Sunday, November 15, 9:00–12:00 CST

9:00–9:45 CST

Morning Mindfulness(AMS Platform)

10:00–10:50 CST

New Directions in Topic Theory

Robert S. Hatten, Chair

  • Olga Sánchez-Kisielewska , Musical Topics as Products and Tools of Historically Informed Performance
  • Jesse Gardner, Beyond the Fusion Principle: Pop Topics in the Music of the Miles Davis Quintet, 1964-1972
  • James Donaldson, Transforming the Post-Tonal Topic in Ligeti’s Violin Concerto
Apropos Wagner and Strauss

Alexander Rehding, Chair

  • Marie-Ève Piché , Precursors of the Tristan Chord and the “Till sixth” in Fétis’s Traité complet (1844)
  • David Byrne, Sigfrid Karg-Elert’s Common-Tone Transformation System, and His Analyses of Wagner’s Magic Sleep Motive
  • Craig Duke, Lyric Forms as “Performed” Speech in Das Rheingold
Mathematics of Music Interest Group

Mike Hall, Chair; Jason Yust, Vice-Chair

  • Lauren Hartburg, Intersectional Compatibility in Uniform Triadic Transformations
  • Matt Chiu and Noah Kahrs, Navigating the P-DFT Model: Subject-Data Correlations and Component Comparisons
  • Matthew Kiple, Constructing a New 'Transformational' Space for Maximally and Nearly Even Collections

10:00–11:15 CST

Provincializing Music Theory: Epistemic Frameworks for the New Comparativism

Gavin Lee, Chair; C. Catherine Losada, Respondent

  • Martin Scherzinger, Pre-Colonial Rhythm and Meter in Africa
  • Gavin Lee, Genealogy of the Pentatonic Scale
  • John Roeder, Comparative Musical Modernism: Jia Guoping’s Whispers of a Gentle Wind and Helmut Lachenmann’s Allegro Sostenuto
  • Amy Bauer, Ultra-Modernism and the Cosmopolitan Ideal in the Late Music of Carlos Chávez
  • C. Catherine Losada, Response

11:00-11:50 CST


John Y. Lawrence, Chair

  • Matt Chiu and Noah Kahrs, Chord Spacing and Quality: Lessons from Timbre Research
  • Ethan Edl, Janáček’s Virtual Viola d’Amore
  • Kristi Hardman, The Acoustic Properties of Tanya Tagaq’s Vocal Sounds as Situated on Timbral Continua

Maeve Sterbenz, Chair

  • Jacob Fitzpatrick, Stravinsky and Balanchine’s Agon: A Laban Movement Analysis of the Music and Dance
  • Kara Yoo Leaman, Swingin’ Bach in Ballet: Motivic Development and Funky Rhythms in Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco (1941)
  • Amy Ming Wai Tai, Rhythm and Meter in Dance as Bergsonian durée

11:30-12:45 CST

Using Open Educational Resources for Inclusive, Flexible, and Innovative Music Theory Pedagogy

Bryn Hughes, Chair and Discussant

  • Bryn Hughes, Introduction
  • Kyle Gullings, In the Trenches Using OMT
  • Chelsey Hamm, Supporting AP Music Theory: Open Music Theory’s Secondary School Outreach
  • Megan Lavengood, Not Just a Theory: How to Put an Egalitarian Music Theory Curriculum into Practice
  • Brian Edward Jarvis and John Peterson, Assessing for Retention: Modeling Creative, Multi-Use Quiz Design
  • Mark Gotham, Computational Methods for Augmented Anthologies