Department of Music
Columbia University Graduate Student Conference in Music Scholarship
New York, January 2004
The Columbia University Graduate Student Conference in Music Scholarship,
January 30-31, 2004
The conference website can be found at:
The following is the official program. The program will feature student speakers
representing three continents; abstracts of student papers are available on the
This event is sponsored by the Department of Music, GSAC, and GSAS of Columbia
University. If you plan on attending, please register (free of charge) at
Schedule of Events
Friday, January 30, 2004
7:15 pm: Check-in
8:00 pm: Welcome Addresses by Professor Walter Frisch (Columbia University) and
Conference Directors. Concert by Collegium Musicum, with Musical Director Ryan
9:30 pm: Reception
Saturday, January 31, 2004
301 Philosophy Hall
9:00-9:30 am: Catered Breakfast
9:30-11:00, Panel I: Music and Reception
Session Chair: Joshua Walden
"The Orchestra Machine, Timbre, and the New Listener in the 18th Century"
Emily Dolan, Cornell University
"'Baroque Music in Israel': First Adjustments and transformations in the New Land"
Maya Liberman-Weil, University of Tel Aviv
"Caruso and His Cousins: Portraits of Italian Americans in the Operatic Novelty
Songs of Edwards and Madden"
Larry Hamberlin, Brandeis University
11:30-1:00 pm, Panel II: Musical Performance and Practice
Session Chair: Karen Hiles
"Authority, Literary Agency, and Musical Authorship in the Works of Adam de la
Jesus Ramos Kittrell, University of Texas at Austin
"Performing Instrumental Transgression: Camille Saint-Saëns's Carnival of the
Animals in the fin-de-siècle salon"
Erica Scheinberg, University of California at Los Angeles
"Powerful Voices: Performing and Interaction in Collegiate A Cappella"
Joshua Duchan, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
1:00-2:00: Catered Lunch
2:00-3:00: Keynote Address: "Musical Writing"
Scott Burnham, Princeton University
3:30-5:30, Panel III: Musical Modernism and the Avant-Garde
Session Chair: Christopher Doll
"Analyzing Poème Électronique as a Piece of Musical Multimedia"
Hubert Ho, University of California at Berkeley
"'A New Kind of Insanity': John Cage's Atlas Eclipticalis and the Challenges of
Edgardo Salinas, Columbia University
"Modern Attention and Modernist Aurality in Helmholtz and Varèse"
Benjamin Steege, Harvard University
"Listening in on the première of Pierre Boulez's Structures 1a"
Ben Parsons, St. Catherine's College, Oxford University
5:30 pm: Reception