Fifth Annual Meeting

Catholic University of America
Washington, DC

March 23-24, 2007

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Friday, March 23

12:00 - 1:00:  Registration and Refreshments
Session 1:  Time, Text, and Narrative (John Paul Hall, Music Building (Ward Hall))

Session Chair:  Cynthia Folio (Temple University)

1:00 - Multiply-Directed Moments in Brahmsís Schön war, das ich dir weihte. . . (Op. 95, no. 7)

Winner of the Dorothy Payne Award for Best Student Paper

Melissa Hoag (Indiana University)

1:30 - Found in Translation? Discovering the Middleground of Music and Speech

Bret Aarden (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

2:00 - Narrative and Inter-Self: Form and Expressive Meaning in Takemitsuís Rain Tree

Tomoko Deguchi (Winthrop University)

2:30 - Range, Tessitura, and Text-Setting in Byrdís Vocal Polyphony

Jason A. Gersh (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

3:00 - 3:30:  Break and Refreshments

Session 2:  20th-Century Music (John Paul Hall, Music Building (Ward Hall))

Session Chair: Steven Harper (Georgia State University) 

3:30 - Hierarchy, Prolongation, and Harmonic Structure in "Majesty of Christ Praying That His Father Should Glorify Him" from Messiaenís LíAscension

Martin Lee (University at Buffalo)

4:00 - Ligetiís Pièce électronique no. 3 and its Relation to Stockhausenís Serial Practice

Benjamin Levy (University of Maryland) 

4:30 - Repetition, Memory, and Stuplimity in For Samuel Beckett by Morton Feldman 

Philip Duker (University of Michigan)

5:00 - 5:30:  Reception (Pryzbyla Center, Rooms 321-323)

5:30 - 7:00:  Dinner and Award Presentation (Pryzbyla Center, Rooms 321-323)

Saturday, March 24

7:00 - 8:30:  Executive Board Meeting

8:30 - 9:00:  Continental Breakfast

Session 3:  Tonality in Theory and Analysis (John Paul Hall, Music Building (Ward Hall))

Session Chair: Adam Ricci (University of North Carolina Greensboro)

9:00 - On Function

Jill Brasky (American University)

9:30 - Understanding Hybridity: Comparing Geometric Models of Tonal Hierarchy

Richard Randall (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

10:00 - One Step Beyond:  Beethovenís Whole-Tone Transpositions

Eric Wen (The Curtis Institute of Music)

10:30 - 11:00:  Break and Refreshments

Session 4: Modernism (John Paul Hall, Music Building (Ward Hall))

Session Chair: Carl Wiens (Nazareth College)

11:00 - Bachís Tetrachords and Stravinskyís Blocks: The Sketches for the "Grand Chorale" 

Don Traut (University of Arizona)

11:30 - All in the Family: Contour, Musical Domains, and Motive ĎFamiliesí as Continuity in Webernís Unfinished Cello Sonata (1914)

Carolyn Mullin (Florida State University)

12:00 - 1:30:  Lunch

1:30 - 2:00:  Business Meeting

Presentation on GAMUT (Phil Ewell:  University of Tennessee)

Session 5:  Rhythm

Session Chair: Stephen Hopkins (Penn State University)

2:00 - A Circular Plot for Rhythm Visualization and Analysis

Fernando Benadon (American University)

2:30 - Bimetricality and Linear Funk Drumming

Joti Rockwell (University of Chicago) 

3:00 - Nonlinear Time in Funk as Exemplified in James Brown

Gabriel Miller (The Ohio State University)

3:30 - Hypermetric Irregularity, Incongruence and Innovation in Songs of Roy Orbison

Mark Richardson (East Carolina University)

The members of the 2007 Program Committee are: 

Michael Klein, chair (Temple University)
Yayoi Everett (Emory University)
Dora Hanninen (University of Maryland)
Eric McKee (Penn State University)
Joel Phillips (Westminster Choir College/Rider University)
Nancy Rao (Rutgers University)

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