Thursday, April 19, 2018

 Conference Report, 2018

The annual NYSSL Chapter meeting of the AMS took place over the April 14-15 weekend at SUNY, Fredonia, in NY. Many thanks to Fredonia’s Dr. James Davis for heading up the program committee and taking care of local arrangements. The committee put together a diverse array of papers that offered much in the way of discussion. Attendees also enjoyed a compelling Keynote address “Deficient Media, Extraordinary Musics, Mozart, Distance—and the Art of Love” by Dr. Jamie Currie (University at Buffalo) that deconstructed proximity and distance as vehicles for transformation. Participants were also able to see the stunning production, Spring Awakening on Saturday evening. For the first time in the chapter, a professional development session “Dissertation-to-Publication Workshop” organized and led by Dr. Kimberly Francis, was offered, to great accolades. Thank you, Kim! We will experiment with more of these sessions in the future so please send ideas to your graduate student reps. The Graduate Student Paper Prize adjudication committee chose two papers this year: David H. Miller (Cornell University) for his paper “The First International Webern Festival; or, It happened at the World’s Fair;” and John Green (Eastman School of Music) for “Sound and Meaning on Radio in John Cage’s The City Wears a Slouch Hat (1942)” Congratulations to both!  Thanks to everyone who presented, attended, and participated. It was a fruitful and memorable chapter meeting! See you at Queen’s University in Kingston next year!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Annual Meeting- April 14-15

New York State – St. Lawrence Chapter of the American Musicological Society
Annual Meeting
April 14-15, 2018
SUNY – Fredonia
http://ams-nyssl.blogspot.ca/p/upcoming-meetings.html

The NYS-SL Chapter of the AMS will meet next month at the State University of New York at Fredonia. The conference will begin at 9:30 on Saturday morning and conclude by 12:00 on Sunday afternoon. Information regarding lodging can be found at: https://home.fredonia.edu/admissions/directions#lodging. The conference program is posted here. The abstracts are posted here. A reminder that there is a $20.00 meeting fee for full-time faculty/$10 for all others in lieu of an annual membership fee.

The schedule includes 11 diverse papers and a keynote by Jamie Currie (University at Buffalo) titled "Deficient Media, Extraordinary Musics, Mozart, Distance--and the Art of Love.” We are hosting a lunch session for graduate students – “Dissertation-to-Publication Workshop” – where free box lunches will be provided courtesy of the Fredonia Musicology Society.

On Saturday evening you are invited to see the College of Visual and Performing Arts production of the rock musical Spring Awakening. While a block of tickets is being held for meeting participants until April 1, those interested in attending should book tickets soon as this performance will sell out quickly.

To purchase tickets call the Fredonia Campus Ticket Office, 716-673-3501 OR
use the website for online purchase: https://secure.touchnet.com/C21465_ustores/web/classic/store_main.jsp?STOREID=141&SINGLESTORE=true

If you order by phone, let them know you want tickets to Spring Awakening and that you are part of the American Musicological Society.

  • Tickets are $30.00 each in the section set aside
  • Box office accepts Visa, MC, Discover & AMEX via phone
  • There is a $5 one-time order fee on all phone and internet orders
  • They can either hold the tickets for Will Call/Door pick-up or send them via USMail (time-permitting)


Please contact Jim Davis (davisj@fredonia.edu) if you have other questions. We look forward to seeing you in Fredonia!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Dissertation-to-Publication Workshop


We're solidifying plans for a Dissertation-to-Publication workshop for graduate students at the April 14-15 NYSSL chapter meeting at SUNY Fredonia (12-2 PM, Saturday over a free boxed lunch). We'll discuss whether to go the book route or the article route, and we'll consider best practices and talk about ways to plan for success.


For students interested in participating, we ask that you bring your dissertation proposals and an updated c.v. (Proposals should also be sent to Dr. Kimberly Francis ahead of time so that she might provide some comments as well - kfranc02 'at' uoguelph.ca .)

We're also asking that participants please register. To do that, you should send an email to Jim Davis (davisj 'at' fredonia.edu) stating their interest. We hope you'll help spread the word and encourage other graduate students at all levels of study to attend. It's never to early to start thinking about publications!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Call for Papers

2018 Meeting of the NYSSL Chapter of AMS
SUNY Fredonia School of Music, April 14-15, 2018

Deadline for proposals: Thursday, Feb. 1


The 2018 Spring meeting of the New York State St. Lawrence chapter of the American Musicological Society will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15, at SUNY Fredonia. Information on local hotels, B&Bs and restaurants will be posted on our website as it becomes available.

Saturday night will feature a performance of the musical “Spring Awakening” by the Fredonia Department of Theatre Dance in conjunction with the School of Music. We encourage submissions that address Broadway musicals, Wedekind, musical representations of sexuality, and other issues related to “Spring Awakening.” We also solicit panel recommendations, including lightening talks or other alternative formats.

You are invited to submit abstracts in all areas of scholarship on music to the Program Committee Chair: Jim Davis, SUNY Fredonia at davisj@fredonia.edu. The deadline for abstracts is Thursday, February 1, 2018.

