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SPRING 2022 Chapter Meeting (virtual) - Saturday, April 23, 2022 (hosted by Yale)


If you plan to participate in this virtual meeting, please register (for free) in advance at this link:

Program (all times listed below are EDT) 


9:30-9:45AM Welcoming Remarks

9:45AM-11:15AM Session #1 (session c0-chairs: Zachary Stewart and Renée Becker, Yale University)

  • Mary Greer (Cambridge, Massachusetts): "Hercules the Serpent-throttler as Model for Christ the Serpent-trampler: Overlooked Parallels between 'Hercules at the Crossroads" (BWV 213) and Bach's Christmas Oratorio
  • McKay Perry (University of Massachusetts Amherst): "'Amphion's Warbling Strings': A Case Study of Mythical Music in English Madrigals"
  • Emily Korzeniewski (Yale University): "Machaut's Notations in Flux: The Chansons of the Remede de Fortune"

11:15AM-11:30AM Coffee Break #1

11:30AM-12:30PM Session #2 (session chair: Philip Bixby, Yale University)
  • Jacques Dupuis (Northeastern University): "Honoring Clara Schumann"
  • Misti Webster (University of Utah): "Zitkala-Ša: Dissonance Between Musical and Cultural Identity"

12:30PM-2:00PM Lunch Break (with the option to socialize/network virtually)

2:00-2:30PM Chapter Business Meeting (including elections for Chapter Officer positions)

2:30-4:00PM Session #3 (session chair: Knar Abrahamyan, Yale University)
  • Eloy Ramirez (Harvard University): "'A Heritage of Discouragement' in the New York Philharmonic: A Documentary Study of Auditions by Black Musicians, 1969"
  • Elaine Fitz Gibbon (Harvard University): "Inverted History, Dirtied Waters: Reevaluating Political Musiktheater in Mauricio Kagel's Mare Nostrum (1975)"
  • Wenzhuo Zhang (State University of New York at Fredonia): "'We Are Not Anonymous': Gender and Self-identity in Rock Star Tan Weiwei's 2020 Virtual Performance"

4:00-4:15PM Coffee Break #2

4:15-5:15PM Keynote Address (moderated by Evan MacCarthy, University of Massachusetts Amherst, AMS-NE President)
  • Ireri Chávez-Bárcenas (Bowdoin College): "Turu lu neglo y nigliya vamo correndo adorá: Sounds of Race in Seventeenth-Century Puebla de los Ángeles"


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