Amy E. DuPont Music Building

FRIDAY, OCT. 5

Check-in (12:00 PM- 12:45 PM)

Welcome (12:45 PM)

Session 1 – Modernisms (1:00 PM – 3:00 PM)

“Alt-Classical” Music and Environmentalism in Ludovico Einaudi’s elegy for the arctic
Benjamin Safran

Suchness, Immediacy, and Attention: Lucia Dlugoszewski’s Experimental Compositions for American Modern Dance
Kate Doyle

Lining Up the All-Stars: Bang on a Can and the American New-Music Ensemble in the ’90s
William Robin

Misunderstandings of 4’33”
Sarah Teetsel

Session 2 – Opera (3:15 PM – 4:45 PM)

“Where Everything is Silent”: Time, Memory, and Fate in Dallapiccola’s Il prigioniero (1948)
Sabrina Clarke

Inside/Outside: Representations of Madness in The Who’s Quadrophenia
Matthew Gatti

Singing Sacrilege: Political Idolatry in the Operatic Spectacles of Vienna, 1661-1689
Devin Burke

*Dinner break (5:00 PM – 6:30 PM)

Session 3 – Panel and Lecture-Recital (6:45 PM – 8:15 PM)

The Music Collection of Eliza Eichelberger Ridgely of Hampton (1803-1867): New Insights Into Early American Music
“The Music Collection of the Ridgelys of Hampton: Overview, History, and Sourcing”
Basil Considine

“More than a ‘Lady with a Harp’: The Musical Activities of Eliza Eichelberger Ridgely (1803-1867)”
Elissa Edwards

Lecture-Recital: Music from the Ridgely Family Music Collection
Elissa Edwards (soprano), Basil Considine (piano)

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 6

Session 4Branding/Image Formation (9:00 AM – 10:30 AM)

Marketing Music in Renaissance Rome
Samuel Brannon

From Reactionary to Visionary: Rachmaninoff’s Soviet Rebranding
Keenan A. Reesor

When Nobody Wins: The Canon of Competition in the Pulitzer Prize
Julia Kuhlman

Session 5 – Panel: On Adjunct/Contingent Faculty (10:45 AM – 12:15 PM)
Zoe Cohen, Basil Considine, Daniel Pieczkolon, Mark Rimple

*Lunch (12:30 PM – 1:30 PM)

Business Meetings (1:45 PM – 2:15 PM)

Session 6 – Song/Text Settings (2:20 PM – 3:50 PM)

Who Sees the Erlkönig? Focalization and Meaning in Two Settings of Goethe’s Poem
Andrew H. Weaver

Mangle the Text or Adapt the Music? A Sixteenth-century Solution to Texting
Murray Steib

Redefining the Second New England School: The Impact of Helen Hopekirk’s American Tours
Jule Streety

Session 7 – Historical Pedagogies (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM)

Music Education in the Capital of the Resistance: the Conservatoire de Lyon (1940–1944)
Jessica H. Grimmer

Turning Wheels: Volvelles as Kinesthetic Aids for Learning and Navigating Music
Susan Weiss

 

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Allegheny, Capital, and Mid-Atlantic Chapters of the American Musicological Society
Fall 2018 Meeting
Friday, October 5, 2018– Saturday, October 6, 2018
University of Delaware, Newark, DE

The Allegheny, Capital and Mid-Atlantic chapters of the American Musicological Society are pleased to announce a joint meeting on Friday and Saturday, October 5– 6, 2018 at the University of Delaware.

The Program Committee invites proposals for papers, lecture-recitals, and poster presentations. Submissions from faculty, independent scholars, and graduate or undergraduate students of any discipline are welcome. Proposals may be on any subject of musicological interest. Presentations should be limited to 20 minutes to allow 10 minutes for discussion. An abstract of up to 300 words, along with the proposed title, and a list of equipment necessary for the presentation should be submitted before midnight on Monday, August 13, 2018.

In addition to individual proposals, the Program Committee invites abstracts for themed panels or roundtable discussions on any subject of musicological interest. Panels shall last no longer than one hour and fifteen minutes.  An abstract of up to 500 words, along with the proposed title, a list of participants and their roles in the session, and a list of the equipment necessary for the presentation should be submitted before midnight on Monday, August 13, 2018.

The Program Committee is also pleased to announce that it is convening a special panel on professional development, with particular focus on the needs and concerns of contingent faculty.

Please refer to the AMS abstract guidelines: “Proposals should represent the presentation as fully as possible. A successful proposal typically articulates the main aspects of the argument or research findings clearly, positions the author’s contribution with respect to previous scholarship, and suggests the paper’s significance for the musicological community, in language that is accessible to scholars with a variety of specializations.” Applicants may submit only one proposal per meeting; figures and examples should not be included with your submission.

Please submit all proposals via email to Alanna Ropchock Tierno at aropchoc@su.edu. Abstracts will be evaluated by a blind peer-review process. The decisions of the Program Committee will be announced by August 31, 2018.

Presenters must be members of the American Musicological Society. Each chapter will collect dues separately at the meeting.

Find the program for the Spring 2018 meeting here!

We hope to see you on April 21st in Lenfest Hall, Curtis Institute!

Welcome to the site for the newly reorganized Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Musicological Society. We are excited about our upcoming spring meeting at the Curtis Institute of Music on April 21st, 2018. Please see our CFP for the full details.

We value and welcome the contributions of faculty, independent scholars, and students (both graduate and undergraduate). If you will not be submitting a paper but would like to get involved (with either the upcoming meeting or with the chapter in general), please contact Sabrina Clarke. We would love to hear from you!

