Ethnographies

Since 2017, undergraduate students in Dr. McGraw’s classes at the University of Richmond have conducted ethnographic projects for which they interviewed musicians, composers, venue owners, and others in Richmond’s music scene.

Projects are linked through points in the maps below, many of which include fully transcribed and searchable interviews.

A full version of the map can be found HERE. 

The full data-table for the 79 interviews is provided below, with direct links to transcribed and searchable transcriptions.

ObjectId
date
title
notes
contributor
course
Transcription Link
x
y
1
3/16/17
Interview with Octaves UR acapella
Duncan Trawick
MUS 229 Spring 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview35123.xml
-77.54
37.57
2
3/16/17
Interview with Sirens UR acapella
Julia Provino
MUS 229 Spring 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview35117.xml
-77.54
37.57
3
3/16/17
Interview with Pederson UR Women’s Choir
Erin Vidlak
MUS 229 Spring 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview34873.xml
-77.54
37.57
4
3/16/17
Interview with Kordzia UR Orchestra
Victoria Provost
MUS 229 Spring 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview35124.xml
-77.54
37.57
5
3/16/17
Interview with Alasdair Denvil Taiko Ensemble
Duncan Trawick
MUS 229 Spring 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview35125.xml
-77.54
37.57
6
3/16/17
Interview with Kevin Harding Brazilian Ensemble
Anna Claire Choi
MUS 229 Spring 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview35169-2.xml
-77.54
37.57
7
3/16/17
Interview with Fred Burchill WDCE DJ
Zachary Cain
MUS 229 Spring 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview35392.xml
-77.54
37.58
8
3/16/17
Interview with UR Brazilian Music Ensemble Student Jeremy Huang
Anna-Claire Choi
MUS 229 Spring 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview35459.xml
-77.54
37.58
9
3/16/17
Interview with UR Brazilian Music Ensemble Student Emily Gove
Anna-Claire Choi
MUS 229 Spring 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview35458.xml
-77.54
37.58
10
3/16/17
Interview with UR Taiko Ensemble Student
Duncan Trawick
MUS 229 Spring 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview35389.xml
-77.54
37.58
11
3/16/17
Interview with UR Taiko Ensemble Student
Duncan Trawick
MUS 229 Spring 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview35390.xml
-77.54
37.58
12
3/16/17
Interview with Charlie Gordner The Learning Curve Band
Zachary Cain
MUS 229 Spring 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview35147.xml
-77.54
37.58
13
3/16/17
Interview with Zach Perry UR A capella Ensemble
Britta Loftus
MUS 229 Spring 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview35128.xml
-77.54
37.57
14
3/16/17
Interview with John Cavaliere with American String Quartet
Catherine Edwards
MUS 229 Spring 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview35126.xml
-77.54
37.57
15
3/16/17
Interview with UR Block Crew Member Brian Li
Jacob Litt
MUS 229 Spring 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview35105.xml
-77.54
37.57
16
3/16/17
Interview with UR Jazz Ensemble member Laurel Wayne
Sarah Quagliariello
MUS 229 Spring 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview35097.xml
-77.54
37.57
17
3/16/17
Interview with UR chorale member Lillie Mucha
Erin Vidlak
MUS 229 Spring 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview34872.xml
-77.54
37.57
18
3/16/17
Interview with UR University Dancers
Nancy Myers
MUS 229 Spring 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview35129.xml
-77.54
37.57
19
3/16/17
Interview with Jonathon Knabe about Christian Music at UR
Zachary Cain
MUS 229 Spring 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview35146.xml
-77.54
37.57
20
3/16/17
Interview with Matthew Johnson about Christian Music at UR
Anthony Alvarez
MUS 229 Spring 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview35137.xml
-77.54
37.57
21
3/16/17
Interview with Clarke Bustard WDCE DJ
Zachary Cain
MUS 229 Spring 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview35391.xml
-77.54
37.58
22
11/15/17
Interview with Paul Willson Richmond Musician
Alex Finley
FYS Fall 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview43659_AM.xml
-77.54
37.58
23
11/15/17
Interview with Whitney Caroline Artist Publicist
Andrew Lee
