Sunday, March 13, 2022

2022 NYSSL Chapter Meeting Program and Registration now available

Dear members, 

The program for our coming Annual Meeting has been shared on the Upcoming Meetings page

Please register here; this year's meeting fee is $20 for full-time faculty and $10 for part-time faculty, students, independent scholars, and others.

More information about lodging and local arrangements has been posted below the conference program and shared through our Google groups mailing list.  

Looking forward to seeing you all in Rochester, 


AMS-NYSSL Chapter and Conference Hosts. 

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

2022 Spring Meeting: Call for Papers

Location and dates: Eastman School of Music (Rochester), April 9-10, 2022

Deadline for proposals: Wednesday, February 23


The 2022 spring meeting of the New York State – Saint Lawrence chapter of the American Musicological Society will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 9-10 at the Eastman School of Music (University of Rochester) in Rochester, New York. We welcome proposals for 20-minute presentations on all areas of scholarship in music, in addition to proposals for panels or other alternative format sessions.


In keeping with Eastman’s Centennial Celebration, we would like to encourage proposals dealing with any kind of musical performance or with the history and politics of music education in the United States. The Chapter Meeting will also take place concurrently with the 50th-anniversary conference of the Music Theory Society of New York State; panel proposals combining presentations by musicologists and music theorists would be especially welcome. 


The conference will feature a keynote address by Professor Sherry Lee of the University of Toronto, along with a graduate student workshop on a topic to be announced.


Please use this submission form to submit abstracts of no more than 250 words. The proposal form will also ask you to indicate your name, affiliation, and contact information, as well as any unique tech and/or accessibility requirements; please do not include your name within the abstract. Graduate students who wish to be considered for the AMS-NYSSL Student Paper Prize should check the appropriate box on the form. The submission of an abstract presupposes that the proposer agrees to present the talk should the program committee accept it. For questions about submissions, please contact the Program Committee Chair, Holly Watkins (Eastman School of Music), at hwatkins [at] esm [dot] rochester [dot] edu. The deadline for proposals is Wednesday, February 23, 2022. 


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, you will need to pay the meeting fee ($20 for full-time faculty, $10 for all others) and become a member when you register for the conference. 


For more information about the conference, please visit the AMS-NYSSL website. Information on local hotels, B&Bs, and restaurants will be posted there as it becomes available. We hope to offer travel stipends to help offset graduate students’ transportation costs. 



Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Save the date! Next NYSSL Annual Meeting will take place on April 9-10, 2022

We are very happy to share with you that our chapter's next annual meeting will be organized jointly by the Eastman School of Music, as part of their Centennial celebration, and the Music Theory Society of New York State, who are celebrating their 50 year anniversary. 

The conference is scheduled for April 9-10, 2022 (Sat-Sun) at Eastman (Rochester, NY). A call for papers will follow soon. Please save the date! 

We look forward to seeing you all there. 

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

NYSSL AMS Chapter Meeting 2021, April 15-16

 AMS NYSSL 2021 Chapter Meeting


Registration Link: https://forms.gle/kBX6nX4uVxiPzCmi8


Full-time faculty - US$20

Grad students, part-time faculty, independent scholars, and others - US$10


Schedule:


Thursday, April 15


9 am Welcome and Opening Remarks


9:15 am Music and Propaganda

Chair: Christina Baade, McMaster University


Cheers to the End, or How the BBC Handled Empire Day Broadcasting After World War II 

Trevor R. Nelson, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester


Listening to German-Japanese Relations through Felix Weingartner’s Die 

Dorfschule (1919)

Amanda Hsieh, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Mozart in the Axis: The Italian Delegation at the “Mozart Week of the German Reich” (1941)

Marie-Hélène Benoit-Otis, Universite de Montreal

Gabrielle Prud’homme, Universite de Montreal/University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna


10:30 am Recovering Female Professionals 

Chair: Derek Strykowski, University at Buffalo (SUNY)


“A Notorious Lady”: Nannette Streicher-Stein and Piano Making in Vienna

Hester Bell Jordan, McGill University


November 26, 1842: The Schröders, Live at the Gewandhaus

Jacques Dupuis, Framingham State University


Who was the Chickasaw that sang at the Coronation of George and Queen Elizabeth in London?: Europe's Fascination with Tessie Mobley and American Indigeneity.

