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FALL 2021 CHAPTER MEETING (Virtual) - Saturday, October 2, 2021

 The Fall 2021 Meeting of the New England Chapter of the American Musicological Society will take place virtually on Saturday, October 2nd, hosted by the University of Massachusetts Amherst. If you plan to participate in this virtual meeting, please register (for free) in advance at this link . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Chapter meeting on October 2, 2021 (including the Zoom link for the meeting). PROGRAM  (Full program with abstracts and bios as provided as of 9/18 available here as a pdf). All times listed below are EDT. 10:15 - 10:30 AM  Welcoming Remarks 10:30 - 12:00 PM MORNING SESSION "For Your Eyes Only? Optical Illusion and Offstage Music in Nineteenth-Century Europe" -  Feng-Shu Lee (National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University) "Kaija Saariaho's L'amour de loin  as Modern Symbolist Opera" - Madison Spahn "Stockhausen's Weltmusik  at the Crossroads of Serialism and Postwar U
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CFP: Fall Chapter Meeting (Virtual) -- Saturday, October 2

  The New England Chapter of the American Musicological Society announces a virtual meeting, to be held via Zoom on  Saturday,  October 2, 2021.   At this time, we do not have a sponsoring institution for this meeting, but we hope that a sponsor will be established in the near term. The Program Committee invites proposals of up to 300 words for 20-minute papers and for roundtable sessions or workshops (pedagogical, performative, and/or scholarly). All abstracts are subject to blind review, and submissions from faculty, independent scholars, and students are all encouraged and welcome. Abstracts should be submitted by  Sunday, September 5,  to the Chairman, Mark DeVoto: mdevoto -at- granite dot tufts dot edu. Please refer to the AMS guidelines: “Proposals should represent the presentation as fully as possible. A successful proposal typically articulates the main aspects of the argument or research findings clearly, positions the author’s contribution with respect to previous scholarship

SPRING 2021 CHAPTER MEETING (Virtual) - Saturday, May 15, 2021

 For the full program with linked abstracts and bios, please click here . Full abstracts and bios here.  Registration info is at the bottom of this post. AMERICAN MUSICOLOGICAL SOCIETY NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER Spring 2021 Meeting Virtual Meeting hosted by University of Massachusetts Amherst SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2020 Program (all times listed below are EDT)   10:15-10:30AM            Welcoming Remarks  (ZOOM)   10:30AM-12:00PM       Morning Session (ZOOM)  “Reassessing Eichheim’s Oriental Music: Some Preliminary Remarks” Richard Mueller (Willington, Connecticut) “Monteverdi and Striggio’s  Orfeo : Modern Music, for a Pre-modern Play” Joel Schwindt (Boston Conservatory at Berklee) “‘The soul of man is a limpid wave’: Liszt, Lamartine, and  Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude ” Andrew Haringer (Saint Anselm College)  12:00PM-1:15PM         Lunch Break (with the option to gather virtually using  REMO )   1:15-1:30PM                Chapter Business Meeting (including Chapter Elections) ( ZOOM )  

CFP: Spring Chapter Meeting (Virtual) -- Saturday, May 15, 2021

 The Spring 2020-2021 meeting of the New England Chapter of the American Musicological Society will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021. It will be hosted virtually by the Department of Music & Dance at the University of Massachusetts Amherst; details and Zoom link will follow with the program announcement in late April. The Program Committee invites proposals of up to 300 words for 20-minute papers and for roundtable sessions or workshops (pedagogical, performative, and/or scholarly). All abstracts are subject to blind review, and submissions from faculty, independent scholars, and students are all encouraged and welcome. Abstracts should be submitted by  Friday, April 16, 2021, to Mark DeVoto: mdevoto -at- granite dot tufts dot edu. Please refer to the AMS guidelines: “Proposals should represent the presentation as fully as possible. A successful proposal typically articulates the main aspects of the argument or research findings clearly, positions the author’s contribution with r

WINTER CHAPTER MEETING (Virtual) -- Saturday, February 13, 2021 (hosted by Tufts University)

FULL PROGRAM here (bios and abstracts as available) Register for free here and you will receive a confirmation email containing information to join the February 13th meeting via Zoom. American Musicological Society - New England Chapter  Winter Meeting Saturday, February 13, 2021 Virtual Meeting hosted by Tufts University   Program (all times listed below are EST)   10:00-10:15AM Welcoming Remarks 10:15-11:45AM Morning Session  (chair: Melinda Latour, Tufts University) “ Claudio Santoro,  Música Viva , and the Emergence of German Modernism in Brazilian Music ” Pablo Marquine (University of Florida)   “Score-Based Site-Specificity in the Music of John Cage” Michael Boyd (Chatham University)   “ Mind to Music: Composing the Torino Mass from Memory ” Lukas Perry (Eastman School of Music)   11:45AM-1:45PM Lunch Break 1:45-2:00PM Chapter Business Meeting 2:00-3:30PM Afternoon Session  (chair: Jessica Fulkerson, Brandeis University)   “A Piano Concerto without Orchestra? Clementi's  Opus

CFP: Joni Mitchell's BLUE at 50: A Celebration of Her Life and Music (Virtual - U Conn, April 9, 2021)

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the release of Joni Mitchell’s groundbreaking album  Blue .  Blue  has been cited by many musicians and critics as her greatest album, the culmination of her early recordings, a work unprecedented in its emotional and psychological depth, craftsmanship, and sheer beauty. The Department of Music at the University of Connecticut will host a virtual conference commemorating this event: Joni Mitchell’s  Blue  at 50: A Celebration of Her Life and Music Friday April 9, 2021 9 am – 4 pm ***** Call for papers We welcome proposals for presentations focused either on  Blue  or any other aspect(s) of her vast musical output, including but not limited to analyses of individual songs and/or albums, performance issues, influence, and corpus studies. Proposals of work not already published, for 20-minute deliveries, should be no longer than 500 words plus a maximum of three pages of diagrams or illustrative examples. Please send as a PDF or Word document wi

CFP: Winter 2021 Chapter Meeting -- Saturday, February 13 (Virtual -- Tufts University)

The Winter 2020-2021 meeting of the New England Chapter of the American Musicological Society will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2021. It will be hosted virtually by the Music Department at Tufts University; details and Zoom link will follow with the program announcement in mid-January. The Program Committee invites proposals of up to 300 words for 20-minute papers and for roundtable sessions or workshops (pedagogical, performative, and/or scholarly). All abstracts are subject to blind review, and submissions from faculty, independent scholars, and students are all encouraged and welcome. Abstracts should be submitted by Thursday, December 31, 2020 , to Mark DeVoto: mdevoto -at- granite dot tufts dot edu. Please refer to the AMS guidelines: “Proposals should represent the presentation as fully as possible. A successful proposal typically articulates the main aspects of the argument or research findings clearly, positions the author’s contribution with respect to previous scholarshi