York hosts American Musicological Society conference May 1 to 3

Scholars and musicians from New York State, eastern Ontario and western Quebec are converging on York University’s Keele campus May 1 to 3 for the spring 2015 meeting of the New York State/St. Lawrence Chapter of the American Musicological Society. The conference coincides with the North American premiere of Hubert Parry’s oratorio “Judith”.

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‘Move on Up’ symposium gets deep with pop culture

The symposium will bring emerging and established performance scholars together April 16 at Toronto’s Centre for Social Innovation to share their research into the politics, gender and legitimation surrounding popular dance. The symposium is organized by Professor Mary Fogarty, a co-founder of PoP Moves and a B-girl who teaches performance and critical theory in York’s Department of Dance.

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