UC San Diego's Department of Music

October 12, 2011

  Ethnomusicologist Nancy Guy, who specializes in the music of Taiwan and China, is the Keynote speaker on Oct. 21 at the Taiwan Musicology Forum meeting in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Guy's talk is titled "Magic in Performance: Beverly Sills in the Moment as a Case Study," an offshoot of Guy's ongoing research for her book about the legendary opera singer. Guy will also give a joint research presentation at the Hakka College of National Chiaotung University with Larry Tse-Hsiung Lin, a grad-level Ph.D. candidate in UCSD Department of Music's Integrative Studies program. Their presentation is titled, "Hakka Contributions to Taiwan's Environmental Music." And, at the Graduate Institute of Musicology at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Guy will present "Experiencing Beverly Sills as Anna Bolena: An Ethnomusicologically-Inspired Recovery Effort."

Guy is the author of Peking Opera and Politics in Taiwan (University of Illinois Press, 2005).

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