May 3, 2017: George Adams

The Music History and Theory Study Group Presents: George Adams University of Chicago “Because They Didn’t Know How to Listen”: On the Formal Analysis of Conceptual Music Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Logan 802 4:30 – 6:00 PM “Conceptual Music” is a strange term. It is an uncommon designation in the fields of musicology and music…

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April 19, 2017: Patrick Fitzgibbon

The Music History and Theory Study Group Presents: Patrick Fitzgibbon University of Chicago Butler’s Political Musicalizations Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Logan 802 4:30 – 6:00 PM Musician, logician, vicar, beekeeper, spelling reformer, incest apologist—suffice it to say that the seventeenth-century English author Charles Butler was never at a loss for a second book project. Although…

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April 5, 2017: Zach Loeffler

The Music History and Theory Study Group Present: Zach Loeffler University of Chicago Miniature Magic: The Untold Story of the Encore  Wednesday, April 5, 2017 4:30 – 6 PM Logan 802 Download the Paper Here! Dear Music History and Theory Study Group, Thank you for taking the time to read my work! This is the…

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March 1, 2017: Elizabeth Hopkins

The Music History and Theory Study Group Presents: Elizabeth Hopkins University of Chicago Electronic Voices: Science, Signification, and Mid-Century Soundscapes Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Logan 028 DOWNLOAD PAPER HERE This chapter argues that during the onset of The Space Age the affirmation of life inherent in voice and breath reflected a contemporary phenomenology of space…

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February 15, 2017: Lindsay Wright

The Music History and Theory Study Group Present: Lindsay Wright University of Chicago The Talented Tenth: Music and Uplift, 1860-1930 Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Logan 801 My dissertation, “Discourses of Musical Talent in American History, Pedagogy, and Popular Culture,” explores the concept of musical talent in American society. Of the four main chapters, the first…

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February 2, 2017: Byron Dueck

The Music History and Theory Study Group In collaboration with Ethnoise Present: Byron Dueck The Open University The Social Life of Chords Thursday, February 2, 2017 Goodspeed 205 How do musicians acknowledge and extend relationships through the sounding materials they deploy? What kinds of connections do these deployments establish, and with whom (intimates, strangers, abstract…

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February 1, 2017: John Lawrence

The Music History and Theory Study Group Present: John Lawrence University of Chicago Hearing Voices in Their Hands: Performing and Perceiving Polyphony Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Logan 801 Theorists agree that classical music is often composed of multiple simultaneous horizontal components, but not on what these components should be called, and how they should be…

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January 18, 2017: Abigail Fine

The Music History and Theory Study Group Presents: Abigail Fine University of Chicago Beethoven’s Shroud, Mozart’s Shrine: Composer-Saints and Their Followers (1870-1930) Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Logan 028 For this study group, I will deliver a mock job talk that offers a “highlights reel” of my research (an alternate format specially requested by my interviewers)….

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Winter 2016 and Call for Abstracts

The schedule for the new quarter is now live! You can view it here. We will also be opening up a call for abstracts for our annual AMS/SMT abstract workshop on January 4, 2017. The abstract deadlines for the AMS and SMT are fast approaching (Tuesday, January 17 for both societies), so our meeting can…

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