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Jonathan Grasse, Ph.D.

Title: Professor, Music

Department: Music

Office: LCH A-323
Phone Extension: x2381
Email Username: jgrasse

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Presentations

  • March, 2011 Guest Speaker, SOKA University, Laguna Niguel, CA “Music in Minas Gerais, Brazil”
  • October, 2010 Guest lecturer at UC Riverside, Department of Music Wednesday@Noon series. “Regional Identity in Music from Minas Gerais, Brazil”
  • May, 2010  Faculty member presentation, Institute for the Pedagogies of World Music Theories, University of Colorado at Boulder. Papers include topics on world music theory, Brazilian rhythm, and adaptations of Indonesian  gamelan techniques by American composers
  • March, 2010 Presenter, Society for Ethnomusicology Southern California and Hawaii Chapter, Claremont College. “Championing devotional music in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais: African-Brazilian congado in an urban festival”
  • March, 2010  Presenter, College Music Society Pacific Southwest chapter meeting, CSU Dominguez Hills. “Championing devotional music in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais: African-Brazilian congado in an urban festival”
  • February, 2009 Presenter, Symposium on 21st-Century Music, San Francisco State University. Revisiting Lou Harrison’s Works for American Gamelan Featuring Western Instruments
  • February, 2009 Presenter, Society for Ethnomusicology Southern California and Hawaii Chapter, UCLA: Revisiting Lou Harrison’s Works for American Gamelan Featuring Western Instruments
  • April, 2008 Program Committee member, International Association for the Study of Popular Music international conference (IASPM), University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. Panel chair “Music in the World (Wide Web)”
  • March, 2008 Panel participant, “The Relevance of the Current Curriculum to Today’s Students”. College Music Society Super-Regional Conference,  Pacific Central-Pacific Southern Chapters, Westmont College, Santa Barbara
  • March, 2008 Presenter, Experiencing Villa-Lobos, An International Festival , Virginia Commonwealth University : “The Popular Music Milieu of Heitor Villa- Lobos' Brazil ”
  • October, 2007 Presenter, Guitar Foundation of America , CSU Dominguez Hills: “The Popular Music Milieu of Heitor Villa-Lobos' Brazil ”
  • May 2007 Presenter/co-founder, Institute for the Pedagogies of World Music Theories, University of Colorado , Boulder : “Four Aspects of World Music Theory,” and “An Approach to ‘Complex Rhythm' Pedagogy Using Traditional Brazilian Percussion”
  • November, 2006 Presenter, Society for Ethnomusicology national conference, Hawaii : “The ‘ Minas Sound ' of Belo Horizonte : Regional Consciousness and Popular Music in the Brazilian ‘70s” on the panel titled ‘Hard Slap' Roc k Music and Politics in the Americas
  • November, 2005 Presenter for roundtable on Ethnomusicology and the Uundergraduate Curriculum, Society for Ethnomusicology conference, Atlanta , GA
  • June, 2005 Presenter, Institute for the Pedagogies of World Music Theories, University of Colorado, Boulder.
  • March, 2005 Colloquium presenter, University of Colorado , Boulder Music Department: “Four essential aspects of world music theory”
  • December, 2004 Presenter, Federal University , Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte , Brazil . “Ethnomusicology and avant-garde aesthetics,” followed by the premiere of the digital soundscape album Impossible Wind Miniatures . Events coordinated and hosted by Mauricio Loureiro, chair, graduate music program, UFMG.
  • November, 2004 “Modal Implications in Lou Harrison's Early Work s for American Gamelan,” College Music Society national conference, San Francisco , CA
  • November, 2004 “Modal Implications in Lou Harrison's Early Work s for American Gamelan,” accepted to the Society for Ethnomusicology national conference, Tuscon , AZ
  • November, 2003 “World Music Theory for Composers,” presented to the University of Southern California (USC) Composition Forum
  • October, 2003 “Four Essentials of World Music Theory,” Society for Ethnomusicology/College Music Society joint conference ‘Cultural Crossroads' Miami , FL
  • October, 2002 “World Music Theory for Undergraduate Music Majors,” Society or Ethnomusicology, Estes Par k , CO
  • March, 2002 “Conflation and Conflict in Brazilian Film Music,” College Music Society Pacific Chapter, California Polytechnic University , Pomona , CA
  • February, 2002 “Conflation and Conflict in Brazilian Film Music,” Society for Ethnomusicology Southern California Chapter, Claremont College , Claremont , CA
  • July, 2001 “The Ethnomusicological Juncture in Western Concert Music: Problems in Semiotics and Cross-Cultural Composition,” 36 th International Council for Traditional Music, Rio de Janeiro , Brazil
  • November, 2000 “Ethnomusicological Junctures in New Music: American Gamelan Music and Adaptive Appropriation in Cross-Cultural Composition,” Waging Peace through Crosscultural Collaboration, University of Oregon , Eugene , OR
  • April, 2000 “Afro-Brazilian Music and Congada: Historical Dynamics of Luso-African Cultural Roots,” 23rd Symposium on Portuguese Traditions, UCLA
  • May, 1999 “DJ Orpheu: Perspectives on Brazilian Rap and Urban Popular Music,” Musical Cultures of Latin America : Global Effects, Past and Present. An interdisciplinary conference at UCLA
  • December, 1998 “Musical Change and Creativity at the End of the 20 th -Century,” Change and Creativity series, Keio University , Yokohama , Japan

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