FYS Fall 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview43174.xml
-77.53
37.6
24
11/8/17
Interview with Carl Hamm WRIR DJ
Curtis Keane
FYS Fall 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview43146.xml
-77.54
37.58
25
11/9/17
Interview with Lucas Fritz Broadberry Owner / Manager
Ellie Sykes
FYS Fall 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview43159.xml
-77.47
37.56
26
11/12/17
Interview with Zachary Frank Hannah
Ethan Rozario
FYS Fall 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview43175.xml
-77.45
37.56
27
11/15/17
Interview with Heather Waters Richmond International Film and Music Fest Founder and Organizer
Faith Pinckney
FYS Fall 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview43660.xml
-77.54
37.58
28
11/10/17
Interview with Jason Scott Richmond Jazz Musician
Jacob Henderson
FYS Fall 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview43176.xml
-77.54
37.58
29
11/7/17
Interview with Carlos Chafin In Your Ear Studio Owner and Manager
Jiwon Kang
FYS Fall 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview43157.xml
-77.42
37.53
30
11/6/17
Interview with Charles Williams WRIR DJ
Justin Costello
FYS Fall 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview43164.xml
-77.46
37.55
31
11/13/17
Interview with Vaughn Garland Richmond Sound Artist
Kristen Mejia
FYS Fall 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview43658.xml
-77.47
37.56
32
11/15/17
Interview with Scott Burton Richmond Guitarist
Mark Beeman
FYS Fall 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview43662-3.xml
-77.54
37.58
33
11/9/17
Interview with Chris Mendez Richmond Musician
Stephen Owen
FYS Fall 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview43621.xml
-77.56
37.62
34
11/9/17
Interview with Shane Parch Richmond Guitarist
Wonjun Kim
FYS Fall 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview43655.xml
-77.61
37.51
35
11/15/17
Interview with Global A-Go-Go host Bill Lupoletti WRIR
Sal Dominick
FYS Fall 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview52604.xml
-77.54
37.58
36
11/15/17
Interview with Peter Soloman WCVE DJ
Nick Phocas
FYS Fall 2017
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview43177.xml
-77.6
37.51
37
10/16/18
Oral History Interview with James “”Plunky”” Branch on changes in the RVA music scene post-Civil-Rights era
Andy McGraw
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview55205.xml
-77.47
37.55
38
9/6/18
First Rehearsal of Debussy Trio Chamber Group
First ever rehearsal of this chamber group.  Rehearsal led by Dr. Joanne Kong.  Members of the group had been directed to come with their parts prepared.
Emma Riggs
MUS  229 Spring 2019
-77.542418
37.5744112
39
9/6/18
Interview with Shanshan Wang (1 of 2)
Interview with Shanshan Wang, pianist of the Debussy Trio group, prior to their first rehearsal.
Emma Riggs
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview54218.xml
-77.542436
37.5743716
40
9/6/18
Interview with Kikki Tso (1 of 2)
Interview with Kikki Tso, the violinist of the Debussy Chamber Trio, just following the end of their first rehearsal.
Emma Riggs
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview54178.xml
-77.54243
37.5743705
41
9/18/18
Coaching for Debussy Trio Chamber Group
Dr. Joanne Kong coaches Debussy Trio chamber group after they have had a week following the first rehearsal to practice and rehearse on their own.
Emma Riggs
MUS  229 Spring 2019
-77.542412
37.5744125
42
9/20/18
Interview with Dr. Joanne Kong
Interview with Dr. Joanne Kong, director of the chamber ensembles program and primary coach of the Debussy Trio, after two coachings with the group.
Emma Riggs
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview54053.xml
-77.542414
37.5744099
43
9/23/18
Rehearsal of Debussy Trio Chamber Group
The Debussy Trio holds a rehearsal without a coach in a practice room in Booker.
Emma Riggs
MUS  229 Spring 2019
-77.542055
37.5745481
44
9/23/18
Interview with Shanshan Wang (2 of 2)
Interview with Shanshan Wang, the pianist of the Debussy Trio chamber group, after a few weeks of the group’s rehearsals.
Emma Riggs
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview54218.xml
-77.542032
37.574558
45
9/23/18
Interview with Kikki Tso (2 of 2)
Interview with Kikki Tso, the violinist of the Debussy Trio chamber group, after a few weeks of the group’s rehearsals.
