February 18-19, 2006
Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina
SEMSEC 2006 CALL FOR PAPERS AND HOTEL INFORMATION
ABSTRACTS DUE DECEMBER 1, 2005
The Society for Ethnomusicology Southeast-Caribbean Chapter meeting will be held February 17-18, 2006 and hosted by the Mariam Cannon Hayes School of Music, Appalachian State University (Boone, NC). Presentations are especially encouraged, but not limited to, the following topics: musics of Celtic, Appalachian, and African/African-American cultures.
Please send abstracts not exceeding 150 words (preferably via e-mail, although paper submissions are also acceptable) and be sure to include your name, organizational affiliation, mailing address and e-mail address. Student papers will also be considered for the Dale Olsen/SEMSEC Prize. Submissions should be addressed to the Program Chair (address listed below) by December 1, 2005.
We are pleased to announce that the keynote speech will be delivered by Dr. Felicia Miyakawa (Middle Tennessee State University) on the subject of “scratch” notation styles developed by hip-hop DJs. The Hayes School of Music faculty ensembles known as “Sunday’s Well” (Irish) and “High Country Klezmora” (Klezmer), and members of the Steely Pan Steel Band and Middle Eastern ensembles will perform a joint concert at noon on Saturday, the 18th. Saturday evening activities will include Carl Orff’s /Carmina Burana/, performed by the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra, University Singers, Appalachian Chorale, Treble Choir, and faculty soloists.
Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Boone is an active center for old-time country music. The Appalachian Cultural Museum is located in close proximity to the ASU campus, and the Town of Boone is approximately 5 miles from the closest entrance to the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway.
The nearest hotel to the conference site is the Broyhill Inn and Conference Center, located within walking distance and operated by Appalachian State University. The conference rate is $76.00, and will be available through January 17, 2006. Phone # (800) 951.6048. Web address: www.broyhillinn.com.
Other local hotels include:
Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites: (800) 871.7425
Holiday Inn Express of Boone: (828) 264.2451
High Country Inn: (800) 334.5605
The nearest airports are in Greensboro and Charlotte, NC, each of which is approximately 2 hours by car from Boone. Rental cars are available at each of these airports. Boone is due west of Greensboro (NC Hwy. 421), and northwest of Charlotte (NC Hwy. 321).
For additional information, please contact:
Program Committee and Local Arrangements Chair, Dr. Laurie Semmes, Hayes School of Music, ASU Box 32096, Boone, NC 28608-2096; (828) 262.7239; fax (828) 262.6446; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>