2000 Volume XXIX, No. 2
We gratefully acknowledge the Ethyle R. Wolfe Institute for the Humanities at Brooklyn College for underwriting the series, and thank Brooklyn College’s Programs in American Studies and Women's Studies, and its Departments of Africana Studies, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, and Film for their enthusiasm and support.
Ray Allen and I are pleased to announce ISAM’s next conference, scheduled
for 9-10 March 2001. Local Music/Global Connections: New York City at the
Millennium will focus on ethnic music cultures of New York City. The
conference will preview the Smithsonian Institution’s Festival of American
Folklife, an annual celebration on the Washington, D.C. Mall that will
feature New York City urban folk culture in 2001. Co-sponsored by the
Smithsonian, New York University, and the Graduate Center of the City
University of New York, Local Music/Global Connections will be the first ISAM
event supported by the Baisley Powell Elebash Fund. This $1.5 million
endowment supports conferences and concerts on the music of New York City as
well as New York-related dissertation research by students in CUNY’s Ph.D.
Program in Music. If you would like further information about Local
Music/Global Connections and other upcoming events, please visit our website
Congratulations to this year’s winner of the ISAM composition prize, Ben Bierman. A graduate student in the Conservatory’s composition program, Ben wrote his award-winning Four Preludes for Violin Solo while studying with Tania León.
Welcome to Kumiko Katoh as ISAM’s librarian and office assistant. A student in the master’s program in musicology at the Conservatory, she is researching the music of Meredith Monk, Bang on a Can, and Henry Cowell.
–Ellie M. Hisama