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Music Theory Society of New York State, 1997 Meeting

Music Theory Society of New York State 25th Anniversary Meeting Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester April 12-13, 1997 PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
Saturday, April 12 9:00-9:45 Registration (Cominsky Promenade 2nd floor main building) 9:45-10:00 Welcome and Announcements (Kilbourn Hall) James Undercofler, Acting Director of the Eastman School of Music Mary I. Arlin, President Elizabeth West Marvin, Program Chair Steve Laitz, Local Arrangements 10:00-12:30 Session 1 PEDAGOGY (Kilbourn Hall) Steve Laitz (Eastman School of Music), chair Marie Rolf (Eastman School of Music), organizer Bruce Benward (University of Wisconsin, Madison), respondent "Teaching Music Theory: Past, Present, and Future" Mary H. Wennerstrom (Indiana University) "Did you practice?" "Did you do your theory?" Learning Music Through Analysis, John Buccheri (Northwestern University) "The Eight-Stage Tonal Plan: A Temporal Paradigm for Teaching Tonal Forms" Michael Rogers (University of Oklahoma) 12:30-1:00 Main Hall Concert The Eastman School of Music's Balinese Gamelan Anklung, Lila Muni 12:30-1:45 LUNCH 1:45-5:00 Sessions 2A and 2B (concurrent) Session 2A AMBIGUITY (Kilbourn Hall) Joseph Dubiel (Columbia University), chair "Oscillation and Undecidability in Mozart's Sonata in F Major (KV 280), Adagio: A Double Reading (Line Rhythm Motive)" Martin Scherzinger (Columbia University) "The Ambiguity Principle: A New Paradigm for Tonality" Deborah Stein (New England Conservatory of Music) 3:15-3:30 Coffee Break (Cominsky Promenade) "Poetic and Musical Permutation in Mallarmé, Debussy and Boulez" Marianne Wheeldon (Yale University) "The Play Behind the Scenes: On Segmentation and Instrumental Interaction in Elliott Carter's String Quartet No. 2" Dora A. Hanninen (University of Michigan) 1:45-3:15 Session 2B SHORT SESSIONS I & II (Howard Hanson Hall) Short Session I (1:45-3:15) ANALYTICAL INTERPRETATION Mark Anson-Cartwright (City University of New York), chair "Inter-Movement Parody in Beethoven," L. Poundie Burstein (Mannes College of Music and Hunter College/Cuny) "Schubert's Allusions to the Descending Tetrachord" Su Yin Mak (Eastman School of Music) 3:15-3:30 Coffee Break (Cominsky Promenade) 3:30-5:00 Short Session II (3:15-4:45) TRANSFORMATIONS & EXTENSIONS Robert Wason (Eastman School of Music), chair "Modeling Melodic Transformations in Balinese Angklung Gamelan Music" Kristin Taavola (University of Colorado at Boulder) "A Little Bird Swang It in My Ear: A Counterpoint Lesson from Charlie Parker" Richard Hermann (University of New Mexico) 5:00-5:30 Business Meeting (Kilbourn Hall) 5:30 Cocktails (cash bar) 6:00 Banquet (L'Operta at the Brasserie) John Hanson, "Be Apt; Tap Your Resources; Stand Pat" (Musics on the 25th Anniversary: Past, Present, and Future) 8:00 Opera: Verdi, "Falstaff" (Eastman Theatre) $9.00 Chamber Music: Eastman Virtuosi (Kilbourn Hall) Admission free Sunday, April 13 8:00-8:30 Coffee & Bagels (Kilbourn Lobby) 8:45-10:45 Sessions 3A and 3B (concurrent) Session 3A OPERA (Kilbourn Hall) Elizabeth West Marvin, (Eastman School of Music) chair "Isolde's Transfiguration and Wagner's Second Thoughts" Robert Gauldin (Eastman School of Music) "Urlinie and Urziel: Tonal and Dramatic Closure in Britten's Peter Grimes" Edward D. Latham (Yale University) "I's, V7's and Expressive Modulations: Stravinsky's Use of Tonal Conventions to Project Theatrical Distance" Chandler Carter (Mannes College and Hofstra University) 8:45-10:45 Session 3B SPACES & PARTITIONING (Howard Hanson Hall) Neil Minturn (Eastman School of Music), chair "Graphic Representation of Trichord-Partition Symmetries in Hexachords" Jocelyn Neal (Eastman School of Music) "Cross-partitions and voice-leading in twelve-tone music" Brian Alegant (Oberlin Conservatory of Music) "Pitch-Space Ordering Types in the Recent Solo Music of Elliott Carter" Guy Capuzzo (Eastman School of Music) 10:30-10:45 Coffee & Bagel Break 10:45-11:20 Mini-Concert (Kilbourn Hall Bartók, Violin Sonata No. 1 Sylvia Rosenberg, violin Barry Snyder, piano 11:30-1:30 Sessions 4A and 4B (concurrent) Session 4A ANALYSIS SYMPOSIUM: Bartók, Violin Sonata No. 1 (Howard Hanson Hall) Marie Rolf (Eastman School of Music), chair "Formal and Structural Functions in the First Movement of Bartók's Violin Sonata No.1" Charles Morrison (Wilfred Laurier University) "Modified-Dominants in Bartók's First Violin Sonata: Compositional and Historical Evidence" Paul Buechler (Yale University) "Bartók's Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano: An Intertextual Reading" Michael Klein (University of Texas, Austin) Session 4B SIMILARITY RELATIONS (Howard Hanson Hall) Robert Morris (Eastman School of Music), chair "A Cycle-based System for Relating Pitch-class Sets" Michael Buchler (University of Iowa) "The Interval Angle: A Similarity Measure for Pitch Class Sets" Damon Scott (Eastman School of Music, presenter) and Eric Isaacson (Indiana University) "Evolution a Forte-Iori: On Similarity, Relations, Similarity Relations, and the Taxonomy of the Harmonci Menagerie" Ian Quinn (Eastman School of Music) 1:30-3:15 Executive Board Luncheon Meeting (Faculty Lounge) =========================================================================== REGISTRATION -- BANQUET -- HOTEL REGISTRATION Individual $20 ($23 after 8 March) Student $15 ($18 after 8 March) Banquet $27.50 Make checks payable in US dollars to MTSNYS and remit to George Fisher MTSNTS Treasurer 22 Watson Lane Setauket, NY 11733 BANQUET The banquet on Saturday evening will begin at 6:00 pm at L'Operta at the Brasserie, just across the street from the Eastman School of Music. Dinner will include salad, choice of entrée (vegetarian, chicken, or fish), and dessert. Price, including all taxes and gratuity, is $27.50. There will be an open bar beginning 1t 5:30 and continuing through dinner. Dinner will conclude at 7:45 so that people may attend the chamber music concert or Falstaff. HOTEL The Hyatt Regency Rochester, 125 Main Street, a five-minute walk from the Eastman School of Music. The special rate secured for the conference is $79 for either a single or a double. To receive the conference rate, you must identify yourself as a member of MTSNYS. Room reservations should be made by 31 March. Submitted by Mary I. Arlin, MTSNYS President School of Music Ithaca College Ithaca, NY 14850 e-mail: