Brucher
Name: Katherine Brucher

Professional Contact
Endereço/Address
DePaul University School of Music
804 West Belden Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60614
USA

Telefone/Phone
1–773–325–4383

Fax
1–773–325–7263

Filiação institucional/Institutional Affiliation
DePaul University

Categoria ou actividade/ Activity
Assistant Professor of Music

Formação Académica/ Education
Doctorate in Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Musicology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2005

Bachelor of Arts (A. B.) with Honors in Music and English Literature, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1999

Actividade Docente e Profissional/Academic Positions and Professional Activities
Assistant Professor of Music, DePaul University School of Music, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2007–Present

Full-time Instructor, Musicology/Composition/Theory Department, College of Musical Arts, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA, 2005–07

Part-time Instructor, Music Appreciation, Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, Winter and Spring/Summer Terms 2004

Domínio de especialização/ Research Domains
Ethnomusicology

Áreas de Interesse/ Interest Areas
Music of the lusophone world, North American folk music and jazz, brass bands, music and place, music and diaspora

Obras em Progresso/Works in Progress
Edited Volume with Suzel Reily Brass Bands of the World: Militarism, Colonialism and Local Music Making, edited volume with Suzel Reily, Surrey, United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing, forthcoming.

Monograph: Local Music, Transnational Communities: Wind Bands in Portugal and the Portuguese Diaspora, ethnographic study of bandas filarmónicas in Portugal and bands’ connections to diaspora communities

Articles:
Rapsódias Portuguesas: Bandas Filarmónicas and the Performance of Portuguese and Transnational Identities”, submitted to Alta Musica, International Society for the Promotion and Research of Wind Music

“Pop Show! Popular Music in Banda Filarmónica Repertory in Portugal”, submitted for Actas do Congresso de SIBE+ Music and Knowledge in Transit, Lisbon, 2010

Henry Ford’s “Old-fashioned Music and Early American Dance,” research on the industrialist’s sponsorship of Anglo-American folk music and dance

On Stage or in the Street? Bands and Discourses of Public Space at Patron Saint Feasts in Portugal

Publicações/ Publications
Viva Rhode Island, Viva Portugal! Performance and Tourism in Portuguese-American Bands” in Community, Culture, and the Makings of Identity: Portuguese-Americans along the Eastern Seaboard, ed. Kimberly DaCosta Holton and Andrea Klimt, (Dartmouth, Mass: University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth Press; 2009)

Review of documentary film
Festa, directed by Joe Sousa, Journal of the Society for American Music, Volume 2, Number 4 (November 2008), p. 597–599

“Community Music Making in Portuguese Wind Bands,”
WASBE Newsletter, Volume XXIII, Number 3 (September 2008), p. 26–27

Comunicações/ Papers in Conferences
“Marches of Empire: John Philip Sousa’s Musical Borderlands” for panel Music on the Frontiers of U.S. Empire, Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, Mexico City, November 2009 and revised for panel 1910–1911 World Tour by Sousa’s Band: Centennial Reflections, Society for American Music Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 2011

Pop Show! Popular Music in Banda Filarmónica Repertory in Portugal,” Conference: Musics and Knowledge in Transit, SIBE+, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, October 2010

“Rapsódias Portuguesas
: Filarmónicas and the Performance of Transnationalism and Portuguese Identity,” 19th Conference of the International Society for the Research and Promotion of Wind Music, Oberschützen, Burgenland, Austria, July 2010

“Musical Banding: Community Bands in American Musical Life” for seminar
The Art of Association, Society for American Music Annual Meeting, Ottawa, Canada, March 2010

“Competition in Wind Band Culture;” also served as co-chair of Symposium “Wind Bands in Cross Cultural Perspective,” School of History and Anthropology, Queens University, Belfast (UK), 11–12 June 2009

A Banda da Terra: The Intersection of Locality and Musicality in Rural Portugal,” for panel Bands, Place, and Community Music Making, also organized and chaired panel, Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, Middletown, Connecticut, October 2008

“Henry Ford’s Revival of Old-fashioned Dance in Dearborn, Michigan,” Midwest Chapter of Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, March 2008

“Rapsódias Portuguesas: Filarmónicas and the Performance of Transnationalism and Portuguese Identity,” European Seminar in Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal, October 2007

“Composing Identity and Transposing Values in Portuguese Amateur Wind Bands,” 39
th World Conference of the International Council for Traditional Music, Vienna Austria, July 2007

