Amy E. DuPont Music Building


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)



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