Alexander Stewart, Ph.D.

Selected Presentations

Guest Lectures, Colloquia, Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers


"Blurred Lines II: Legal Considerations When Writing." Canadian Film Centre Slaight Music Residency Panel Talk. Toronto, Canada. August 13, 2018

 

“The Future of Sampling: Transformative Art or Copyright Infringement?” Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Germany. February 28, 2018.

 

"Blurred Lines: Legal Considerations When Writing." Canadian Film Centre Slaight Music Residency Panel Talk. Toronto, Canada. August 2, 2017

 

“Creativity and Copyright,” Champlain College, November 11, 2015

 

Invited Keynote Speaker: Symposium on Hip Hop, Technology, and Copyright. Utah State University. (March 28, 2015).

 

“Make It Funky: Fela Kuti, James Brown and the Invention of Afrobeat.” Annual Conference of the American Studies Association. Washington DC, November 23, 2013.

 

“Creativity and Copyright,” Champlain College, October 25, 2013

 

“Music, Media, and Anarchism in the Oaxaca Commune” Paper presented at Music and War Panel. AMS/SEM/SMT Annual Conference. New Orleans. Nov. 2, 2012.

 

Pasos cromáticos en la improvisación del jazz (Chromatic Passing Tones in Jazz Improvisation).” Lecture/workshop (in Spanish) at Instituto Projazz, Santiago, Chile. May 31, 2012. 

 

 “Musicology CSI: Sampling, Interpolation, and Copyright.” Thursdays at One Performance/Lecture Series, UVM Music Department.

 

“Music, Media, and Anarchism in the ‘Oaxaca Commune,’” Presentation to University of Vermont Global Village, 15 February 2011.

 

Son de las barricadas: Protest song and revolution on Oaxaca’s Radio APPO.” Paper read at the annual conference of Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) in Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 2010.

 

 “Música popularand the Ideology of mestizajein Postrevolutionary Mexico.” 1 October 2010, UVM Hispanic Forum.

 

Musicology CSI: Sampling, Interpolation, and Copyright.” Invited lecture, State University of New York (SUNY) Albany, 28 April 2010.

 

“La Chilena Mexicana: Transnational Musical Currents in the Hispanic Pacific” Global and Regional Studies Lecture, 17 March 2010 Billings Marsh Lounge.

 

“Copyrights and Copywrongs: Introduction to Forensic Musicology” Invited lecture, State University of New York (SUNY) Plattsburgh, 11 March 2010.

 

“Supergenre, genre, subgenre: Mexican sonand the chilena complex.”  Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) in Mexico City, November 2009.

 

Socialismo con pachanga: Music in Revolutionary Cuba.” Hispanic Forum, University of Vermont, 22 October 2009.

 

“Performing Race: Afro-Mexicans and Multiculturalism in Oaxaca’s Guelaguetza.” Paper presented at the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) XXVIII International Congress, “Rethinking Inequalities” Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 12 June 2009.

 

La chilena oaxaqueña: “El gusto de mi region.” Paper presented at the annual conference of the Sonneck Society for American Music (SAM), Denver, CO, 19-22 March 2009.

 

 “Performing Race: Afro-Mexicans and Multiculturalism in Oaxaca’s Guelaguetza Festival.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM), Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, 28 October 2008.

 

La Danza de las Diablas”? Race, Gender, and Local Identity in Afro-mestizo communities of Mexico’s Costa Chica. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM), Columbus, OH, 28 October 2007.

 

Son de las Barricadas”: Songs of Protest from the Spanish Civil War to the Present on Oaxaca’s Radio APPO.” Hispanic Forum, University of Vermont, 10 October 2007.

 

“Cross-Cultural Learning through Music and Dance: A UVM Class in Guantánamo, Cuba.” Presentation to the UVM College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Board, April 2004.

 

“Beauty and the Beast: Maria Schneider’s Wyrgly.” Paper presented at special session of the joint meetings of Society for Music Theory (SMT) and the American Musicological Society (AMS), “Women in Jazz: Voices and Roles,” Columbus, OH, 1 November 2002.

 

“On the Edge: Sue Mingus and the Mingus Big Band.” Colloquium at the University of Illinois (Urbana and Champaign), 6 March 2002. 

 

Blood on the Fields:Wynton Marsalis and the Transformation of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.”  Paper read at the 2001 annual meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM), Detroit, October 2001.

 

“The Jazz Concerto as Collaborative Work: Jim McNeely’s ‘Sticks.’” Paper read at the joint meeting of the Society for Music Theory (SMT) and other major music societies in Toronto, 4 November 2000.

 

“New York City Big Bands and the Professional Jazz Musician.”  Paper read at the annual meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) in Bloomington, IN, 24 October 1998.

 

“From Mardi Gras to Funk: Professor Longhair, James Brown and the Transformation of Rhythm and Blues.” Paper read at joint meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) and the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) in Pittsburgh, PA, October 1997.