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

William van Geest conducts dissertation research in Germany


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

SMR-o-ween party


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.

Student-Faculty Reading group: Envisioning Public Scholarship


Earlier this week, SMR members and SMTD faculty members met for the October meeting of the Student-Faculty Reading group. On the agenda for this meeting were selections from Envisioning Public Scholarship for our Time: Models for Higher Education Researchers, edited by Adrianna Kezar, Yianna Drivalas, and Joseph A. Kitchen. Good discussion and refreshments were enjoyed by all … Continue reading Student-Faculty Reading group: Envisioning Public Scholarship

Dorian Mueller presents at Music and Spatiality conference in Belgrade


This October, I presented a paper at the 13th Biennial International Conference on Music Theory & Analysis in Belgrade, Serbia (abstract below). Mine was one of a diverse spectrum of papers delivered by music theorists and musicologists from around the world, which centered on this year’s conference theme: music and spatiality. In addition to attending … Continue reading Dorian Mueller presents at Music and Spatiality conference in Belgrade