Music Theory

Twenty-Fourth 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 23 and 24, 2018


Friday, February 23:

1:00-2:00pm: Registration 

2:00-2:15pm: Opening Remarks

2:15-5:15pm: Workshop: "Ornamentation in Atonal Music"

Professor Michael Buchler, Florida State University

5:15-7:30pm: Dinner Break, Indiana Memorial Union


Rachel Rosenman, Chair

Professor Gretchen Horlacher, Indiana University: “Stravinsky's Heroes”


Saturday, February 24:

8:30-9:15am: Breakfast Reception, Registration


John Heilig, Chair

Matthew Ambrosio, University of Wisconsin Madison: "Debussy's Cyclic Refrain: A Deleuzian Perspective"

Evan Howard Murnane, University of California, Santa Barbara: "'Mere Clockwork Chimes?': Hanslick's Proto-Phenomenological Aesthetics"

Yiyi Gao, University of North Texas: "Franchinus Gaffurius and the Notion of Sweetness [Suavitas] in Practica musicae (1496)"

10:45-11:00am: Break

11:00am-12:00pm: RECENT RADIO HITS

David Geary, Chair

Devin Chaloux, Indiana University: "'No'stalgia: One Roadmap to a Public Music Theory"

Kristi Hardman, CUNY Graduate Center: "Feeling the Backbeat: The Effect of Vocal Backbeat in Contemporary Country Music"

12:00-2:00pm: Lunch Break


Emily Barbosa, Chair

Mary Margaret Gossell, Michigan State University: "Acceptance of Tragedy in Chopin's Fantasy in F minor, Op. 49"

Nathan Pell, CUNY Graduate Center: "Minor Teilers"

3:00-3:15pm: Break

3:15-4:15pm: THE 20TH CENTURY

Christa Cole, Chair

Jacy Pederson, Texas Christian University: "A Theory of Closure in the Late Works of Sergei Prokofiev"

Sara Everson, Florida State University: "Functions of Gesture in Music by Gubaidulina and Sciarrino"

4:15-4:30pm: Break


Thomas Craig Duke, Chair

Professor Marianne Kielian-Gilbert, Indiana University: "Materializing Form: Engaging Listeners, Process and Memory"

5:30-7:30pm: Dinner Break

7:30-9:00pm: KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Robert Komaniecki, Chair

Professor Michael Buchler, Florida State University: “The Other Obligatory Register and further Music-Theatrical Lessons on Closure"

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