RMC-AMS/SEM-SW/SMT, Utah State University
Program Schedule, March 28–29, 2008

All sessions in the Merrill-Cazier Library on the USU campus.


REGISTRATION (10:30–12:30) Room 101

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION (12:30–12:45) Room 101
Nick Morrison, Interim Head of Music Department, Utah State University

AMS Session: Early Music (12:45–2:15), Room 101. Eric Smigel (Utah State University), chair

John Brobeck (University of Arizona), “Music and Musicians at the Court of Henri II
(r. 1547-1559): A Preliminary Report”

Joel Schwindt (Benson Public Schools, AZ), “Marc-Antoine Charpentier: A Stranger In
            His Own Land”

Deborah Kauffman (University of Northern Colorado), “A Tale of Two Girls’ Schools, or
            What Athalie can tell us about Dido

BREAK (2:15–2:30)

SMT Registration Opens in Room 154

AMS Session: 18th and 19th Centuries (2:30–4:30), Room 101. Susan Neimoyer (University of Utah), Chair

Amy Holbrook (Arizona State University), “Some Negative Lessons in Mozart’s Musical

Christie Steadman (University of Utah), “Idée fixe: Obsession or Musical Motif?”

Holly Focht (University of Denver), “‘A Mouth, a Consciousness, and a Voice’:
Manifestations of Wotan’s Psyche Through Wagner’s Orchestral Writing”

Kelly Dean Hansen (University of Colorado at Boulder), “The Brahms Vocal Ensembles
            and the Tradition of 'Hausmusik'”

SMT Session: New Perspectives on 20th Century Topics (3:00-4:30 pm), Room 154. Don Traut (University of Arizona), Chair

Kyle Jenkins (University of Arizona), "Symbolist Poetry in the Songs of Henri Duparc: Exploring the Late-Romantic French Song"

Carolyn Elerding (University of Denver), "Analogs of Technique de mon langage musical: Quais-serialism in 'La Chouette Hulotte,' Movement No. 5 of Messiaen's Catalogue d'Oiseaux"

Daniel Zimmerman (University of Maryland, College Park), "Echoes of Petrushka in Shostakovich's Second Piano Trio."

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Jonathan Bellman (5:00, Performance Hall) "Style Awareness and the Value of Intuitive Listening"


COFFEE AND REFRESHMENTS (9:00–9:30), Room 101

AMS Session: 20th Century I (9:30–11:00), Richard Agee (Colorado College), chair

Susan Neimoyer (University of Utah), “After the Rhapsody: George Gershwin in the
Spring of 1924”

Carey Cheney (University of Utah), “Use of Cantoric Prayer Modes in Three Psalms for
Violoncello and Orchestra (1933) by Frederick Jacobi (1891-1952)”

Amy Puett (Texas State University), “On the Reception of East German Music in the
United States”

Luke Howard (Brigham Young University), "Albioni's Adagio: So Pop It Can't Be Classical"

SMT Session: Abstract Models of Modern Music (9:30-11:00 am), Room 154, Ellon Carpenter (Arizona State University), Chair

Runa Ingimundardottir (University of Arizona), "Schoenberg's Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 16: Tonal Implications of the Hauptstimme in the Fifth Movement"

Joseph Lubben (Oberlin Conservatory), "Metric Vibration: Acoustic Perspectives on Metric Dissonance"

Don Traut (University of Arizona), "Transpositional Combination, Inversional Symmetry, and the 'None' Sets"

SMT Session: Pedals, Monsters and Motives in 19th Century German Composition (11:15 am - 12:45 pm), Room 154, Susan de Ghize (University of Denver), Chair

Jason Thompson (University of Arizona), "'THE HAND OF GOD' Construction, Correlation, and Commemoration in the Pedal Fugue of Johannes Brahms's Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45"

Justin Eichelberger (University of Colorado at Boulder), "Motivic Microcosm: A Journey Through Schubert's Winterreise on the Wings of a Crow"

Bruce Quaglia (University of Utah), "Teratology, The Biological Model of Analysis in the Nineteenth Century, and the Musical Organism"

LUNCH 11:30-1:00 for AMS/SEM; 12:45-2:30 for SMT

AMS BUSINESS MEETING (1:30–2:00), Room 101

SEM Session: Topics in Ethnomusicology (1:00–3:00), Room 101. J. Richard Haefer (Arizona State University), Chair

Welson Tremura (University of Florida), “Sing and Dance… Jacaré has Arrived:
Participatory Experience the Growing Significance of World Music Ensembles”

Sarai Brinker (Texas Tech University), “Sing a Song of Praise: An Examination of Church
Music in the Urban Settings of Tigray, Ethiopia”

Lauren Joiner (Texas Tech University), “‘Rolling and Tumbling’: Musical Synthesis in
North Mississippi Hill Country Blues Fife and Drum”

SMT Session: Twentieth Century Connections (2:30-4:00 pm), Room 154, Bruce Qualia (University of Utah), Chair

Aaron Templin (university of Arizona), "Thematic Transformation in Howard Hanson's Symphony No. 2 'Romantic'"

Jonathan Leathwood (University of Denver), "Local Frictions and Long-range Connections" Elliot Carter's Changes (1983) for Guitar"

Ellon Carpenter (Arizona State University), "Scriabin and Prokofiev and their First Piano Sonatas: Retrospective and Prospective Modernism"

SEM Session: Music of India (3:45–4:45), Room 101. Steven Johnson (Brigham Young Univeristy), Chair

Deepti Navaratna (University of New Mexico), “Musical Notation in the South Indian
Music Oral Tradition: Boon or Bane?”

Jeffrey Grimes (University of Texas at Austin), “The Classical Music of Maharashtra: a
Case Study in the Influence of Regional Culture on Hindustani Music”


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