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Music Theory Midwest, Eighth Annual Conference
Northfield, MN, May 1997


MUSIC THEORY MIDWEST Eighth Annual Conference 16-18 May 1997 Carleton College Northfield, Minnesota
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The meeting is hosted by Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. Northfield is a quaint and beautiful town in the Cannon River Valley about 40 miles south of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The college is ranked among the top ten small liberal arts colleges in the nation. Peter Schickele, composer, musicologist, and host of the PRI program "Schickele Mix," will deliver the 1997 MTMW keynote address on Saturday afternoon. That evening at 8:00 p.m., Professor Schickele and Calliope will perform his 1982 composition "Bestiary," a musical theatre work commissioned by this Renaissance music ensemble. At the banquet on Saturday evening, the second annual Arthur J. Komar Award will be presented to the student whose presentation is judged best by members of the MTMW Award Committee. The program and registration form are printed below. Complete information is found at the MTMW web site: The abstracts for the meeting can be reached directly at: The MTMW web site also contains information about registration, lodging, etc., and updated information on the keynote speaker, Professor Peter Schickele. Follow this link: General Conference Information Registration Program Accommodations Travel Information and Maps Roommate Locator Service Local Information __________________________________________________________________________ MUSIC THEORY MIDWEST 1997 CONFERENCE PROGRAM FRIDAY, 16 May Theoretical Issues (Friday, 2:00-3:00) Robert Gjerdingen, Chair (Northwestern University) "Quotation as Influence: An Application of Harold Bloom's Theory of Influence to the Music of Johannes Brahms." William Hussey, University of Texas "The Musical Icon: Pattern, Perception, and Metaphor." Candace Brower, Northwestern University Analytical Approaches to the Music of Popular Culture (Friday, 3:30-5:00) Justin London, Chair (Carleton College) "'Where's the Rest of Me?': Methods of Meaning in the Main Theme to Kings Row." Scott Murphy, Kansas University "Prolongation and Modal Mixture in Rock Music." Timothy Koozin, University of North Dakota. "It's the Top: Cole Porter's Mastery of the Fox-Trot Song." Michael Campbell, Western Illinois University. SATURDAY, 17 May Analysis of Wolf (Saturday 9:00-10:00) "Tonal Process and Text in Hugo Wolf's Das verlassene Maegdlein." Gordon Sly, Michigan State University "Alternate Backgrounds, or What [Can, Could, Should, Might (pick one)] the Ursatz Mean?" Elizabeth Sayrs, Ohio State University Historical Approaches to Analysis (Saturday 10:45-11:45) "The `Harmonic Daring' of Anton Bruckner's Sixth Symphony (An Essay in Historical Musical Analysis)." Benjamin Korstvedt, University of Iowa. "Changing Places: Four-hand Piano Transcription and the Construction of Genre." Thomas Christensen, University of Iowa. Poster Session (9:00-12:00) Claire Boge, Chair (Miami University of Ohio) "Introducing Diatonic Set Theory into the Music Theory Curriculum." Timothy Johnson, Mt. Holyoke College. "Analytical Poetry in Pedagogical Practice." Claire Boge, Miami University of Ohio. "Difficulty Factors in the Perception of Melody by Skilled Listeners." Jeffrey Gillespie, Butler University. "Telephones, Tugboats, and Thai Cuisine: Puzzle Cases for Music Theory." David Loberg Code, Western Michigan University. "A View of Ear Training Pedagogy from the Student's Perspective." Mary Jo Lorek and Randall G. Pembrook, University of Missouri-Kansas City "Teaching Pitch Internalization." Edward Klonoski, Northern Illinois University Peter Schickele: KEYNOTE ADDRESS (Saturday, 1:30-2:30) Analytical Approaches to Recent Music (Saturday, 2:45-3:45) Anne Marie deZeeuw, Chair (University of Louisville) "A Sense of Order at a Higher Level: the Influence of African Polyphony and Indonesian Gamelon on the Recent Music of György Ligeti." Amy Bauer, University of Missouri-Kansas City. "Untied and Interlocked: Compositional Processes in John Adams's Shaker Loops." Rebecca