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Keister, Jay Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Jay Keister's research concerns individual agency in music, embodiment of music traditions, aesthetics of music, history of popular music and traditional social structures in contemporary musical practice.

keywords

  • ethnomusicology, Japanese music and dance, Asian music, popular music

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • EMUS 1467 - World Music Ensemble
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Study and performance of musics of diverse cultures in the United States, including Native American, Latin American, African American and Asian American, as well as music from the mother cultures of these groups. Same as EMUS 3467 and EMUS 5467.
  • EMUS 3467 - World Music Ensemble
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Study and performance of musics of diverse cultures in the United States, including Native American, Latin American, African American and Asian American, as well as music from the mother cultures of these groups. Same as EMUS 1467 and EMUS 5467.
  • EMUS 5467 - World Music Ensemble
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Study and performance of musics of diverse cultures in the United States, including Native American, Latin American, African American and Asian American, as well as music from the mother cultures of these groups. Same as EMUS 1467 and EMUS 3467.
  • IMUS 5093 - Contemporary Topics in Music Education
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
  • MUEL 1832 - Appreciation of Music
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Summer 2019
    Introduces music, including the fundamental elements of music, the history of the Western tradition and its composers, the development of American popular music and aspects of World Music.
  • MUEL 3892 - Music and Space
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Explores the ways that outer space inspires and is portrayed in musical sound. Introduces literature and media from historical musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, anthropology, physics, geography and planetary science, with case studies ranging from Ancient Greece, to classic and modern Western art music, to contemporary popular music.
  • MUSC 4202 - Special Topic in Musicology: Current and Critical Issues
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Examination of a specific topic of current or critical interest within areas of music history, ethnomusicology, critical theoryand practice across the spectrum of Western, Popular and World Music traditions. Designed as a capstone course for music majors who have completed a full complement of musicology courses. Topics vary from term to term. Instructor consent is required for non-music majors.
  • MUSC 5112 - Proseminar in Ethnomusicology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Examines the definition, scope, and methods of ethnomusicology, the discipline that focuses on approaches to the study of music theory, history, and performance practices of world cultures.
  • MUSC 6822 - Advanced Studies in Musicology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Intensive study of a specialized topic in musicology. Students will be guided in critical reading, historical or ethnographic issues, analysis, oral presentations, and independent research. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.

Background

International Activities

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