The McKissick Museum will present a conference on “Shared Traditions: Sacred Music in the South” on February 26 – 27, 2016 in Columbia. The conference will explore the latest research on music and the Palmetto State and is a public program for the ongoing exhibit on display at McKissick Museum titled “Heard at Every Turn: Traditional Music in South Carolina.” SC Humanities supported the conference with a Major Grant in September 2015.
The “Shared Traditions: Sacred Music in the South” conference will include community, regional, and national scholars of musicology, ethnomusicology, Southern Studies, folklore, performance studies, American Studies, and related disciplines. The conference will begin on Friday, February 26th at 3:30 pm at McKissick Museum. All of Friday’s activities will be held on the campus of the University of South Carolina, Columbia. On Saturday, February 27th, the conference will be held at Brookland Baptist Church in West Columbia. The days events run from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm.
The FULL schedule is available here: Shared Traditions: Sacred Music in the South SCHEDULE
The McKissick Museum fosters awareness and appreciation of the diversity of the American South’s culture and geography, attending particularly to the importance of enduring folkways and traditions. Located at the heart of the historic Horseshoe on the Columbia campus of the University of South Carolina, it was established in 1976 by the University Board of Trustees. Learn more about the McKissick Museum: http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/mckissickmuseum/mckissick-museum.
The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 23-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually.
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