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
Several SMR members attended last week's annual meeting of the Society for American Music in New Orleans, LA, with two members presenting papers: Nee Chucherdwatanasak gave a talk entitled, "The Future is Local: The Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Community Engagement," and Austin Stewart gave a talk entitled, "Community Music and Artistic Citizenship in Stanley Wood’s Colorado-Themed Operetta … Continue reading SMR Members present at SAM 2019
Over the course of May and June, Austin, Ho Chak, Lena, Vivian, and I took part in a writing workshop led by Professor Gabriella Cruz. We met twice a week and discussed pre-circulated drafts of a dissertation chapter or article. In all our meetings, we had lively and productive discussion of writing over complimentary snacks … Continue reading Writing Workshop, Spring 2018
On May 11, Monica Ahn successfully defended her dissertation, entitled “From Partimento to Finished Work: Realizing, Revising, and Expanding Partimenti Using Techniques of the Bach Family” (see abstract below). Congratulations, Monica! “From Partimento to Finished Work: Realizing, Revising, and Expanding Partimenti Using Techniques of the Bach Family” The centrality of thoroughbass to eighteenth-century … Continue reading Successful Dissertation Defense: Hye Sang Monica Ahn
On December 5, Kathryn Cox (Historical Musicology) successfully defended her dissertation, entitled “‘What Happened to the Post-War Dream?’: Nostalgia, Trauma, and Affect in British Rock of the 1960s and 1970s” (abstract below). Congratulations, Kathryn! “What Happened to the Post-War Dream?”: Nostalgia, Trauma, and Affect in British Rock of the 1960s and 1970s The widespread popularity … Continue reading Successful Dissertation Defense: Kathryn Cox, Historical Musicology
Recently, SMR members attended the Eighty-third Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society in Rochester, NY. Members attended the usual line-up of paper sessions, keynotes, and receptions. In addition, one SMR member, Vivian Luong, presented a paper at a session entitled “Intellectual Roots Reviewed” (see abstract below). Congratulations and nice work, Vivian! Philosophies … Continue reading SMR Members at Annual AMS Meeting
This summer, my wife and I spent two months in Dresden studying German at the Goethe Institute on a grant from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst. Before returning to the United States, I also spent some time at the Janáček Archives in Brno, Czech Republic. -Kája Lill Kája Lill received his M.A. in music theory … Continue reading Germany and the Czech Republic
"A rare spotting of two musicologists out in the wild...fascinating!" - Peacock.
The Society for Music Research at the University of Michigan (SMR) hosted its first graduate-student conference on March 19–20, 2016. The conference honored Glenn E. Watkins, the Earl V. Moore Professor Emeritus of Music History and Musicology at the University of Michigan. Events were held in the newly-constructed lecture hall generously funded by Professor Watkins...