The 2012 meeting for the Southeast and Caribbean Chapter of the Society of Ethnomusicology, the first ever conference for the society to be held in the Caribbean, met at the Academica de Ciencias de la República Dominicana in Santo Domingo from March 9-11, 2012. The program featured a number of special events, including:
This conference has opened up many new possibilities for SEMSEC as we continue to work with our colleagues throuhout our region, which stretches from the Carolinas and Tennessee to the north down to Trinidad and Tobago in the south. Speaking on behalf of our friends and colleagues throughout the chapter, we would particularly like to thank Local Arrangements Coordinator Martha Ellen Davis, former SEMSEC Vice-President (now President) Rebecca Sager, and everyone at the Academica de Ciencias de la República Dominicana for making this conference possible.
The conference details have now been moved under "Past Conferences" under the page 2012 Chapter Conference. The new officers and the Dale A. Olsen prize winner will be posted within the next few weeks. We look forward to seeing everyone next year at SEMSEC 2013!
Elizabeth Clendinning, webmaster