Many Musics of America

Event Category: Event

Dayton Funk and Line Dancing

      Dayton Funk & Line Dancing   In conjunction with the AMS Midwest chapter meeting on March 18, 2023, this event will explore Dayton Funk and line dancing. Participants will learn classic styles of line dancing from the 1960s to the 1990s and [...]
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Sea Shanties – From Ship to Shore

Vintage frigate sailing into a fog bank
    Sea Shanties - From Ship to Shore   Organized in partnership with the AMS New England Chapter and the world-renowned Peabody Essex Museum, this event will explores the history of sea shanties and new England's maritime history with live music-making interspersed with short [...]
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Making the K-12 Orchestra Ethically Inclusive

Multi-color hands playing the violin
Making the K-12 Orchestra Ethically Inclusive Classrooms have seen a rise in Black and Latino populations, and they are projected to account for 54% of US public-school enrollment in 2023. Nevertheless, primary and secondary school orchestral programs struggle to maintain consistent enrollment and funding cuts [...]
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Sonic Foundation-building in Florence Price’s Violin Fantasy

“I’m Workin' on my Buildin'”: Sonic Foundation-building in Florence Price’s Violin Fantasy in F-sharp Minor (1949) Performers: Katharina Uhde and R. Larry Todd Lecture: 0:00 - 52:59 Recital: 53:00 - 1:04:59 Q&A: 1:05:00 - 1:16:46 Florence Price (1887-1953) was instrumental in establishing a “black musical [...]
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Musical Minneapolis: A Online Tour

Neighborhood map of Minneapolis
Musical Minneapolis: An Online Tour "Musical Minneapolis: An Online Tour" is a virtual musical tour of the City of Minneapolis, featuring diverse voices from the community. It was originally written and recorded for the 2020 annual meetings of the Society for American Music (SAM) and [...]
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Kennedy Creek Old Time Music Concert

Hog-Eyed Man band

Kennedy Creek Old Time Music Concert: Hog-Eyed Man & The Griddle Lickers Close out a day of Old Time Music at the Kennedy Creek Old Time Music Festival by joining us for a concert with Hog-Eyed Man and friends. Fiddler Jason Cade and multi-instrumentalist Rob […]

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Teaching Vernacular Music of the Southeast

Country guitar player in shadow

Teaching Vernacular Music Traditions of the Southeastern United States   Vernacular music traditions are increasingly embraced by music departments, not only as objects of academic inquiry but as musical practices in which to immerse and train our students. While jazz has become nearly ubiquitous in […]

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Learning (with) Software

Red and black audio mixer

Learning (With) Software: Listening to and Making Contemporary Recordings   Contemporary music making in America is supported and constrained by recording software. Over the last two decades, digital tools like digital audio workstations (DAWs), plug-ins, which operate within existing software, and modelers, which “model” analog […]

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Gospel Music in Pittsburgh

Hands of gospel choir
Gospel Music in Pittsburgh In a tribute to Pittsburgh’s rich gospel-music history, the Alton Merrell Trio and the Heritage Gospel Chorale, under the direction of Herbert VRP Jones, will present the music of composer, arranger, and publisher Charles Henry Pace. With his wife Frankie, Charles [...]
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Rhiannon Giddens: A Special Concert and Q&A

Rhiannon Giddens with banjo

Rhiannon Giddens A Special Concert and Q&A   Rhiannon Giddens–North Carolinian folk musician, MacArthur “Genius” Award Recipient, former member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, and Grammy-award winner–comes to Davidson College for a special concert and Q&A. This event is sponsored in part by the “Many […]

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