Music Theory

Twenty-Third Annual Symposium of Research in Music
 Theory
Hosted by the Graduate Theory Association

Ford-Crawford Hall, IU Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana

Friday and Saturday, February 24 and 25, 2017

Full program with abstracts and presenter bios (PDF)

Friday, February 24:

1:00-2:00pm: Registration 

2:00-2:15pm: Opening Remarks

2:15-5:15pm: Workshop: Analyzing Declamatory Rhythm in the German Lied,

Led by Professor Harald Krebs, University of Victoria

5:15-7:30pm: Dinner Break

7:30-8:30pm: FEATURED PRESENTATION I

Leah Frederick, Chair

Professor Julian Hook, Indiana University: “Generalized Normal Forms”

8:30-10:30pm: Reception at the Indiana Memorial Union (State Room East and State Room West)

Saturday, February 25:

8:45-9:45am: Breakfast Reception

9:45-10:45am: SCHOENBERG AND HIS MUSIC

Lauren Wilson, Chair

Adam Roy, Western University: “Schoenberg’s Voice Leading Space: Mapping Motivic Transformations through Ordered Intervallic Networks”

Anna Nelson, University of Michigan: “Adorno’s Musically-Influenced Philosophy: Schoenberg’s ‘Idea’ as Resistance to the ‘Culture Industry’”

10:45-11:00am: Break

11:00am-12:00pm: STRETCHING TONALITY IN LOURIÉ AND HINDEMITH

Tyler Erickson, Chair

Savanna Rigling, Louisiana State University: “Melody and Mutability: Elements of Peremennost’ in Arthur Lourié’s Early Vocal Writings”

Blake Taylor, University of Louisville: “Tonal Shift, Cadence and Transition in Hindemith’s Sonata for Trombone and Piano, Mvt. 1

12:00-2:00pm: Lunch Break

2:00-3:00pm: DISNEY AND ADELE

Jinny Park, Chair

Ash Stemke, Florida State University: “Musical ‘Medicine’ for a Tonal Problem: Examining the Score of Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins

Timothy Mastic, The Graduate Center (CUNY): “An Intra-Album Dialogic Approach to Adele’s 25”

3:00-3:15pm: Break

3:15-4:15pm: THEORY, PERFORMANCE, AND BACH

Emily Lamb, Chair

Nik Bauchat, Indiana University: “J.S. Bach’s Ideal Pacing Prototype”

Nathan Pell, Graduate Center (CUNY): “Towards a Theory of Performance: Its Rules and Layers”

4:15-4:30pm: Break

4:30-5:30pm: FEATURED PRESENTATION II

Jessica Sommer, Chair

Professor Mike Cheng-Yu Lee, Indiana University: “Sources for Ambiguity in Haydn String Quartet Op. 33 No 1”

5:30-7:30pm: Dinner Break

7:30-9:00pm: KEYNOTE ADDRESS

David Geary, Chair

Professor Harald Krebs, University of Victoria: “Changes of Pace: Expressive Accelerations and Decelerations in Felix Mendelssohn’s Vocal Rhythms”

9:00-11:00pm: Post-Conference Reception at the Irish Lion