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celebration to showcase student research

Posted: April 16, 2012

When the 2012 recipients of the Five College Ethnomusicology Certificate present their research topics, Hampshire College will be well represented, with five students on the program.

From fiddling in Maine to the music of the Maori people of New Zealand, the research topics of the 2012 certificate recipients reflect a diverse and multidisciplinary approach to studying music.

These graduating students will be honored for their completion of the ethnomusicology certificate at a celebration on Sunday, April 22, from 2:30-5 p.m. at the Amherst College Alumni House. Students will give brief presentations on their research topics. A reception will follow.

    •    Jacques Boudreau, Hampshire College
'Musicians All Around:' Louis Armstrong, Opera, and Transculturation

    •    Baron Collins-Hill, Hampshire College
Maine Fiddle Camp: An exploration of modern traditional fiddling

    •    Andrew Feinberg, Hampshire College
Musical Nationalism

    •    Josh Landes, Hampshire College
The Sounds of Citizenship: Music, Culture, and Globalization

    •    Duncan Trudeau, Hampshire College
Performance, Composition, and Culture

    •    Zoë Darrow, Mount Holyoke College
Scottish Style Fiddling in Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island

    •    Alex McIe, Mount Holyoke College
The Importance of Music in Sustaining the Culture of the Maori People of New Zealand

    •    Amber Smith, Mount Holyoke College
The Harlem Renaissance: Cultural Memory and the Discourse of Africa in Jazz

The Five College Certificate in Ethnomusicology is a newly instituted program that allows students to develop a multidisciplinary curriculum focused on their individual research interests. For more information on the program, visit

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