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Call for Proposals!

The Spring 2018 meeting of the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the American Musicological Society will be held on Saturday, April 21 at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, PA.

The Program Committee invites proposals of up to 300 words for 30-minute papers and for roundtable sessions. Proposals may be on any topic related to the fields of music theory or musicology or its sub-disciplines. All abstracts are subject to blind review, and submissions from faculty, independent scholars, and graduate or undergraduate students of any discipline are all encouraged and welcome. Abstracts should be submitted before midnight on Monday, March 5 2018, via email to amsmachapter@gmail.com.

Please refer to the AMS abstract guidelines: “Proposals should represent the presentation as fully as possible. A successful proposal typically articulates the main aspects of the argument or research findings clearly, positions the author’s contribution with respect to previous scholarship, and suggests the paper’s significance for the musicological community, in language that is accessible to scholars with a variety of specializations.” Applicants may submit only one proposal per meeting; figures and examples should not be included with your submission.

Presenters must be members of the American Musicological Society. Those who are not currently dues-paying members of the Mid-Atlantic chapter will be asked to kindly remit $10 in dues, which will help offset the cost of conference materials and refreshments.

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The Fall 2015 meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter takes place on Saturday, October 17, from 9:00am–4:00pm, at the Curtis Institute of Music in Center City Philadelphia. Logistical information is provided below; please check back here for further updates!

  • Program
  • Registration
    Although registration is also possible on site the day of the event, it helps us with planning purposes if you register ahead of time. Registration is free, although members of the chapter will be asked to update their dues payments.
  • Travel information
    Curtis is located at 1616 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. We are meeting in Lenfest Hall, their new building across the street from St. Mark’s Church. Parking is extremely tight in this neighborhood, but early on a Saturday morning street parking can usually be found in the vicinity. Otherwise, public transportation is highly recommended. Travelers from New Jersey might wish to take PATCO to the 16th and Locust Stop. SEPTA’s Regional Rail offers service to Suburban Station, a mere 1/2 mile walk to Curtis. SEPTA’s Market Street subway stops at 15th Street, and Broad Street subway stops at Walnut-Locust, both just a few blocks away.

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AMS Mid-Atlantic Chapter
Fall Meeting
October 17, 2015
Curtis Institute of Music
1726 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

9.00 am Welcome 

9:15–12:15 pm Session I

  • Benjamin Krakauer, “Innovations in Bluegrass Music during the Nineteen Seventies: Negotiations of Musical Aesthetics and Social Values
  • Ji Yeon Lee, “Climax Structure in Verismo Operas”
  • Katherine Kaiser,“Listening and Voice in Early Musique Concrete”
  • Kassandra Hartford, “Listening to the Din of the First World War”

12.15–1:30 pm No-Host Lunch

1:30–1.45 Business Meeting

1:45–4:00 pm Session II

  • Aimee Gonzalez, “Saints, Sons, and Sovereignty: Mouton’s Cloriosa Virgo Margareta in the Court of Anne of Brittany”
  • Lily Kass, “British Patriotism Sun in the Italian Style”
  • Molly McGlone, “The Sounds of Philadelphia’s Class Divide: A Case Study of Music Education in West Philadelphia 1950-1970”

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Fall 2015 Meeting, American Musicological Society, Mid-Atlantic Chapter
October 17, 2015

Curtis Institute of Music
CFP Deadline:  Monday September 14, 2015

The Mid-Atlantic chapter of the AMS invites proposals for papers to be read at our Fall meeting, to be held at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, PA.  We welcome both polished scholarship and works in progress, including papers being delivered at the national meeting of the AMS or at other national conferences later in the year.  All genres of musical scholarship are welcomed, and scholars at all stages of careers encouraged.

Closer to the event, directions and logistical details will be found on this website.

Guidelines:
We will follow the standard AMS format of 30 minute papers, with additional time for questions and comments. Please email an abstract of no more than 250 words to amsmidatlantic@gmail.com by Monday September 14, 2015 and include your name, e-mail address, and institutional affiliation, if applicable.

Dorothy & Dexter Baker Center for the Arts (general view), Muhlenberg College
AMS Mid-Atlantic Spring 2015 Meeting
April 18, 2015
Baker Center for the Arts, Room 155
Muhlenberg College
2400 W Chew St, Allentown, PA 18104
See below for logistical information
9:30 am Coffee and Pastries
10:00 am Panel IMichael Schnack (Muhlenberg), “The Amateur Choir in Motion: The Innovative Choral Work of Jean Berger (1909-2002)”

Ryan Bunch (Rutgers-Camden), “Beginning with Do Re Mi: Musicals, Childhood, and The Sound of Music”

Julian Onderdonck (West Chester), “Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Original Hymn Tunes: Two Newly Discovered Tunes and a Revised Works List”

12:30pm Lunch

1:30pm Business Meeting

2:00pm Panel II

Samuel Nemeth (College of New Jersey), “The Restoration, Reaction, and Revolution: Berlioz’s Requiem as a Product of the French Outlook on Religion and Romantic Ideals”

Sabrina Clarke (Temple), “Simultaneity and Intertextuality: Nonlinear Time in Dallapiccola’s Canti di Liberazione”

Parking
There is a major recruiting event on campus that day so parking may be limited. Attendees can park along the street or in any of the lots except for Front Drive (the horseshoe on the north side of Chew St that begins in front of Egner Chapel). If street parking is unavailable, I would recommend the lots on the south side of Chew St (if you’re heading east on Chew St, the entrance is just past the Center for the Arts and Trexler Library).