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Mar 13 Sat

Society for Ethnomusicology Southern California and Hawaiʻi Chapter’s 62nd Annual Meeting


The 2021 Society for Ethnomusicology, Southern California and Hawaiʻi Chapter conference is a two-day virtual event featuring panels, roundtables and a recorded concert series featuring our community members.

The SEMSCHC 2021 conference website: You can sign in using your web browser, or download the Whova app.

Thanks to the generous support of the World Music Center at UCLA (part of The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Department of Ethnomusicology) and the UCLA Graduate Student Association, registration is free and open to all.

SEMSCHC encourages their members to pay at least $10 to support future activities of the Society. Learn more about member payment information.

Featured Speakers

Birgitta Johnson, Associate Professor in Ethnomusicology and African American Studies and Interim Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of South Carolina.

Frederick Lau, Chair and Professor of Ethnomusicology, Department of Music, Chinese University of Hong Kong; formerly Professor of Music and Director of the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.

Featured Performer Workshop

Tamir Hargana is a world-class and award-winning performer of Mongolian and Tuvan music. Now based in Chicago, Hargana is from the far northeastern region of Inner Mongolia. He received his M.M. in World Music Performance from Northern Illinois University in 2017 and received his undergraduate degree from Inner Mongolia University Arts College with a specialty in throat singing (khöömii).

We look forward to seeing everyone!

SEMSCHC 2021 Local Arrangements Committee

Supeena Adler
Donna Armstrong
Lucas Avidan
Kathleen Hood
Helen Rees
Maureen Russell, chair
Yuri Shimoda

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