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Therese Smith

Associate Professor

School Of Music
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168455
Email: therese.smith@ucd.ie

Biography

Thérèse Smith received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Brown University, Rhode Island. She lived for 10 years in the U.S.A. studying, lecturing, and completing field work in Mississippi, Kentucky, and Rhode Island. Her research was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts (Folk Arts Program), Mississippi Arts Commission (production costs and documentation for the LP Moving the Spirit: Music of Worship in Clear Creek, Mississippi), Charlotte E. Newcombe Foundation, Institute of Intercultural Studies, and Frances E. Harnish Foundation. She has been invited to give seminars and lectures at the universities of Alabama, California, Kentucky, Maine, and Rhode Island, and at the major universities in Ireland.

She served as Hon. Secretary of the Cumann Cheol Tíre Éireann / Folk Music Society of Ireland from 1992 to 1997, is co-editor of Éigse Cheol Tíre and inaugural Chair of the International Council for Traditional Music Ireland. Her 2004 book publication Let the church Sing! (University of Rochester Press) was nominated for the Alan P. Merriam prize, awarded for the most outstanding English-language monograph published in a given year.

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2003.
Title: Government of Ireland Senior Research Fellowship
Year: 2002.
Title: Discretionary Travel Grant
Year: 2002.
Title: Publication Grant
Year: 1989.
Title: Newman Fellowship
Year: 1988.
Title: Mississippi Arts Commission
Year: 1987.
Title: Brown University
Year: 1986.
Title: National Endowment for the Arts
Year: 1986.
Title: Charlotte Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
Year: 1986.
Title: Doctoral Research Grant
Year: 1986.
Title: Harnish Scholarship
Year: 1985.
Title: Special Commendation
Year: 1981.
Title: Fulbright Travel Grant
Year: 1981.
Title: Brown University, Scholarship
Year: 1979.
Title: French Government Prize
Year: 1978.
Title: Scholarship
Year: 1978.
Title: College Prize in French
Year: 2007.
Title: Seed Funding, University College Dublin

Associations

Association: Society for Ethnomusicology, member 1981-present, Function/Role: member
Association: European Seminar in Ethnomusicology, Function/Role: member
Association: British Forum for Ethnomusicology, Function/Role: member
Association: Irish Association for American Studies, Function/Role: member
Association: International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations, Function/Role: member
Association: Creative Music Society (UCD), Function/Role: Senior Treasurer
Association: American Association of University Professors, Function/Role: invited member
Association: Society for Ethnomusicology, northeast chapter (Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut), Function/Role: newsletter editor
Association: Graduate Student Council, Brown University, Function/Role: Music Department Representative
Association: Music Society, University College, Dublin, Function/Role: Treasurer
Association: Society for Musicology in Ireland, Function/Role: Member
Association: International Council for Traditional Music, Function/Role: Member
Association: International Council for Traditional Music Ireland, Function/Role: Inaugural Chair
     

