January 20: Anabel Maler and Lindsay Wright

We are excited to welcome Anabel Maler and Lindsay Wright to the workshop on Wednesday, January 20 (4:30-6:00 in Logan 801). They will both be presenting material from their dissertation proposals. The two documents offered for precirculation are available here. Anabel and Lindsay welcome your comments and suggestions. We look forward to seeing you there!

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January 6: Abstracts Workshop

We are looking forward to our special abstract-writing workshop this Wednesday, January 6, from 5-6:30pm. All are welcome, regardless of whether their abstract is being reviewed! Please note the different location this week: JRL264. For all writing abstracts this season, here is a helpful document from one of our faculty sponsors, Berthold Hoeckner.

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December 2: Dan Wang

We are excited to welcome Dan Wang to this week’s installment of the Music History/Theory workshop. Dan will present a case study from one chapter of his dissertation on Wagner’s song contest operas. The document is available here. We hope to see you on Wednesday, December 2 at 4:30pm in the Logan Terrace Room 801.  

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November 18: Jess Peritz

We are excited to welcome Music History student Jess Peritz to the workshop on Wednesday, November 18 (4:30pm in Logan 801) to present material from her dissertation proposal, The Lyric Mode of Voice: Song and Subjectivity in Italy, 1769 – 1815 (download the document here). Lester Hu will serve as respondent. Jess has suggested that workshop attendees focus primarily on the overview of the project (pp. 1-10);…

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October 7: Lawrence Zbikowski

We are thrilled to have Professor Lawrence Zbikowski launch this year’s workshop with his paper, “Music and the Simulation of Emotions.” The abstract appears below; download the pre-circulated paper here. Please join us for this inaugural event in Logan Terrace Room 801 from 4:30 to 6:00 pm on Wednesday, October 7. Abstract: In this paper…

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Autumn 2015

We are pleased to announce the calendar for this autumn’s Music History and Theory Workshop. October 7         Lawrence Zbikowski, “Music and the Simulation of Emotions.” October 21       Dry-Runs for the Society of Music Theory presenters November 4    Dry-Runs for the American Musicological Society presenters November 18  Jess…

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Autumn 2015 Workshop Dates

Music History and Theory Workshop will meet on the following dates this quarter: mark your calendars now, and stay tuned for further details once the fall schedule is confirmed. October 7 October 21 November 4 November 18 December 2 SMT presentation dry-runs will be held on 10/21, and AMS dry-runs will be held on 11/4….

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June 3: Gary Tomlinson

We are beyond delighted to welcome distinguished guest, Gary Tomlinson, for our final workshop of the quarter, taking place next Wednesday, June 3rd (4:30-6:00 PM in Logan 801). Professor Tomlinson will be discussing his recently published book, A Million Years of Music: The Emergence of Human Modernity  (Zone Books/MIT Press, 2015), a richly woven narrative about the evolution of human musicking…

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May 20: Su Yin Mak

For the penultimate session of our annual series (this Wednesday, 4:30–6:00 in Logan 801), we are thoroughly honored to welcome special guest Su Yin Mak, Associate Professor of Music Theory at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Professor Mak will present a paper on “Schillerian Aesthetic Play in Schubert’s String Quartet in A minor, D. 804” (draft…

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May 6: Patrick Kaufman

We are excited to welcome Patrick Kaufman to the workshop this Wednesday (4:30 p.m., Logan 801) as he presents his paper, “Alia Practica Musicae” (Another Practice of Music).  In it, Patrick considers historical and intellectual context to put forward an alternative reading of Gaffurio’s landmark Practica musicae of 1496, ultimately suggesting that its references to Roman banquet culture and Neoplatonic secret philosophy…

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