Archives for the month of: April, 2013


The Spring 2013 meeting of the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the American Musicological Society will be held on April 27 in the Amy E. DuPont Music Building at the University of Delaware, from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm.

The program is available here.


This conference is free and open to the public. Members of the chapter will have the opportunity to update their membership on site; please note that AMS bylaws require paper presenters to at least be current members of the national American Musicological Society.

As SEPTA does not provide rail service to Newark on the weekends, travel to the University of Delaware is easiest by car.  Parking is available next to the meeting location in the Center for the Arts garage: 79 Amstel Rd., Newark, DE 19716. For directions, see here; note that the garage charges $1 per half hour, or for a daily rate of $12. We are happy to assist in arranging carpools, especially from the Philadelphia area; please email Phil if you are interested.

The Music Building is wheelchair accessible via the entrance at the corner of Amstel and Orchard.

AMS Mid-Atlantic Chapter

April 27, 2013

University of Delaware

9:30-10am      Registration & Coffee

10:00am – Noon:  Panel 1 (AED 207)

Benjamin Dobbs (University of North Texas)
“A Treatise Without Text:  Giovanni Battista Vitali’s Enigmatic Artifici Musicali, Op. 13″

Daniel O’Meara (Princeton)
“The World in Which the Twelve Notes Hold Sway”: Uses of the Chromatic Aggregate in the B Minor Fugue from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I”

Sterling Murray (West Chester University)
“Haydn and Prince Kraft Ernst of Oettingen-Wallerstein: A Study in Admiration, Deception, and Reconciliation”

 Noon to 1:30pm:  Mid-Atlantic Chapter Business Meeting/ No-Host Lunch

1:30pm – 2:30pm: Panel 2 (AED 207)

Sarah Bushey (University of Florida)
“Revisiting Revisionism: Horrifying Elements in Jommelli and Verazi’s Fetonte (Luwigsburg, 1768)”

 Solomon Guhl-Miller (Rutgers/Temple/Rider)
“The Impact of Byron and Goethe on the Character of Wotan in the Drafts and Sketches of Das Rheingold and Die Walküre

Tim Cochran (Westminster Choir College)
“Searching for Lost Time in Clair de lune: Debussy, Memory, and Film”