Performances & Events


“The Future of Asian Musical Traditions” Roundtable

Closing Event of the Fall 2023 Festival of Asian Music

December 9, 2023 | 5:30 pm

Watkins Lecture Hall
Earl V. Moore Building
1100 Baits Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Free - no tickets required

This final roundtable will focus on the identity and futures of various Asian music genres and probe such questions as change within a tradition, interaction among traditions, audience attention/retention, and how historically and culturally significant music transforms community and national identity. Presenters will offer short formal remarks on their areas of specialty followed by open discussion with audience participation. Panelists include:

Professor of Musicology, University of Michigan

Music Faculty, Wayne State University

Executive Director, Association for Asian Studies

Professor of Music (performing arts technology), University of Michigan

GAVIN RYAN | Southeast Asia
Graduate Fellow, Center for World Performance Studies (2022), University of Michigan

Hosted by:
DAVID ROLSTON, Professor of Chinese Literature, University of Michigan; Visiting Professor, National Academy of Theater Arts (Beijing)
JOSEPH GASCHO, Associate Professor of Harpsichord and Director of the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments, University of Michigan

The Festival has been composed of more than twenty performances, lectures, and associated events scheduled across the U-M campus. These immersive experiences have featured a range of musical and theatrical traditions allowing over 1,000 U-M students, faculty, and the public to connect with master artists and scholars on today’s global stage. Opening and closing panel discussions by performers and scholars have been organized to provide context and connectivity for the many events, exploring how Asian musical arts are an integral part of the university and community.

The Festival of Asian Music is supported by the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments; the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies; the Center for Japanese Studies; the Nam Center for Korean Studies; the Center for South Asian Studies; the Center for Southeast Asian Studies; the Center for World Performance Studies; the School of Music, Theatre & Dance; the University Musical Society; community partners and students groups; and a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant.

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