MACSEM 2018 Annual Meeting (March 24-25, UMCP)

The Society for Ethnomusicology, Mid-Atlantic Chapter announces:


37th Annual Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology Conference March 24-25, 2018
Hosted by:
The University of Maryland, College Park, School of Music

Keynote speaker: Clifford Murphy, Director of Folk and Traditional Arts for the National Endowment for the Arts:  “Ethnomusicology as Public Service.”

Full draft program online and update at Google Docs


(recommended by the local arrangements committee)

From $116/night
Best Western Plus College Park 
8419 Baltimore Avenue
College Park, Maryland 20740
phone: (301) 220-0505
phone: 1(800) 780-7234 (toll-free)
From $200/night
College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
3501 University Blvd E, Hyattsville, MD 20783
phone: 301-985-7300

Click here for a PDF file with travel and accommodation information

Getting to MACSEM:
MACSEM will take place at the UMD School of Music, located in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (CSPAC) on the UMD College Park campus.

Detailed information for traveling to the UMD area can be found here:

The CSPAC is located on the northwest side of campus, near the Capital One Stadium. A detailed campus map is available here:

Directions to the CSPAC can be found here, including public transportation and parking information: (note that parking is free on Saturdays and Sundays in lots 1B and Z)

When you arrive at the CSPAC, you should make your way to Leah M. Smith Hall, which you will find on this map near the Butterfly Garden:

Signs will be posted in the CSPAC directing you towards the conference. All conference events, except for meals, will take place in Leah M. Smith Hall.

PayPal Link: 
MACSEM 2018 Registration Fees