45th Annual Meeting

2–3 April 2016

Mannes School of Music at The New School
Arnold Hall
55 W. 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

University Center
65 Fifth Avenue (between E. 13th and E. 14th Streets)
New York, NY 10011



Friday, 1 April


5:00–7:00 pm

Improvisation and Partimento Workshop
Arnold Hall, 55 West 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall (4th Floor)
Johnandrew Slominski (Eastman School of Music)
NB Open to official workshop participants only

Saturday, 2 April


8:00–9:00 am

Registration—University Center, 65 Fifth Avenue (between E. 13th and E. 14th Streets)


9:00 am–12:00 pm

Dualism and Transformation (UL 102)
Chair: Christopher Brody (Eastman School of Music)

·  Plagal Systems in the Songs of Fauré and Duparc
    Andrew Pau (Oberlin Conservatory of Music)

·  Tonality and Temporality in the Todesverkündigung
    Sam Bivens (Eastman School of Music)

·  Harmonic Dualism in Ben Johnston’s Ninth String Quartet
    Laurence Willis (McGill University)

·  Pcset Chains, Transformational Networks, and TC-Generated Hexachordal Complexes in Some Recent Music by Pierre Boulez
    Ciro Scotto (Ohio University)


9:00–10:30 am

Fugue and Fantasia (UL 105)
Chair: Sarah Marlowe (New York University)

·  Musical Rhetoric in Sweelinck’s Chromatic Fantasia
    Derek Remeš (Eastman School of Music)

·  Back to School: Scholasticism and Formal Structure in Camille Saint-Saëns’s Fugues for Keyboard
    Pedro Segarra-Sisamone (Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico)


10:30 am –12:00 pm

Musical Schemata (UL 105)
Chair: William Rothstein (The Graduate Center and Queens College, CUNY)

·  Schematizing Stravinsky's Neoclassicism
    Sarah Iker (University of Chicago)

·  Interactions between Topics and Schemata: The Sacred Romanesca Case
    Olga Sánchez-Kisielewska (Northwestern University)





12:00–1:30 pm



1:30–2:55 pm

Topics in Tonal Music (Lightning Talks) (UL 102)
Chair: Peter Silberman (Ithaca College)

·  Composing-Out in Sonata-Space
    Peter Franck (Western University)

·  Poetic Form and Schubert's Instrumental Narratives
    Jonathan Guez (College of Wooster)

·  Further Thoughts on the End-Accented Paradigm in Classical Instrumental Music
    Samuel Ng (University of Cincinnati)

·  Beethovenian Introductions in Mendelssohn's Early Chamber Works
    Catrina Kim (Eastman School of Music)

·  Unfolding the Mystery of Metric Ambiguity: Hypermeter and Form in the Finale of Schubert’s Piano Sonata in D major, D.850
    Joseph Chi-Sing Siu (Eastman School of Music)

·  The Evolution of Beethoven’s Rondo-Finales
    Joan Huguet (Williams College)

·  Liszt’s “Poisoned” Song: Examining the Versions and Poetic Interpretations of “Vergiftet sind meine Lieder”
    Michael Vitalino (SUNY Potsdam)


1:30–2:55 pm

Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries (UL 105)
Chair: Patricia Howland (Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts)

·  Ravel's Prolongational Language
    Braden Maxwell (Eastman School of Music)

·  Composing Horizontal Shifting Counterpoint
    Simon Prosser (The Graduate Center, CUNY)

·  Uncovering Elements of Roberto Gerhard’s Post-Exile Style in the Wind Quintet (1928)
    Rachel Mitchell (SUNY Albany)

·  Goal-Directed Projection of Dissonant Counterpoint in Louis Andriessen's Hout (1991)
    Jacob Walls (University of Pennsylvania)

·  Sound Spaces: The Intersection of Spectral and Spatial in Le noir de l’étoile
    Ben Duinker, McGill University)

·  The Engaged and the Absurd: Narrative Clarity and Listener Engagement in the Music of System of a Down
    Alyssa Barna (Eastman School of Music)

·  Rock Modulation and Narrative
    Scott Hanenberg (University of Toronto)



Plenary Events—Arnold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), Theresa Lang Community & Student Center, Room 1202 (2nd Floor)


3:30–4:30 pm

Performance Symposium:
Nicholas Kitchen (Borromeo String Quartet and New England Conservatory) and Patrick McCreless (Yale University)


4:30–5:30 pm

Keynote Address: “The History of Music Theory and the Undergraduate Curriculum”
Robert Wason (Eastman School of Music)


5:30–6:00 pm

Business Meeting


6:00 pm


Sunday, 3 April


8:00–9:00 am

Registration— Arnold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)


9:00 am–12:00 pm

Serialism and Hierarchy (Glass Box Theater, Ground Floor)
Chair: Lynne Rogers (Mannes School of Music at The New School)

·  Playing it “Cool”: Serialism on Broadway
    Thomas Posen (University of New Mexico)

·  Milton Babbitt's Composition for Four Instruments and Du: Two Case Studies in Serial Hierarchy
    Zachary Bernstein (Eastman School of Music)

·  Hierarchy vs. Heterarchy in Two Compositions by Wayne Shorter
    Henry Martin (Rutgers University–Newark) and Keith Waters (University of Colorado–Boulder)

·  Following Schenker's Lead in Analysis of Stravinsky
    Megan Lavengood (The Graduate Center, CUNY)


9:00–10:30 am

Cadences and Periods (Ernst Stiefel Concert Hall [4th Floor])
Chair: Poundie Burstein (The Graduate Center and Hunter College, CUNY)

·  Across the Divide: The Sequential Period
    Eric Wen (The Juilliard School and The Graduate Center, CUNY)

·  Between Half and Perfect Cadences: The Use of Tonicization in Periods in the Music of Dvořák
   Xieyi Abby Zhang (The Graduate Center, CUNY)


10:30 am –12:00 pm

Vocality, Emotion, and Expression (Ernst Stiefel Concert Hall [4th Floor])
Chair: Charity Lofthouse (Hobart and William Smith Colleges)

·  “And the Voice Said”: Musical (Dis)embodiment in Laurie Anderson's “O Superman”
    Anna Fulton (Eastman School of Music)

·  Emergent Modality: Minor-to-Major Progressions as “Tragic-to-Transcendent” Narratives in Brahms's Lieder
    Loretta Terrigno (The Graduate Center, CUNY)

Program Committee: Edward Klorman (Queens College, CUNY), chair; Heather Laurel (City College of New York, CUNY); Elizabeth West Marvin (Eastman School of Music), William Marvin (ex officio, Eastman School of Music), and Philip Stoecker (Hofstra University).

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