Archives for the month of: October, 2012

AMS Mid-Atlantic Chapter
Fall Meeting
October 6, 2012

Fisher-Bennet Hall
Room 419
University of Pennsylvania

9:00–9:15 am             Coffee, Bagels, and Introductions

Refreshments courtesy of Penn’s Department of Music.

9:15–11:30 am           Panel I: Myth, Symbols, and Metaphors

  1. Patrick Bonczyk (Michigan State), “Temple Music: Clarifying the Musical Metaphor in George Herbert’s The Temple
  2. Jacquelyn Sholes (Boston), “Tragic Antiquarianism in the Finale of Brahms’s Fourth Symphony”
  3. Peter Graff (Penn State), “Hidden Symbols in the Sixteenth-Century Office of St. Zenobius”
  4. Andrew Westerhaus (Chicago), “The Trickster and Stravinsky’s Baika pro lisu (Renard; 1915–16)”

11:30–11:45               Break

11:45–1:30                 Panel II: Composition and Narratography

  1. Alessandra Jones (Hunter), “The Omniscient Narrator: A Structuralist Look at Massenet’s Cendrillon
  2. Jessica Chisholm (Rider),  “A Sixteenth-Century Cambridge Manuscript and Evidence for the Continuation of a Fifteenth-Century English Compositional Practice”
  3. Ryan Bunch (Holy Family), “Ease on Down the Road: The Black Musical and the Routes of Soul in The Wiz

1:30     No-Host Lunch and Business Meeting (Location TBA)

If you plan to attend lunch, please RSVP to Phil Gentry ( prior to Thursday.


Fisher-Bennett Hall is located on the University of Pennsylvania campus at the corner of Walnut and 34th in West Philadelphia.

Street parking for $2 an hour can often be found (especially on a Saturday morning) on Walnut Street, although you might need to refill your meter over the course the meeting. Parking can also be found in Penn Parking garages, some of which have a $10 weekend rate.

30th Street Station is a very easy 15 minute walk to Fisher-Bennett Hall. The train station is served by Amtrak and SEPTA, the latter of which connects fairly easily and inexpensively to NJ Transit trains from NYC via a transfer in Trenton.