Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Rocky Mountain High, Arizona?

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of AMS, the Rocky Mountain Chapter of SMT, and the Southwest Chapter of SEM will be meeting in Tempe on March 30-31. So you get history, theory, and world music, all in one spot, for a very cheap price (about $5 to 10). This seems to be a trend among regional societies, perhaps as a money saver?



Joint Session (AMS/SEM/SMT), 9:00 a.m. – 10:40 a.m., Recital Hall

Sabine Feisst (Arizona State University), "Arnold Schoenberg – American"

Peter Schimpf (Metropolitan State College of Denver), "An American in Iran: Henry Cowell's Persian Set and the Structure of a Hybrid"

Victoria Lindsay Levine (Colorado College), "Teaching Comparative Music Theory"

Joint Session (AMS/SEM), 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Recital Hall

María del Carmen Vergara de los Ríos and Mariana de Jesús Vargas Mendoza (Facultad de Música, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Tamaulipas), "La Fiesta de la Santa Cruz: Struggling to Preserve a Tamulipecan Identity"

Harrison Powley (Brigham Young University), "The Medieval Harp as Exterior and Interior Symbol"

Deborah Kauffman (University of Northern Colorado), "'We are the sheep of his pasture': Violons en basse as Theological Topic"

Parallel SMT Session, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Room W218

Israel Solis (University of Arizona), "Re-examining Ruggles' Twelve-Tone Technique"

David Forrest (Texas Tech University), "Phrase and Cadence in the Music of Benjamin Britten"

Aaron Templin (University of Arizona), "Altered Dominants and Avoided Cadences in Stravinsky's Apollo"

Joint Session (AMS/SMT), 2:10 p.m. – 3:40 p.m., Recital Hall

Bruce Quaglia (University of Utah), "Beethoven's Pathétique Sonata, First Movement, and the Normal Body: The Idea of Formal Prosthesis"

Janice Dickensheets (University of Northern Colorado), "Literary Connections Between the Novels of Jean Paul and Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54"

Charles Madsen (University of Arizona), "Notated Improvisation and Musical Commentary in Franz Liszt's Song Transcriptions"

Parallel Session (SEM), 2:10 p.m. – 4:10 p.m., Rm. W218

Shara J. Engel (Southwestern College), "Source, Methodology and Song Empowering Black Women from Slavery"

Sheaukang Hew (University of Oklahoma), "Early Irish Immigrants in Oklahoma: Music in the Frontier Experience"

Jim De Fazio (Arizona State University),"Returning to Sorrento: Diasporic Hybridity in Italian-American Popular Music"

Michael B. Silvers (University of Arizona), "Musical Creation, Reception, and Consumption in a Virtual Place: EnergyBR.com"

Joint Session (AMS/SMT), 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Recital Hall

Don Traut (University of Arizona), "More on Displacement in Stravinsky: A Response to van den Toorn"

Gretchen Foley (University of Nebraska, Lincoln), "Informed Interpretation: Preparing Perle's Three Inventions for Solo Bassoon from the Perspective of Symmetry"

Sara Heimbecker (University of Northern Colorado), "John Cage, HPSCHD, and Gesamtkunstwerk"


Parallel Session (AMS), 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Recital Hall

Alta Graham (Northern Arizona University), "Wife and Warrior: Character Types in Arias in Cavalli's La Doriclea"

James Leve (Northern Arizona University), "Trespolo là, Trespolo quà: A Comic Playwright's Influence on the Development of Comic Opera"

Thomas L. Riis (University of Colorado, Boulder), "Frank Loesser's Musical Dramaturgy in The Most Happy Fellow (1956)"

Parallel Session (SMT), 9:00 a.m . – 10:30 a.m., Rm. W218

David Claman (College of the Holy Cross), "Shakti's Common Ground: Scalar Conception and Usage in a Cross-Cultural Musical Encounter"

Karen Fournier (University of Michigan), "Rewriting History: 'Cut-and-Paste' and Musical Meaning in Early Punk Rock"

Eric Sewell (Columbia University), "Meter and Teleology in 'Black Stooges' by The Melvins"

Parallel Session (AMS), 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Recital Hall

Paul Harris (University of Calgary), "The Renaissance Roots Revival: Arcadelt's Primo Libro at Forty"

Charles Gower Price (professor emeritus, West Chester University of Pennsylvania), "A Rare Source of French Court Dance Types: Montéclair's Sérénade of 1697"

Kenneth Owen Smith (Cyprus College), "The Airs of Sébastien de Brossard: The Hegemony of French Galant Culture in Occupied Strasbourg"

Parallel Session (SMT), 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Rm. W218

Martin Reinhold (University of Arizona), "Evaluating German Anthems: A Schenkerian Approach"

James Stopher (University of Arizona), "Formal Design and Harmonic Structure in Chopin's Etude in Db Major, Op. 25/8"

Timothy Best (Indiana University), "Intertextuality and the Surreal in Bernard Rands's 'Canti Lunatici'"

Joint Session (AMS/SMT), 2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m., Recital Hall

John Snyder (University of Houston), "Pseudo-Odo's Musicae artis disciplina: Issues of Content, Transmission, and Influence"

Richard Hermann (University of New Mexico), "Boundaries Transgressed: Text-Painting in Dido's Lament"

Courtney J. Crappell (University of Oklahoma), "Erik Satie's Embryons desséchés (1913): Playing with Parody"

Parallel Session (SEM), 2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m., Rm. W218

Ellwood Colahan (University of Denver), "Tradition and Innovation in Balinese Gamelan Angklung: Issues in the Development of Angklung Kebyar and the Music of American Gamelan Tunas Mekar"

Angelo J. Joaquin, Jr. (University of Arizona), "The Influence of Orquesta Tejano on Tohono O'odham Waila Bands"

Brian A. Harpst (Northern Arizona University), "Piazzolla's Tango Nuevo: Constructions of New Authenticity"

Joint Session (AMS/SEM/SMT), 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Recital Hall

Eric Smigel (Utah State University), "Metaphors on Vision: James Tenney and Stan Brakhage"

Deepti Navaratna (University of New Mexico), "Women Composers in South Indian Classical Music: Caste Dynamics to Colonialism in South India"

Bliss Little (Arizona State University), "Memories of a Lost Homeland: Greek National Composers and the Legacy of Asia Minor"

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