Conference Contributions

Smith, T; (2009) Biennial postdoctoral conference, by invitation only, on an American Studies theme, in this particicular instance ¿Conspiracy and Consent in History and Culture¿. [Invited Oral Presentation], 2009 biennial Symposium  of the Milan Group Symposium,, Montpellier, France, June 24-26 , 24-JUN-09 - 26-JUN-09.
Smith, T; (2009) Music and religiosity among African American fundamentalist Christians.¿ Postgraduate seminar. [Invited Lecture], Department of Social Anthropology and Ethnomusicology, Queen's University Belfast, Queen's University Belfast , 24-MAR-09 - 24-MAR-09.
Smith, T.; (2009) ¿Recording.¿ a conference dedicated to memory of Hugh Shields. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Inaugural Conference of the International Council for Traditional Music Ireland, U.C.D. School of Music , 27-FEB-09 - 28-FEB-09.
Smith, T.; (2008) ¿A Civilising Force, or a Rallying Cry to Rebellion? Music and bonded Labour¿. [International Refereed Conference],  Postgraduate Symposium: Bonded Labor in the Cultural Contact Zone: Slavery and Its Discourses from Antiquity to the Present, Rostock University, Germany, , 18-SEP-08 - 21-SEP-08.
Smith, T.; (2005) Invited seminar for the Seminars in Landscape and Identity, MA in Landscape Archaeology. [Invited Lecture], Landscape, Identity and African American Religious music in Mississippi, University College Dublin, Ireland , 28-JAN-05.
Smith, T.; Spiritual Singing and the True Loving Five,. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Northeast Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology, annual meeting 1984, Amherst, MA, U.S.A .
Smith, T.; Irish Traditional Music: a Continuing Creation,. [Invited Lecture], Bowdoin College, Maine 1984, Bowdoin College, Maine .
Smith, T.; Music as a Reflection and Articulation of Personal and Ethnic Identity,. [Invited Lecture], Bowdoin College 1989, Bowdoin College .
Smith, T.; Irish Music, the Gaelic Tradition,. [Invited Lecture], Haverford College, Pennsylvania, 1988, Pennsylvania .
Smith, T.; Improvisation in Afro-American Gospel Music,. [Invited Lecture], Bowdoin College, Maine 1984, Bowdoin College, Maine .
Smith, T.; Afro-American Religious Music: Spirituals and Gospel,. [Invited Lecture], Brown University 1982, Brown University .
Smith, T.; Music as an Expression of Worldview,. [Invited Lecture], Brown University 1988, Brown University .
Smith, T.; What Can My Music Tell You of Who I Am?. [Invited Lecture], Brown University, 1988, Brown University, R.I., U.S.A .
Smith, T.; Chris de Burgh: Rock Irish Style,. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Northeast Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology, annual meeting 1985, Brown University, U.S.A .
Smith, T.; The Synthesis of Tradition and Modernity in Irish Music Today,. [Invited Lecture], Brown University 1985, Brown University .
Smith, T.; Ebb and Flow: Improvisation in Afro-American Gospel Music,. [Invited Lecture], Brown University 1986, Brown University .
Smith, T.; The True Loving Five: a Study in Marginality,. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Northeast Chapter of the American Musicological Society, Spring meeting 1986, Tufts University, MA, U.S.A .
Smith, T.; Cultural Advocacy Vs Scientific Objectivity: the Stance of the Ethnomusicologist,. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Northeast Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology, annual meeting, 1987, Harvard University, MA, U.S.A .
Smith, T.; Ethical and Self-Reflective Issues: the Historical and Current Development of Ethnomusicology,. [Invited Lecture], The University of Kentucky 1987, University of Kentucky .
Smith, T.; Journey through a Sunday Service at Clear Creek, Mississippi,. [Invited Lecture], The University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, and Brown University 1987, The University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY .
Smith, T.; The Shape of Time in Clear Creek, Mississippi: Glimpses of a Rural Black Baptist Community,. [International Refereed Conference], Society for Ethnomusicology, annual meeting, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1987, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A .
Smith, T.; Ethical Issues in the Study of Musics of Other Cultures,. [Invited Lecture], Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut 1988, Hartford, Connecticut .
Smith, T.; (2006) International Council for Traditional Music, Ireland, Symposium, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. [Invited Oral Presentation], Presenter, panel on A National Ethnomusicology, University of Limerick, Ireland , 22-FEB-06.
Smith, T.; (2006) Irish Association for American Studies, annual conference, Queen's University. [International Refereed Conference], 'Shun Evil Companions': Saints versus Sinners in African American Fundamentalist Christianity, Belfast, Ireland , 31-MAR-06 - 01-APR-06.
Smith, T.; East on East and West on East: Changing Perceptions of a Shrinking World. [Invited Lecture], Invited lecture for the Alumni Association of Bowdoin College, 1990, Brunswick, Me, U.S.A .
Smith, T.; Failed Heroes Become Mythological Saints,. [International Refereed Conference], Society for Ethnomusicology, annual meeting, Oakland, California 1990, U.S.A .
