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Developing the Musical Ear: The Teaching of Ear Training at the College Level
New York, September 2000


DEVELOPING THE MUSICAL EAR:
A CONFERENCE ON THE TEACHING OF EAR TRAINING
AT THE COLLEGE LEVEL

Mannes College of Music
150 West 85th Street
New York, New York 10024, USA
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2000


Ear Training is the foundation for all musical development. It encompasses
a broad range of instruction from the most elementary to the furthest
possibilities of development and improvement of the ear.

The teaching of Ear Training is often mistakenly relegated to a
subordinate position in music curricula. The conference will address this
concern and will explore a wide range of teaching methods and philosophies
in this vital field. We anticipate a lively exchange of ideas and
techniques. The conference program is given below, followed by a
registration form (to print out and mail).


PROGRAM

8:30 - 9:00  REGISTRATION
Coffee or Tea 

9:00  WELCOME
Joel Lester, Dean, Mannes College of Music


9:05 - 10:15  RHYTHM AND HYPERMETER
Carl Schachter, Mannes, moderator

9:05 - 9:40
Numeric Rhythmical Articulation: A Longy Legacy
Christopher Stone, Mannes College of Music

9:40 - 10:15
It's About Time: Hypermeter in Aural Skills Training
Gary S. Karpinski, University of Massachusetts-Amherst


10:15 - 10:25  BREAK


10:25 - 12:10  PITCH AND SOLMIZATION
Elizabeth Aaron, Mannes, moderator

10:25 - 11:00 
What's the Use? Practical Applications of Fixed-do
Robert Fertitta, SUNY-Purchase

11:00 - 11:35 
The Thinking Ear
Drora Pershing, Queens College, CUNY

11:35 - 12:10 
Absolute and Relative Pitch: The Best of Both Worlds?
Donna Doyle, Graduate Center, CUNY


12:10 - 1:40  LUNCH BREAK


1:45 - 2:55  ADVANCED APPLICATIONS
David Gagné, Queens College, moderator

1:45 - 2:20 
Memory, Improvisation and Species Counterpoint:
Their Role in Advanced Ear Training
Ford Lallerstedt, Curtis Institute of Music

2:20 - 2:55 
Similarities and Continuities:
Stravinsky, Schoenberg and the Goals of Ear Training
Michael L. Friedmann, Yale University


3:00 - 4:30  ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION

Robert Cuckson, Mannes, moderator
Members of the Mannes Techniques of Music Department;
Mary Anthony Cox, The Juilliard School; and others


WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION TO FOLLOW


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REGISTRATION FORM
Developing the Musical Ear
Saturday, September 9, 2000


Name____________________________________________________

Address_________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

City____________________________________________________

State___________________________________Zip_____________

________________________________________________________

Telephone (Day)_________________________________________

          (Evening)_____________________________________

Fax_____________________________________________________

E-mail__________________________________________________

Academic Affiliation____________________________________

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____I shall attend the conference ($15)  ____students ($5)


Enclosed is my check/money order for a total of $_________
payable to Mannes College of Music.

Please print out this form and send it along with
your payment to:

Elizabeth Aaron, Conference Chair
Mannes College of Music
150 West 85th Street
New York, New York 10024, USA

Telephone: +1-212-580-0210, ext. 278

PLEASE REPLY BY AUGUST 11, 2000

Further conference information is available at
http://homepage.newschool.edu/~etconference

Additional inquiries may be posted via e-mail at
etconference@newschool.edu