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American Musicological Society, New England Chapter, Spring Meeting
Cambridge, MA, April 2000


Saturday 8 April 2000

Paine Concert Hall
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts

9:30 - 10:00    Refreshments

10:00 - 12:00   Morning Session

Nancy Kovaleff Baker, Boston University
Social Conscience in Poetry and Music:
Selected Works of Abel Meeropol

David Carson Berry, Yale University
The Professional Songwriter in the Mid-Twentieth Century:
Jimmy Van Heusen as a Case Study

Kendra Leonard, University of Cincinnati
The Founding of the Conservatoire Americaine de Fontainebleau:
New Research Into Its Goals and Ambitions

12:00 - 1:30   Lunch Break

1:30 - 2:00     Business Meeting
2:00 - 4:00     Afternoon Session

Dorothy S. Packer, Cambridge, MA
Cognitive Archeomusicology of the Ancient Near East:
The Case of the Bull and the Bull-Lyre

Chris Dempsey, Boston University
New Problems in Futurism: Reconciling Musical Fragments of
'Victory Over the Sun'

Eftychia Papanikolaou, Boston University
Mahler's Eighth Symphony as Fin-de-Siecle Mass

4:00     Wine and Cheese Reception

Directions to the meeting site and a campus map can be accessed at

Free parking is available at 38 Oxford Street
(corner of Oxford and Everett streets)

Samuel Rechtoris
Secretary-Treasurer, AMS New England Chapter