The South African Society for Research in Music (SASRIM) cordially invites you to its 2019 annual congress to be held at Stellenbosch University’s Department of Music. The keynote speaker at this year’s event will be Professor Christine Lucia.
This year, SASRIM is pleased to present a Big Band Workshop from 4–6 September in conjunction with our annual congress. Over three days, workshops on Big Band arranging, conducting, composition and performance will be facilitated by an expert faculty, including Felicia Lesch, Amanda Tiffin and Natalie Rungan. The workshops will culminate in a performance of new and existing Big Band compositions on Friday 6 September in the Endler Hall. Please see the call for more details.
SASRIM encourages the submission of a wide variety of proposals, including those that explore alternative formats (lecture recitals, performance demonstrations, workshops), multiple facets of music research and practice on the African continent, disciplinary intersections, and perspectives on thinking and performing the boundary between ‘music thinking’ and ‘music making’. Proposals will be assessed individually, without privileging particular subjects or methodologies.
The society extends a special invitation to undergraduate and postgraduate students to submit proposals and/or attend the congress. Students whose proposals are accepted may apply to SASRIM for limited financial support.
**Call for Papers is now closed**
Born in London, Christine Lucia immigrated to South Africa in 1974 and from the late 1970s to early 1990s taught music at the Diocesan School for Girls (Grahamstown), Rhodes University, Natal University (as it was then was), and the University of Durban-Westville (UDW). Throughout this period she was active as a concert pianist and was an SABC recording artist, and concerto soloist with the Kwa-Zulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra. As Head of Music at UDW 1989-1995, Rhodes 1997-2002 and Wits 2002-2003, Lucia managed changes in degree programmes and curricula and taught music history, music theory and musicology. Aside from academic publications, she has published four short stories and is a member of the London Writers’ Café. Christine Lucia spear-headed an NRF-funded ‘Theorizing the Global South’ project at Wits in 2006-2007, edited SAMUS from 2004- 2008, was Extraordinary Professor in the Music Department at Stellenbosch University from 2009-2014, and since 2016 has been Honorary Professor at Africa Open Institute. She has published The World of South African Music: A Reader (2005) and Music Notation: A South African Guide (2011), as well as academic articles and book chapters. She established the website www.african-composers-edition.co.za in 2012, which houses the Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa Critical Edition in Six Volumes, revised in 2016 for CD-ROM and re-published for SAMUS in 2018. This won a National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences award in 2018 for ‘Best Digital Humanities Project for Community Engagement’. She also produced the CD African Choral Heritage: Recordings of Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa in 2013. In progress on a new site currently being developed out of the ACE website are two other editions: the Surendran Reddy Performing Edition and the Andrew Mellon M.M. Moerane Critical Edition, researched and edited in collaboration with students and colleagues at the Africa Open Institute. Over the past twenty years Lucia has mentored, supervised, or examined many postgraduate students and acts as a reviewer for national and international journals and publishers.