The Canadian Society for Traditional Music has recognized Colin McGuire’s research and awarded him the CSTM/SCTM Student Paper Prize for the best paper presented by a student at the organization’s annual meeting.
His paper, ‘The Rhythm of Combat: Understanding the Role of Music in Performances of Traditional Chinese Martial Arts and Lion Dance’, draws on his doctoral research, which investigates the percussion music used to accompany lion dance and martial arts at a Chinese-Canadian kung fu club. The paper has been submitted for publication in MUSICultures,
Colin is also the recipient of the T. Temple Tuttle Prize for the best student paper presented at the annual meeting of The Niagara Chapter, Society for Ethnomusicology. His paper, which is under revisions before being submitted to Ethnomusicology, is titled “Once Upon a Time in China: The Wong Fei-hung Song as a Transnational Anthem.”
The T. Temple Tuttle Prize was established in 2001 in memory of Tom Tuttle (Ed.D Maryland) a founding member of the Niagara Chapter and Professor at Cleveland State University.
Colin is a PhD candidate in Ethnomusiciology and a YCAR Graduate Associate. He will defend his dissertation in Fall 2014.
The story was also published in Yfile on 18 September 2014,