SMT Interest Group Meetings
Analysis of World Music
Saturday, 12:30-2:00 pm, Nationwide B
Autographs and Archival Documents
Friday, 12:30-2:00 pm, Taft A
The Autographs and Archival Documents Interest Group will sponsor a series of lightning talks. Our speakers will include David Carson Berry, Frank Heidlberger, Thomas William Posen, Mark Richardson, and Joseph Salem. The session will be chaired by Benjamin Levy.
Dance and Movement
Thursday, 5:45-7:45 pm, Nationwide A
The Dance and Movement interest group will meet on Thursday evening for a presentation, discussion, and business meeting. We will be welcoming dance scholar Hannah Kosstrin to present her interdisciplinary research on digital humanities and movement notation.
Early Music Analysis
Saturday, 12:30-2:00 pm, McKinley
Film and Multimedia
Friday, 5:45-7:45 pm, McKinley
Global New Music
Saturday, 5:45-7:45 pm, Nationwide A
The Global New Music Group meeting on Sat 5.45 pm (Nationwide A) will continue to explore approaches to underrepresented and neglected new music from around the world, centered on the theme of "global modernism," which expands the temporal and spatial boundaries of European and American musical modernism. Papers will address a range of musics by composers from Japan (Toshio Hosokawa), China (Li Jinhui), and Denmark (Per Nørgård).
History of Theory
Friday, 12:30-2:00 pm, Harrison
Saturday, 5:45-7:45 pm, Taft A
With the Music Cognition Group, we are co-sponsoring an alternative-format special session on "Musical Improvisation: Cognitive Processes, Formulas, Schemata, and Musical Structure" (Thursday, 2:15-3:45pm): https://sites.google.com/site/smtimprovisation/smt-2019-special-session (this session will also be live-streamed by the Society).
By circulating materials online to interested scholars and soliciting reactions to the papers, we hope to facilitate dialogs on improvisation before, during, and after the conference.
Jazz Theory and Analysis
Friday, 12:30-2:00 pm, Nationwide B
Mathematics of Analysis
Friday, 12:30-2:00 pm, Grant
Music and Disability
Saturday, 12:30-2:00 pm, Nationwide A (with Music Cognition)
The Music and Disability Interest Group will jointly hold a session of lightning talks with the Music and Cognition Interest Group, entitled “Intersections of Music, Disability, and Cognition.” Each of the six ten-minute lightning talks will connect themes from disability studies and cognitive studies, broadly defined, with the goal of fostering interdisciplinary conversations about disability. The lightning talks will be followed by a discussion and short business meeting.
Music and Psychoanalysis
Friday, 5:45-7:45 pm, Nationwide A
Saturday, 12:30-2:00 pm, Nationwide A (with Music and Disability)
The Music Cognition Interest Group will jointly hold a session of lightning talks with the Music and Disability Interest Group, entitled “Intersections of Music, Disability, and Cognition.” Each of the six ten-minute lightning talks will connect themes from disability studies and cognitive studies, broadly defined, with the goal of fostering interdisciplinary conversations about disability. The lightning talks will be followed by a discussion and short business meeting.
Thursday, 5:45-7:45 pm, Taft C
Friday, 5:45-7:45 pm, Harrison
The Pedagogy Interest Group will be holding their annual business meeting at SMT on Saturday evening, November 9, from 5:45-7:45. This year’s meeting will feature a workshop on the topic of “Embodiment and the Music Theory Core Curriculum,” lead by Arnie Cox and Charity Lofthouse.
Performance and Analysis
Friday, 12:30-2:00 pm, Harrison
Our meeting will include two lightning presentations pertaining to performance and analysis: (1) “Expressive Asynchrony and Lyrical Meaning in Buffy Sainte-Marie Performances,” presented by Nancy Murphy (University of Houston), and (2) “Performing a Syncopated Hemiola and Its Cousin in Brahms,” presented by John Paul Ito (Carnegie Mellon University). The second portion of the meeting will be a general discussion and a brief business meeting.
Saturday, 6:00-7:45 pm, Taft C
Saturday, 12:30-2:00 pm, Taft C
This year’s meeting of the PMIG will address important administrative goals of the group. The first of these is an upload-a-thon, where everyone will bring devices with which they can update the bibliography and resources of our Humanities Commons group. The second goal is to finish drafting interest group bylaws, which make some changes to the administration of the group as well as formalizing existing group practices; a current draft is available at the PMIG Humanities Commons group.
Post-1945 Music Analysis
Friday, 12:30-2:00 pm, McKinley
To celebrate the forthcoming publication of The Oxford Handbook of Spectral Music, this year’s meeting will be a workshop-symposium on spectral music. Three scholars will give workshop-style presentations on different aspects of spectralism, with a focus on Gérard Grisey (materials are available at our google site). Presentations will include ample time dedicated to interaction and discussion, are designed to be accessible to non-specialists. We invite all conference attendees interested in learning more about spectral music to attend. Outgoing co-chair Amy Bauer will welcome new co-chairs Antares Boyle and Laura Emmery.
Queer Resource Group
Saturday, 5:45-7:45 pm, Nationwide B
Our meeting entitled “Music Theory and Queer Identities: The Past and Future of the QRG” will feature presentations and a discussion that will shape the future mission of the QRG by Gavin Lee, Fred Everett Maus, and Danielle Sofer. Topics that will be discussed include a proposal for a LGBTQ+ standing committee in the SMT, the relationship between personal and professional identities in music theory, and the ethics of data collection as a method for queer representation. We hope that you will attend and share your thoughts on how the QRG can better serve the membership of SMT.
Russian Music Theory
Saturday, 12:30-2:00 pm, Taft A
The Russian Music Theory Interest Group will host an informal discussion of recent translations and analyses by interest group members. All conference attendees are invited to attend; there is no advance preparation.
Scholars for Social Responsibility
Friday, 5:45-7:45 pm, Nationwide B
The Scholars for Social Responsibility session will feature a roundtable discussion and lightening talks by Miriam Piilonen, Clifton Boyd, Chelsey Hamm, Rachel Lumsden, and Alyssa Barna, about SMT award demographics and diversity. Then Miriam Piilonen will lead a workshop on grant-writing. (See her slides.)
Work and Family
Friday, 12:30-2:00 pm, Nationwide A
The Work and Family Interest Group will host a panel and discussion on advocacy in higher education. Topics will include living wage and contracts for graduate students, childcare arrangements and maternity leave, adjunct faculty issues, and working with union representatives. Panelists will be Nancy Rogers, Grievance Chair for the FSU Chapter of the United Faculty of Florida; Jennifer Harding, FSU graduate student; and Stephen Lett, PhD graduate from University of Michigan.