Cristian Damir Martinez Vega, University of Oklahoma


11:45 am Tracing Sources 

Chair: John Kapusta, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester


Searching for Divinity in Jazz: Observations on Sofia Gubaidulina’s Concerto for Two Orchestras, Jazz and Symphony (1976)

Lana Forman, York University


Erskine Caldwell’s Tragic Ground: The Text Behind Aaron Copland’s The Tender Land

Monica A. Hershberger, SUNY Geneseo


Lightning Talk—DACT Fragment Campaign

Anna de Bakker, DACT


Lightning Talk—Visualizing Nineteenth-Century Music Supply Chains

Derek Strykowski, University at Buffalo (SUNY)


12:45 pm Lunch Break 


2:00 pm Sound and Site 

Chair: Sara Haefeli, Ithaca College


An Alliance of Sound and Bronze: Instrumentalizing Noise and the Other in Albert of Aachen’s History of the Journey to Jerusalem

Eleanor Price, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester


Re-Hearing the Garden in Schoenberg's Erwartung

Sadie Menicanin, University of Toronto


Studying Source Material of Music for Wilderness Lake: Preliminary Ideas about Textual Authority in Site-Specific Works

Sarah Teetsel, University at Buffalo (SUNY)


3:15 pm Sonic Identity 

Chair: Darren Mueller, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester


Sounding Spanish: Manuel de Falla's La vida breve and the Failure of Representation 

Anthony LaLena, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester


Tin Pan Alley's Lace Curtains: Irish Diaspora and Italian Opera in the Music of Chauncey Olcott

Sarah Gerk, Binghamton University


Listening in Lycra: Jazzercise Records and the Race of the Slender Body

Emmalouise St. Amand, Eastman School of Music, University of 

Rochester


4:45 pm Keynote Address: "Vera Lynn in Nashville (1977): White Working-Class Femininity and Transatlantic Affinities"

Christina Baade, McMaster University


6:00 pm Virtual Social Hour 



Friday, April 16

9:15 am Voice, Vocality, and Performances of Self

Chair: Seth Coluzzi, Colgate University


“Wayfaring Stranger” and Dolly’s Parton’s Compositional Voice: A Visit to Dolly’s Songwriting Workshop

Lydia Hamessley, Hamilton College


That’s the Way I Am, Heaven Help Me: The Role of Pronunciation in Billy Bragg’s Recordings

Mary Blake Rose, Western University


Lightning Talk—Pseudo-Musicology and Musicological Fictions

Kristin M. Franseen, Carleton University


10:15 am Music, Religion, and Liturgy

Chair: Kirsten Yri, Wilfrid Laurier University


The Harmonics of the Alia musica

Matthew Nace


Benjamin Britten’s Curlew River: At the Crossroads of Modernism and the Sacred

Hilary Seraph Donaldson, University of Toronto


11:15 am Diversity, Inclusion, and Labor 

Chair: Kimberly Francis, University of Guelph


Where Do We Go from Here? Ethical Representation On- and Offstage in Opera

E. Margaret Cormier, McGill University


Anti-Colonization, Art Music, and Theatre’s Messiah/Complex

Nina Penner, Brock University


Lightning Talk—Call Me Maestro: Media and the Representation of Orchestral Conductors 

Cheryl Bruce, Queen’s University


Lightning Talk—Democracy and Musical Labor

Amanda Paruta


12:30 pm Lunch Break 


1:30 pm NYSSL Business Meeting and Graduate Student Paper Prize Announcement


2:00 pm COVID and Virtuality 

Chair: Colleen Renihan, Queen’s University

De-Traumatizing the Pandemic: Music, Media, and the Neoliberal Economy

James Deaville, Carleton University


Digital Symphonies: Visual Innovation and Digital Strategies used by Orchestras to Enhance Audience Engagement During COVID-19 Social Restrictions 

