Feminist Theory and Music Conference in San Francisco

This past July, fellow music theory PhD candidate Steve Lett and I attended the Feminist Theory and Music (FTM) conference hosted by San Francisco State University. Featured in the same session, we presented papers centered on rethinking early feminist music theory’s contributions to our discipline. Steve’s paper was titled “Depoliticizing Experience: Music Theory after the … Continue reading Feminist Theory and Music Conference in San Francisco

William van Geest, Brandeis Journal of Musicology publication

Early this summer, William van Geest had an article, entitled “New Perspectives on Meter in Webern’s Opp. 5, 11, and 29,” published in the inaugural issue of the Brandeis Journal of Musicology. William originally presented this paper at the 2015 Musicology Conference of the Brandeis University Department of Music Graduate Student Society. A summary of … Continue reading William van Geest, Brandeis Journal of Musicology publication

U-M Music Theory PhDs at EuroMAC 2017

Music Theory PhD students James DiNardo and William van Geest recently participated in the Ninth European Music Analysis Conference (EuroMAC). James DiNardo, in his paper entitled “Grappling with Form and Function in Mozart's ‘Great’ C-Minor Mass,” adopted both sonata-theoretic and form-functional perspectives to shed light on two movements from Mozart’s mass, suggesting how approaches to … Continue reading U-M Music Theory PhDs at EuroMAC 2017

Meeting Guys & Dolls at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

I recently had a fruitful three-day whirlwind visit to New York, where I spent bulk of my time at the NYPL for the Performing Arts viewing sketches, conductor’s scores, early scripts and lyric drafts, and programs (among other items) from Guys & Dolls, with an eye toward tracing some of the textual changes in the … Continue reading Meeting Guys & Dolls at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Vivian Luong, MTO article publication

Earlier this week, Vivian Luong had an article published in Music Theory Online (see abstract below). According to the Editor's Message, Vivian's article is one of five essays on feminist music theory "that help to question the moulds and patterns of our system of indoctrination." The CFP for this special half-issue on feminist music theory … Continue reading Vivian Luong, MTO article publication