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
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
Last Sunday, SMR members braved a chilly, windy afternoon to go apple-picking at Erwin Orchards. After a successful…
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
Over the summer, I had the privilege of spending seven weeks in Germany, researching for my dissertation. I spent most of this time in Berlin, but also spent a week in Leipzig and several days in Dresden. As the history that I present in my dissertation (entitled “The Chorale in American Music Theory: A Genealogy”) … Continue reading William van Geest conducts dissertation research in Germany
This past Saturday, SMR members braved a dark and stormy (cold and rainy) night to attend a Halloween party, hosted by co-chair Anna Rose. From a few tricks (in the form of card games) to some ghoulishly delicious treats, a spirited time was had by all.