Webmaster/Historian – Larry Oliver Catungal and Elizabeth Boisvert
Secretary - Elizabeth Boisvert
Faculty Advisor: Aaron Sala (F14); Dr. Frederick Lau (SP15)
2014 SEM conference (Pittsburgh): UHM ethnomusicology presenters and panel chairs
Yuan-Yu Kuan, panel chair: "Gender Rules: Force, Fragility, and Frivolity in 'Engendered' Musical Performance"
Man Beryl Yang, presenter: "From 'Stinky People' to ICH Inheritors: the Transformation of Amateur Hua'er Singers in 21st Century China"
Justin R. Hunter, panel chair: "Framing Indigeneity through Musical Spaces in Asia: Local Politics, Global Movements, and Cultural Negotiations"
Yuan-Yu Kuan, presenter: "'Meeting a Hunter at the Coastline': Time, Spaces, and Indigeneity in Contemporary Taiwan"
Justin R. Hunter, presenter: "Local Ainu Song, Global Indigenous Power: Claiming Indigenous Rights through Music Making in Ainu Mosir and Beyond"
Larry O. Catungal, presenter: "Hand of Filipino-ness: Beater Twirling in Maguindanao Kulintang"
2015 Words on Music
Fifth EMA Words on Music
Dr. Ken Moore, Frederick P. Rose Curator in charge of the Department of Musical Instruments at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 16th - 20th, 2015
Monday 16th: Welcoming Potluck
Tuesday 17th: One-on-one student meetings; presentation to ethnomusicology students on instrument archiving
Wednesday 18th: "The Great Musical Instrument Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York" (public lecture)--an illustrative talk on the history and trajectory of the instrument collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and its impact on the present day.
Thursday 19th: One-on-one student meetings
Friday 20th: "Symbols and Sounds: Musical Instruments and the Museum Setting" (Ethnomusicology Forum talk; MUS601)--a talk examining the role of the music curator for a 21st century audience, examining the ethics, interpretation, and presentation of musical instruments in the museum setting. Farewell potluck to proceed afterwards.
2015 Experiencing Music (Education Event)
Friday 11th April, 9:00am-12:30pm
EMA hosted 26 upperclassmen (i.e. juniors and seniors) from Farrington High School
Session 1: "What is 'music' to me?" led by Anjelica Corbett and Elizabeth Boisvert
Session 2a: Korean Samul Nori, led by Sangah Lee and Haein Lee
Session 2b: Thai Angklung, led by Larry O. Catungal
Session 3a: (Philippine) Pangalay, led by Froilan Fabro
Session 3b: Maguindanao Kulintang, led by Larry O. Catungal
Session 4: Mongolian Throat Singing , led by Benjamin Fairfield
Mini performance: Haein Lee (on Korean gayageum), Kirk Sullivan (Scottish Highland bagpipes), and Larry O. Catungal, Anjelica Corbett, Fabian Fabro, and Haein Lee (Maguindanao kulintang) with Froilan Fabro (dancing pangalay)
Spring 2015 World Music and Dance Ensemble Showcase
Featured groups and participants included: Kumu Noenoelani Zuttermeister Lewis and students from her hula classes (MUS312 and MUS412), Darin Miyashiro sensei and students from his koto class (MUS127B and MUS311C)
At Campus Center, headed by Kirk Sullivan and Padraic Costello
Fall 2010-Spring 2011 Academic Year EMA began as a project driven by Justin Hunter, Chadwick Pang, and inspiration that graduate students in the University of Hawai‘i at MānoaMusic Department gained from Dr. Jane Moulin’s spring 2010 Ethnomusicology Forum that focused its theme on Educational Outreach in ethnomusicology. Justin Hunter and Chadwick Pang had been casually searching for a way to be more proactive in their studies, in applied ethnomusicology, and for ways to find funding. They merged their ideas with the drive and inspiration of other graduate students in the music department and organized a couple of “let’s talk” meetings with the below list of 2010 participants. Through these meetings, an official EMA planning committee was formed and the EMA’s charter was written.