Cintia Cristiá, Ryerson University


Lightning Talk—Virtual Reality Applications for Remote Music Collaboration

Mike D’Errico, Albright College


3:15 pm Imagine PhD Workshop 

Of special interest to graduate students, but open to all 

Chairs: April Morris, University of Western Ontario and Diana Wu, University of Western Ontario

Facilitated by Rob Pearson, Emory University and Imagine PhD


4:45 pm BYOB Virtual Social Hour 













Tuesday, January 5, 2021

2021 Virtual Meeting of the NYSSL Chapter of AMS

Hosted by Colgate University, April 15-16, 2020
Deadline for proposals: Monday, February 15


The 2021 spring meeting of the New York State St. Lawrence chapter of the American Musicological Society will take place on virtually on Thursday and Friday 15-16 April, hosted by Colgate University. In recognition of the unique challenges posed by the moment that we are living through, including those associated with virtual conferences, this meeting will be structured to make participation as easy as possible. In lieu of our typical presentation formats, we welcome instead 10-minute presentations on all areas of scholarship in music. We also welcome 5-minute “lightning” talks in which presenters discuss projects-in-process, envision post-pandemic research plans, and/or relaunch scholarship that has fallen by the wayside over the past year. 


Please use this submission form to submit proposals for both types of presentations. For 10-minute presentations, please share an abstract of no more than 200 words. For 5-minute lightning talks, please simply share the topic and a 2-3 sentence description. The form will also ask you to indicate your name, affiliation, and contact information, as well as any unique tech and/or accessibility requirements. Graduate students who wish to be considered for the AMS-NYSSL Student Paper Prize should check the appropriate box on the form. The submission of an abstract presupposes that the proposer agrees to present the talk should the program committee accept it. For questions about submissions, please contact the Program Committee Chair: Mary Simonson, Colgate University, at msimonson [at] colgate [dot] edu. 


The conference will feature a keynote address by Professor Christina Baade of McMaster University entitled “Vera Lynn in Nashville (1977): White Working-Class Femininity and Transatlantic Affinities” and a graduate student career exploration workshop that will include engagement with ImaginePhD. It will also incorporate an optional two-hour “Project Reboot” Writing Session, a BYO Wine and Cheese Reception, and other opportunities to connect virtually with colleagues in the chapter. 


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, you will need to pay the meeting fee ($20 for full-time faculty, $10 for all others). Participants will be asked to e-transfer the fee at the beginning of the meeting.






Thursday, March 19, 2020

COVID-19

As you may have predicted, given the news that Covid-19 has reached pandemic status, the Chapter meeting organizers and officers have made the difficult decision to cancel the conference. Inspired by the program and to honor the work that had already been invested in holding the conference, it seemed that a virtual or online conference would offer a solution. But a few days of working with the logistics of moving to online formats for remainder of term, as well as for exams, has proved demanding not only of the instructors and TAs, but also of the tech staff at all our universities. It no longer seems feasible.

We propose to hold the conference at Colgate University next year (2021). Mary Simonson, program chair and co-organizer of the Chapter meeting with Seth Coluzzi, has already written to many of you. To summarize, if you were presenting this year, you will be guaranteed a spot on the program next year. We will send out another CFP and expand the program to two full days to give others an opportunity to present as well. We hope that next year's slightly larger format will make up for this.

I want to extend a thank you to everyone who has devoted time organizing this meeting so far: conference chairs and organizers, Mary Simonson and Seth Coluzzi (noted above), program committee members Ellen Lockhart and Erin Brooks, NYSSL chapter secretary-treasurer Colleen Renihan, AMS secretary Lydia Hamessley, and AMS Council representative Kimberly Francis, and our keynote Christina Baade. We'll just be one step ahead next year!

Kirsten

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Program for 2020 Chapter Meeting

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 (over lunch) (Colleen Renihan and Kirsten Yri)
Announcement of the Graduate Student Paper Prize