Fourteenth Annual Meeting
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Friday and Saturday, April 8–9, 2016

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FRIDAY, April 8
Cafe 58 (Irvine Auditorium)
3401 Spruce Street (corner of Spruce and 34th)

11:00–12:00 Registration

Welcoming Remarks

12:15–  1:30 Short Paper Session 1
Chair: Naomi Waltham-Smith, University of Pennsylvania

What Can Music Identification from Harmonic Reductions Tell Us about Chord Progressions?
Ivan Jimenez, University of Pittsburgh; & Tuire Kuusi, Sibelius Academy

  12:30 “Canto Gregoriano”: Paul Creston’s Adaptation of Plainchant as Topic
Dylan Principi, Temple University
  12:45 “For Signs and for Seasons and for Days and Years”: Hierarchies of Musical and Textual Rhythm in Steve Reich’s Tehillim
Martha Sullivan, Rutgers University
    1:00 Schenker’s Elucidations on Unfolding Compound Voices from Der Tonwille 6 (1923) to Der freie Satz (1935)
Rodney Garrison, SUNY Fredonia
    1:15 Trans-cultural-stylstic solutions of Toshi Ichiyanagi’s Transfiguration of the Moon (1988), for shô and violin
Joshua Mailman, University of Alabama
  1:30– 1:45


  1:45– 3:15 Long Paper Session 1: Twentieth Century Music
Chair: Cynthia Folio, Temple University
    1:45 Between Sign and Convention: On the Phenomenology of Modernist Musical Topics
Aaron Harcus, The Graduate Center, CUNY
    2:15 The Twentieth-Century Origins of the Feature Motive
Brent Auerbach, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    2:45 Dallapiccola and Musical Time: Nonlinear Narrative and Mixed Temporalities in Canti di Liberazione
Sabrina Clarke, Temple University
  3:15– 3:30 Break/Registration
  3:30– 5:30 Professional Development Workshop (open to all registrants):
“Transformational Analysis and ‘Hearing As.’"
Steven Rings, University of Chicago
  5:30– 6:00 Reception

The Farmacy
4443 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA


Rose Recital Hall Rm 419 in Fisher Bennett Hall (4th floor, right out of the elevator)
3340 Walnut Street (corner of Walnut and 34th)

  8:15–  9:15 Executive Board Meeting

Long Paper Session 2: Popular Music and Jazz
Chair: Jairo Moreno, University of Pennsylvania


Harmonic Function in Rock: A Scale-Degree Approach
Mark Richards, Florida State University

  10:00 Invariant Properties of Harmonic Substitutions in Jazz
Keith Salley, Shenandoah University
  10:30 Can You Hear Me Now? : Audio Branding and the Sonic Logo
Alex Newton, The University of Texas at Austin
11:00–11:15 Break/Registration
11:15–12:30 Short Paper Session 2
Chair: Robert A. Baker, Catholic University
  11:15 On the Implied Narrative in Schumann’s Op. 35 Liederreihe
Alexander Martin, The Graduate Center, CUNY
  11:30 Canons in Hypermetrical Transitions in Mozart
Ellen Bakulina, Yale University
  11:45 Topic Theory and Popular Music: Nostalgia and Sentimentality
Sean Davis, Temple University
  12:00 Humorous Incongruities in Haydn’s Symphony No. 60 “Il distratto”- Excess and Opposition
James Palmer, University of British Columbia
  12:15 The “Sweet Thing” Scheme in American Vernacular Music
Nicholas Stoia, Duke University
12:30– 1:45

Lunch and Business Meeting

  1:45– 2:45

Keynote Address: “No Success Like Failure: Vocal Schemata and Bob Dylan’s Late Style.”
Steven Rings, University of Chicago

  2:45– 3:00 Break
  3:00–4:00 Long Paper Session 3: Twentieth Century Music II
Chair: Edward Latham, Temple University
  3:00 Framing the Argument: The Architecture of Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, & Strings
Gordon Sly, Michigan State University
  3:30 Winner of the Dorothy Payne Award for Best Student Paper
Timbre, Harmony, Orchestration, and Analysis, and Rautavaara’s Symphony no. 8 “The Journey”
Joshua Mills, Florida State University

Long Paper Session 4: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Music
Chair: Anna Stephan-Robinson, West Liberty University

  4:00 The Four-Key Exposition? Schubert’s Sonata Forms, the Fantasia, and Questions of Formal Coherence
René Rusch, University of Michigan

Winner of the Dorothy Payne Award for Best Student Paper
The Volta: A Galant Gesture of Culmination
Nathaniel Mitchell, Princeton University

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