Conference Program

Meetings will take place in the Community Room at the Heard Library (Thurs., Oct. 10-Fri., Oct. 11), and in the Turner Recital Hall at the Blair School of Music (Sat., Oct. 12). Click here for a map of the Vanderbilt campus and walking directions from the hotels to the meeting locations.

Please be sure to thank our Program Committee and Local Arrangements Committee for all of their hard work.

Thursday, October 10 - Community Room, Heard Library

9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Preconference "Music in Libraries: Just the Basics."
Click here for the preconference program
5:30 – 8:00 Reception and registration, Heard Library Community Room, Vanderbilt University
Tours of Stage & Screen Exhibits
Reception, sponsored by the Jean and Alexander Heard Library at Vanderbilt University
8:00 – Dinner (on your own)

Friday, October 11 - Community Room, Heard Library

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration
8:55 – 9:00 Welcome and opening remarks
9:00 – 9:30 "Teaching Music Librarianship Online: Benefits and Challenges"
(Sonia Archer-Capuzzo, University of North Carolina-Greensboro)
9:30 – 10:15 "A New Chapter for Music Library Collections & Services: Closed Doors Lead to New Beginnings" (Alan Asher and Ann Lindell, University of Florida)
10:15 – 10:30 Break and refreshments
10:30 – 11:15 "Digital Special Music Collections at the University of Miami"
(Amy Strickland and Nancy Zavac, University of Miami)
  • "The UM Libraries' Frost Concert Archive: Documenting the Performance History of the University of Miami Frost School of Music" (Amy Strickland)
  • "Aldemaro Romero Music Score Archive" (Nancy Zavac)
    (PDF) (Notes)
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. "My Homeland: a Research Guide to Songs about Tennessee"
(Grover Baker, Middle Tennessee State University)
12:00 – 1:15 Lunch (on your own)
1:15 – 1:45

"What Do Patrons Really Do in Music Libraries?: The Ethnographic Final Word"
(David Hursh, East Carolina University)

1:45 – 2:15

"Nashville Blues" (Greg Johnson and John Leslie, University of Mississippi)

2:15 – 2:30 Refreshments on the go
2:30 – 4:30 Tours (Downtown) of the Ryman Auditorium and Schermerhorn Symphony Center
4:30 – 6:00 Time on your own downtown
6:00 – 7:00 Cash cocktail reception, Sole Mio Restaurant (311 3rd Ave S, (615)256-4013)
7:00 – 9:00 Banquet, Sole Mio Restaurant

Saturday, October 12 - Turner Recital Hall, Blair School of Music

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 Registration
8:55 – 9:00

Welcome and opening remarks (Mark Wait, Dean, Blair School of Music)

9:00 – 9:45 "Between the Sheets: Images of Women in Early Twentieth-Century American Popular Song" (Kevin Kelly and Stephanie Tingler, University of Georgia)
(PDF) (Acc. notes)
9:45 – 10:35 "Country Music: Roots and Branches"
(Chris Durman, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, et al.)
10:35 – 10:45 Break and refreshments
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Business meeting (Joyce Clinkscales, SEMLA Chair)
12:00 p.m. Adjourn
12:00 – Optional tour: Country Music Hall of Fame