SEMSCHC - Society for Ethnomusicology, Southern California and Hawaii Chapter


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The Society for Ethnomusicology, Southern California and Hawaii Chapter (SEMSCHC) is a regional chapter of The Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM). The Southern California chapter held its first meeting in 1960 and was expanded to include the state of Hawaii in 2009. We include any members of the Society of Ethnomusicology living in Hawaii or Southern California from San Luis Obispo to San Diego.


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Conference Program for the 2018 Annual SEMSCHC Meeting



Audio-Visual Facilities

What will be there:
Data projection, with audio, will be available in the presentation rooms. The built-in equipment hook-ups consist of a standard VGA cable and a 3.5mm audio cable (TRS male output).

What will not be there:
Rooms are not equipped with computers; presenters should bring their own personal computers and hook them into the system provided.
Participants must provide their own adaptors/dongles and/or power cables for their personal computers/devices.
Stand-alone audio-players, such as CD-players, tape-players, and phonographs, will not be available. Please make arrangements to play audio on personal devices.

Wi-Fi on campus

Throughout the Claremont Colleges/Pomona College campus, free Wi-Fi can be obtained without the need for a password. Select the network called “Pomona-Guest.”

Parking and directions

The conference is located at “Thatcher Music Building, Pomona College” or 340 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711.
The South Campus Parking Structure (295 E. First St.) provides ample and free lot-parking, at a distance of 8 minutes’ walk / 0.4 miles from the conference site. Drivers with disability placards may park in designated spaces in the small lot near Sumner Hall (333 N. College Way).
Recommended: Closer, street-parking can usually be scouted on the calm streets that flank the western side of campus, including Campus Ave., Harvard, Fourth St., and Bonita.

Pomona College Visitor's Map

Except where marked, street parking is free and unlimited. Note, however, that “overnight parking” (leaving a vehicle on the street after 2am) is not permitted in the city of Claremont.
Detailed directions are below. These terminate at the campus parking structure. After parking, walk North on Columbia Ave., then turn left on Bonita Ave. After coming to College Ave., turn right and Thatcher Music Building will soon appear on the right.

From the I-210 East: Exit Towne Avenue. Turn right onto Towne, traveling south until reaching Foothill Boulevard. Turn left onto Foothill. Travel east on Foothill to Indian Hill Boulevard, turn right and proceed approximately one mile to E. 1st Street and turn left. Take E. 1st Street to Columbia Avenue (it is the stop sign just past College Avenue) and turn left to enter the parking structure on the right.

From I-10 headed East: Exit Indian Hill Boulevard. Turn left off the freeway onto Indian Hill Blvd. and drive north about one mile to 1st Street. Turn right onto E. 1st Street. Take 1st Street to Columbia (it is the stop sign just past College Ave) and turn left to enter the parking structure on the right.

From I-10 headed West: Exit Indian Hill Boulevard. Turn right off the freeway onto Indian Hill Blvd. and drive north about one mile to 1st Street. Turn right onto E. 1st Street. Take 1st Street to Columbia (it is the stop sign just past College Ave) and turn left to enter the parking structure on the right.

From I-210 headed West: Exit Baseline Avenue. Turn right onto Baseline Ave. Turn left onto Monte Vista. Turn right onto Claremont Blvd. Take Claremont Blvd. to 1st Street (approx. 2 mi.) Turn right onto 1st Street. Take 1st Street to Columbia (stop sign), and enter the parking structure on the right.


2018 Annual Meeting - Lodging


The lodgings below are located a 5-minute drive from the Thatcher Music Building (340 N. College Ave.)
The recommended (3-star) hotel is:

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Claremont
555 W. Foothill Blvd.
(909) 626-2411


Limited Discount:

While the Doubletree Claremont cannot not offer a group rate, they have offered to apply a discount to a number of rooms on a first come, first served basis. At the time of writing, the discounted rate during the conference dates is about $129-$134/night—about $100 less than their regular rates. Please make your booking as soon as possible, as the discount-rate rooms will not be held in reserve.


Go to: Doubletree Hilton Reservations


When booking, supply the “Corporate Account” field with the code 560060629 to get the discounted rate (while vacancies remain).


Budget inns in Claremont include the following*:

Knights Inn Claremont
721 S Indian Hill Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 626-2431
$76-85/night

Claremont Lodge
736 S Indian Hill Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 626-5654
$81-90/night

Motel 6 Claremont
840 S Indian Hill Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 621-4831
$77/night


*These listings are intended for general planning purposes only. Prices are subject to change. Pomona College/SEMSCHC has not vetted these budget accommodations.



2018 Annual Meeting CFP Extended Deadline

Call for Proposals

The Southern California and Hawai`i Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology welcomes proposals for our 2018 meeting, to take place at Pomona College in Claremont on Saturday and Sunday, February 24-25. We welcome proposals for individual papers, panel sessions, workshops, and demonstrations. Submissions are due to http://www.semschc.org/submit.html no later than January 1. Students who wish to be considered for the Ki Mantle Hood Prize should follow the instructions for submission at http://www.semschc.org/hoodprize.html. Given the reach of our chapter, participants in Hawai`i will be permitted to present remotely. Teleconferencing should only be done from a remote conference location (i.e., in a smart classroom in Hawai`i) rather than from personal computers or from the field.

Individual Paper:
Papers will be given twenty minutes, with ten minutes allotted for questions and discussion afterwards. Paper abstracts (250 word maximum) should demonstrate a clear focus or statement of the problem, a coherent argument, knowledge of previous research, and a statement of the implications for ethnomusicology.

Organized Panel:
An organized panel session is 1.5 or 2 hours long. A 1.5-hour panel consists of three papers. A 2-hour panel consists of either four papers or three papers plus a discussant. Each presentation (a paper or a discussant’s formal response) is 20 minutes long, followed by 10 minutes of questions and general discussion. The Program Committee reserves the right to suggest the addition of a panelist when an independently submitted abstract appears to fit a panel. (Those interested in a more flexible format with more participants may want to consider proposing a roundtable.) A proposal for an organized panel should be submitted by the panel organizer. Include the panel abstract (describing the rationale for the panel as a whole) and abstracts for the individual papers.

Workshop/demonstration:
Proposals for workshops and demonstrations of either 20-minute or 50-minute duration will also be considered. Include in your 250-word abstract estimated set-up time, and any pertinent logistical considerations, spatial or otherwise.

Student Concerns Panel:
Students are invited to submit paper proposals for the inaugural Student Concerns Panel. This is intended as a forum for students and professionals to address challenges and issues affecting graduate students. Rather than focusing on research, papers/presentation proposals for this panel should address issues such as funding, family life, fieldwork experiences, scholarly training, ethical challenges, or career plans and choices.




2018 Annual Meeting Announcement

Society for Ethnomusicology, Southern California and Hawaii Chapter
59th Annual Meeting

February 24-25, 2018
Pomona College
Thatcher Music Building
340 N College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711