MTSMA 2023 Schedule

Friday, March 24

Events from 12–5pm will take place in the Cohen-Davidson Family Theatre, located on the main floor of Peabody.

12:00pm Welcome

12:15–1:45pm Making Popular Music

Chair: Fred Hosken, Georgetown University

Three Compound-Meter Grooves in Recorded Popular Song (1949–2014)
Scott Hanenberg and Christa Noë (Virginia Tech)

Developing Variation in the Music of Judee Sill
Kip Wile (Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University)

Measuring the Uncanny: Chromatic Mediant Motion in Elliott Smith’s XO*
Devin Guererro and Brad Cawyer (Texas Tech University)

2:00–3:30pm Contemporary Music

Chair: Ian Power, University of Baltimore

Don’t Pop the Bubble: Intersections of ambient music, attention, expectation, and flow in Tim Hecker’s Virgins*
Ryan Galik (Michigan State University)

Embodied Liminality: Musical Chimerism in Chaya Czernowin’s Infinite Now*
Richard Drehoff Jr. (Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University)

Culturally appropriated memories? Analysis of Bright Sheng’s Tibetan Dance and its cultural implications
Hon Ki Cheung (Baldwin Wallace University)

3:45–5:00pm Professional Development Workshop

Practical Intersections of Music Cognition and Music Theory Pedagogy
Nancy Rogers (Florida State University)

5:00–6:30pm Reception

Bank of America Lounge, second floor

7:00pm Conference Dinner

Kumari Restaurant

Dinner can be ordered upon registration.

Saturday, March 25

All of Saturday’s events will take place in the Center Street Performance Studio, located across the street from Peabody:

5 E Centre St, Baltimore, MD 21202

8:00–9:00am Executive Board Meeting

9:15–10:45am Listening, Attention, and Musical Meaning

Chair: William O’Hara, Gettysburg College

From “Cadences of Sorrow” to “Cadences of Joy” in the Spirituals of Harry T. Burleigh*
Samuel Falotico (Hunter College, CUNY)

The importance of body language: Musical Topics and Queerness in Disney’s The Little Mermaid*
Hanisha Kulothparan (Eastman School of Music)

Toward a Theory of General Displacement in Prokofiev’s Music*
Evan Tanovich (University of Toronto)

11:00am–12:30pm Form and Interpretation

Chair: Caitlin Martinkus, Virginia Tech

“Here is where I’ll end it”: Formal Incompleteness and Death in Popular Song*
Jacob Eichhorn (Eastman School of Music)

Sonata Form Revisited: Towards a Cognitive Theory of Formal Interference*
Hunter Hoyle (Northwestern University)

The Nostalgic Sentence: Historical Contexts and Sample Analyses
Ash Stemke (Murray State University)

12:30–1:45pm Lunch and Business Meeting

Lunch can be ordered upon registration.

2:00–3:00pm Keynote Address

Patterns in Math Ability and Music Theory Ability
Nancy Rogers (Florida State University)

3:15–4:45pm Pedagogy

Chair: Judith Ofcarcik, James Madison University

Teaching the “Theory of ‘Sweet Sounds’”: Pedagogical Strategies in Sarah Mary Fitton’s 1855 Conversations on Harmony
Paula Maust (Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University)

Understanding Our Students: Mindset, Rapport, and Belonging in Undergraduate Music Theory Classes
Benjamin Dobbs (Furman University) and Shana Southard-Dobbs (Lander University)

Representation Matters: Who Composes the Music that Music Theorists Study?
Kimberley Goddard Loeffert (Virginia Tech)

* denotes eligibility for the Dorothy Payne Award for Best Student Paper

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