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May 25 2023

MUSE, 4th Annual Conference


MUSE, an undergraduate research journal for music studies at UCLA, invites you to its fourth annual conference!

The four authors published in our Spring 2023 general issue will present their work, followed by a Q&A. This event is free and open to the public.


  • Lauren Park (Swarthmore College), “White Heather Club: A Twentieth-Century Taste of the Highlands”
  • Natalie Tavares (Loyola University), “Identification with the Machine: Disco’s Electronization and Evolution with Black and Erotic Movements of the 1970s”
  • Vaniel Simmons (Rhodes College), “Gender Nonconformity in Punk: A Close Analysis of Yungblud's Album weird!
  • Sven Joseph (California State University, Sacramento), “Twin Suns and Spiral Galaxies: The Role of Extended Technique and Augenmusik in the Music of George Crumb”


Ashley Dao


MUSE is the first undergraduate journal publishing student work in music scholarship at UCLA. A student-run organization, MUSE aims to allow undergraduate students an outlet to share their academic work with a broader public. Our goal is to publish scholarship over a wide range of music-related subjects, including but not limited to disciplines such as historical musicology, ethnomusicology, music analysis, popular music, sound studies, pedagogy, performance studies, critical theory, aesthetics, gender and sexuality, and cultural studies.