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  • Festival of Arts, Design and Planning - Georgina Born

    Saturday, April 27
    10:45 a.m.
    Levis Faculty Center

    A wide-ranging scholar, Georgina Born is Professor of Music and Anthropology at Oxford University, and a fellow of the British Academy. Her work has consistently explored the interdisciplinary methods at the intersection of musicology and ethnography, as they shed light on cultural production, particularly music and media technology. She is a strong proponent of institutional ethnography and the value of turning the ethnographic lens toward Western modernity. Her books and edited volumes have explored an array of topics, including musical appropriation, the BBC, the IT industry, and interdisciplinarity, itself.

  • Undergraduate Performance Symposium

    A showcase in partnership with Undergraduate Research Week on April 19th from 12-5 at Krannert Center Stage 5. We are looking for a 15-minute performance/presentation of an original or creative work highlighting the process behind the performing arts that puts it into cultural, historical or academic context. Performances can be for solo or ensemble, and can include (but are not limited to) dramatic readings, dance excerpts, musical compositions, performance based research, etc. Follow the link to submit your application:

    For Questions Please Contact:

    Emma Olson:

  • MPAL Spring Newsletter Now Published!

    MPAL Spring Newsletter isssue now available.

  • Community of Care and Students of Concern

    We know that your university experience will be stressful at times, and we believe that seeking help when you need it is a sign of strength. This announcement includes several resources you may need during your time at the University of Illinois.

    Community of Care website  This site was launched in Fall 2017 and is intended to be a one-stop-shop for information about campus and (some) community resources. 

    Here are also some direct links:

    Please know that for anything after-hours, the Emergency Dean ( is also a resource and can be reached 5pm-8:30am during the week, and 24 hours per day on the weekends and all days the university is closed.  Please don’t hesitate to call and consult if you’re concerned about someone. And all of us in the School of Music remain resources at your disposal as well.

    Dr. Jeffrey Magee, Director
    Dr. Linda Moorhouse, Associate Director
    Dr. Reynold Tharp, Director of Graduate Studies
    Rebecca Spennetta, Undergraduate Academic Advisor
    Gina Moton, Human Resources Specialist