Volume 10, Number 2, June 2004
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Calls for Papers

Conference Announcements

Journal-Related Announcements

Other Announcements

Calls for Papers

American Perspectives on Penderecki

American Perspectives on Penderecki
Houston, 22-23 October 2004

An Invitation for Papers

Krzysztof Penderecki, one of the most respected and often-performed composers of our time, recently celebrated his 70th birthday. There has not been a symposium in the United States which has been devoted to a study of his works, though there have been many such symposia in Europe, especially during the last two decades. In order to fill in this gap in American studies of current music, a conference, American Perspectives on Penderecki, will be offered in Houston, Texas on 22-23 October 2004. The site for the conference will be Mabee Theater on the Houston Baptist University campus in Southwest Houston. Coordinators of the conference are:

Dr. Ray Robinson, Distinguished Professor, Palm Beach Atlantic University
Dr. Ann Gebuhr, Professor of Theory and Composition, Houston Baptist University
Dr. Robert Hatten, Professor of Theory, Indiana University
Dr. Cindy Bylander, Musicologist, San Antonio, Texas

Papers on any aspect of Penderecki’s music are invited for consideration for presentation at the conference. The papers should be no more than 30 minutes in length including audio or video examples (10-12 pages of text without examples, 12 pt. font, double spaced). Full capabilities for multimedia presentations are available (Powerpoint, video, stereo audio, slides, overhead projector, piano).

Please submit a 300-500 word abstract in Microsoft Word format by email to
Dr. Ray Robinson at the following address: 
Include a short (75-100 word) biography with the abstract. The deadline is 1 July 2004.
Papers for presentation will be announced by 15 August 2004.

There is no registration fee for the conference. Participants are eligible for special room rates at the Embassy Suites Hotel near the campus (registration information will be emailed to participants), and the two meals during the conference are hosted by the University at no charge to the persons presenting papers. Transportation to and from the Embassy Suites Hotel will be arranged through the School of Music, as will transportation to and from either Houston airport.

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Call for Papers: Music Theory Society of New York State, 2005

Music Theory Society of New York State
33rd Annual Meeting
Baruch College, CUNY New York, NY
9-10 April 2005
Call for Papers
The Program Committee for the 2005 meeting of the Music Theory Society of New York State (MTSNYS) invites proposals for papers and presentations on any topic related to music theory. Areas of particular interest include:
* Diatonic Transformations (in honor of John Clough).
* Analysis of Brahms's Music.

Papers given at national conferences or previously published will not be considered. Any number of proposals may be submitted by an individual, but no more than one will be accepted. Most papers will be placed in 45-minute slots, with about 30 minutes for reading and 15 minutes for possible response or discussion.

Paper submission should include:
1. Six copies of a proposal of at least three, but no more than five double-spaced pages of text. Each copy should include the title of the paper and its duration as read aloud, but not the author's name, because proposals are read blind.
2. An abstract of 200-250 words, suitable for publication.
3. A cover letter listing the title of the paper; the name, address, institutional affiliation, telephone number, and E-mail address of the author; and all audio and visual needs.

We will also consider proposals for panels as well as non-conventional presentation formats. The submission requirements for panel and non-conventional formats are the same as above, except that in such cases the proposals need not be anonymous.

Proposals should be sent to:
Steven Laitz, Program Chair
Eastman School of Music
26 Gibbs Street
Rochester, NY 14604


Members of the 2005 Program Committee are Steven Laitz (Chair), Poundie Burstein (ex officio, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY); Martha Hyde (University of Buffalo, SUNY); Eric McKee (Pennsylvania State University); Rebecca Jemian (Ithaca College); and Alexandra Vocjic (Julliard).

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Call for Papers: IASPM-US

IASPM-US Annual Conference 2004

October 15-17, 2004
University of Virginia

This year's meeting of the IASPM-US will be held on the beautiful and historic campus of the University of Virginia. The theme for this year's meeting is wide open, and the program committee encourages submission of abstracts representing the diverse range of interests represented by the Association's U. S. membership.

