In Discipline: Talks from the European Side

The SEM Student Union blog is very excited to introduce In Discipline: Talks from the European Side. Created and developed by Ana María Alarcón Jiménez, Heather Strohschein, and Liza Munk, this project interviews students from various European universities. The students were asked to share their thoughts on their views of ethnomusicology and how those views are fostered by their home institutions; what major theories or issues they are tackling in their research; and whether the regional economic crisis impacts their lives as students, their research, and/or their future academic aspirations.

The students responded to a questionnaire with answers in both English and either their native language or their academic language (not every student we interview is going to school in their home country). Both languages will be posted as part of this project. In Discipline will try to offer a broad picture which includes countries both within and beyond the borders of the current European Union.

Costin Moisil, Rumania

For this week’s In Discipline post, we are very happy to introduce Costin Moisil. Costin graduated from the National University of Music in Bucharest and from the University of Athens (Ph.D). Costin is a current researcher at the National University of Music, Bucharest. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences with us, Costin! Continue reading…

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Nora Bammer, Austria

This week, we are very pleased to introduce Nora Bammer, a PhD student at the University of Vienna. Nora works with the Shuar, an indigenous group from Ecuador and has some very insightful things to share about ethnomusicology as an international field. Continue reading…

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Bernd Brabec de Mori, Austria

For this week’s In Discipline post, we are very happy to introduce Bernd Brabec de Mori, a post-doc graduate who works and teaches at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria. Bernd speaks very candidly about the situation for ethnomusicology students and graduates in some of the German-speaking parts of Europe. Continue reading…
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LIAM BARNARD, UK

We are very pleased to introduce Liam Barnard, a PhD student at the Medway Campus of the University of Kent School of Music and Fine Art. Liam shares some of his experiences in this very young ethnomusicology program. Continue reading…

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IVA NENIC, BELGRADE/SERBIA

For this week’s In Discipline post, we are very pleased to introduce Iva Nenic. Iva is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Ethnomusicology of Faculty of Music in Belgrade. She writes very eloquently about the joys and challenges of ethnomusicology students in Serbia. Continue reading…

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GERTRUD MARIA HUBER, AUSTRIA/GERMANY

For this week’s In Discipline, we are very happy to introduce Gertrud Maria Huber. Gertrud recently graduated from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. She got her Ph.D in Ethnomusicology. Gertrude is also a professional zither and harp player; her performance practice is centered on Alpine music. Continue reading…

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MARILOU POLYMEROPOULOU, UK

For this week’s In Discipline, we are very happy to introduce Marilou Polymeropoulou. Marilou is currently pursing a PhD in Music from the University of Oxford. Her work focuses on music, technology, and online creative networks. Welcome Marilou! Continue reading…

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STEPHEN MILLAR, UK

For this week’s In Discipline post, we are very happy to introduce Stephen Millar, a PhD student from Queen’s University Belfast. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences with us, Stephen. Continue reading…

Stephen Millar

MIKAELA MINGA, ALBANIA

Welcome to In Discipline: 2015, dear readers! This evening, I have the pleasure of introducing Mikaela Minga, a researcher at the Albanian Institute of Anthropology and Arts who also currently teaches courses at the Faculty of Music in Tirana. Her thoughts and reflections offer us valuable perspectives on the field in Albania; many thanks for your contribution, Mikaela! Continue reading…

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RICARDA KOPAL, GERMANY

Happy Holidays to everyone! We’ve had a fantastic year, with many wonderful posts from students in the US and abroad. We’re looking forward to continuing in 2015 with many more great projects. Thank you to everyone who has helped our blog, particularly our guest contributors. I’d also like to say a very big thank you to Liza Munk and Ana Maria Alarcon Jimenez for all their incredible work and dedication. For our final post of 2014, we’d like to introduce Ricarda Kopal, a recent PhD graduate from Cologne, Germany. Continue reading…

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 ANDREJA VREKALIĆ, CROATIA

This week, In Discipline welcomes Andreja Vrekalić, a graduate student from the Academy of Music at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. We invite you read her thoughtful reflections; many thanks to Andreja for offering these insights! Continue reading…

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LLORIÁN GARCÍA FLÓREZ, SPAIN

As a new graduate student, I’m taking a course on the intellectual history of ethnomusicology this quarter. At least twice in our discussions, classmates have expressed curiosity about what ethno looks like outside of the States. I’m honored and excited to be a part of the In Discipline project, which offers answers to that very question. This week, I’d like to introduce you to Llorián García Flórez, an ethnomusicology doctoral student at the University of Oviedo, Spain, and invite you to hear his perspective on the field. Continue reading…

-Liza

Bouzuki player Elías García playing with his folk/celtic band Tuenda, from Asturias, Spain. In the picture we can see Tuenda playing in the fiestas of Melardi, Asturias, this last August (2014). The people dancing are a mix of local inhabitants and young visitors linked to the Asturian music revival. (photo by Llorián García Flórez)

Bouzuki player Elías García playing with his folk/celtic band Tuenda, from Asturias, Spain. In the picture we can see Tuenda playing in the fiestas of Melardi, Asturias, this last August (2014). The people dancing are a mix of local inhabitants and young visitors linked to the Asturian music revival.
(photo by Llorián García Flórez)

FRANCO DAPONTE, SPAIN

For this week’s In Discipline post, we are very excited to introduce Franco Daponte from the Universidad de Valladolid in Spain. He, like all our contributors, has some wonderful and timely ideas to share with us about ethnomusicology as a discipline in his part of the world. Continue reading…

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 JOSÉ DIAS, PORTUGAL

For our third installment of In Discipline, Ana, Liza, and I are very happy to introduce José Dias, our second PhD student from the Instituto de Etnomusicologia, Musica e Dança, Universidade Nova de Lisboa in Portugal. We are excited to post interviews from students, not only from around Europe, but also from the same country, to get as wide a perspective and to feature as many ethno student voices as possible. Continue reading…

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 LEONOR LOSA, PORTUGAL

Welcome to week two of “In Discipline: Talks from the European Side.” Ana, Heather, and I are thrilled to continue featuring international perspectives on ethnomusicology, as a range of students offer us their thoughts on what their academic worlds look like.

This week, we bring you Leonor Losa, a Phd student at Instituto de Etnomusicologia, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa Portugal. After you read, send along your comments. We’d love to hear from you. Continue reading…

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A concert of the fadista (fado singer) Ricardo Ribeiro  in the Alfama neighborhood, Lisbon, September 21, 2013:  Pedro de Castro performing a Portuguese guitar (guitarra portuguesa) solo section, accompanied by the guitar and bass guitar players Jaime Santos Jr. and Prof. Joel Pina. [photo by Leonor Losa]

 EVRIM HIKMET ÖĞÜT, TURKEY

Our first In Discipline collaborator is ethnomusicology graduate student  Evrim Hikmet Öğüt, a research assistant at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State Conservatory and a doctoral student at the İstanbul Technical University, Center for advanced Studies in Music. Continue reading…                                                                                                      m

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