Join us Thursday for our Final Event on Protest Music!

How Music Has Been Used to Influence Social Movements & Change Our World


Our Protest Music event Wednesday was absolutely fabulous! We were able to welcome people from the larger community as well. Mark Pedelty was able to spend part of the morning at Minnesota Public Radio talking with the hosts and call-in guests about music, protest and our program! The radio program is available at this link. Great information, insight and dialogue!

However, as Yogi Berra said, 'it ain't over 'til it's over.' And we have one last, amazing program to share with you!

How Music Has Been Used to Influence Social Movements & Change Our World

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

4:00 - 5:30 pm

280 Ferguson Hall

Refreshments will be served

A panel moderated by music librarian Tim Maloney will discuss the impact of protest music on social movement through history.

The event coincides with the exhibit on protest music in Wilson Library, which closes April 30.

Panelists are:

Scott D. Lipscomb is currently Associate Professor and Division Head of Music Education and Music Therapy in the University of Minnesota School of Music and a member of the Board of Directors for the Learning Through Music Consulting Group. Hi is co-author of "Rock and Roll: Its History & Stylistic Development" (Pearson, 2013 - now in its 7th edition.

Scott Currie holds a master's degrees at City University of New York (Education) and New York University (Ethnomusicology), and his Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology at New York University. His research to date has focused on ethnographic studies of avant-garde jazz practice in New York City and Berlin, as well as historical/ethnographic studies.

Sumanth Gopinath is Associate Professor of Music Theory. He is currently working on two book projects, one on issues of race and ethnicity in Steve Reich's music and another on the ringtone industry. He is also editing, with Jason Stanyek, the Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies. His other research interests include post-WWII (American) art- and popular musics, cultural theory (especially Marxism), intersections of politics and music (or culture generally), and the globalization of cultural production. Has written about social movements, Bob Dylan and other topics related to post-WWII music.

We hope to see you there!


I can't come. Do you tape any of these programs? This is a good line-up. I didn't know we had this quality of folks on campus. Sorry, just can't do it.

I haven't been on campus since I graduated over 45 years ago, but this program on protest music with the kids was great. I also poked around in Wilson Library - there's been a lot of change - a restaurant in the Library!! - but it brought back lots of good memories.

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