Erin Miller’s Research Featured in Research at the Beach

MM candidate Erin Miller’s research is in the spotlight in this month’s “Research at the Beach” Newsletter.  The article explores Erin’s work on how artists have used their voices to represent the marginalized groups in their respective experiences, taking into consideration gender and feminist readings of meaning and identity, and hermeneutic meanings in texts and poetry.

Sarah Gerk in Yearlong Residency

Alumna Sarah Gerk completed her Ph.D. in historical musicology at the University of Michigan. She is currently supported by a yearlong residency at the River Wind House, a writer’s residence in South Haven, Michigan, where she is writing a book on Irish influences on nineteenth-century American popular music.

Her article on Amy Beach’s “Gaelic” Symphony is forthcoming with the Journal of the Society for American Music, and her essay on Alice Cooper’s relationship with Detroit has recently been published in the book Heavy Metal, Gender, and Sexuality: Interdiscipinary Approaches. She has also written several entries for the new edition of the New Grove Dictionary of American Music and she is the author of the practice quizzes for the latest edition of Peter Burkholder’s A History of Western Music. 

She has presented research at national meetings of the American Musicological Society, the Society for Ethnomusicology, and the Society for American Music, as well as internationally at conferences on Irish music, nineteenth-century music, and heavy metal.

CSULB Students Present Papers at Local AMS

Three current Musicology MA students (Kerry Brunson, Marc Lombardino, Steven Ottomanyí) and one Musicology MA alumnus (Robert Wahl) were selected to present their research at the fall meeting of the Pacific Southwest Chapter of the American Musicological Society to be held on Oct. 11 at UC Irvine.

These represent one half of all papers to be presented that day.

Alicia Doyle Hosts Winter Meeting of AMS Pacific Southwest Chapter

Alicia Doyle (musicology): as the Pacific Southwest Chapter president of the American Musicological Society, Alicia Doyle hosted the winter chapter meeting on February 15 at UC Santa Barbara.  The meeting was attended by scholars from CSULB, UCSB, USC, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, University of La Verne, Occidental College, UC Riverside, Westmont College,  CSU Northridge, UC San Diego, University of Oregon, University of Texas, and NYU.  Of the eight papers selected for presentation, two were the work of current CSULB musicology students and a third was presented by a CSULB musicology alum.