We are also pleased to announce that the University of Virginia is planning a small festival of African popular music to coincide with the IASPM meeting, and conference attendees will be invited to participate in these events, as well as those on the IASPM program. It promises to be a rich and vibrant weekend.

The confluence of the Afro-Pop festival with the scholarly and personal interests of IASPM members and our University of Virginia site also suggests a number of possible "site-specific" topics for papers and panels - though again, there is no formal theme, and proposals from a wide variety of perspectives are welcome. But papers discussing phenomena such as African pop music, and world music more generally conceived, on the one hand; and those taking up Southern musical traditions ranging from the folk revival through bluegrass, old-time, and country, on the other, will find especially fertile soil at this year's meeting.

Abstracts are due June 1, 2004; e-mail submission is strongly encouraged.

Please send abstracts to the Program Chair, Kevin Dettmar, or if necessary, via snail mail:

Professor Kevin J. H. Dettmar
Department of English
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Mailcode 4503
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

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Call for Papers: Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic, 2005


The Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic invites paper and panel discussion proposals on any aspect of music theory. MTSMA especially welcomes presentations that include simulated teaching, analysis presentations for use in undergraduate or graduate teaching, and those that include high school teachers of music theory. All presentations are limited to thirty (30) minutes: twenty (20) minutes for the paper and ten (10) minutes for discussion. Panel discussions should comprise three to four participants, each member giving formal remarks of no more than five minutes, thus allowing for discussion between the panelists and audience.

Please include the following in the your submission:
1. Seven copies of your proposal. Proposals are limited to 500 words and no more than two pages in total. It must be double spaced (use a 10- to 12-point font), and stapled (no paper clips, please). Since all submissions will be read blind, neither the author nor the author‚s institution is to be identified. E-mail submissions will not be accepted.
2. A cover letter that includes the author's name, institutional affiliation or city of residence, phone number(s), e-mail address, full return address and equipment/arrangements needed. If applicable, indicate if you would like to be considered for Dorothy Payne Best Student Paper Award. In the case of panel discussion, contact information for only one person is needed, but do include the names of all panelists, institutional affiliation or city of residence.
3. One copy of a 200-250 word abstract suitable for inclusion in the MTSMA web site and in the abstract booklet to be distributed at the meeting. Include your name and intuition or city on the abstract. If your proposal is selected, you will be required to submit an electronic version as an attachment in MS Word format. Subsequent to presentation and at the discretion of the author, the text of the entire paper will be made available on the web site as well in .pdf format.
4. A self-addressed stamped postcard to notify you that your proposal was received.
5. Student presenters wishing to be considered for the Dorothy Payne Best Student Paper Award must send one copy of the complete paper, a 200-250 word abstract, cover letter and self-addressed stamped postcard, to the address given below, postmarked by 3 December 2004.

Send the above material to:
Professor. Carl Wiens, Program Chair
Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic
Nazareth College, Department of Music
4245 East Avenue
Rochester, New York 14618-3790

You may also contact Professor Wiens if you would like to chair a session.

Proposals must be postmarked no later than 3 December 2004. Proposals that do not conform to the above guidelines will not be considered. It is anticipated that the committee‚s work will be completed by the beginning of March, at which time all submitters will be notified.

Ellen Flint is Chair of Local Arrangments, Kip Wile is WebMaster, Additional information may be obtained from Pamela L. Poulin, President,

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Conference Announcements

Conference Announcement: ICMPC8

Dear Colleagues:

I am writing to you at present to remind you that the 8th International Conference on Music Perception & Cognition (ICMPC8) will be hosted August 3-7, 2004 by the Northwestern University School of Music in Evanston, IL. The "early registration" period ends on April 15th, so if you plan to join us - and I hope you will - I would recommend that you register prior to this date to take advantage of the reduced registration rate. Detailed information about the conference is available at the ICMPC8 web site (, including the conference program, accommodations, travel, banquet, and much more.