Emma Riggs
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview55046.xml
-77.54206
37.5745572
46
10/18/18
Interview with Anna Tartline
An interview with Anna Tartline of Choeur du Roi, in the third floor practice room of Booker Hall. The room is carpeted, and has alcove windows; it’s now empty after a busy rehearsal with the 14 Choeur du Roi members.
Caroline Fernandez
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview55137.xml
-77.542298
37.5744778
47
10/10/18
Reuben Davis interview
Sarah Shen interviews Reuben Davis about his musical background and his experience with the Jazz Band at the University of Richmond. Room B213.
Sarah Shen
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview55146.xml
-77.542097
37.5743465
48
10/18/18
Mike Davison Interview
Sarah Shen interviews Dr. Davison about his musical background, the history of jazz at the University of Richmond, and the Jazz Band at the University of Richmond. Room B307.
Sarah Shen
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview55149.xml
-77.542058
37.5743475
49
10/11/18
Finnegan Hu Interview
Sarah Shen interviews Finnegan Hu about his music background and his experience with the Jazz Band at the University of Richmond. Room B206.
Sarah Shen
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview55144.xml
-77.542018
37.5743592
50
10/19/18
An Interview with Nina Joss
An interview with Nina Joss, a member of Choeur du Roi, in a busy afternoon dining hall.
Caroline Fernandez
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview55138.xml
-77.540628
37.575225
51
10/16/18
An Interview with Micah Hunter-Chang
An interview with Micah Hunter-Chang of Choeur du Roi, driving to Richmond from Charlottesville.
Caroline Fernandez
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview55055.xml
-77.54192
37.5746712
52
10/20/18
Interview with David Fisk, RSO Executive Director
Emma Riggs
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview55312.xml
-77.436862
37.5414653
53
11/1/18
Interview with Ms. Kendra Whindleton (John B. Cary Elementary School)
Ms. Kendra Whindleton, band director at several Richmond Public Schools, discusses her role in the RPS music program.
Eden Kim
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview55493.xml
-77.482487
37.5484588
54
11/1/18
Mary Munford Elementary School
One of the Richmond public schools that Ms. Kendra Whindleton teaches at.
Eden Kim
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview55493.xml
-77.499503
37.5643659
55
11/1/18
Linwood Holton Elementary School
One of the Richmond public schools that Ms. Kendra Whindleton teaches at.
Eden Kim
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview55493.xml
-77.461323
37.5853441
56
11/1/18
Barack Obama Elementary School
One of the Richmond public schools that Ms. Kendra Whindleton teaches at.
Eden Kim
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview55493.xml
-77.435683
37.5737468
57
11/2/18
Interview with Christina Sienkiewicz
Sarah Shen interviews Christina Sienkiewicz about her background in music and experience in teaching orchestra at The Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies.
Sarah Shen
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview55502.xml
-77.53866
37.5671289
58
11/2/18
Maggie L. Walker Governor’s SchooI
Where Mrs. Christina Sienkiewicz teaches orchestra.
Sarah Shen
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview55502.xml
-77.453606
37.557879
59
11/1/18
Interview with Natalie Tyer
An interview with Natalie Tyer, one of two worship directors at Hill City Church, a non-denominational church founded less than 10 years ago, which several UR students attend. The church “lobby,” where this interview was conducted, is an echo-y, warehouse-style space decorated with comfortable IKEA-esque armchairs and wooden end tables.
Caroline Fernandez
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview55526.xml
-77.487379
37.5839395
60
11/1/18
coaching for Debussy Trio Chamber Group
El Gran Tucanazo’s new location. El Gran Tucanazo is a restaurant and bar that is very popular in the Hispanic community as well as the U of R student community.
Jake Schindler
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview55664.xml
-77.522835
37.501291
61
11/1/18
Interview with David Sporn- El Gran Tucanazo (Old Location)
El Gran Tucanazo’s old location. They moved from this location at the beginning of the fall.
Jake Schindler
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview55664.xml
-77.496647
37.6125897
62
11/1/18
Interview with David Sporn- Hat Factory
The ideal location for a club, according to David Sporn.
