Music Theory

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

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

Friday and Saturday, February 19 and 20, 2016

Full program with abstracts and presenter bios (PDF)

Friday, February 19:

2:00–2:15 p.m.: Opening Remarks

2:15–5:15 p.m.: Workshop: Deriving imaginary continuo from eighteenth-century solo instrumental music

Led by Professor William Rothstein, Graduate Center (CUNY)

5:15–7:30 p.m.: Dinner break

7:30–8:30 p.m.: Featured Presentation 1

Jessica Sommer, Chair

Professor Frank Samarotto, Indiana University: "Corelli, Counterpoint, and the Cambrian Explosion"

8:30–10:30 p.m.: Reception at the Indiana Memorial Union

Saturday, February 20:

8:45–9:45 a.m.: Breakfast reception

9:45–10:45 a.m.: Hypermetric Dissonances

Thomas Craig Duke, Chair

Jay Smith, University of North Texas: "The Metric Battle in Holst's 'Mars, the Bringer of War'"

Kája Lill, University of North Texas: "Coherence amidst Irregular and Asymmetrial Hypermeter in the Fanfare of Janáček's Sinfonietta"

10:45–11:00 a.m.: Break

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Romantic Forms

Clifton Boyd, Chair

Nathan Pell, Graduate Center (CUNY): "Expressive Ambiguity in Musical Structure: A Schenkerian View of Schubert's Op. 94, No.6"

Sarah McConnell, University of North Texas: "Motive, Form, Process, and Second Themes–an Analysis of Reger's D minor Piano Quartet"

12:00–2:00 p.m.: Lunch break

2:00–3:00 p.m.: Tonal Spaces of the Twentieth Century

John Heilig, Chair

Jinny Park, Indiana University: "1+1=1: Pärtian Symbolic Dualism in Te Deum"

Jason Patterson, University of North Texas: "The Tonic Object: New Models for Symphonic Analysis"

3:00–3:15 p.m.: Break

3:15–4:15 p.m.: Nineteenth-Century Musical Narratives

Nikolas Bauchat, Chair

David Geary, Indiana University: "Interru... Musical-Dramatic Impositions in Verdi's Ernani"

Danielle Wulf, Florida State University: "Directional Tonality and Narrative in the Nineteenth Century"

4:15–4:30 p.m.: Break

4:30–5:30 p.m.: Featured Presentation 2

Matthew Boyle, Chair

Professor Kyle Adams, Indiana University: "How Did Chromaticism Become an 'Ism'?"

5:30–7:30 p.m.: Dinner break

7:30–9:00 p.m.: Keynote Speech

Calvin Peck, Chair

Professor William Rothstein, Graduate Center (CUNY): "Vogler, Meyerbeer, and the Chromatic Scale"

9:30–11:00 p.m.: Post-conference reception at The Irish Lion