On behalf of the ICMPC8 Organizing Committee and all seven participating national societies, I invite you to join us this summer for a truly magnificent experience as leading scholars from around the world present results of their most recent research.

I look forward to seeing you this summer.

Sincerely, Scott Lipscomb, ICMPC8 Conference Organizer

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Conference Announcement: Britannia (Re-)Sounding

Britannia (Re-)Sounding: Music in the Arts, History and Culture of Great Britain, the inaugural conference of the North American British Music Studies Association, will be held June 18-19 at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music in Oberlin, OH. Panels are listed below. Early registration due by June 1. For the complete program and conference information, see

Vaughan Williams
Eric Saylor (Drake University). Folk Song and Theatricality in Hugh the Drover and Sir John in Love
James Brooks Kuykendall (Calvin College). Vaughan Williams, The Poisoned Kiss, and the legacy of the Savoy Operas
Renée Chérie Clark (Hillsdale College). The Middle Years: Vaughan Williams, Art Song Composition, and the Development of a Style

Opera: Renegotiating Continental Models
JoAnn Taricani (University of Michigan). Subtext and Subversion: The Hidden Political Parody of The Dragon of Wantley (J.F. Lampe, 1737)
Christina Fuhrmann (Ashland University). Scott Repatriated? La Dame Blanche Crosses the Channel
Nathaniel Lew (St. Michael’s College). Socialist Realism in England: the Case of Alan Bush’s Wat Tyler

Music and Social Improvement
Dorothy De Val (York University). Morris and ‘Merrie England’: Mary Neal and the Espérence Club
Charles Edward McGuire (Oberlin Conservatory of Music). “Tunes Appropriate and Devotional”: Tonic Sol-fa and British Missionary Control in Madagascar
Denise Odello (UC-Santa Barbara). Music as Social Organizer: The Brass Band Movement of Nineteenth-Century Britain
Deborah Heckert (Stony Brook University). Sites of Modernity and the ‘History of Today’: English fin-de-Siècle Anxieties and the Case of the Music Hall

Laments and Ballads
Jessie Ann Owens (Brandeis University). Singing in a Mournful Key: English Laments
Stacy Jocoy-Houk (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). The Interrelation of Texts and Tunes in Early Modern Broadside Ballads

Sacred Music and Class Identity
Nicholas Temperley (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). Class Distinctions in Eighteenth-Century Church Music
Ilias Chrissochoidis (Stanford University). From the Stage to the Cathedral: Cultural Mobility of English Oratorio in Mid-18th-Century Britain

Concert, featuring Rachel Lynn Waddell, flute; Renée Chérie Clark, piano; Mary Enid Haines, soprano; J R Fralick, tenor; and Dorothy DeVal, piano

Technology and the Canon: BBC
Jenny Doctor (Trinity College of Music). ‘Virtual Concerts’ – the BBC’s Transmutation of Public Performances
Louis Niebur (UCLA). Orpheus, Orphèe, Orfeo: the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and the Reprocessing of Reinterpretation
Nicholas Kenyon (Comptroller, BBC Proms). From Henry Wood’s Queen’s Hall Promenade Concerts to the BBC Proms
David Simonelli (Youngstown State University). “A Whole Scene Going”: Criticism of BBC music programming during Progressive rock era, 1964-1976

Female Voices
Anita Gorman (Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania). Lady Nairne and the Song Culture of Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Scotland
Michael J. Budds (University of Missouri-Columbia). Queen Victoria as Musical Hostess: The Royal Salon
Juliette Wells (Manhattanville College). George Elliot and the Victorian Amateur
Donna Parsons (University of Iowa). Penetrating the Recesses of their Genius: Artistry and Artistic Temperament in Henry Handel Richardson’s Maurice Guest

Lecture Recital
Julia Grella (CUNY Graduate Center). Music, Morals, and Metanoia in "The Awakening Conscience"

