International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

ICTM Study Group on Music and Dance of Oceania

The Study Group on Music and Dance of Oceania (SGMDO) is an informal association of scholars within the ICTM who share interests in the study of music and dance of Oceania. They meet when opportunities arise to discuss their research and periodically exchange information through an internal newsletter. Special meetings have been held in Australia in 1988, 1995, 2001 and 2010; Germany in 1993; Japan in 1999; Palau in 2004; and Hawai'i in 2006. Informal gatherings have been held on other occasions, such as the Festivals of Pacific Arts and the Melanesian Arts Festivals, and in conjunction with meetings of other scholarly societies in which SGMDO members participated. In 2001 members of the Study Group published the book 'Traditionalism and Modernity in the Music and Dance of Oceania' in honour of study group founder Barbara Smith, and in 2007 the book 'Oceanic Music Encounters - the Print Resource and the Human Resource: Essays in Honour of Mervyn McLean'.

Contact

Brian Diettrich, Programme Leader, Music Studies, Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600, Kelburn Campus, Wellington 6140, NEW ZEALAND
brian.diettrich@nzsm.ac.nz

Circular letter July 2006

ICTM Study Group on the Musics of Oceania

Circular news letter - July 2006

Dear SGMO members,
This is only a short news letter. The preparation for our conference in November goes well ahead but the ultimate programme is not ready and will be circulated separately.

Circular letter April 2006

SGMO-Circular, April 2006.

Dear members,
I hope you had a peaceful Easter celebration.
Thanks to all who sent news and information to circulate in this newsletter, I would like to start this letter with a few reminders:

Circular letter January 2006

Study Group meeting and SEM- conference
The next Meeting of our Study Group will take place 19 -21 November 2006 in Honolulu, following the 11/19 mid-day closing of the SEM Annual Meeting and conclude with a 11/21 dinner around 19:00.

Circular letter September 2005

ICTM Study Group on the Musics of Oceania

Circular letter September 2005

Dear Friends,
Stephen Wild will be the General Secretary of ICTM, starting January 2006. In order to concentrate his energy for this new duty, Stephen stepped down from the position of the Chair of our Study Group. We thank him for all his work he has done for the SGMO and wish him all the best in his position as Secretary General of ICTM.

Circular letter April 2005

Business Meeting at 38th World Conference in Sheffield

Members may have noticed that a Business Meeting of the SGMO is not scheduled in the Preliminary Program of the World Conference published in the April Bulletin. Very short notice was given to include such notices and yours truly missed the deadline. However, a slot has been secured on Monday 8 August from 20:45 – 21:45 in Room C. I have been assured that this information will be included in the Final Program.

Stephen Wild

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