SEM 2009 Special Events:


A Pre-Conference, entitled “The Past, Present, and Future of Musical Research in Mexico,” will take place all day on Wednesday, November 18, at the School of Music of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (ENM-UNAM) in Coyoacán. Please see the Conference Registration Form to sign up for bus service from the Meliã Hotel to ENM-UNAM.


Welcome Reception at the National Museum of Anthropology

The Welcome Reception for the 2009 SEM annual meeting will take place on the evening of Thursday, November 19, at the National Museum of Anthropology. The reception will include guided tours of selected galleries of this world-famous museum and a concert of traditional Mexican music. Bus service will be provided from the Meliã Hotel.


SEM Banquet

Will be held on Friday evening, November 20. Join your colleagues for a delicious meal from the Melia Hotel before the scheduled concert.


Friday Night Concert

On Friday night, November 20, there will be a concert of a variety of traditional Mexican musics at the Meliã Hotel. Please check this site again for additional details.


50th Anniversary of the Society for Asian Music

A special event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Society for Asian Music will take place at the National Museum of Cultures on the evening of Saturday, November 21. A concert and the opening of a photography exhibition by Koh Okabe will precede a commemorative session organized by the Society for Asian Music. The National Museum of Cultures is located near Mexico City’s Zócalo (main plaza in downtown). Bus service will be provided from the Meliã Hotel.


Special Sunday Afternoon and Evening Programs

On the afternoon of Sunday, November 22, the SEM annual meeting will continue at the National Center for the Arts (CENART) in Coyoacán. Following a welcome event at 1:30 pm, Program Session #13 will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 pm, with 9 concurrent panels. A Musical Instrument Exhibition & Concert will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the National Museum of Popular Cultures, also in Coyoacán. Bus service will be provided to and from these events.