Founding Meeting

The Peabody Conservatory
of The Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

April 4-5, 2003


 
BUSINESS MEETING MINUTES

April 5, 2003

The meeting was called to order at 1:03 p.m. by Pamela Poulin, Chair. The Chair proposed to the membership that initial election of officers and the other Executive Committee members be in accordance with the terms of office delineated in the proposed Provisional Bylaws. The Provisional Bylaws provide for initial staggered two- and three-year terms of office. Without objection, the membership assented. The Chair commenced the process of the nomination and election of officers and other Executive Committee members.

Nominations were opened for the office of President. Stephen Hopkins nominated Pamela Poulin for President. Cynthia Folio seconded the nomination. There being no other nominations for the office of President, nominations were closed. Pamela Poulin was elected President by unanimous voice vote.

Nominations were opened for the office of Vice President. Cynthia Folio nominated Ted Latham for Vice President. Paul Mathews seconded the nomination. There being no other nominations for the office of Vice President,nominations were closed. Ted Latham was elected Vice President by unanimous voice vote.

Nominations were opened for the office of Secretary. Ted Latham nominated Joel Phillips for Secretary. Cynthia Folio seconded the nomination. There being no other nominations for the office of Secretary, nominations were closed. Joel Phillips was elected Secretary by unanimous voice vote.

Nominations were opened for the office of Treasurer. Aleck Brinkman nominated Steven Strunk for Treasurer. Anton Vishio seconded the nomination. There being no other nominations for the office of Treasurer, nominations were closed. Steven Strunk was elected Treasurer by unanimous voice vote.

Nominations were opened for the Executive Committee Members-at-Large and Student Representative. Fred Schock was nominated as a Member-at-Large. The Chair inquired of the nominee whether he accepted the nomination, which he did. Fred Schock was elected as a Member-at-Large by unanimous voice vote. Ellen Flint was nominated as a Member-at-Large. The Chair inquired of the >nominee whether she accepted the nomination, which she did. Ellen Flint was elected as a Member-at-Large by unanimous voice vote. Michael Berry was nominated as Student Representative. The Chair inquired of the nominee whether he accepted the nomination, which he did. Michael Berry was elected Student Representative by unanimous voice vote. Michael Klein was nominated as a Member-at-Large. The Chair inquired of the nominee whether he accepted the nomination, which he did. Michael Klein was elected as a Member-at-Large by unanimous voice vote. Bruce Kelley was nominated as a Member-at-Large. The Chair inquired of the nominee whether he accepted the nomination, which he did. Bruce Kelley was elected as a Member-at-Large by unanimous voice vote.

The Executive Committee now being complete, nominations were closed. The Chair presented an oral report of the Program Committee, expressing that the committee was well pleased with this year’s program. The Chair appointed Joel Phillips Chair of the 2004 Program Committee. The following members volunteered to serve as members of the 2004 Program Committee: Ted Latham, Shellie Gregorich, Charles Frantz, Kenneth Carter, and Ingrid Arauco. he Chair announced that the Society’s meeting in 2004 would take place at Temple University. The Chair appointed Ted Latham to serve as Local Arrangements Chair. The Chair announced a call for meeting sites for 2005 and beyond.

The Chair described the process of putting together the proposed Provisional Bylaws, largely the work of Kip Wile and the Chair, drawing upon the bylaws of several regional theory societies as models. Kip Wile moved that the Provisional Bylaws be adopted for a one-year period, to serve as the Bylaws until next year when the Society can consider proposed Bylaws from a Bylaws Committee. Mark Janello seconded the motion. After discussion, the motion carried by a unanimous voice vote. The Chair appointed Kip Wile Chair of the Bylaws Committee. Fred Schock volunteered to serve on the committee. The Chair recognized several members who helped to make the Society's founding meeting a success: Paul Mathews, Kip Wile, Lutz Mayer, and the members of the Program Committee: Susan Clermont, Dora Hanninen, Ted Latham, Joel Phillips, Vicki Stroeher, and Sonia Vlacevic.

The Chair called upon Kristin Wendland, editor of GAMUT, the Journal of the Georgia Association of Music Theorists. Ms. Wendland proposed that the Society consider the possibility of taking over publication of GAMUT. Discussion followed. It was observed, and generally agreed, that the publication of a journal requires the resources available to an institution with a strong graduate music theory program. The Chair appointed Kristin Wendland Chair of the Publications Committee, with the charge to explore various possibilities concerning the publication of a journal by the Society. Michael Klein, Douglas Boyce, Norman Carey, and Lief Ellis volunteered to serve on the committee. In the absence of a Liason Committee, the Chair stated that she would serve as liason with the Society for Music Theory.

There being no further business before the Society, the meeting was adjourned at 1:35 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
April 9, 2003
Stephen Hopkins
Secretary pro tempore


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