Jemian, Indiana University. Scriabin and Ravel (Saturday, 4:15-5:15) Marianne Kielian-Gilbert, Chair (Indiana University) "Voice-leading Parsimony in the Music of Alexander Scriabin." Clifton Callender, University of Chicago "Non-Diatonic Pitch Collections in the Piano Music of Maurice Ravel." Sigrun Heinzelmann, University of Massachusetts. Form (Sunday, 9:00-12:00) Brian Hyer, Chair (University of Wisconsin) "A Formal Dispute: Sonata Form and Brahms's Rhapsody in G Minor, Op. 79, No. 2." Christopher Thompson, University of Wisconsin "Brahms and the Shifting Barline: Metric Displacement and Formal Process in the Trios with Wind Instruments." Peter Smith, Notre Dame "Inter-Movement Parody in Beethoven." Poundie Burstein, Mannes School of Music/Hunter College "A Faustian Narrative in Franz Liszt's B-minor Sonata." Minna Re Shin, McGill University __________________________________________________________________________ This program was developed by members of the 1997 Program Committee: James Buhler (Chair), Helen Brown, Ellie Hisama, Brian Hyer, Elizabeth Paley, and Reynold Simpson. __________________________________________________________________________ 1997 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM for Music Theory Midwest Carleton Collge 16-18 May 1997 - Northfield, MN Name (to appear on name tag) ________________________________________ Academic Affiliation ______________________________________________ Faculty [ ] Student [ ] Mailing Address _______________________________________________ City/State/Zip ___________________________________________ Is this a change of address? NO [ ] YES [ ] Telephone (w)____________________ (h)____________________ E-mail ________________________________________________ Registration Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $__________ Before 5 May: MTMW Member $15.00; Non-Member $25.00; Student $8.00 After 5 May: MTMW member $20.00; Non-Member $30.00; Student $13.00 MTMW Buffet at Great Hall, Carleton campus $17.00 . . $__________ (Saturday, 17 May, 6:00 p.m.) Airport Shuttle Service $20.00 (round trip). . . .. . .$__________ BY RESERVATION ONLY. Circle preferred pick-up and departure times: Friday (pickup from Twin Cities Ariport) 10:30 am. / 11:30 am. / 12:30 pm. Sunday (departure from Northfield) . . . 11:00 am. / 1:00 pm. / 3:00 pm. Total Amount Enclosed (Make check out to "MTMW") . . . $__________ Mail YOUR check and completed registration form to: Ronald Rodman, MTMW Registration Music Department, Carleton College Northfield, MN 55057 __________________________________________________________________________ For other information on the 1997 program and arrangements, contact: Program Chair: James Buhler Local Arrangements Chair: Ronald Rodman To join Music Theory Midwest, send dues of $10 [$5-student and emeritus status] to: John Schaffer, MTMW Treasurer School of Music, 455 North Park Street University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin, 53706 USA __________________________________________________________________________ MUSIC THEORY MIDWEST OFFICERS: President: Helen Brown (Purdue University) Secretary: Joseph Kraus (University of Nebraska at Lincoln) Treasurer: John Schaffer (University of Wisconsin) MTMW AREA REPRESENTATIVES: Area I Rep: Lora Gingerich Dobos (The Ohio State University) Area II Rep: Peter Smith (University of Notre Dame) Area III Rep: Justin London (Carleton College) Area IV Rep: Michael Rogers (University of Oklahoma) Student Rep (I & II): Elizabeth Paley (University of Wisconsin) Student Rep (III & IV): Ian Coleman (University of Kansas) MTMW 1996-1997 COMMITTEE CHAIRS: Program: James Buhler (Carleton College) Local Arrangements: Ronald Rodman (Carleton College) Nominations: Walter Everett (University of Michigan) Networking: David Loberg Code (Western Michigan University) __________________________________________________________________________ Information submitted by: Helen Brown, Associate Professor of Music Theory Purdue University 102 Matthews Hall West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-1352 USA +1-765.494.3707 Telephone +1-765.496.2784 Fax __________________________________________________________________________