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Release: Oct. 27, 2000
UI School of Music will be well represented in worldwide 'mega-conference'
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- When the world of musical scholarship gathers in Toronto,
Canada, Nov. 1-5, the University of Iowa School of Music will be very much
in evidence. Six current and one retired member of the faculty will present
scholarly papers at the event, an unprecedented meeting of 15 separate professional
Called "Toronto 2000," the mega-conference will include the American
Musicological Society (AMS), the Society of Music Theory (SMT), the Society
for Ethnomusicology (SEM), the College Music Society (CMS) and others. It
is expected that it will be largest professional meeting of musical scholars
ever held in North America.
Selection of scholarly papers for presentation was by juries of professional
peers in each area and was highly competitive.
The UI faculty members and their respective papers are:
-- Gregory Barnett, assistant professor in musicology, presenting a paper
for the SMT, "G. M. Bononcinis Theory in Practice: A Theme and
Variations of Modal Exemplification";
-- Michael Buchler, assistant professor in theory, presenting a paper for
the SMT, "Determining Similarity among Pitch Sets of Unequal Cardinality:
A Contextual Approach";
-- Christine Getz, assistant professor in musicology, presenting a paper
for the AMS, "La donna vestita di sole (1602) and Feminine Spirituality
in post-Tridentine Milan" (research supported by a UI Old Gold Fellowship);
-- Amelia Kaplan, visiting assistant professor in composition, presenting
a paper for the SMT, "Meter and Hypermeter as a means of Signification
in Wagners Parsifal";
-- Roberta Marvin, associate professor in musicology, presenting a paper
for the AMS, "Celestial Bodies and An Erring
Sisters Shame: Victorian Decorum, Censorship, and Verdis
Operas" (research supported by a UI Arts and Humanities Initiative Grant);.
-- T. M. Scruggs, assistant professor in ethnomusicology, will present a
paper in a joint session of the Society for American Music and the International
Association for the Study of Popular Music, "Come on in North Side, Youre
Just in Time: The Negotiation of Ethnically-Segregated Social Space in a South
Side Chicago Jazz Club"; and
-- Edward L. Kottick, professor emeritus in musicology, will present a paper
for the American Musical Instrument Society, "The Specious Uniformity
of 18th-Century German Harpsichords."
In addition to her scholarly paper, Marvin is also coordinating three sessions
for the AMS Committee on Career-Related Issues and will chair the annual meeting
of this committee at the conference. Scruggs will chair a session for the
SEM on "Performing the Deep Past."
The abstracts for these and all other papers to be presented at the Toronto
meeting are available online at http://www.ams-net.org/toronto-abstracts.html.
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