Politics and Drama
Anne F. Widmayer and Peter W. Gibeau (University of Wisconsin at Washington County). Musical Characterization in Thomas Southerne’s Oroonoko
Ian Gallacher (Syracuse University School of Law). “A Most Excellent Moral”: The Beggar’s Opera and Its Stories of Law and Society in Early Eighteenth Century London
Paul Rice (Memorial University of Newfoundland). “Staging” the French Revolution in London: Two Musical Treatments

Music and Nationalism
Jennifer Oates (Queens College, CUNY). The Ship o’ the Fiend: Hamish MacCunn as Scottish Bard
David C.H. Wright (Royal College of Music). Sir Frederick Bridge and the Musical Furtherance of British Imperialism: The 1902 Coronation
Alain Frogley (University of Connecticut). The old sweet Anglo-Saxon spell’: Racial Discourses and the American Reception of British Music, 1895-1945

Music and Popular Culture
Jeremy Smith and Jay Keister (University of Colorado, Boulder). From New Jerusalem to the Babylon of the Apocalypse: the Musical Poetics of Social Critique in British Progressive Rock of the Early 1970s
Irene Nexica (UC-Berkeley). “I Thought That We Would Just Be Friends”: Queering the Image and Lipstick Traces in Solo Spice Girl Outings
Kendra Leonard. Sviatoslav Richter and Rita: Art Music and Satire in Monty Python

Elgar and Holst
Byron Adams (UC-Riverside). “The Soul in Anguish”: Elgar’s Wagnerian Dialectic of Shame and Grace
Matthew Riley (University of Birmingham). “The Feminine Element Inside”: J.B. Priestly’s Elgar and the Topography Of RDeep England’
Christopher Scheer (University of Michigan). “Savitri, Savitri, I am Death”: The Conquest of Wagnerian Influence in The Music of Gustav Holst

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Sound and Music Computing '04

International conference

Sound and Music Computing '04
October 20-22, 2004
IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Sound and Music Computing (SMC) is supervised jointly by AIMI (Associazione Italiana di Informatica Musicale) and AFIM (Association Française d'Informatique Musicale). The first SMC edition is organized by IRCAM. It will take place during the Ircam Resonances 2004 Festival, a ten days long music technology forum combining conferences, workshops, open-doors and concerts from Wednesday October 13th to Friday October 22nd, 2004.

The preliminary web page is at : 

Papers submissions are solicited in all the sound/music computing fields. A special session on "Improvisation with the computer" is organised during the first day (Oct. 20th), for which papers are solicited as well.

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Conference for Music and Technology in the Liberal Arts Environment

Registration is now open for the following conference on Music and Technology in the Liberal Arts Environment, geared toward liberal arts colleges in the New England & Mid-Atlantic region, but open via waiting list to some liberal arts colleges in the Midwest and South. Please read the description below and go to:
for the application form.

Best regards,
John Anderies

Hamilton College, Clinton, NY will be host to a new conference forum, June 21-22, 2004, on Music and Technology in the Liberal Arts Environment. With guest speakers, faculty, librarians, and information technologists in attendance, the conference will provide a unique opportunity for participants to learn and engage in conversation about using technology to enhance the music teaching experience in a liberal arts setting. The conference will be funded by a grant from the Mellon-supported Center for Educational Technology (CET), Middlebury, VT.

Program Topics will include:

* Integrating digital media into Course Management Systems
* Teaching music with technology
* Online audio distribution
* Enhancing library catalogs with multimedia
* Intellectual property rights awareness
* Music Information Retrieval (MIR) in the classroom & library
* Workshops on creating multimedia presentations & score scanning

The conference is primarily intended to serve the faculty, librarians, and technologists from the CET MANE member schools (New England & Mid-Atlantic region ), though members of other regional NITLE centers (Midwest:; South: are encouraged to express interest, and may be admitted, depending upon space availability. Enrollment will be limited to 40, up to 2 per institution. Registration, lunch, lodging, and travel costs will be waived for attendees. Application forms may be submitted via the conference Web site. The deadline for application is May 1, 2004.

