OXFORD: Music of the South: A Southern Studies Homecoming

MARCH 2-3, 2012
University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

“Music of the South” Homecoming to Mark 25th Anniversary of the Southern Studies MA Degree

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Southern Studies MA program, the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi is planning an event entitled “Music of the South: A Southern Studies Homecoming.” On March 2 and 3, all Southern Studies students, alumni, staff, and faculty (and likely some close friends and family) are invited to convene for two days of music and discussion of music. People wanting to participate as musicians or discussants should contact Ted Ownby.

This year, the Center faculty and staff decided to emphasize the Center’s musicians and its many people who have studied, written about, produced, and filmed music. Scholars can give papers, people who wrote theses on music can discuss them, and people who teach about music (or teach using music) or deal with music festivals, music tourism, documenting musicians, working as disc jockeys and in the recording industry, and doing all sorts of other things involving music can discuss their work in panels designed for the purpose.

The big event will be a Saturday night 25th Anniversary concert at The Lyric Theatre on the Oxford Square. Emceed by Tyler Keith (MA 2011), that event, from 8 to midnight, will concentrate on people who are (or have been) professional musicians. The public will be invited, and we hope to see a large crowd of Center friends and alumni.