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Music of the Sea Symposium

The Music of the Sea Symposium explores the interaction between sea, music and song. As an integral part of the Museum’s annual Sea Music Festival, this two-day collaborative program between Mystic Seaport, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and the University of Connecticut at Avery Point explores subjects from history and folklore, to literature and ethnomusicology and many other related topics.

Previous symposium topics have included shipboard work songs, songs of maritime or other occupational trades, songs of rivers and lakes, seafaring cultures and cultural change, ethnicity and ethnic influences, cultural exchanges, ballad and broadside traditions, technology, regional interests, the use of sea music in literature, and popular culture.

Please check back soon for the 2014 symposium schedule.

Sponsored by Mystic Seaport, the University of Connecticut at Avery Point, and The United States Coast Guard Academy.