Events

Upcoming Events Sponsored by the Center for American Music

Monday 10 October 2017 — “‘Headfirst Into A Political Abyss’ – The Politics and Political Reception of Hamilton” – Lecture by visiting scholar, Dr. Elizabeth Craft (University of Utah)
Elizabeth Craft is a musicologist whose scholarship crosses disciplinary boundaries to examine the music and culture of the United States.  In her research, Craft explores how music conveys sociopolitical values and constructs national identity, focusing especially on musical theater from its inception through the present.  More info here
Tuesday 3 October 2017 — Film Screening and Discussion: Cuba’s Grupo de Experimentación Sonora
Join us for a screening and discussion with visiting artist Pablo Menendez of acclaimed Cuban music ensemble, Mezcla. 3-5pm @ Benedict Hall (BEN) 2.104. This event is free and open to the public. More info here
 Thursday 5 October 2017 — Film Screening and Discussion: “So Near…So Far”
Please join us for a screening of the recently released Cuba/USA documentary film on the life of Pablo Menéndez, “So Near…So Far” by award-winning Cuban director Lourdes Prieto and L.A. Chicano filmmaker David Sandoval. Robin Moore, Professor in the Butler School of Music, will faciliate a discussion after the screening. More info here
 
Friday 6 October 2017 — Direct from Cuba! Pablo Menendez and Mezcla, Live in Austin
The Center for American Music is proud to present world-renowned visiting Cuban ensemble, Mezcla. 7:30pm at Bates Recital Hall.  More info here

Past Events (2015-2017)

14-15 January 2017—North American Conference on Video Game Music
This annual meeting attracts the top researchers on video game music and sound from across North America.
15-16 April 2016—Voicing the Soundtrack
A conference on music, sound and the moving image featuring world-renowned experts on the soundtrack. The events will take place at the Thompson Conference Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
5 February 2016—Lecture: Annegret Fauser (University of North Carolina)
Prof. Fauser will deliver a talk,”Sounding the Tricolore: France and the United States During World War II,” at 1pm in MRH 3.113. Free and open to the public, though seating is limited.
16 October 2015—Lecture: Will Gibbons (Texas Christian University)
Prof. Gibbons will deliver a talk on “A Clockwork Homage: Musical Allusion and Kubrick’s Legacy in Video Games.” The talk will take place at 4pm in MRH 3.114. Free and open to the public, though seating is limited.

CAM Fall 2017

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This fall, UT is offering several courses with American music components including Music and the American City, Music of African Americans, History of Rock Music, Jazz Appreciation, and Intro to Music Film and Sound.

As fall arrives and the evenings begin to cool, there are many American music events to enjoy on campus and around town. See the list of American Music Concerts on our homepage as well as our Events Page for more information.