Exploring Music and Reform at MedRen 2017


Greetings from London, where I’m wrapping up a year of archival research for my dissertation! In early July, I presented some of this work at MedRen, the annual musicological conference dedicated to Medieval and Renaissance music, which this year was held in Prague. My paper, entitled “Negotiating Edward VI’s Reformation: Music and Religious Change in … Continue reading Exploring Music and Reform at MedRen 2017

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

Michigan Music Research Conference


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…