KlezKanada is thrilled to host the McGill/Klezkanada Academic Seminar for its fifth year. Taught by veteran KlezKanada faculty member Hankus Netsky (with help from Klezkanada fellow Shayn Smulyan), the course is available for 3 credits to McGill University students or students from various Canadian universities who are cross-registered through McGill’s Department of Jewish Studies. Students will be on-site at KlezKanada throughout the week participating in classes and lectures. They will also prepare final projects, which they will present in class meetings during PM3 on Friday and in a final class meeting on Sunday morning from 9-12. These might include performance projects in Eastern European Jewish music, traditional research projects, or ethnographic fieldwork projects involving original research in Jewish music that focuses on family members, local Jewish musicians, or KlezKanada staff or attendees.
Lectures of the McGill Academic Seminar – all are welcome to attend:
Am2 – An Overview of Jewish Music in Eastern Europe
PM2 – The Klezmer Tradition in Europe and America
PM3 – Fieldwork and Ethnography Workshop (Discussion of Fieldwork and Research Projects
AM2 – The Music of the Hasidim
PM1 – The Jewish Cantorial Tradition
PM3 Fieldwork and Ethnography Workshop (mock interview)
AM1 – An Introduction to Yiddish Folksong
PM1 – The Music of the Yiddish Theatre
PM3 – Class Interview with Cantor Herschel Fox
AM1 – An Introduction to Jewish Art Music
AM2 – The Contemporary Resurgence of Eastern European Musical Traditions
PM3 – Academic Seminar Student Project presentations
9 AM – 12 noon More Academic Seminar Student Project presentation
This seminar was planned in coordination with McGill University. Jewish studies faculty members Dr. Eric Caplan and Yael Halevi-Weiss. KlezKanada would like to thank the Department of Jewish Studies at McGill University and their generous supporters for making this program possible.