Smith, T.; Traditional Black Preaching in the Contemporary American South,. [Invited Lecture], The University of Alabama, School of Music, 1991, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, U.S.A .
Smith, T.; The Music of Carolan,. [Invited Lecture], Invited lecture for M. Phil. in Irish Studies, University College, Dublin, University College, Dublin .
Smith, T.; Moving in the Spirit: Black Preaching in the American South,. [Invited Lecture], Folklore Society of Ireland 1992, Dublin, Ireland .
Smith, T.; Music, Politics, and Philosophy in Twentieth Century China,. [Invited Lecture], California State University at Sacramento 1991, Sacramento, CA, U.S.A .
Smith, T.; Afro-American Ministry through Song,. [Invited Lecture], Folk Music Society of Ireland 1992, Dublin, Ireland .
Smith, T.; (2005) Postgraduate seminar, Irish World Music Centre. [Invited Oral Presentation], Presenter, panel on National Ethnomusicologies, University of Limerick, Ireland , 27-APR-05.
Smith, T.; (2006) Symposium: 'Music and Identity in Ireland' Department of Music, National University of Ireland, Maynooth. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Gael or Gall?: musical identity in early 1970s Cape Clear Island, Co. Kildare, Ireland , 01-DEC-06 - 02-DEC-06.
Smith, T.; (2007) A Milan Group Symposium. [International Refereed Conference], Preaching Power: Terror and the Good Soldier, Montpellier, France , 20-JUN-07 - 22-JUN-07.
Smith, T.; (2007) International Council for Traditional Music, 39th International Conference (biennial). [International Refereed Conference], 'In the beginning was the word': African American Baptist Cosmology as articulated in Preaching, Vienna, Austria , 04-JUL-07 - 11-JUL-07.
Smith, T.; (2007) 12th International CHIME Conference, School of Music, University College Dublin and Chester Beatty Library. [Conference Organising Committee Member], I sing who I am-Identity, ethnicity and individuality in Chinese Music, Dublin, Ireland , 11-OCT-07 - 14-OCT-07.
Smith, T.; (2007) 12th International CHIME Conference, School of Music, University College Dublin and Chester Beatty Library. [Chaired Session], China Abroad, Dublin, Ireland , 11-OCT-07 - 14-OCT-07.
Smith, T.; (2006) Society for Musicology in Ireland, annual conference, Mary Immaculate College. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Musical Choices in Billie Holiday's 'Strange Fruit': Subversion in the Detail, Limerick, Ireland , 05-MAY-06 - 07-MAY-06.
Smith, T.; (2006) Gaelic Identities, an interdisciplinary conference, Humanities Institute of Ireland, University College Dublin. [International Refereed Conference], A View of Cape Clear Island in the early 1970s, Dublin, Ireland , 02-JUN-06 - 03-JUN-06.
Smith, T.; (2005) International Council for Traditional Music, 38th International Conference (biennial). [International Refereed Conference], Music and Folklore: Bosom Buddies or Sibling Rivals?, Sheffield, U.K , 03-AUG-05 - 10-AUG-05.
Smith, T.; Saints and Sinners. [Invited Lecture], Two sophister colloquium for the Music Department of Trinity College, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland .
Smith, T.; (2003) Joint conference organizer. An international conference at Magee College, Derry. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Crosbhealach an Cheoil 2, Education and Traditional Music, Derry, Ireland , 25-APR-03 - 27-APR-33.
Smith, T.; Joint conference organizer. Symposium of the International Council for Traditional Music Ireland, February 16, 2007. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Irish Traditional Music and Dance in History, University College Cork, Ireland .
Smith, T.; Member, local arrangements committee. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Clinton Institution Conference, August-September 2008, Dublin, Ireland .
Smith, T.; (2005) Ó Riada Memorial Lecture. [Keynote Address], 'The beautiful, the broken down and the half-forgotten': songs for singers, University College Cork, Ireland , 04-FEB-05.
Smith, T.; (2005) Lecture for B.A. student for a day. [Invited Lecture], From Spirituals to Gospel, University College Dublin, Ireland , 12-MAR-05.
Smith, T.; (2005) Dublin International Conference on Music Analysis. [International Refereed Conference], 'Let the words of my mouth': A Musical Analysis of African-American Oral Sermons, University College Dublin, Ireland , 23-JUN-05 - 25-JUN-05.
Smith, T.; Music as Power: the Extra-Musical Meaning of Musical Sound,. [Invited Lecture], The College of Music, Dublin, The College of Music, Dublin, Ireland .
Smith, T.; From Spirituals to Gospel. [Invited Lecture], Two sophister colloquium for the Music Department of Trinity College, Dublin 1993, Dublin, Ireland .
Smith, T.; Afro-American Ministry through Song. [Invited Lecture], Postgraduate seminar, Department of Social Anthropology/Ethnomusicology, Queens University Belfast.1993, Belfast, Ireland .
Smith, T.; Saints versus Sinners: Afro-American Music and Identity,. [International Refereed Conference], 23rd annual meeting of the International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations 1994, University College Dublin, Ireland .
Smith, T.; Introduction to the Music of West Africa/Ghana. [Invited Lecture], Brown University, 1988, Brown University .
