University of Mississippi

Music of the South Conference

April 2, 2013 – April 4, 2013 all-day

Music of the South Conference: Innovation and Experimental Music and the South
The Center for Study of Southern Culture
University of Mississippi
April 3 and 4, 2013

Innovation and Experimental Music and the South: Music of the South Conference
seeks to gather graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars to share current
research on the culture, meaning, and practices surrounding music in and from the
American South. This year’s conference explores the theme of Innovation and
Experimental Music and the South. Specifically, the conference will consider a number
of interrelated issues: How does innovative music originate in the South? Are there
situations in which the South’s established and much-celebrated musical genres (jazz,
blues, country, rock ‘n’ roll, rap, bluegrass, gospel) make it difficult for people to make
innovative music? When and why do musical innovators choose to leave the South, or
come to the South, or use those established genres as a basis for innovation?

The Music of the South Conference will feature academic panels, photo exhibits, films
about music and live music performance. To download a copy of the 2013 Schedule, click here.