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Student Paper Prize, 2017 – Emilie Coakley

screen-shot-2016-09-10-at-12-20-08-pmThe student paper prize committee, consisting of Robin Wallace, Felicia Sandler, and Cathy Elias, awarded this year’s prize for best student presentation at the SCSM annual meeting to
Emilie Coakley’s paper,

“Time for Prayer or Time for Work?:  Nostalgia, Memory, and the Changing Reception of Church Bells in a City Soundscape.”

Coakley’s paper is refreshing and innovative in the way it shows how musical phenomena tied to church, but situated in the world, can affect the everyday lives of people who experience them in myriad individual ways. An appreciation of how musical experiences can be tied to one’s understanding of the divine outside of worship is a promising avenue for future research, as is the idea of a “McDonaldized” culture in which such understanding is perhaps more commodified than communal. We hope that Coakley and others will be inspired to travel further in this direction.

Newsletter, Fall 2016

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HIGHLIGHTS:
– President’s update on society business and news items about members and friends,
– Two terrific, short essays: (1) Mark Peters’s reflections on Steven Guthrie’s 2011 book, Creator Spirit: The Holy Spirit and the Art of Being Human, and (2) new member Maeve Heaney’s meditation on the spiritual experience and theology of composing Christian music.

SCSM 2017 Annual Meeting: Call for Papers

Society for Christian Scholarship in Music
Annual Meeting
February 9-11, 2017
Scripps College, Claremont, CA

The Society for Christian Scholarship in Music seeks proposals for its upcoming annual meeting, which will take place February 9-11, 2017 at Scripps College in Claremont, CA.

Individual papers, panels, and lecture recitals on any topic related to music and the study of Christianity are welcome. Individual papers are 25 minutes long; panels (with three people) are one and a half hours; and lecture-recitals, one hour. We invite submissions representing a variety of approaches and perspectives, including history, ethnomusicology, theory and analysis, philosophy and theology, liturgy, and critical theory.

SCSM encourages submissions from current graduate students. A $250 prize will be awarded for the best paper presented by a graduate student at the 2017 meeting.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2017 CFP