Smith, Therese; (2004) Borders and Boundaries: discord in Irish traditional song. [Invited Oral Presentation], Discord: Identifying Conflict within Music: Resolving Conflict through Music. A Colloquium of the International Council for Traditional Music, Limerick, Ireland , 03-SEP-04 - 06-SEP-04.
Smith, Therese; (2004) Moving in the Spirit: Chant in African American Churches. [International Refereed Conference], European Seminar in Ethnomusicology, annual meeting, Intercultural Institute for Comparative Music Studies,Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice (Italy) , 29-SEP-04 - 03-OCT-04.
Smith, Therese; (2004) Return home to a foreign land: Ethnomusicology and Folklore. [International Refereed Conference], British Forum for Ethnomusicology, annual meeting, University of Aberdeen, Scotland , 15-APR-04 - 18-APR-04.
Smith, T.; (2003) Up Where we Belong: Aspects of American Popular and African American Gospel music. [International Refereed Conference], Keeping the Beat: Music, Cultures, Societies, a Milan Group Seminar, Università Degli Studi di Milano, Italy (October 29-30)2003, Universita Degli Studi di Milano, Italy , 29-OCT-03 - 30-OCT-03.
Smith, T.; (2003) Untranscribed voices from the past: folklore and music. [Invited Lecture], 2003 postgraduate seminar for the Department of Irish Folklore, National University of Ireland, Dublin , 21-JAN-03.
Smith, T.; (2002) Good songs to sing: folksong collecting in the 1970s. [Invited Lecture], Colloquium for the Music Department of Trinity College, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland , 25-NOV-02.
Smith, T.; (2002) A return to armchair Ethnomusicology?. [International Refereed Conference], The Society for Ethnomusicology, annual meeting, Boulder, Colorado, October 23-27.2002, Colorado, U.S.A , 23-OCT-02 - 27-OCT-02.
Smith, T.; (2002) Thirty years a-waiting: an Ethnomusicologists contribution to a folklorists song collection. [International Refereed Conference], Royal Musical Association, Irish chapter, annual meeting, Dublin, Ireland , 03-MAY-02 - 05-MAY-02.
Smith, T.; (2002) Mutual misapprehension in the positing of an American Identity. [International Refereed Conference], Irish Association of American Studies, annual conference, Dublin, Ireland , 19-APR-02 - 20-APR-02.
Smith, T.; (2001) Gossamer Webs: the Dynamics of Fieldwork. [Invited Lecture], Postgraduate seminar for the Department of Irish Folklore, National University of Ireland, Dublin , 16-JAN-01.
Smith, T.; (2000) Aspects of the Irish Instrumental Musical Tradition, including contemporary developments. [Invited Lecture], Lecture for visiting students from the University of Wales, University of Wales, U.K , 05-APR-00.
Smith, T.; (1999) The instrumental repertoire in Irish traditional music. [Invited Lecture], Lecture for the fifty-first UCD International Summer School, UCD International Summer School , 15-JUL-99.
Smith, T.; (1998) An Introduction to the Music of the Black Church. [Invited Lecture], Postgraduate seminar for the programme in American Studies, National University of Ireland, Dublin , 04-FEB-98.
Smith, T.; (1998) Segregation, Syncopation, Blues, Bands and Rags: Dixieland Jazz, 'Satchmo' and Bechet. [Invited Lecture], Postgraduate seminar for the programme in American Studies, National University of Ireland, Dublin , 11-FEB-98.
Smith, T.; (1997) Black Church/Black Family. [International Refereed Conference], Irish Association for American Studies, annual conference, Dublin, Ireland , 21-MAR-97 - 23-MAR-97.
Smith, T.; (1996) Biculturalism and multiculturalism in music education. [Chaired Session], Chairperson, Music in Education National Debate, * , 10-NOV-96.
Smith, T.; (1996) Encoding Musical Tradition: 'Blackenizing' SATB Hymn Arrangements. [International Refereed Conference], World Music Conference, University College Cork, Ireland , 01-MAR-96 - 03-MAR-96.
Smith, T.; (1996) African-American religious musical style. [Invited Lecture], Postgraduate seminar, Music Department, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland , 22-APR-96.
Smith, T.; (1996) Orality Versus Literacy: Oral Traditions of Music inan Academic Teaching Environment. [International Refereed Conference], Paper presented to Crosbhealach an cheoil, an International Conference on Irish Traditional Music, Dublin, Ireland , 19-APR-96 - 21-APR-96.
Smith, T.; (1996) Pan-Indian Musical Styles. [Invited Lecture], Invited lecture, Canada Week, University College Dublin, Ireland , 11-APR-96.
Smith, T.; (1995) Dr Watts', long gone, but still sung: lining-out amongst Afro-American congregations. [International Refereed Conference], Maynooth International Musicological Conference, Maynooth, Ireland , 22-SEP-95 - 24-SEP-95.
Smith, T.; (1995) Chanted Preaching in Southern African-American Churches. [Invited Lecture], Postgraduate seminar, Irish World Music Centre, University of Limerick, Ireland , 19-OCT-95.
Smith, T.; (1995) Cumann Cheol Tíre Éireann/The Folk Music Society of Ireland. [International Refereed Conference], Blas: the Local Accent in Irish Traditional Music, an International Conference on Irish Traditional Music, Limerick, Ireland , 03-NOV-95 - 05-NOV-95.
Smith, T.; (1995) Aspects of the Irish Instrumental Musical Tradition, including contemporary developments. [Invited Lecture], Lecture for visiting students from the University of Wales, University of Wales, U.K , 23-MAR-95.

