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Forum on Music & Christian Scholarship, 2003 Annual Meeting
Philadelphia, PA, March 2003


FORUM ON MUSIC & CHRISTIAN SCHOLARSHIP
2003 ANNUAL MEETING
SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2003
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

http://www.fmcs.us

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PROGRAM

8:30 - 9:00     Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15     Welcome

9:15 - 10:30    Paper Session One

         Timothy Steele (Covenant College): "Reading the Psalms:
Sixteenth-Century Psalm Motets as Devotional Literature"

         Stephen A. Crist (Emory University): "Bach and Picander's Reading of
Matthew 26 and 27"

10:30 - 10:45   Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:00   Paper Session Two

         Richard Wattenbarger (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania): "Richard Strauss and
the Disruption of Historical Narratives"

         Thomas Connolly (University of Pennsylvania): "Aesthetic Judgment and
Religious Belief"

12:00 - 2:00    Luncheon and Business Meeting

2:00 - 3:00     Student Session: "The Christian Musicologist in a Postmodern
World"

         Organized and chaired by graduate student Emily Snow (Princeton
University), this session will include comments by Lee Escandon (Princeton
University) and Matthew Werley (Temple University), followed by open discussion.

3:00 - 3:15     Break

3:15 - 4:45     Panel Discussion
         This session will focus on issues raised in a recent book by Frank Burch
Brown, Good Taste, Bad Taste, & Christian Taste: Aesthetics in Religious Life (New
York: Oxford University Press, 2000). It will include brief responses by James
Deaville (McMaster University), Peter Jeffery (Princeton University), and Nancy
van Deusen (Claremont Graduate University), followed by open discussion moderated
by William Edgar (Westminster Theological Seminary).

4:45 - 5:00     Closing Remarks

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LOCATION

All sessions will be held in Room 210 of the Music Building Annex, University of
Pennsylvania, 201 South 34th Street (near the intersection of 34th Street and
Walnut Street).

A campus map is available on-line at

http://www.facilities.upenn.edu/mapsBldgs/

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REGISTRATION

A modest registration fee will be used to cover clerical expenses and provide
continental breakfast and buffet lunch for those attending.

Please register early. Registrations received after March 21 cannot be guaranteed
a meal at the luncheon and business meeting.

Regular: $25
Student: $10

To register, send a check, along with your name, institutional affiliation or
city, and e-mail address to:

Forum on Music & Christian Scholarship
c/o Robert Judd
Music Department
University of Pennsylvania
201 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6313
USA

IMPORTANT: Please make checks payable to "Robert Judd" and put "FMCS" in the memo
line.

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TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS

It will be necessary for all attendees to make their own arrangements for travel
and accommodations. The University of Pennsylvania campus is close to the airport.
So, if you find a good place near the airport, you'll be fairly close to Penn.

Here are several hotel links:

http://www.theinnatpenn.com/
 very nice, but pricey (>$160)

http://www.gablesbb.com/
 very nice B&B, also quite pricey; not far from Penn

http://philadelphia.citysearch.com/best/results/218
 ten bargain hotels in Philadelphia

http://philadelphia.citysearch.com
 offers a number of searches for various hotels/motels
http://www.universitycitydistrict.org/places.html
 the University City District site for places to stay
http://www.upenn.edu/campus/housing.php
http://www.business-services.upenn.edu/offcampusliving/rental/temporary.html

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PREPARATION FOR BOOK DISCUSSION
In preparation for the afternoon panel discussion, all attendees are strongly
urged to obtain and read Frank Burch Brown, Good Taste, Bad Taste, & Christian
Taste: Aesthetics in Religious Life (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000).

Oxford University Press has just released a paperback edition (ISBN 
0195158725). Additional details are available at
http://www.oup-usa.org/isbn/019513611X.html

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CONTACT
http://www.fmcs.us

For further information, please contact:

Stephen A. Crist
Department of Music
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
USA
office: +1-(404) 727-3785
fax:    +1-(404) 727-0074
e-mail: scrist@emory.edu