Dr. Gayle Murchison Musicologist

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 10:00



Friday, March 16, 10:00 am

Dr. Gayle Murchison, Musicologist

Listening to Mary Lou Williams in London: Race, Gender, and the Canon.

SoCA Armouries, Performance Hall
37 University Ave., East
Gayle Murchison is Associate Professor of Music at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
The author of The American Musical Stravinsky: The Style and Aesthetic of Copland’s New American Music, the Early Works, 1921-1938 (The University of Michigan Press, 2012), her research interests include: William Grant Still, Mary Lou Williams, the music of social and cultural movements (such as the Harlem Renaissance and Civil Rights Movements, and, the music of Zap Mama and Afro-European studies). She has contributed a book chapter “Mary Lou Williams’s Girl Stars and the Politics of Negotiation: Jazz, Gender, and Jim Crow” to Jill Sullivan’s Women’s Bands in America: Performing Music and Gender in Society (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers). She is currently editor of Black Music Research Journal.


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