“Henry Ford’s Manual for Leisure Reform,” presented for Music Library Association and Society for American Music Joint Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, February 2007

Viva Portugal, Viva Rhode Island: Portugal’s Diaspora Comes Home to Play,” for panel Over and Back: Reciprocal Influences Between Diaspora and Homeland Culture, also organized and chaired panel, Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, November 2006

“On Stage or in the Street?
Bandas Filarmónicas and the Performance of Place,” 38th World Conference of the International Council for Traditional Music, Sheffield, United Kingdom, August 2005

“Levar o Nome da Terra p’ra Fora: Bandas Filarmónicas Performing Place in Portugal and Abroad, for panel Dislocations: Music and Place in Europe and Diaspora Communities, also organized and chiared panel, Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, Tucson, Arizona, November 2004

“Dueling Bandas: Honor and Music at Despiques in Portugal,” Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida, October 2003; paper revised as a lecture for Brown University Department of Music, March 2004

“The Ford Music Department’s Revival of ‘Old-fashioned’ Dancing and ‘Early American’ Music: Music in the Factory and in the Public Schools,” Society for American Music Annual Meeting, Lexington, Kentucky, March 2002

“Musical Double Consciousness in Duke Ellington’s
Creole Rhapsody,” American Musicological Society, Midwest Chapter Conference, University of Michigan, April 2000

Guest Lectures and Colloquia
Nascer na Música: Musical and Social Education in a Banda Filarmónica,” Colóquio para Música em Contexto Série, Instituto de Etnomusicologia - Musica e Dança (INET-MD), Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, March 2011

“Composing Identities and Transposing Values in Portuguese Amateur Wind Bands,” Anthropology and Ethnomusicology Seminar, School of History and Anthropology, Queens University, Belfast, United Kingdom, February 2011

Viva Portugal, Viva Rhode Island: Portugal’s Diaspora Comes Home to Play,” Guest lecture for DePaul University Anthropology Department, November 2008

“Assembly Lines and Contra Dance Lines: The Ford Motor Company Music Department and Leisure Reform,” Ethnoise! Workshop, University of Chicago, March 2008

Residency: Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal, conducted seminars on ethnography and
filarmónicas and historiography of jazz for graduate program in ethnomusicology, June 2007

Viva Portugal, Viva Rhode Island,” Colloquium for Lusophone Globalicities Working Group, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, January 2007

“Assembly Lines and Contra Dances: Henry Ford’s Revival of ‘Old-fashioned’ Dancing and ‘Early-American’ Music,” Faculty Scholars Series, College of Musical Arts, Bowling Green State University, March 2006

A Banda da Terra: Bandas Filarmónicas and the Performance of Place in Portugal,” Department of Musicology Dissertation Colloquium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, March 2005

Bandas Filarmónicas in Contemporary Portugal,” Presentation for Masters Seminar in Ethnomusicology at Universidade Nova, Lisbon, Portugal, July 2003

Outros Elementos que considere importantes/ Other Activities
Service to Field
Program Chair for Annual Meeting of the Midwest Chapter for the Society for Ethnomusicology, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, April 2010
President, Midwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology, 2009–10
President-Elect, Midwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology, 2008–09
Program Committee, Midwest Chapter for Ethnomusicology, Spring Meeting, 2009
MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music Grant Committee, BGSU, 2006–07
Student Planning Committee, Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, 2001
Local Arrangements Committee, Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, 2001

Professional Affiliations
Society for Ethnomusicology, International Council for Traditional Music, Society for American Music

Performance Experience
African Ensemble, DePaul University School of Music, 2008–Present
Friends of Gamelan (Javanese gamelan) Chicago, Illinois, 2007–Present
Sociedade Filarmónica de Covões, Covões, Portugal, saxophonist, 2001–06, 2011
Kusuma Sari Gamelan (Balinese gamelan), Bowling Green State University, 2006–07
Afro-Caribbean Ensemble, Bowling Green State University, 2005–07
Lusitana Band, Cumberland Falls, Rhode Island, saxophonist, 1998 and 2005
University of Michigan Gamelan, 2000–02, 2004–05
Cantanhede Jazz Band, International Dixieland Festival, Cantanhede, Portugal, baritone saxophonist, 2004
University of Michigan Campus Philharmonic Orchestra, oboist, 2003–04
University of Michigan Campus Symphony Orchestra, oboist, 1999–2002, 2004