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Music of the Sea Symposium

June 8, 2018 - June 9, 2018

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June 8, 2018
June 9, 2018


Mystic Seaport
Mystic, CT 06355 + Google Map
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This will be the 39th year the Music of the Sea symposium, held this year on June 8 and 9 in the Greenmanville Church on the grounds of Mystic Seaport Museum, in Mystic, CT.


8:30 Coffee

9:00 Welcoming Remarks

9:15 Stephen N. Sanfilippo: ​“Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me”: Sag Harbor’s Whaling Hymn and One Man’s Voyage of the Thames

10:00 Isaiah Green: ​Imaginative Sonic Ecologies and French Expressionism in Debussy’s “La Mer

10:45 Morning Break

11:00 Tim Radford: ​Songs of South Hampshire Waterways

11:45 Michael Derderian: Yankee Privateer: Celebrating the Continental Navy’s Most Lucrative Cruise

12:30 Lunch

1:45 Scott C. Martin: ​“Farewell to Grog”: The Union Navy’s Campaign against Alcohol 

2:30 Amanda E. Daly Berman:  ​“Sounding Southie”: The Changing Soundscape of Boston’s Seaport District


8:30 Coffee

9:00 Welcoming Remarks

9:15 Panel Discussion: Patrick Ford, Craig Edwards, Geoff Kaufman, Denise Kegler: ​Exploring Musical Treasures in the Mystic Seaport Collections: Research, Exhibits, and Interpretation

10:00 Edie Stern​: ​From the Sea to the Stars: Maritime Music and Science Fiction

10:45 Morning Break

11:00 Vienna Carroll: ​“Shallow Brown”: Developing a Musical Play About Pre-Civil War African-American Sailors

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