Nov. 15, 2012 by Olivia Drake
The 11th Annual Shasha Seminar for Human Concerns was held on Nov. 8-9. The focus of this year’s seminar was Music and Public Life. In addition to lectures, seminar participants were treated to concerts and participated in musical performances.
Endowed by James J. Shasha ’50 P’82, the seminar is an educational forum for Wesleyan alumni, students, faculty and friends that provides an opportunity to explore issues of global concern in a small seminar environment.
Ethnomusicologist Anthony Seeger delivered the keynote address Nov. 8 titled, “Can We Safeguard Disappearing Musical Traditions? And If We Can, Should We?” Seeger is distinguished professor of ethnomusicology, emeritus, at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and director emeritus of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings at the Smithsonian Institution.
More information on the 11th Annual Shasha Seminar is online here. (Photos by Dat Vu ’15)