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AMS South-Central Chapter Spring Meeting

Memphis, TN, March 2006


The annual meeting of the South-Central Chapter of the American
Musicological Society will take place on Friday and Saturday, March 24 and
25, 2006, on the campus of the University of Memphis in Memphis, TN. The
paper sessions and the Friday luncheon and business meeting will be held
in our new FedEx Technology Center.

Our Program Committee, chaired by David Haas and including Rachel Carlson
(UT), and Sarah Stoycos (Centre College), has assembled a fine group of
presentations on topics ranging from music at the court of Flanders in the
13th century to music for film and television. The meeting will also
include a tour of Sun Studio, the "birthplace of rock'n'roll" ­- just one
of the many fascinating and important musical-historical sites in the city
of Memphis.   The meeting coincides with the School of Music's annual
IMAGINE Festival of New Music, with concerts at the School of Music on 24
and 25 March. The festival will feature the music of Steven Mackey
(Princeton University) and Armando Luna (Mexico City).

Programme

Friday 24 March

8:30-11:30 am

Opera, Singing, and Society

Unsung Predicaments: The Failure of Castrati in the 18th century
Jeremiah Davenport, University of Tennessee

Redefining Exotic Standards: Aspects of Orientalism in Bizet's Les
Pêcheurs de Perles
Kenneth D. Disney, University of Tennessee

The New York Faust Obsession of 1864
Larry Bomback, City University of New York

Prokofyev's War and Peace and Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin: A Case of
Intentional Style Intersections
Terry L. Dean, University of Georgia

11:45.1:15 Lunch

1:15-3:30

Music for Film and Television

Things Behind the Sun: The Use of Nick Drake's Music in Recent Films
Jeremy Tubbs, University of Memphis

"Bugs Bunny Rides Again": A Closer Look at Carl Stalling's 'Score'
Paul Miller, University of Georgia

The Monster and the Music Box: Endangered Children in the Film Score
Stan Link, Vanderbilt University

4:00.5:30 Tour of Sun Studio

6:00 Dinner, Abyssinia Restaurant, 2400 Poplar Ave

7:30 Concert: IMAGINE New Music Festival, Harris Concert Hall, Rudi 
E. Scheidt
School of Music, University of Memphis

Saturday 25 March

9:00.10:30 am

Music and Courts in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Music-Making at the Court of Flanders in the Thirteenth Century
Mary E. Wolinski, Western Kentucky University

Trois Fois "Mille Regretz": A Darkling Constellation of Works for Charles
V
Stephen M. Morris, Decatur, GA

10:30.12:00

Instrumental Music

From "Failed Experiment" to "Something New": Context and Chronology of
Beethoven.s Triple Concerto, Op. 56
Jane Riegel Ferencz, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Teresa Carreño's Championing of Edward MacDowell's Piano Music
Laura Pita, University of Kentucky

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A block of suites will be held at the new Holiday Inn-University of
Memphis until 23 February. All are two-room suites, suitable for 2-3
persons, and the rate is $105.00 night. Reservations may be made by
calling 1-800-HOLIDAY or 901-678-8200; ask for the AMS/American
Musicological Society block. The hotel is a short walk from the FedEx 
Center and the School of Music, and offers a complimentary shuttle service
from Memphis International Airport. For those not staying at the Holiday
Inn, parking passes will be available at registration.


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