Several members of the UNC graduate program in musicology traveled to Bern, Switzerland, last week to present at the “Branding ‘Western Music'” conference held by the University of Bern.
Dr. Annegret Fauser, who was recently named the Harold J. Glass USAF Faculty Mentor/Graduate Fellow Distinguished Term Professor, delivered one of the keynote addresses at the conference. There was also a strong UNC presence with several current and former graduate students presenting papers.
Current students Christopher Campo-Bowen, Sarah Tomlinson, and Jennifer Walker gave talks, as well as Catherine A. Hughes (Ph.D. ’15) and William Robin (Ph.D. ’16). Hughes is a visiting assistant professor at St. Joseph’s University and Robin is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland.
“It was great to see the exquisite quality of the papers by the former and current UNC graduate students, as well as their sustained contribution to the discussion, which reflected the strengths of the UNC graduate program,” Fauser said.
Title of Papers
Grooves of Empire: Internationalism, Imperialism, and Branding Western Music
“The Time of Miracles”: Cosmopolitan Dreams and the Czech National Theater at the 1892 Exhibition of Music and Theater in Vienna
“Wherever there’s a conductor, you’re sure to find a dead composer”: Setting the Standard of Western Classical Music Programming for Youth Audiences in the U.S.
Sacred Salles and Secular Sanctuaries: Religion and the Musical Branding of Paris at the fin-de-siècle
Catherine A. Hughes
“Êtes-vous partisan de Wagner?”: Confronting Wagnerian Tradition in Brussels in the Wake of World War I
Indie Classical and the Branding of American New Music
To see the conference program and read abstracts, please click here.