Masterclasses on Research & Critique

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Masterclasses on Research & Critique

Date: 27 Oct, 2021 - 24 Nov, 2021 , 10:00 AM
Location: University of the Philippines College of Music, Philippines

The University of Philippines College of Music is to present two masterclasses on two seperate days.

On the 27th of October, the esteemed ethnomusicologist Dr. Robert Garfias will give a masterclass on Research and Critique.

Dr. Robert Garfias is a recently retired professor of anthropology at the University of California Irvine. He is an ethnomusicologist who has done field work in a number of different areas, most notably, Japan, Burma, Okinawa, Romania, Turkey, Mexico and Central America and Zimbabwe. He founded the ethnomusicology program at the University of Washington where he also taught for many years. He has created hundreds of ethnographic documentary films of music and dance performances, the largest number being films made in the Philippines and Korea during 1965 and 66. He was appointed by the White House to Dr. Robert Garfias serve as a presidential advisor on the arts from 1987 to 1997. He was also a member of the Smithsonian Institution council for six years. He has been concerned with documentation and dissemination of research material of music of the world 27 October 2021 and has worked extensively using computer technology for presentation, preservation and documentation of research material in ethnomusicology.

On the 24th of November, Dr. Mary Talusan Lacanlale who is noted for her extensive research on the Philippine Constabulary Band will give a masterclass on the topic of "Listening beyond the Notes: Reclaiming Filipino Identity in the Performances of the Philippine Constabulary Band during US Colonization".

Dr. Mary Talusan Lacanlale is an assistant professor of Asian-Pacific Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles and specializes in Filipino and Filipino American music and culture. Her book Instruments of Empire: Filipino Musicians, Black Soldiers, and Military Band Music during U.S. Colonization of the Philippines is published by University Press of Mississippi. She co-edited Our Culture Resounds, Our Future Reveals: A Legacy of Filipino American Performing Arts in California and co-produced Kulintang Kultura: Danongan Kalanduyan and Gong Music of the Philippine Diaspora for Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. She performs music and dance of the southern Philippines with the Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble and co-founded Ube Arte, a Southern California-based collective of professional musicians, dancers, and academics with a shared mission to advance Philippine cultural research and education in the Pilipinx American community.

The masterclasses are free and open to the public. 

To register please click on the link:

For more details please contact:
Dr. Maria Christine Muyco
UP College of Music
Graduate Programs

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