DWFoM Well-Represented at IASPM Annual Meeting

The Don Wright Faculty of Music was well-represented by students, alumni, and faculty at the recent annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, Canada Branch, held in Toronto May 25-27, 2017 in conjunction with several other Canadian music societies.

Several DWFOM PhD students presented their research: M. Gillian Carrabre “The Musicality of Gloving”, Matt Shelvock “Groove and the Grid: The Establishment of Microrhythm in Vancouver Hip Hop”, and Clare Neil “’All I Know Is All I Know’: Canadian Heavy Metal Girlhood in the Music of Kittie”. Neil's paper was honoured with the Peter Narvaez Memorial Student Paper Prize for the best graduate student paper presented at the conference.

MA in Popular Music and Culture graduate, Kristopher Ohlendorf presented “Sailing Through the Internet with Lil Yachty” and Associate Professor Norma Coates presented “’We’re the Old Generation and We’ve Still Got something to Say’: First and Second Generation Monkees Fans in the Digital Age”. Coates was also moderator for the Cultural Memory, Musical Nostalgia and Belonging in Popular Music Panel.

Presenting under the Canadian University Music Society (MusCan) umbrella were Director of Research, Cathy Benedict “Much-Needed Dialogue: Faculty Conversations about How and Why We Teach,” and PhD candidate, Mary Blake Bonn “L’Autre dominante: La Sous-dominante comme fiction scientifique dans la théorie musical avant et après Riemann.”

Dean, Betty Anne Younker and Music Education Chair, Patrick Schmidt where participants in the MusCan Roundtable An Irresistible Invitation for Curricular Creativity: Reimagining Music Programs for the 21st Century.

Western University Music Library Director, Brian McMillan was both chair and participant in the CAML (Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres) plenary session An Open Book? Open Access and Music Scholarship in Canada.