2024 Conference Supplementary Materials

Supplementary materials are available at the links below

8:30–9:30 am: Registration, coffee, breakfast

9:30–11:00 am:

Session A1: American Histories Charity Lofthouse (Hobart & William Smith Colleges), Chair

  • Sam Reenan (Miami University): “Supplementary Counterpoint in the ‘Gaelic’ Symphony: Beach’s Compositional Self-Advocacy”
  • Jacob Eichhorn (Eastman School of Music): “Twelve-Tone as Topic in Postwar American Tonal Music: Cold War Politics and Postmodern Irony”
  • Lauren Shepherd (Columbia University): “‘To the Tune o’ Those Weary Blues’: Worrying the Line and Migration Tonality in Dorothy Rudd Moore’s Weary Blues”

Session B1: Corpus Studies Yayoi Everett (City University of New York, Hunter College), Chair

  • Andrew Blake (Eastman School of Music): “Probability and Information Flow in Jazz Improvisation”
  • Evan Martschenko (University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music): “‘Feel the Emptiness’: Micro-Schemata in the Music of Henryk Mikołaj Górecki”
  • David Temperley (Eastman School of Music): “The Flatward Shift in Popular Music”

11:00–11:15 am: Break

11:15 am–12:15 pm:

Session A2: Bach Sarah Marlowe (Eastman School of Music), Chair

Session B2: Orientations Beyond Tonality Kyle Hutchison (Colgate University), chair

  • Nathan Lam (Eastman School of Music): “Solfège Set Theory”
  • Robert Hamilton (Eastman School of Music): “The Locrian Mode as a Non-Diatonic Scale”

1:45–3:15 pm:

A3: Cognition and Embodiment Chris Bartlette (Binghamton University), Chair

  • Judith Lochhead (Stony Brook University) & Nirmali Fenn (Stony Brook University): “Music’s Sensorium: Refracting Bodies and Musical Sense-making”
  • Ryan Jones (Eastman School of Music): “Musical Forces and Metaphors:  Embodied Hermeneutics in Julia Wolfe’s Big Beautiful Dark and Scary
  • Cheng Wei Lim (Columbia University): “Musical Analysis and Dreamlike Experiences”

B3: Concert Music Since the 1970s Sara Haefeli (Ithaca College), Chair

  • Drake Eshleman (Indiana University): “Analyzing Performance of an Unsynchronized Score: Morton Feldman’s Why Patterns?
  • Zekai Liu (Eastman School of Music): “A Graphic and Harmonic Analysis of Ben Johnston’s String Quartet No. 7, II–Palindromes
  • Ruixue Hu (Eastman School of Music): “Temporality, Tragedy, and Reversed Recapitulation in The Serial-Minimalist First Movement of Joe Hisaishi’s East Land Symphony

3:30–6:00 pm: Plenary Events

  • 3:30-4:00 Business meeting
  • 4:15-5:15 Keynote Panel: MTSNYS at Fifty: An Overdue Celebration Panelists: Mary Arlin, Timothy A. Johnson, Betsy Marvin, Philip Stoecker
  • 5:15-6:00 Reception

6:00 pm–7:30 pm: Dinner Break

7:30–9:30 pm: Conference workshop

“‘Shilin Jita’: Listening to Opera in America of the Roaring Twenties” Workshop Leader: Nancy Rao (Rutgers University)


8:30–9:30 am: Registration

9:30–11:00 am:

Session A4: Music as Translation Tomoko Deguchi (Winthrop University), Chair

  • Benjamin Schweitzer (Graduate Center, CUNY): “A Play of Light: Temporal Cycles and Intercultural Dialogue in Toshio Hosokawa’s Utsurohi”
  • Stephen Guerra (University at Buffalo): “Choro Charts and Cigarettes: A Case Study of Music Theory Fieldwork”
  • Táhirih Motazedian (Vassar College): “Musical Humor in Film and Television”

Session B4: Hip-Hop and Ska Kristi Hardman (UNC Charlotte), Chair

  • Maeve Gillen (Eastman School of Music): “Texture, Style, and (Anti-)Teleology in 90s Ska-Punk”
  • Fred Hosken (SUNY Potsdam): “The Language of ‘Feel’: Understanding J Dilla’s ‘Perfectly Imperfect’ Rhythm in Musicians’ Words”
  • Devin Guerrero (Texas Tech University): “Pitch, Motive, and Non-Alignment in the Idiomatic Phrasing of Melodic Rap Verses”

11:15 am–12:45 pm:

Session A5: Expressivity in Film and TV Music Elizabeth Medina-Gray (Ithaca College), Chair

  • C. Catherine Losada (University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music): “Expressive Transformations in Film Music by Max Steiner”
  • Micah Roberts (University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music): “‘Ancient Voices’: A Hypermetrical and Orchestrational Analysis of the Theme Songs to Seasons of CBS’s Survivor”
  • Hanisha Kulothparan (Eastman School of Music): “The Evolution of the Hero’s Introduction: Topic and Intercultural Trope in Kollywood Film Music”

Session B5: Metal Alex Reed (Ithaca College), Chair

  • Lori Burns (University of Ottawa): “Beyond ‘Beauty and the Beast’: Division of Work, Sonic Expression, and Musical Subjectivity in Metal Duets with Clean and Harsh Vocals”
  • Ciro Scotto (Ohio University): “What is a riff? A Structural Definition and its Analytical Consequences for Process and Form in Heavy Metal”
  • Zachary Simonds (Independent Scholar): “Terminally Anti-Climactic Form in Post 1990s Progressive Metal”