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American Musicological Society, New York State/St. Lawrence Chapter Meeting

Syracuse University, April 8-9, 2006

The program for the annual meeting is below, as are directions to the
meeting site and other pertinent information:

Saturday April 8th: 107 Hall of Languages

8:30-9:30	Registration and Coffee

9:30-10:30	Session 1: American (Post)modernism: History, Time, Anarchy

Phillip Gareau (Rochester): "Time set Free: The Music of Morton Feldman"

Kirsten Yri (Wilfred Laurier University): "Noah Greenberg and the New York
Pro Musica: Medievalism and the Cultural Front"

10:30-11:00	Coffee Break

11:00-12:30	Session 2: Music, Notation, and Rhetoric

Alex Dean (Eastman School of Music): "Scale per Musica and Incipient
Functional Harmony in Seventeenth-century Italian Guitar Sources"

Alexis Luko (McGill University): "Tinctoris on Varietas"

Jamie Younkin (University of Toronto): "The 'Romanization' of Ambrosian
Song and the Significance of Notational Style in Thirteenth-century
Milan: Twin Offices for St. Ursula in Milan's Metropolitan Codex II.F.2.1"

12:30-2:00	Lunch Break

2:00-3:30	Session 3: Women in Music: Allegories and Images

Tekla Babyak (Cornell University): "Music is a Woman: Gender in 
Nietzsche's Musical Aesthetics"

Lydia Hamessley (Hamilton College): "Banjos and Bicycles:  The New Woman
as Viewed Through the Stereograph"

Anita Hardeman (University of Western Ontario): "'Les plus puissants des
Dieux se declarent pour vous': Allegory and the Spanish Succession in
Hésione (1700)"

3:45-4:15	Tour of the Belfer Laboratory and Archive of Recorded

4:30-5:30	Chapter Business Meeting (University Sheraton)

6:30-8:00	Banquet (University Sheraton)

Sunday, April 9th: 107 Hall of Languages

8:45-9:30	Registration and Coffee

9:30-11:00	Session 4: Music and French Identities

Marie-Nöelle Lavoie (Université de Montréal): "Régionalisme, emprunts et
identité : Judaïcité dans les oeuvres de Milhaud durant

Christopher Moore (McGill University): "From 'Lifestyle Modernism' to
'Populist Modernism': The Musical Evolution of the 'Everyday' in Interwar

Marie Sumner-Lott (Eastman School of Music): "Must Louise Farrenc's
Chamber Music Be French?:  The Piano Quintets Opp. 30 and 31 (1839-40)"

11:00-11:30	Coffee Break

11:30-12:45	Session 5: Music and Image

David Rosen (Cornell University): "The Sounds of Music and War: Humphrey
Jennings's and Stewart McAllister's film Listen to Britain (1942)"

Ralph Locke (Eastman School of Music): "Opera and Exoticism"

Announcement of Graduate Student Paper Prize winner to follow the final


At the registration table I'll also make available a list of area cafes
and restaurants-many of these are on Marshall Street, about 2 blocks from
the chapter meeting site.  I'm providing coffee and pastries at the Hall
of Languages from 8:30-9:30 on both Saturday and Sunday, but there will be
no formal lunch.

The banquet will be on Saturday evening, in the University Sheraton (we
will actually use the same room in which our business meeting will have
taken place).  My Associate Dean has agreed to subsidize our meal, but not
(alas) pay for everything.  If you would like to participate in the
banquet, you will need to pay $12.  This price will include salad, rice or
potato, vegetables, rolls, dessert, and coffee or tea, but other drinks
will be extra.  You do not need to send me any money beforehand, but I do
need to know your choice of entrée: Chicken Valencia or Grilled Salmon.  
Vegetarian entrees will also be available, and the chef has assured me
that he will adapt to any dietary restrictions, as long as he knows about
them beforehand.  If you plan to attend the banquet, please RSVP with you
menu choice before April 4th.  It's easiest to do this by e-mail.


I also wanted to highlight a tour of the Belfer Archive of Recorded Sound
that I have arranged for us late on Saturday afternoon.  The tour should
last about a half-hour, and it will feature demonstrations of early
gramophones, cylinder machines, and other equipment (including a Stroh
violin ... although I will have to ask someone to volunteer to play it ...).


>From the north: Take Interstate 81 south to Exit 18: "Harrison/Adams St."  
The offramp will lead underneath the freeway. >From the offramp, take a
left onto Adams St. at a light (there will be two lanes of traffic leading
to the left here).  Take Adams up a short hill, past a light.  Take a
right onto University. The Sheraton will be on your left after a block and
a half.  It has a circular driveway, and the garage entrance is right off
of this driveway.

If you want to park on campus, proceed past the Sheraton another
half-block until University makes a "T" intersection with Waverly.  Take a
left here and follow Waverly two blocks up a short hill to Comstock.  
Take a right on Comstock and go two blocks to a stoplight at Euclid.  
Take a right on Euclid (although it's actually called "Sims" at this
point) to enter the University.  You will see a parking kiosk.  You should
let the attendant know that you are here for the AMS chapter meeting, and
he/she will direct you to the "Q4" lot.  To get to this lot, take a right
almost immediately after the kiosk onto College Place.  The entrance to
the Q4 lot will be almost immediately on your right.  I will be posting
signs to help you get from the parking lot to the Hall of Languages (it's
about a 5-minute walk).

>From the south, follow 81 north, exiting at Harrison/Adams St.  At the
bottom of the offramp, take a right, and follow the directions above.

>From the west, take the NY State Thruway to Interstate 690, which will
lead you into downtown Syracuse.  From 690, take 81 south.  The
Harrison/Adams St. exit is only a few hundred yards after the merge, so
stay in the right lane as you leave 690.

>From the east, take the NY State Thruway to Interstate 481.  Go south on
481 until Interstate 690.  Take 690 west (you cannot go east here) towards
Syracuse, and get off at Townsend Street (one exit past Teall Avenue).  
At the bottom of the offramp take a right onto Townsend, and follow
Tonsend south under the freeway and into downtown Syracuse.  You will pass
Erie Blvd. and Genesee St.  At Harrison St. you will see the Everson
Museum (an I. M. Pei building).  Go one more block to Adams St.  Take a
left onto Adams, follow it under Interstate 81 and up the hill. From this
point on, the directions are just as above.

Extensive maps of the campus, the Syracuse area, and of Syracuse itself are
available from the SU website at



Stephen Meyer
Chair, NYS/SL Chapter of the AMS
Acting Chair
Dept. of Fine Arts
Syracuse University
Phone: +1-(315) 443-5034 or +1-(315) 474-7618

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