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CFP: Joint Meeting of AMS-NE & NECMT, April 8-9, 2016 at MIT

Call for Papers: AMS-NE Spring 2016 Joint Meeting of the AMS New England Chapter & New England Conference of Music Theorists MIT 8-9 April 2016 Submission deadline:  4 March 2016 The Spring 2016 meeting of the New England Chapter of the American Musicological Society (AMS-NE) will be held jointly with the New England Conference of Music Theorists ( NECMT ) on Friday, 8 April and Saturday, 9 April 2016 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA. NECMT papers will be programmed for both days; AMS-NE papers will be programmed for  Saturday  only, but members are encouraged to attend  on Friday  as well. The Program Committee of the AMS-NE  invites proposals of up to 300 words for 30-minute papers and for roundtable sessions. All abstracts are subject to blind review, and submissions from faculty, independent scholars, and graduate students are all welcome. Abstracts should be submitted by  Friday, 4 March 2016  via email to jsholes at  bu.

AMS-NE Winter Meeting: The Hartt School (Hartford, CT) February 20

AMS-NE Winter Chapter Meeting February 20, 2016  Fuller Music Center , Rm. 021  The Hartt School 9:45-10:15 Refreshments and Registration  Morning Session 10:15 Welcome 10:20 Why Striggio W as Not on Monteverdi’s Side: Orfeo (1607), Academy Culture, and the Staging of the “ Artusi C ontroversy” Joel Schwindt (The Boston Conservatory) Musicologists have addressed various aspects of the "Monteverdi-Artusi Controversy," including compositional philosophy (Palisca 1985, Carter 1992, Ossi 2003, etc. ), court politics (Siegele 1994), gender (Cusick 1993), and religious philosophy (Carter 2012). Yet to be considered, however, is how certain academic discourses that paralleled this polemic were essentially "staged" through the production of Orfeo in 1607 for the Mantuan Accademia degli Invaghiti (of which librettist Alessandro Striggio the Younger was a member). The academy members' writings on music—including a long dichiarazone