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Guest Lecture: Dr. Jocelyn Neal (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): "For Want of a V Chord: Country-Soul Covers and the Musical Politics of Race"

Event Details
  • Location:
    Eastman School ESM 404
  • Date:
    Tuesday, October 10, 2017
  • Time:
    3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Event Description

Eastman School of Music Theory Department

Guest Lecture by Dr. Jocelyn Neal (Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor of Music, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): 

 

For Want of a V Chord: Country-Soul Covers and the Musical Politics of Race

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Jocelyn Neal (Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor of Music and Adjunct Professor of American Studies) received a BA in music from Rice University in 1993, an MA from the Eastman School of Music in 1995, and a PhD in music theory from the Eastman School of Music in 2002. Her primary areas of research are commercial country music and American popular music, following on her dissertation (titled “Song Structure Determinants: Poetic Narrative, Phrase Structure, and Hypermeter in the Music of Jimmie Rodgers”).

Dr. Neal teaches music theory, analysis, and popular music courses; her research addresses commercial country music, rhythm and meter, and dance/music interactions in popular music. She was a Fellow at the Mannes Institute for Advanced Studies in Music Theory (2005 and 2008).  She has served as chair of the Popular Music Group for the Society of Music Theory, as a member of the editorial boards for the academic journal Music Theory Spectrum and Music Theory Online, and as co-editor of  Southern Cultures (2009-2014). Dr. Neal regularly presents her research at national conferences on American music, popular music, music theory, and cultural studies. She served as Director of the Center for the Study of the American South at UNC from 2012-2013. She is also a series co-editor for Tracking Pop, a popular music book series from the University of Michigan Press, and serves on the College Board’s AP Music Theory Development Committee.


 

 This event is free and open to the public.


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