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.



MACSEM 2017 

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

March 11-12, 2017

"Music and Political Change"

Click here for details on travel and registration. 

Click here to download the MACSEM 2017 Program

posted 3/1/17

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.”