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If you are holding a musicology conference or symposium in the New England area, please email ams dot newengland at gmail dot com to be added to this calendar. This includes virtual events. Thanks for helping us try to avoid conflicts within our region and discipline! 

  • CONFERENCE: Reframing Beethoven (BU Center for Beethoven Research) March 24 - March 27, 2022 More info here
  • WEBINAR: "Black Music and the American University: Eileen Southern's Story" April 7, 2022, 4pm (Harvard/Radcliffe)  more info and to register here




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Newly elected officers of the AMS New England Chapter are as follows  Evan MacCarthy , President (2020-22) Mark DeVoto , Program Chair (2020-22) Richard Mueller , Representative to AMS Council (2020-23) Ginger Dellenbaugh , Student Representative to AMS Council (2020-22). Additionally, the 2020 recipient of the Chapter's Schafer Award is  Samuel Chan  (New York University), who presented the paper "Sinophonic Discords: Musical Hatred and the Negotiation of Sonic Difference" at our Fall 2019 meeting. And we are indebted and grateful  to Jacquelyn Sholes for her four years of service as President of the chapter.

WINTER 2022 CHAPTER MEETING (Virtual) - Saturday, February 5 (Brandeis University)

Hosted by Brandeis University 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 February 5, 2022 (including the Zoom link for the meeting).  Program (all times listed below are EDT)  PDF with program and abstracts here Abstracts and bios available here 10:45-11:00AM Welcoming Remarks  11:00AM-12:30PM Morning Session (chaired by Chloe Danitz, Brandeis University)    “Navigating a Changing Music Business: Giulio Briccialdi and the Musicians’ Response to  Shifting Demands”  Samantha Tripp (Tufts University)  “Digital Amati: Structure and Interpretation of Classical Stringed Instruments” Harry Mairson (Brandeis University)  “‘Just to Be and Dance ’: Jerome Robbins, J.S. Bach, and Late Style”  Erinn Knyt (University of Massachusetts Amherst)  12:30PM-1:45PM Lunch Break

Winter 2018 Chapter Meeting (Boston College, Feb. 24th)

AMS-NE Winter Chapter Meeting Saturday, February 24th, 2018 Lyons Hall, rm. 423  Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA Photo Source: DIRECTIONS PARKING CAMPUS MAP 8:45 - 9:15 a.m. Refreshments and Registration Morning Session: The politics of music’s transmission 9:15 a.m. Welcome 9:20 a.m. "Hannibal Lokumbe’s One Land, One River, One People as Political Resistance”   Benjamin Safran (Temple University) Hannibal Lokumbe’s identity markers and presentation make him the ultimate outsider within the classical music world. Born in the segregated south as Marvin Peterson and known mononymously as Hannibal, during a residency with the Philadelphia Orchestra he has so far created music for black churches, prisoners, and neuro-diverse communities. Unlike some of his other projects, his large-scale work One Land, One River, One People appears on the surface to function as a