences influence their research?  What
methodologies are appropriate for identifying personal preferences?  How
can we integrate oral interview material and other data such as sales of
tapes and discs in our study of preference?  Do children have a personal
point of view, and can the ethnomusicologist ever get at it through
present methodologies?  Discussions of gender and preference or age and
preference are invited.  The program chair will be sending a musical
preference questionnaire to MACSEM members, the results of which will be
discussed at the meeting. Presentations on other topics are also welcome.  
All papers must be 20 minutes in length.


1. Include precise statement of problem, analytic framework, findings, and
implications for the field of ethnomusicology. 

2. Abstracts must be 150-200 words, typed single-space on one side of 8 X
11 inch paper.  Please also send in electronic form, or by e-mail to the
address listed above. 

3. Abstracts should begin with the name of the presenter, followed by the
presenter's affiliation.  The heading must then state the title of the
paper and the title of the planned session, if any. 

4. Students are encouraged to submit their presentations for consideration
for the Hewitt Pantaleoni Prize, awarded annually to the best student
paper.  The chapter award carries a cash prize of $50. Submissions are
judged by members of the Program Committee on the basis of quality of
topic or research and on how effectively this is communicated in written
and oral forms.  To be considered for the prize, please check appropriate
slot on abstract form and submit four copies of your written paper to the
conference registration desk.  The written paper should be clean, legible
and for all intents and purposes identical to the presented version. 
Deadline for Submissions is January 9, 1997. 
Please supply all information requested below and mail to Program
Chair with abstract:


 Phone:         (H)             (W)

 Contact Address

 Student ________ (check)

 Students only:
 Please consider my paper for the Pantaleoni Prize _________(check)

 Format (Circle one): Paper    Presentation     Roundtable     Workshop
 Audiovisual Presentation     Performance

 Title of Presentation          Audiovisual Equipment Required
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