MACSEM: The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology

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Welcome to MACSEM, a member chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM). Founded in 1955, the SEM promotes the research, study, and performance of music in its cultural, social, and political contexts.  

MACSEM was established in 1981 and includes members from the states of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey,  New York, North Carolina, and the District of Columbia.



Posted Jan. 12, 2017

MACSEM 2017 CALL FOR PAPERS (Submission deadline Feb. 10, 2017)

Call for Papers
Society for Ethnomusicology, Mid-Atlantic Chapter
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
March 11-12, 2017

The program committee cordially invites proposals for the 32nd annual chapter meeting of the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology (MACSEM), to be held at Cornell University, March 11-12, 2017.


2016 MACSEM Prize News:

MACSEM congratulates the 2016 Pantaleoni Prize winner, 
William Scally (University of Maryland, College Park) for his paper:  “‘Smokin’, Drinkin’, Never Thinkin’’: Musical Choices and the Construction of Meaning in the Tokyo Jazz Scene.”