Friday, March 02, 2007

AMS Midwest Chapter Conference

Another good regional conference. March 24-25, 2007. Miami University. Meeting location: Bystrom-Reid Room, on the Third floor of the Shriver Center, 701 East Spring Street, Oxford, Ohio, 45240

(on the MU campus map, it is building # 123, section 3D)

Sat. 9:45-11:45
Operatic Subjects: Effie Papanikolauo, Miami University, Chair

Heather Foote, University of Iowa
"A Bombastic Baritone and Scheming Soprano: Unconventional Characters in Giuseppe Verdi's Falstaff"

Shinobu Yoshida, University of Michigan
"Puccini's Exotic Women?: Subverting Conventions of the Tragic Heroine"

Maria Cristina Fava, Eastman School of Music
"Transforming Text: Weill's Use of Circularity as a Framing Device"

Melinda Boyd, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
"Unmasking the Ballroom Scene in Thea Musgrave's Mary, Queen of Scots"

Sat. 12:00-2:00 Group Lunch

Sat. 2:15-4:15
Keynote Address and Panel
Dr. Charles Atkinson, The Ohio State University
President of the American Musicological Society
"Musicology Today and Tomorrow"

Panel TBA

Sat. 4:30 Business Meeting

Sun. 9:00-11:00
Reassessing Analysis

Lynn Kane, Wheaton College
"The Influence of Basso Continuo Practice on the Late Eighteenth-Century Lied"

Julie Hedges Brown, Oberlin Conservatory
"The style hongrois and Schumann's Formal Experiments of 1842"

Ryan Ross University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"'Night and Day': New Thoughts on the Conclusion to Mahler's Seventh Symphony"

Sun. 11:15-12:45
Religious Topoi

Jessica A. Shelvik, University of IL, Urbana-Champaign
" 'Pagan-Religious Merry-Making:' The Program(s) of Rimsky-Korsakov's Svetlyi Prazdnik"

Christopher Urbiel
"A House Divided May Indeed Stand: Edward Elgar's Roman Catholic Motets and Anglican Anthems"

American Institutions

Jane Riegel Ferencz, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
"Music for Wisconsin: The WPA Federal Music Project in Madison"

Mark D. Porcaro, Muskegon, MI
"Beatlemania Magically Recreated: Hyperreality and Tribute Bands in the United States"

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