Jake Schindler
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview55664.xml
-77.428787
37.5320834
63
11/20/18
Interview with Ms. Christie-Jo Adams
Ms. Christie-Jo Adams discusses her role in the Richmond Public Schools and the Richmond Symphony’s Youth Orchestra Program.
Eden Kim
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview57254.xml
-77.432958
37.5409927
64
12/7/18
Interview with Ms. Corinne Horvath
Corinne Horvath explains her role as the Youth Orchestra Manager of the Richmond Symphony. She also discusses the students who participate in the Youth Orchestra.
Eden Kim
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview57255.xml
-77.436737
37.5428587
65
11/5/18
Interview with Phil Mitchell
An interview with Phil Mitchell of First Baptist Church about worship music at his church. Inside a Starbucks on a relatively busy day; weather outside blustery. Medium-loud music playing.
Caroline Fernandez
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview57337.xml
-77.470925
37.5565623
66
11/5/18
Interview with Kim Taulbee
An interview with Kim Taulbee, a worship director at Third Church RVA. Inside the Third Church office building, which is relatively quiet at 9 a.m. on a Monday, although a few people are puttering about/just getting in. Slightly rainy outside. Actual interview conducted inside Taulbee’s office, which is low lit with lamps and other non-overhead lighting and full of books/hymnals/sheet music.
Caroline Fernandez
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview57336.xml
-77.555112
37.5829788
67
12/11/18
Interview with Rufus Johnson
Interviewed Rufus Johnson, choir director at Armstrong and TJ high schools, over the phone.
Sarah Shen
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview57339.xml
-77.543939
37.5751411
68
12/12/18
Interview with Gregory McCallum
Interview with Gregory McCallum, music director at Richmond Community High School, over the phone.
Sarah Shen
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview57338.xml
-77.543987
37.5750816
69
12/5/18
Interview with Christie-Jo Adams
Interview with Christie-Jo Adams, fine arts instructional specialist at RPS, in her office located on the 12th floor.
Sarah Shen
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview57254.xml
-77.432781
37.5410171
70
12/11/18
Armstrong High School
This is where Rufus Johnson directs choir per the OHMS interview.
Sarah Shen
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview57339.xml
-77.403878
37.5524906
71
12/11/18
Richmond Community High School
Gregory McCallum is a music director here per his OHMS interview.
Sarah Shen
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview57338.xml
-77.429888
37.5708993
72
12/11/18
Thomas Jefferson High School
Rufus Johnson is the choir director here, per OHMS interview.
Sarah Shen
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview57339.xml
-77.486303
37.5714775
73
11/16/18
ART 180 and Good Day RVA collaboration
Nonprofit Good Day RVA and gallery Art 180 have collaborated to create music videos about the Richmond music scene. Interviews ith Good Day RVA founders Will Weaver and Chris Damon.
Bianca Wieck
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview57188.xml
-77.442174
37.5475142
74
12/10/18
New Location for Spacebomb Studios
Interview with Brooks Daughtry
Bianca Wieck
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview57306.xml
-77.474584
37.5504603
75
11/26/18
The Richmond Ballet (where Dave Watkins Works)
Dave Watkins, local musician, runs the programming at the Richmond Ballet. Talking about Good Day RVA.
Bianca Wieck
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview57232.xml
-77.441803
37.5386818
76
12/16/18
GRTC Bus Depot
The location for the filming of Dave Watkin’s video with Good Day RVA.
Bianca Wieck
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview57232.xml
-77.472542
37.54953
77
10/30/18
Matt Hansen Interview
Notes: Matt Hansen, owner of the Camel, discusses its founding, what type of audience and musicians it attracts, what it is like owning a venue in Richmond, and how business owners work with the city
Bianca Wieck
MUS  229 Spring 2019
http://ragakusuma.org/ohms-viewer/render.php?cachefile=Interview55477.xml
-77.457167
37.5544908
78
2/24/19
Panel on Inclusivity in the Richmond Music Scene as part of the Contested Frequencies Conference
Including: Sarmistha Talukdar, Jafar Flower, Mars El Tahir, Heaven Imanchinello, Mitchie Sue, Kenneka Cook, Plunky Branch