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RILM at CMS, 2023

13 October 2023

RILM will host pre- and post-conference virtual information sessions, as well as an in-person happy hour, at the 66th National Conference of The College Music Society (CMS) in Miami, Florida, 26–28 October 2023.

On Tuesday, 17 October, at 6:30pm EDT, RILM staff members Elizabeth Martin-Ruiz and Michael Lupo will lead an interactive pre-conference virtual information session entitled Craft an Effective Program Note with RILM, which introduces RILM’s products–RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, RILM Abstracts with Full Text, RILM Music Encyclopedias, MGG Online, and the Index to Printed Music–by demonstrating how each can be used in the process of writing a program note. 

On Friday, 27 October, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm, RILM will host a happy hour in Exhibition Hall. Attendees can catch up on the latest RILM news, review the benefits of RILM’s resources, ask questions, and discuss issues related to RILM’s virtual sessions.

Following the conference, on Thursday, 2 November, at 6:30pm EDT, Liz and Michael will return to host a post-conference virtual session called The Final Stop in the Publication Process: Adding Your Abstracts to RILM, which provides some tips and guidelines for abstract writing, and shows how music researchers can ensure that their publications, abstracts, and reviews are included in RILM Abstracts of Music Literature.

Throughout the conference, Liz and Michael can also be found at the RILM booth in the Exhibit Hall. Stop by to learn more about all of RILM’s resources.

RILM at SEM, 2023

10 October 2023

RILM will participate at the 68th meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology held in Ottawa, Canada, from 19 October to 22 October 2023. 

Editors Russell Skelchy and Mu Qian, as well as Associate Editor Gene Lai and Editor and Product Development Coordinator Beatriz Goubert, will be in attendance.

On Friday, 20 October at 10:45am EDT, Beatriz will present her paper “On ethnographic sound recordings today: A collaborative indigenous soundscape in the Andes” during the panel Sound Collecting and Collections.

On Sunday, 22 October, at 8:30am EDT, Russell Skelchy will chair the panel Music, Cultural Identity, and the Mediation of Memory in Asia with RILM Board of Directors member Deborah Wong acting as a discussant. The panel will include Skelchy’s paper “The rivers ran red: Historical memory, trauma, and the counterstories of a keroncong musician during the Indonesian mass killing (1965-66)”, Lai’s “Tracing the past, shaping the future: Reconstructing the naiyāṇṭi mēḷam Tamil folk music ensemble in globalized Singapore”, and Mu Qian’s “Dhikr playback: Memory and media of Uyghur Sufi sounds”. The panel will be live streamed at

RILM staff can also be found at the RILM booth in the exhibition hall throughout the conference. Stop by to learn more about all of RILM’s resources and how they can help you research smarter!