Upcoming Meetings

Please join us at the 2020 meeting of the New York State-St. Lawrence Chapter of the AMS!
Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
April 2&3, 2020

Tentative Conference Schedule

Thursday, April 2
Coffee, tea, and light breakfast snacks will be available beginning at 9:45 am

10:00 am: Welcome

10:15 am: Style, Identity, and Influence in the Early Twentieth Century  
Jewish Difference and Commedic Recovery: Korngold’s Die tote Stadt in the First Austrian Republic
Amanda Hsieh, University of Toronto

Between Scriabin and Schoenberg: Influences and Anxieties of Nikolai Roslavets Reconsidered
Lana Forman, York University

Tin Pan Alley’s Lace Curtains: Irish Diaspora and Italian Opera in the Music of Chauncey Olcott
Sarah Gerk, SUNY-Binghamton

11:45 am: Coffee break

12:00 pm: (Un)Surprising Origins
The Alia musica and the Carolingian Conception of Mode
Matthew Nace, University of Western Ontario

A Glimpse into Music for Sunday School in Nineteenth-Century Switzerland
Dianne McMullen, Union College

1:00 pm: Lunch/Graduate Student Workshop

2:30 pm: Music and Utopian Futurities
Janelle Monáe: Pushing the Boundaries of Inclusivity with the Afrofuturist Aesthetic
Amy Feeney, University of Denver

#MeToo and the Utopian Potential of Popular Music
Nikki Pasqualini, Cornell University

Rewriting History: Music and Empire in the Age of Brexit
Trevor R. Nelson, Eastman School of Music – University of Rochester

4:00 pm: Coffee break

4:15 pm: Keynote: Vera Lynn in Nashville (1977): White Working-Class Femininity and Transatlantic Affinities
Christina Baade, Professor of Communications Studies and Multimedia, McMaster University

5:45 pm: Dinner at Merrill House

7:30 pm: Screening of The Goddess [Shennü] (dir. Wu Yonggang, 1934, 73 min)
With live musical accompaniment by Min Xiao-Fen and Rez Abassi

Friday, April 3
Coffee, tea, and light breakfast snacks will be available beginning at 8:45 am

9 am: Rurality, Place, and Sound
Studying Score Sketches of Music for Wilderness Lake
Sarah Teetsel, University at Buffalo

Wait Just Ah-One, Ah-Two: Rethinking Champagne Music as a Distinct American Style, 1955-1982
Brian Peterson, Yale University

“Wayfaring Stranger” and Dolly Parton’s Compositional Voice
Lydia Hamessley, Hamilton College

10:30 am: Coffee break

10:45 am: Identifying Sexual Assault in Operatic Repertoire: A Workshop
Julie Anne Nord, University of Western Ontario
E. Margaret Cormier, McGill University

12:15 Annual General Meeting (Colleen Renihan and Kirsten Yri)
Announcement of the Graduate Student Paper Prize

2019 Meeting of the New York State-St. Lawrence Chapter of the AMS
Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
April 16 & 17, 2019

Program below.





2018 Spring Meeting
New York State – St. Lawrence Chapter of the American Musicological Society
SUNY – Fredonia


8:30–9:30 am Registration and Refreshments (Williams Center, G103 B)

9:30–10:30 Session 1: The 1960s: Space Age and War

“The First International Webern Festival; or, It Happened at the World's Fair”
David H. Miller (Cornell University)

“A Crisis of American Identity: Elie Siegmeister’s Vietnam War Works”
April Pauline Morris (University of Western Ontario)

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45–11:45 Session 2: American Women's Voices

“Ethel Merman, Gypsy, and the Birth of the Broadway ‘Belt’”
John Kapusta (Eastman School of Music)

“Carolina Cotton’s Swinging Yodels and 1940s Okie Womanhood”
Stephanie Vander Wel (University at Buffalo)

12:00–2:00 Lunch

12:00-2:00 Graduate Student Lunch (G103 C Conference Room)

Dissertation-to-Publication Workshop

2:00–3:30 Session 3: Forms, Structure, and Beyond

“Bound for Display: The Interior/Exterior Dualities of Monteverdi’s Nymph”
Seth Coluzzi (Colgate University)

“Orlando at Play: The Games of Il palazzo incantato (1642)”
Roger Freitas (Eastman School of Music)

“The Art of The Extended Refrain”
Gordon Root (SUNY Fredonia)

3:30–3:45 Break

3:45–4:45 Keynote

"Deficient Media, Extraordinary Musics, Mozart, Distance--and the Art of Love"
Jamie Currie (University at Buffalo)

4:45–5:15 Business Meeting

7:30 Spring Awakening (Marvel Theatre, Rockefeller Arts Center)


8:30–9:30 am Refreshments

9:30–10:30 Session 5: Media Contexts

“More than the CBC: The Elmer Eisler Singers, Shirley Verett-Carter, and Igor Stravinsky in Toronto, 1961-1962”
Kimberly Francis (University of Guelph)

“Sound and Meaning on Radio in John Cage's The City Wears a Slouch Hat (1942)”
John Green (Eastman School of Music)

10:30–10:45 Break

10:45–11:45 Session 6: Representing Bodies Through Music

“Representing Difference in Popular Music: Alienation and Disability in an Italian Setting of Masters’s Spoon River Anthology”
Matteo Magarotto (Cornell University)

“Strategizing the Female Body: Charlotte Moorman’s Sky Kiss”
Rachael Lemna (Eastman School of Music)