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a First for Five Colleges The first Five College Ethnomusicology
Student Symposium will be held April 26 in Sage Hall at Smith
College from 9 am to 6 pm. Ten students will present their work
in three panel sessions titled "Authenticity and Beyond,"
"Locating Hip-Hop," and "Sounds of New England."
The daylong symposium will conclude at 5 pm with a keynote address
titled "On the Ethnomusicology of Musical Process: Miles
and Mali" given by Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor
of African American Music at Harvard University. The symposium
has been planned by a group of faculty who focus on ethnomusicology,
a relatively new field within music study. One of the most recent
forms of cooperation to emerge within music, this faculty committee
last year sponsored a highly successful Five College World Music
Festival at Hampshire College. This year, the focus shifts from
performance to research, as some of their students—undergraduates
and graduate students—take center stage to talk about their
work as budding ethnomusicologists.
Auditions The final round of tryouts for next year's
Mount Holyoke Glee Club (for "rising" sophomores,
juniors, seniors, Frances Perkins Scholars, and female staff or
faculty) will take place Friday, May 2, and Monday, May 5. Sign
up for a time on the bulletin board across from the music office
in Pratt Hall. Be part of Christmas Vespers in Boston, sing in
a Five College festival and with Cornell (men's) Glee Club,
travel, and make excellent music!
Fidelity Investments Representatives from Fidelity Investments
will be in Willits-Hallowell Center's Faculty Club Room,
Tuesday, April 29, from 9 am to 4 pm, to provide one-on-one consultations
regarding investments. Call x2503 to schedule a half-hour appointment.
Oops! Last week's CSJ contained an error
in the article on faculty awards. Kennedy-Schelkunoff Professor
of Physics Howard Nicholson's work with the Brookhaven National
Laboratory involves studying the behavior of elementary particles
in atomic nuclei. None of his work has been directly related to