Tyler Yamin, a graduate student in the Department of Ethnomusicology, received a Ki Mantle Hood Student Prize for the most distinguished paper read by a student at The Society for Ethnomusicology, Southern California and Hawaii Chapter (SEMSCHC). His paper, “Creativity and Contestation in the Canopy: Reflections on the Material-Discursive Boundaries of Gibbon Song,” was read at the 2018 conference, and the prize was awarded this year, at the 2019 conference held at UC Santa Barbara on March 2-3.
The Society for Ethnomusicology, Southern California and Hawaii Chapter, is a regional chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM), a global, interdisciplinary network of individuals and institutions engaged in the study of music across all cultural contexts and historical periods. Among the highlights at the 2019 SEMSCHC conference was a roundtable, “Ethnomusicology: Global Field Recordings: A Publishing Collaboration between the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive and Adam Matthew Digital,” organized by the Ethnomusicology Archive.
In addition to Yamin, the Department of Ethnomusicology was represented by graduate students, faculty, alumni, and archivists. Among them were Wan Yeung, William Matczynski, Lucas Avidan, Mehrenegar Rostami, Blair Black, Maureen Russell, Jesse Ruskin, Jessie Vallejo, Tyler Yamin, Helen Rees, Katherine Lee, Shani Miller, Linda O’Brien, Aaron Bittel, Xiaorong Yuan, Mei-Chen Chen, Alfredo Rivera, Veronica Pacheco, and Simone Salmon. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology Supeena Insee Adler served as program chair for the conference. Congratulations to Yamin and to all who participated! See the complete program, here