Lectures in Spring 2021 will be held online via Zoom. All lectures are free and open to the public. Please pre-register using the link below. This year’s Series will participate in the UNCG theme She Can, We Can and features research about women, gender, and/or civil rights.
Presented by the School of Music, and Musicology/Ethnomusicology and Music Theory Areas. For further information contact Joan Titus.
“Sounding ‘Homes’ and Making Do in Sinophone Toronto”
Dr. Yun Emily Wang holds the Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Toronto, having previously earned the M.M. degree in Viola Performance (UNC Greensboro) and the M.A. in Humanities and Social Thought (New York University). The recipient of numerous grants and prizes, including the Charles Seeger Prize, Martin Hatch Prize, Wong Tolbert Prize, and Clara Henderson Prize from the Society for Ethnomusicology, she served on the SEM council as well as the Society’s Diversity Action Committee, and co-chaired the Sound Studies Special Interest Group.
She is currently completing a book manuscript, Sounding “Homes” and Making Do in Sinophone Toronto, which draws on long-term ethnographic fieldwork to argue for the critical role of everyday sounding and listening in how people come to know themselves as diasporic subjects within state multiculturalism.
Her research interests include the experiences and politics of transnational migration with an emphasis on sound studies; gender and sexuality; Asian America; and exploration of the micro-social intersections between history, biography, and interpersonal relationships.
Irna Priore (1963–2014) was a beloved colleague, and associate professor of music theory in the UNCG School of Music. In addition to being a flutist, she was a scholar, teacher, and mentor in music studies, and contributed publications on Luciano Berio, Darmstadt, post-1945 theory, and Brazilian popular music. Her legacy of generosity, strength, and brilliance continues through her family, friends, colleagues, and students; this series is dedicated to her and celebrates her memory.