45th annual ARSC Conference

11 May 2011 to 14 May 2011
Los Angeles, California, USA

The 45th annual ARSC Conference will be held at the Wilshire Grand in downtown Los Angeles, California, May 11-14, 2011. The conference will be hosted by the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive, in honor of its 50th anniversary.

The Wilshire Grand is located four blocks from the Los Angeles Convention Center, Staples Center, Nokia Theater, and the LA Live Complex. Conveniently visit Hollywood or Universal Studios by way of the 7th Street and Metro subway station, which is right across the street from the hotel. Chinatown, Little Tokyo, the Museum of Contemporary Arts, and the Grammy Museum are all within five miles of the Wilshire Grand.

Our host, the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive, is among the largest
ethnographic archives of its kind in North America, with over 100,000 sound and audiovisual recordings. Its collections include non-commercial field recordings and commercially produced recordings of traditional, folk, popular, and art musics from Africa, Asia, Australia and the Pacific Islands, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas, on a variety of audiovisual formats.

The Pre-Conference Workshop will be "Audio Archiving 101: Playback, Restoration, and Preservation." The workshop, presented by the ARSC Education and Training Committee, covers an introduction to audio archiving, and includes topics such as media identification, appraisal, care and maintenance, and reformatting.

More information about the 2011 conference will be posted at:

Questions regarding the conference should be directed to Brenda Nelson-Strauss, ARSC Conference Manager, at bnelsons@indiana.edu