Committees

Committee : Academic Council
Committee : College of Arts and Celtic Studies, Executive Committee
Committee : SMT Academic Plenary
Committee : B.A. Programme Board
Committee : International Council for Traditional Music, Ireland
Committee : M.Phil. in Irish Studies, Director, -2003
Committee : Member of interview boards for various permanent and temporary positions in the Department of Music.
Committee : Member Quality Assurance/Quality Implementation Committee, Music Department, 1999-present
Committee : Staff-student liaison officer
Committee : Music Department Nominee to Open Days Committee, 1994-1995 and 2002-2003.
Committee : Staff member responsible for third year students, Music Department, 1998-2000 and 2002
Committee : Staff member responsible for second year students, Music Department, 2000-2001
Committee : Staff member responsible for first year students, Music Department, 1993-1998, and 2002-2003.
Committee : Staff member responsible for administration of the departmental listening facility and for all introductory sessions to that facility, 1994-present.
Committee : Senior Treasurer, Creative Music Society, UCD
Committee : Member, PhD Regulations Policy Working Group on Examinations and Assessment, 2006-
Committee : Member, Graduate School Board, College of Arts and Celtic Studies, 2006-
Committee : School of Music nominee, Irish Studies Curriculum Working Group, 2005-6
Committee : School of Music nominee, Student Discipline Panel, 2005-8
Committee : College Review Panel for promotion to Senior Lecturer, 2005-6
Committee : Music Department nominee to the Working Party on Irish Studies, 2004-5

