International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

ICTM Study Group on Music and Gender

The Music and Gender Study Group Meeting in Bern 2016

Mission Statement:

The ICTM Study Group on Music and Gender seeks to promote the growth of insight and understanding of gender as a critical factor in social interaction and thereby contribute meaningful theoretical dimensions to any study of musical culture.

Objectives (adopted at its second meeting at the Freie Universität in West Berlin on July 27-29, 1987):

A gender balanced view of musical and dance activities is required since our work produces documents which in the future will be a source for historians and other scholars. Towards this end, we will: 

  1. Encourage understanding of gender in terms of the roles it plays in societies.
  2. Stimulate critical evaluation of gender roles within our discipline. 
  3. Identify basic lacunae in the areas of music and dance cross-culturally.
  4. Expand the methodological and theoretical bases for data collection and provide a forum for the presentation and interpretation of new material.
  5. Publish and disseminate research findings. 

Contact:

Barbara L. Hampton
Director, Graduate Program in Ethnomusicology
Hunter College of The City University of New York
695 Park Avenue HN400F
New York, New York 10065
USA

History

Founder:
Barbara L. Hampton with Pirkko Moisala 1985

Past Chairs

1985-1987: Barbara L. Hampton and Jane Mink Rosen
1987-1993: Marcia Herndon and Suzanne Ziegler
1993-1997: Marcia Herndon and Pirkko Moisala
1997-1999: Pirkko Moisala
1999-2000: Pirkko Moisala and Carol Babiracki
2000-2005: Carol Babiracki and Fiona Magowan
2005-2013: Fiona Magowan and Nino Tshishvili
2013-2015: Barbara Hampton
2015-ongoing: Barbara Hampton and Marko Kölbl

 

9th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music and Gender

GENDER -- PERFORMANCE -- ACTIVISM: TRANSCULTURAL CONVERSATIONS
9th Symposium

Study Group on Music and Gender 

of the

International Council for Traditional Music
University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
July 13-16, 2016

 

 

REPORTS OF MUSIC AND GENDER STUDY GROUP MEETINGS

Past Meetings: 

The Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland --Founding Meeting   5-7 August 1985

Freie Universitat, Berlin (FRG)  25-29 July 1987                                                                            

Musicological Seminar of the University of Heidelberg (FRG) 21-26 June 1988

Freie Universitat, Berlin  14 June 1993

PUBLICATIONS

 Music, Gender and Culture.  Guest Editors: Marcia Herndon and Suzanne Ziegler.  International Council for Traditional Music.  ICTM Study Group on Music and Gender.  Wilhelmshaven:  Florian Noetzel Verlag. 1990. (Intercultural Music Studies 1.) 307 pp. with bibliography, index and illustrations.

Music and Gender.  Beverley Diamond and Pirkko Moisala, eds.  Champaign-Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2000. ISBN 13-978-0252068652 

NEWS

The next business meetings of the ICTM Study Group on Music and Gender will take place at the Tenth Symposium to be held in Vienna beginning 29 July 2018 and at the 45th ICTM World Conference in Bangkok, Thailand hosted by Chulalongkom University in 2019.