Event Details

Edmonton Symposium: Music for Global Human Development

October 14, 2016 12:00 am

A one day symposium on “Music for Human Global Development” hosted by the University of Alberta on October 14th, 2016 with distinguished international speakers, artists, students, faculty, and community members. Along with distinguished scholar Naila Ceribasic (Zagreb), this day -long symposium will gather together students, undergrad and grad, faculty members, and community members dedicated to this vision of music as a transformative social tool.

All are cordially invited to Music for Global Human Development, a one-day symposium and concert, in the afternoon and evening of Friday, October 14th, 2016.

Events feature a keynote from Dr. Naila Ceribašić, professor in the department of musicology at the University of Zagreb, and researcher at the city’s Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research   (1:30 pm) followed by roundtables on applied ethnomusicology (including undergraduate CSL students applying music for social integration of Edmonton newcomers); and an 8pm concert Naghm al-Ams (“Melodies of Yesterday”) presented by the University of Alberta Middle Eastern and North African Music Ensemble,  and featuring music and musicians from Syria.

Limited space available for lunch at noon; please RSVP to m4ghd.events@gmail.com if you’d like to join us.

Symposium program begins with introductions at 1:15 pm. Lunch and Symposium in the Old Arts lounge, concert in Convocation Hall at 8pm.

Many thanks to all our sponsors.

Hope to see you there.

Best wishes,
Michael Frishkopf
Director,  Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology


Venue: University of Alberta


Arts Lounge, Old Arts Building, University of Alberta