The North American British Music Studies Association

The North American British Music Studies Association

North American British Music Studies Association

Welcome to NABMSA Online

Welcome to NABMSA Online, the world wide web portal for the North American British Music Studies Association (NABMSA).

Our Purpose

The North American British Music Studies Association (NABMSA) aims to promote the study of British Music from all time periods on the North American Continent; to provide a collegial and supportive forum for discussion through electronic and other means; to provide a clearinghouse of information on the study of such music; and to foster regular meetings to discuss the same.


North American British Music Studies Symposium

New Approaches to Music, Identity, and the British Empire from the Early Modern Era to Brexit

August 9, 10, and 11, 2021 on Zoom

Over the past few decades, the academy has seen a growing interest in the history and legacy of colonialism. The British Empire has been explored from a post-colonial perspective in fields including history, sociology, English literature, and performance studies. Critical race theory, new historicism, and other methodological approaches have sought to center the voices of the oppressed and the colonized. This year’s symposium—the inaugural event in a planned series of online symposia to be held alternately with our biennial conference—brings these larger humanistic trends to bear on music, media, and sound studies. Activities include roundtable discussions on “Post-Post Colonialism” and the “Future of Empire Studies” and a performance and presentation by DJ Rekha.

Symposium planning committee: Eric Hung, Amanda Eubanks Winkler, Imani Mosley, Kate Guthrie

For program information, abstracts, and to register for the conference, please go here. NB: you must be a member in good standing to participate in the conference. If you need to renew your membership, you may do so by following this link. In order to ensure that you will receive the links for the conference, please register and pay your membership no later than 5pm EDT on Friday, August 6.

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