SMR at SMT 2019


This past weekend, several SMR members were in Columbus, OH for the 2019 annual conference of the Society for Music Theory. Three—Joshua DeVries, Ryan McCulloch, and William van Geest—also gave talks (with the last of these also chairing his session; see abstracts and video below). SMR alumni Stephen Lett and Evan Ware also gave talks, … Continue reading SMR at SMT 2019

Nee Chucherdwatanasak presents at AMS Midwest


Last weekend, the fall meeting of AMS Midwest Chapter took place at Wayne State University in Detroit. SMR member Nee Chucherdwatanasak participated on panel on a Saturday afternoon to present her paper, “Live from Orchestra Hall: The Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Concert Livestreaming” (see below for abstract), which examined the DSO’s webcast series and its impact on … Continue reading Nee Chucherdwatanasak presents at AMS Midwest

Dorian Mueller presents at Western University Graduate Symposium


This past August, I presented a paper entitled “Traversing Musical Narrative Space in a Chopin Nocturne” at the 20th annual Western University Graduate Symposium on Music (WUGSOM) in London, Ontario (abstract below). The conference featured papers on diverse topics presented by graduate students in musicology, ethnomusicology, music education, music theory, and music performance from universities … Continue reading Dorian Mueller presents at Western University Graduate Symposium

Elizabeth McLain speaks at Big Ten Academic Alliance Library Conference


On May 22, Elizabeth McLain shared her experiences as a student, teacher, and scholar at the Big Ten Academic Alliance Library Conference to advocate for equitable access for disabled library users. Together with Luke Kudryashov (PhD student in English and Women’s Studies, Master’s student at the School of Information), Sile O’Modhrain (Associate Professor in SMTD … Continue reading Elizabeth McLain speaks at Big Ten Academic Alliance Library Conference

James McNally presents research in Brazil


James McNally recently participated in two events in Brazil. In early April, he presented his research in São Paulo at the Sonologia International Conference on Sound Studies, hosted by the University of São Paulo. The conference lasted four days, with participants from countries across Europe, Australia, and the Americas. James’s presentation, “Sampling the City: Field … Continue reading James McNally presents research in Brazil

Richard Smith presents at colloquium: ‘New Perspectives of Cultural Contact and Exchange’


Recently, Ethnomusicology PhD Candidate Richard Smith presented at an interdisciplinary faculty and graduate colloquium at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign to discuss “New Perspectives of Cultural Contact and Exchange.” Richard’s paper “Listening for Rasa and ‘Ishq: Cross-Cultural Ontologies of Musical Theory (abstract below) looks at ways listener-focused analysis can help unearth affective bridges across … Continue reading Richard Smith presents at colloquium: ‘New Perspectives of Cultural Contact and Exchange’