Archives for the month of: October, 2015


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.


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”