Music Theory

Twenty-First Annual Symposium for Research in Music
Hosted by the Graduate Theory Association

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

Friday and Saturday, February 20 and 21, 2015

Friday, February 20:

2:00 – 2:15pm: Opening Remarks

2:15 – 5:15pm: Workshop with Professor Daniel Harrison (Yale University) on fugue

5:15 – 7:30pm: Dinner break

7:30 – 8:30pm: Featured Presentation 1 (Ruthie Chase, chair)

Professor Blair Johnston, “The Bells, the ‘Ghosts,’ and the Other ‘Weird Sounds’ in Rachmaninoff’s Last Work”

8:30 – 10:30pm: Reception at the Indiana Memorial Union

Saturday, February 21:

8:15 – 9:15am: Breakfast reception

9:15 – 10:45am: Theories of Sonata Form (Ryan Taycher, chair)

“Contrasting Derivations of Sonata Form and their Present-day Effects.” James DiNardo, University of Michigan

“The Generative Contradiction of Interruption and its Effect on Recapitulations.” Nathan Pell, Mannes College of Music

“Pardon the Interruption: Reconsidering Schenker’s Sonata Form Paradigms.” Benjamin Graf, University of North Texas

10:45 – 11:00am: Break

11:00am – 12:00pm: The Long Turn of the Twentieth Century (Nikolas Bauchat, chair)

“Schoenberg’s Liszt.” Professor Joe Argentino, Memorial University of Newfoundland

“Thematic Simultaneity and Structural Ambiguity in Prokofiev's Sonata Forms.” Rebecca Perry, Yale University

12:00 – 2:00pm: Lunch break

2:00 – 3:00pm: Modality (Zachary Zinser, chair)

“Three Composers’ Approaches to the ‘English’ Dorian Mode.” Thomas Craig Duke, Indiana University

“Jean Langlais’s Sharpwise Inflections.” Nathan Lloyd Lam, Indiana University

3:00 – 3:15pm: Break

3:15 – 4:15pm: Serialism (Calvin Peck, chair)

“Surface and Structural Analytical Techniques in Two Late Songs of Milton Babbitt.” Alyssa Barna, Eastman School of Music

“Serial Organization in Krzysztof Penderecki’s Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima: Rotation, Multiplication, and Contour.” Kája Lill, University of North Texas

4:15 – 4:30pm: Break

4:30 – 5:30pm: Featured Presentation 2 (Jessica Sommer, chair)

Professor Daphne Tan, “Was Kurth a Dualist? Or, Three Responses to Riemann”

5:30 – 7:30pm: Dinner break

7:30 – 9:00pm: Keynote Speech (Nathan Beary Blustein, chair)

Professor Daniel Harrison, “An Analysis of Contemporary Tonal Music”

9:30 – 11:00pm: Post-conference reception at The Irish Lion