Program Music Matters Master Class

A few months ago, we sent out a CFP for an international master class for PhD students in music studies. The response was overwhelming, and we are very proud to present the final program! This Master Class takes place on the prelude day to the IASPM international conference A Long Way to The Top: Production and Reception of Music in a Globalized World.


Program Music Matters Master Class
November 5, 2014 – Tilburg University, Erasmus University and IASPM
Location: The Faculty Club, Tilburg University Campus

09:00 DOORS OPEN with coffee and tea
09:30 OPENING of the day


09:45 – 10:45 SESSION ONE
Theme: Cultural appropriation. Respondent: Barbara Titus (UvA)

PAPER 1: Colombian Music as a connector in African Diaspora
Viola Mueller, Leiden University

PAPER 2: Children’s appropriations of musical styles in the Dutch Hindu Community
Dana van Breukelen, Tilburg University

Theme: Genres and classification. Respondent: Alex van Venrooij (UvA)

PAPER 1: Fuzziness in genre categorization and its effect on market performance
Michele Piazzai, Delft University

PAPER 2: “What kind of genre do you think we are?” Genre theories, genre names and classes within music intermedial ecology.
Gabriele Marino, Torino University

10:45-11:00 COFFEE BREAK

11:00 – 12:00 SESSION TWO
Theme: Knowledge and the senses. Respondent: Tineke Nugteren (TiU)

PAPER 1: Learning with the senses
Jaco van den Dool, Erasmus University Rotterdam

PAPER 2: The body and the beat. Baile funk in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro
Sterre Gilsing, Utrecht University

Theme: Digitization and meaning. Respondent: Koen van Eijck (EUR)

PAPER 1: Digitization and the changing meaning of “artists”
Amber Geurts, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

PAPER 2: Take it or leave it: Creators, copyright and commercial decision-making
Kenneth Barr, Glasgow University

12:00-12:15 COFFEE BREAK

12:15 – 13:15 KEYNOTE LECTURE The Secret of Andre Rieu
Prof. Maaike Meijer (Maastricht University)

13:15- 14:15 LUNCH BREAK

14:15-15:15 SESSION THREE
Theme: Ethnography and identity formation. Respondent: Martin Hoondert (TiU)

PAPER 1: The self-conscious ethnographer
Samuel Murray, Cardiff University

PAPER 2: Pop music memories and their significance for audiences
Simone Driessen, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Theme: Careers and Education. Respondent: Koen van Eijk (EUR)

PAPER 1: Innovation and music in class room education
Marilisa Sarafin, Padua University

PAPER 2: Early-Career Songwriters: managing barriers to entry in the music industry
Rachel Skaggs, Vanderbilt University

15:15-15:30 COFFEE BREAK 

15:30 – 16:30 SESSION FOUR
Theme: Music Heritage and Tourism. Respondent: Hendrik Henrichs (UU)

PAPER 1: DJ Culture, performance and the construction of musical heritage
Kim Ramstedt, Åbo Akademi University

PAPER 2: Music Tourism Motivations
Leonieke Bolderman, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Theme: Genre history. Respondent: Kristin McGee (RUG)

PAPER 1: The construction of authenticity in Czech rap music
Anna Oravcova, Prague University

PAPER 2: Genres in Italian popular music
Jacopo Tomatis, Torino University

16:30 CLOSING REMARKS by Prof. Maaike Meijer (Maastricht University)

16:45 CLOSING of the day

17:00 – 18:00 DRINKS

The pre-conference symposium starts at 20:00 at Worm in Rotterdam.
There is a train connection between Tilburg and Rotterdam which runs frequently. It will take you about an hour to get to Rotterdam from the station at Tilburg University.



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