Employment

Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Senior Lecturer
Employer: College Lecturer (tenured)
Position: University College, Dublin
Employer: University College, Dublin
Position: Temporary College Lecturer
Employer: Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Me
Position: Assistant Professor
Employer: Brown University
Position: Assistant Professor/Visiting Scholar
Employer: Brown University
Position: Teaching Fellow
Employer: Brown University
Position: Teaching Associate
Employer: Brown University
Position: Teaching Assistant
Employer: St. Raphaela's Secondary School
Position: Secondary School Music Teacher

Education

Year 1979 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BA Subject:
Year 1980 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BMus Subject:
Year 1983 Institution: Brown University
Qualification: Master of Arts Subject: Music/Ethnomusicology
Year 1988 Institution: Brown University, RI
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: Dip Music Teaching Subject:
Year Institution: Brown University, RI
Qualification: MA Subject:
       

Other Activities

Thérèse has served as External Examiner for the Waterford Institute of Technology and the Dundalk Institute of Technology, and as a member of the Programmatic Review for the School of Humanities, at Waterford Institute of Technology.  She has also served as a member of the Assessment Board for the Fulbright -Culture Ireland Visiting Professor in Irish Traditional Music at New York University, New York, N.Y., U.S.A., 2006.
She currently serves as External examiner for Ethnomusicology, Anthropology of Music (Diploma/BA/MA in Ethnomusicology, Anthropology of Music), School of Music and Sonic Arts, Queen's University Belfast (2006-2010), and as External examiner for Master's thesis, "A Critical Edition of the Irish Music Manuscripts of Philip Carolan" Waterford Institute of Technology, 2007.

Publications

Books

Smith, T.; (2007) 'The beautiful, the broken down and the half-forgotten': songs for singers, Ó Riada Memorial Lecture 17. Cork, Ireland: The Traditional. Music Archive and the Irish Traditional Music Society. [Details]
Smith, Therese; (2004) Let the Church Sing!: Music and Worship in a Black Mississippi Community. With photographic illustrations, musical transcriptions, and accompanying CD of field recordings. : University of Rochester Press. [Details]
Smith, T.; (1997) Blas: the Local Accent in Traditional Irish Music (selected proceedings). Dublin, Ireland: Folk Music Society of Ireland, Unversity of Limerick. [Details]