Review of proposals is blind. In the body of an email, include your name, title of the paper, A/V requirements (sound, piano, projector, etc.), affiliation, and contact information. Please attach an abstract of no more than 250 words to your email (.pdf or .docx). Do not include your name in the title or in the abstract document.

Accepted papers should be 20 minutes in length. Note: The submission of an abstract presupposes that the proposer agrees to present the paper should the Program Committee accept it.

You do not need to be a member of the AMS or the NYSSL chapter to submit a proposal. Should your paper be selected for presentation though, you will need to pay chapter dues and become a member. We are working on getting a link up on the Chapter Website. There will be more information about that shortly. 

Graduate students may request to be considered for the annual Student Paper Prize (AMS).


  

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Conference Report


The annual NYSSL Chapter meeting of the AMS took place over the April 22-23 weekend at the University of Toronto, in Ontario. Many thanks to University of Toronto’s Caryl Clark and Sherry Lee for skillfully co-chairing the meeting and taking care of local arrangements. The program committee put together a wonderful array of papers to provide stimulation for all members, with one panel ‘Resonances of Riel,’ perfectly timed to speak to the Canadian Opera Company’s ‘new’ premiere of Harry Somers’ Louis Riel a few nights prior. Participants were also treated to a compelling Keynote Address “Schopenhauer’s Musical Ecology” by Holly Watkins (Eastman School of Music), that repositioned Schopenhauer’s ‘will’ as an embodying and ecological organism. With about half the papers presented by graduate students, our Graduate Student Paper Prize adjudication committee (Laura Gray, James Currie, and Holly Watkins—thank you!) had their work cut out for them.  The prize was awarded to Patrick Nickleson (University of Toronto) for his paper “Inside the Theatre of Eternal Music: Collective Composition, Archives, and the Historiography of Drones.” Congratulations Patrick!  Thanks to everyone who presented, attended, and participated. It was a fruitful and memorable chapter meeting!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Chapter Meeting at the University of Toronto

We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to the AMS-NYSSL Chapter meeting at the University of Toronto, April 22-23, 2017. The meeting will be held at the Faculty of Music, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park Crescent, (Museum Subway) Toronto, Canada M5S2C5.

We have planned an exciting program, including faculty and student presenters, and a keynote address by Holly Watkins from the Eastman School of Music. Our thanks to Stephanie Vander Wel, University at Buffalo, for her assistance with the program, available here. Abstracts and presenter bios are available here.

We ask that you make your own hotel arrangements. The closest reasonably-priced hotel is the Holiday Inn Bloor Yorkville, 280 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S1V8. http://www.hitorontoblooryorkville.ca
There are, of course, many other options in the vicinity of the university and the surrounding downtown neighbourhood.

As announced earlier, the conference coincides with the Canadian Opera Company's new, all-Canadian production of Harry Somers' and Mavor Moore's centennial-commissioned opera Louis Riel. The production opens at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on the evening of Thursday April 20, and the second performance takes place on Sunday afternoon April 23. The chapter meeting features a panel on the opera entitled “Resonances of Riel,” and we are also hosting an interdisciplinary symposium “Hearing Riel” at the University of Toronto on Friday April 21. For further information about performances of the opera and the symposium, please see the website of the Canadian Opera Company and the University of Toronto's Canada 150 initiative.


Caryl Clark and Sherry Lee
co-chairs of the AMS-NYSSL Chapter spring 2017 meeting

Friday, December 16, 2016

Call for Papers


2017 Meeting of the NYSSL Chapter of the AMS
April 22 - 23, 2017
Faculty of Music, University of Toronto
Deadline for Proposals: Friday 17 February 2017, by 5:00 p.m. EST



The Spring meeting of the New York State St. Lawrence Chapter of the American Musicological Society will take place on Saturday 22 April through Sunday 23 April 2017 at the University of Toronto.

You are invited to submit abstracts in all areas of scholarship on music to the Program Committee Chair, Caryl Clark, at c.clark@utoronto.ca. The deadline for submissions is 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday 17 February 2017.


Other Conference Details

The conference coincides with the Canadian Opera Company's new, all-Canadian production of Harry Somers' and Mavor Moore's centennial-commissioned opera Louis Riel, which runs in Toronto from 20 April through 13 May, and with the interdisciplinary symposium "Hearing Riel," which will take place at the University of Toronto on Friday, 21 April. Open to the public, this symposium features a roster of distinguished speakers who will investigate the opera, its fraught historical subject matter, and its political implications for today, in the context Truth and Reconciliation and the Canadian Sesquicentennial. For further information about performances of the opera and the symposium, please see the websites of the Canadian Opera Company and of the University of Toronto's Canada 150 initiative (details are forthcoming).

Local Information will be made available closer to the time of the conference.


Review Process

Review of proposals is blind. In the body of an email, include your name, title of the paper, A/V requirements (sound, piano, projector, etc.), affiliation, and contact information. Please attach an abstract of no more than 250 words to your email (.pdf, .doc or .docx file formats only). Do not include your name in the title or in the abstract document. Presenters will be notified of the results by March 1, 2017. 


Length

Papers should be 20 minutes in length. 


Membership

You do not need to be a member of the AMS or the NYSSL chapter to submit a proposal. Should your paper be selected for presentation, however, you will need to join the NYSSL chapter and pay the dues fee of ten dollars (CAD/USD).