SEMSCHC Annual Conference

Society for Ethnomusicology, Southern California and Hawaii Chapter
58th Annual Meeting

2017 Annual Meeting

Society for Ethnomusicology, Southern California and Hawaii Chapter
58th Annual Meeting

February 18, 2017
California State University, Fullerton School of Music
Clayes Performing Arts Center
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831

Restaurants Near CSUF



2016 Minutes

Call for Papers

Dear Members and Friends of SEMSCHC,


The Program Committee for the 2017 meeting is pleased to post the near-final program that you see here. We look forward to seeing you at CSU Fullerton!   


We invite you to join with colleagues and friends on February 18, 2017 for what promises to be an exciting day of research, colloquy, and performance. 



Thanks and best regards,


SEMSCHC Program Committee


Ben Fairfield (UH Mānoa)

Sarah Hankins (UCSD)

Wendy Hsu (Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs)

David Novak (UCSB)

Jessie Vallejo (California Polytechnic University of Pomona)

Deborah Wong, Chair (UCR)


SEMSCHC 2016 Local Arrangements Committee
Charles Sharp
Alison Stickley
Gary Gould
And volunteers from the CSU Fullerton School of Music and Mu Phi Epislon

Driving Directions and Parking Information

Conference Site:
CSUF School of Music, Clayes Performing Arts Center
The conference will be held CSU Fullerton, 800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831. Please note that we have extension campuses across Orange County which may show up in your navigation system if you search for "CSU Fullerton," so make sure you navigating to the street address above. The campus is located just off the 57 Freeway between the Yorba Linda Blvd. and Nutwood Ave. exits.


A campus map can be found here:

The most convenient parking is in the Nutwood Parking Structure located near the corner of Nutwood Ave. and State College Blvd. Parking is free on Saturday. The structure is labeled "34" on the online map and "NPS" on the printable version. It is a large multi-level parking structure.

The Clayes Performing Arts Building (labelled CPAC on the printable map and as building 6 on the online map) is located to the North East of the parking structure. There will be signs around the building directing you to registration on the second floor.

On-campus parking is free on Saturday, but you should not park there overnight.

Wi-Fi on-campus and AV

All of the rooms have a standard VGA cable and a regular earbud-sized audio cable (3.5mm TRS). Sorry, we will not provide dongles or power cables to your computers/devices. (Charles Sharp has some cables and dongles, mostly for ca. 2009-2012 macs that he can personally loan people if needed).

If you have an eduroam account, connect your wifi to the eduroam network and enter your id and password (typically your campus email and password, but this depends on your eduroam account).
If you do not have an eduroam account, follow these steps: Use your smart phone or another computer that is online and to go the website:

Click on “Guest Users” and enter the requested information (name, phone number and email address) and click “register”. You will receive an id and password (through your email address or via text) that is valid for 3 hours. Using your device, connect to the CSUF-zGuests server and enter your id and password.

Note that you cannot register for this guest account in advance; your guest account will expire 3 hours from the time it was generated. It also may take up to 5 minutes for password to arrive. If you need more than 3 hours, you can re-register and create another id and password.

Hotel Accommodations

The two closest hotels to the campus are:

Fullerton Marriott at California State University (less than a 1/2 mile walk across campus)
2701 Nutwood Ave, Fullerton, CA, 92831

Holiday Inn Anaheim - Fullerton (just over a 1⁄2 mile away).
2932 Nutwood Ave, Fullerton, CA, 92831

Cheaper and a little further away (3.5 miles), you could try:

Travelodge Brea

805 S Brea Blvd, Brea, CA, 92821

There are many hotels in downtown Fullerton, which is, generally speaking, a safe, somewhat quaint area as well.