AMS Southeast Chapter

Dear AMS-SE Members and Friends,

The information on the program, driving directions, parking, and accommodations for the upcoming American Musicological Society–Southeast Chapter meeting on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina is now online. Please go to the following website for this information:

http://libguides.furman.edu/AMSSE2017/home

We received feedback from several chapter members interested in the panel on diversity/equity/inclusivity in music history pedagogy that unfortunately they would be unable to attend the AMS-SE spring meeting due to conflicts (including the IMS Congress in Tokyo). In addition, the program committee received a high number of strong proposals and wished to accommodate as many papers as possible on a one-day program. Therefore, we have decided to postpone the pedagogy session until the Fall 2017 meeting, when it will likely serve in lieu of a keynote address, as at the Fall 2016 meeting. In the meantime, we are collecting relevant readings and would encourage chapter members to follow the unfolding “Music History Pedagogy and the Political Present” series by Louis Epstein and other teacher-scholars on the AMS Musicology Now blog (http://musicologynow.ams-net.org).

Elections will take place during the chapter business meeting. We will be electing a Secretary-Treasurer (a two-year term) and a student representative to the AMS Council (a two-year term). As is our tradition of alternating between Duke and Chapel Hill graduate students, for this latter office we are looking for a graduate student from Duke who will be in school at least two more years and who will commit to going to the next two national meetings. Nominations (including self-nominations) will be taken from the floor during the meeting or may be sent in advance to our president, Brooks Kuykendall, at bkuykend@erskine.edu

Finally, I would like to remind you that chapter dues are $15 per year. This amount covers the 2016–17 academic year, and you may simply pay your dues by cash or check when you come to the meeting (if you did not already pay them last fall).

We hope to see you in Greenville (SC) for our spring meeting on March 18th!

Helena Kopchick Spencer
Secretary-Treasurer, AMS-SE