Book Chapters

Smith, T; (2010) 'Lyrical Protest: Music in the History of African American Culture' In: Smith, T; (eds). Human Bondage in the Cultural Contact Zone. Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Slavery and Its Discourses. New York, Berlin: Waxmann Verlag GMBH. , pp.257-274 [Details]
Smith, Therese; (2008) 'Spirit-Sung: African American Religious Music and Identity' In: Wilfried Raussert and John Miller Jones (eds). Travelins Sounds: Music, Migration, and Identity in the U.S. and Beyond. Berlin, Germany: LIT Verlag. [Details]
Therese Smith; (2007) 'Spirit-sung: African American Religious Music and Identity' In: Wilfried Raussert, and John Miller Jones (eds). Traveling Sounds: Music, Migration, and Identity in the U.S. and Beyond. Berlin, Germany: LIT Verlag. , pp.75-98 [Details]
Therese Smith; (2008) 'Preaching Power: Terror and the Good Soldier' In: Larry Portis (eds). Terror and Its Representations: Studies in Social History and Cultural Expression in the United States and Beyond. Montpellier, France: Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée. , pp.164-180 [Details]
Therese Smith; (2007) 'Borders and Boundaries: Discord in Irish Traditional Song' In: Anne Clune (eds). Dear Fairvoiced Veteran: Essays in Honour of Tom Munnelly. Clare, Ireland: The Old Kilfarboy Society. , pp.295-315 [Details]
Smith, T.; (2007) ''Borders and Boundaries: Discord in Irish Traditional Song'' In: Anne Clune (eds). Dear Far-Voiced Veteran: Essays in Honour of Tom Munnelly. Clare: The Old Kilfarboy Society. [Details]
Smith, T.; (1999) 'The challenge of bringing oral traditions of music into an academic teaching environment' In: Edited by Fintan Vallely, et al (eds). Crosbhealach an cheoil : tradition and change in Irish traditional music. , pp.206-210 [Details]
Smith, T.; (1998) 'Education' In: Edited by Fintan Vallely. (eds). The Companion to Irish Traditional Music. [Details]
Smith, T.; (1997) 'From the Local to the Global, and Back' In: Edited by Thérèse Smith and Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin (eds). Blas: the Local Accent in Traditional Irish Music (selected proceedings). , pp.1-7 [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Smith, T.; (2008) 'Review of On a Rock in the Middle of the Ocean'. Folk Music Journal, 9 (3):446-448. [Details]
Therese Smith; (2009) 'Review of When the Church Becomes Your Party: Contemporary Gospel Music'. Journal of American Ethnic History, . [Details]
Smith, T.; (2008) ''Review of 'Mek Some Noise': Gospel Music and the Ethics of Style in Trinidad'. Ethnomusicology Forum, 17 (2):280-282. [Details]
Smith, T., , ; (2008) ''On a rock in the middle of the Ocean': Songs and singers in Tory Island, Ireland'. Folk Music Journal, 9 (3):446-448. [Details]
Smith, T.; (2007) 'Lining Out the Word: Dr. Watts Hymn Singing in the Music of Black Americans'. Journal of American Ethnic History, 27 (1):100-101. [Details]
Smith, T.; (2007) 'Review of The Musical Human: Rethinking John Blacking's Ethnomusicology in the Twenty-First Century'. Journal of the Society for Musicology in Ireland, 2 :63-67. [Details]
Smith, T.; (2003) 'Untranscribed voices from the past'. Bealoideas, 71 :55-74. [Details]
Smith, T.; (2003) 'Through the Prism of Song: Positing an American Identity'. Irish Journal of American Studies, 11&12 :151-168. [Details]
Smith, T.; (2001) 'The Study of Oral Traditions of Music'. Eigse Cheol Tire, V-VI :17-28. [Details]
Smith, T.; (2001) 'Review Rabharta Ceoil. Paddy Glackin. Dublin, Gael-Linn CEF 153, 1991'. Eigse Cheol Tire, V-VI (153):104-105. [Details]
Smith, T. with Nicholas Carolan and Joan McDermott; (2001) 'A Select Discography of Irish Traditional Music, 1985-2000'. Eigse Cheol Tire, V-VI :137-165. [Details]
Smith, T. with Bairbre Ní Fhloinn,; (2001) 'Innocent Darby Dane and An Cumann le Béaloideas Éireann'. Bealoideas, 69 :180-183. [Details]
Smith, T.; (2001) 'Review: 2001 The Melodic Tradition of Ireland'. Eigse Cheol Tire, V-VI :83-84. [Details]
Smith, T. with Séamas Ó Catháin,; (2000) 'Iolar Mór na Spáige'. Bealoideas, 68 :189-191. [Details]
Smith, T.; (1999) 'The Fragmentation of Irish Musical Thought and the Marginalisation of Traditional Music'. Studies, 89 (354):149-158. [Details]
Smith, T.; (1998) 'Lining, Testifying, and 'Blackenizing': the musical expression of Black American families'. Irish Journal of American Studies, 7 :55-78. [Details]
Smith, T. with Ríonach Uí Ógáin; (1998) 'Cumhdachaí'. Bealoideas, 66 :199-216. [Details]
Smith, T. with Ríonach Uí Ógáin,; (1997) 'Ráca Breá Mo Chinn'. Bealoideas, :347-349. [Details]
Smith, T.; (1985) 'Chanted Prayer in Southern Black Churches, The Southern Quarterly: A Journal of the Arts in the South, Special issue on Black Religion in the American South in the Twentieth Century'. The Southern Quarterly, :70-82. [Details]
                 

Reports

Smith, T.; (2006) Report on the establishment and development of the Irish National Committee of the International Council for Traditional Music. Canberra: Reports [Details]
                         

Working Paper

Smith, T.; (1989) Moving in the Spirit: Worship through Music in Clear Creek, Mississippi. Mississippi: Working Paper [Details]
                                             

Research

Research Interests

Ethnomusicology, African American music, Irish traditional music, music and identity, traditional song.

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : European Seminar in Ethnomusicology, annual international conference
Start Date / End Date : 03-AUG-09 / 31-JAN-11