MTSMA 2008

The Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic 6th Annual Meeting

Music Division of the Library of Congress

Washington, D.C.

March 27–28, 2008

The conference will take place in the Whitall Pavillion located off the lobby of the famous Coolidge Auditorium (now 83 years old).  The Coolidge has been the scene of some famous premiers and other notable performances. The one most often cited around here is the premiere of Appalachian Spring, but also notable chamber music events such as Joseph Szigeti and Bela Bartok playing Beethoven, Debussy & Bartok in 1940.  

The Whitall Pavilion is a comfortable living-room-like space with floor-to-ceiling windows on one wall overlooking a courtyard with garden & shallow pool and a statue of Pan playing his pipes. A short stroll down the hall and up one flight is the breathtaking Great Hall—one of many reasons writers on architecture have called the Jefferson Building the most beautiful building in Washington. 

There will be a small exhibit of some of the early theory texts in the Library of Congress. 

Program Committee

  • Nancy Rao, chair (Rutgers University)
  • Chris Doll (Rutgers University)
  • Edward Latham (Temple University)
  • Fred Maus (University of Virginia)
  • Lynne Rogers (William Paterson University)
  • Anton Vishio (New York University)

Local Arrangements

Stephen Soderberg (Library of Congress)
Susan Clermont (Library of Congress)