The Conference

The "Music and Moving Image" Graduate Conference is principally sponsored by the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music and is being organized by a group of graduate students from several UCSB departments. The conference will be held over two days—Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 14-15, 2006—at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  In addition to student papers, the conference will feature a distinguished keynote speaker (to be announced soon) as well as entertainment relevant to the conference theme. 


The Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM) is an association of faculty and students at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) that promotes the study of music across academic disciplines. CISM begins with the position that music is an important and powerful cultural practice in which all people participate on some level. By sponsoring diverse projects that engage multiple disciplines, CISM works to expand the boundaries of traditional music research by creating an environment for high-level study and discussion of music that is not restricted to specialists.


University of California, Santa Barbara is located on nearly a thousand acres of land on the California coast about 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles.  Set on a peninsula, the campus has two ocean beaches on the its south side while the Santa Ynez Mountains, part of the California Coastal Range, provide a dramatic backdrop to the north. 

UCSB is one of only 62 institutions that has membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities.  The campus is home to about 19,799 students (including about 3000 graduates) as well as 998 faculty members.  The faculty currently boasts five Nobel Prize Winners as well as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (21), the National Academy of Science (25), the National Academy of Engineering (26), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (38). 

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is located a narrow strip of land between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains.  Famous for its beautiful setting as well as its consistently pleasant weather, the city has a long history of being a popular hangout for the rich and famous.  Downtown is home to numerous shops, bars, and world class restaurants, all featuring the city's trademark red-tiled Spanish revival architecture.  Mission Santa Barbara—founded in 1786 and nicknamed "the queen of the missions"—is one the 21 original California missions. 




Travis Allen, Musicology

Brett Brinkman, English

Sydney Duncan, Film Studies

James Hodge, English

Edmond Johnson, Musicology

Dan Pecchenino, English


Prof. Jon Cruz , Sociology

Prof. Bhaskar Sarkar, Film

Prof. Stefanie Tcharos, Music


Sponsored by

The Center for the Interdisplinary Study of Music


The Department of Film Studies

The Graduate Division

The Graduate Student Association

UCSB Libraries Department of Special Collections

The MultiCultural Center