Dissertation Presentations: Kristen Clough and Patricia Moss


Earlier this week, SMR members Kristen Clough and Patricia Moss offered a preview of their dissertations (see abstracts below) in the final stage before their dissertation defenses. Congratulations, Kristen and Patricia, and all the best in the last furlong! Abstracts Kristen Clough, “Opera in Crisis? Reinterpreting and Revealing the Cultural and Political Impact of French Fourth … Continue reading Dissertation Presentations: Kristen Clough and Patricia Moss

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

Elizabeth McLain leads training sessions on Disability and Universal Design for learning


On Thursday, October 24, SMR member Elizabeth McLain led two DEI-Office-sponsored training sessions on Disability and Universal Design for learning, one for faculty and staff at SMTD and one for GSIs from across the university. Several SMR members attended the afternoon session. In this session, Elizabeth shared valuable insight into how an understanding of the … Continue reading Elizabeth McLain leads training sessions on Disability and Universal Design for learning

Jessica Grimmer: Dissertation presentation


Last week, Jessica Grimmer gave her dissertation presentation, the final step before her dissertation defense. Those in attendance received a tantalizing preview of her dissertation, entitled “Ideological Battlefields in the Music Conservatoires of the French Provinces under the Nazi Occupation and Vichy Regime” (see abstract below). All the best in the home stretch, Jessica! Abstract:The … Continue reading Jessica Grimmer: Dissertation presentation

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 on Disability Inclusion Panel


Recently Elizabeth McLain participated on a panel hosted by Disability Culture at the University of Michigan on the topic of Disability Inclusion. The event was met with great interest, with more than 450 taking part either in person or by live-stream. For those who missed it or otherwise wish to avail themselves, a video of … Continue reading Elizabeth McLain on Disability Inclusion Panel