For more information, please consult the conference web site:
or contact any of the conference coordinators:

John F. Anderies
Music Librarian
Haverford College
370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041-1392

Amy Harrell
Music & Perf. Arts Librarian
Trinity College Library
300 Summit St.
Hartford, CT 06106

Nikki Reynolds
Director, Instructional Technology Support Hamilton College
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323

John F. Anderies
Music Librarian
Haverford College
370 Lancaster Ave.
Haverford, PA 19041-1392
610-896-2948 (office)
610-896-1005 (music library)

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Journal-Related Announcements

Psychology of Music 32 issue 1

Psychology of Music
Volume 32 Issue 1 - January 2004



The relative utility of 'pleasantness' and 'liking' dimensions in predicting the emotions expressed by music
Damian A. Ritossa and Nikki S. Rickard Monash University, Australia

On similarity, derivation and the cognition of musical structure
Adam Ockelford Royal National Institute of the Blind, London

The influence of harmonic context on the tuning of thirds played by professional flautists
Winfried Leukel and Thomas Stoffer University of Munich

Gender differences in children's experience of musical performance anxiety
Charlene Ryan McGill University, Canada

Review Essays

Temperley, D., The Cognition of Basic Musical Structures, reviewed by Annabel J. Cohen

Cope, D., Virtual Music: Computer Synthesis of Musical Style, reviewed by Emery Schubert

Conference Review

Stevens, C., D. Burnham, G. McPherson, E. Schubert and J. Renwick (eds), ICMPC 7: Proceedings of the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, reviewed by Eleanor Selfridge-Field

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Psychology of Music 32 issue 2


Effects of three years of piano instruction on children's academic achievement, school performance and self-esteem
Eugenia Costa-Giomi University of Texas at Austin

Cultural memes, innate proclivities and musical behaviour: a case study of the western traditions
Robert Walker University of New South Wales

Graphic representations of short musical compositions
Siu-Lan Tan Kalamazoo College, USA and Megan E. Kelly University of Michigan, USA

Research Note

Route-learning and the Mozart effect

Book Reviews

Gouk, P., Music, Science and Natural Magic in Seventeeth-Century England, reviewed by Kaan Biyikoglu

J.O'Dea, Virtue Or Virtuosity? Explorations in the Ethics of Musical Performance, reviewed by Vincent Meelberg

H. Kingsbury / J. Toynbee, Talent and Performance: A Conservatory Cultural System (2nd Revised Edition) / Making Popular Music: Musicians,

Creativity and Institutions, reviewed by Fred Seddon

Toynbee, J., Makking Popular Music: Musicians, Creativity and Instructions, reviewed by Fred Seddon

G. Cox, Living Music in Schools 1923-1999: Studies in the History of Music Education in England, reviewed by Terese M. Volk

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Theoria 10

THEORIA - Historical Aspects of Music Theory, Vol 10/2003, is available now.

Main articles:
Gene Cho: The Doctrine of Ethos on the Quest for Equal Temperament Russell E. Murray: The Theorist as Critical Listener: Pietro Pontio’s Nine Cause di Varietá
Klaus-Jürgen Sachs: Index to the Treatises of Pietro Pontio
Matthew Riley: Ernst Kurth’s Bach: Musical Linearity and Expressionist Aesthetics

Purchase instructions and more information at:

Article submissions welcome. Send requests to:
The editor
Dr. Frank Heidlberger
Associate Prof. of Music Theory
University of North Texas

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Journal of Music and Science

Call for Papers: Journal of Music and Science

DESCRIPTION: We invite submissions for a new electronic journal: The Journal of Music and Science (JMS).

JMS is a refereed, scientific, international, online music journal. (ISSN:1304-6446) Semiannual and bilingual (Turkish-English).

The Journal of Music & Science (JMS) is an international scientific electronical journal which welcomes articles in all areas of musical scholarship including history, criticism, analysis, performance, archival researches, and also the others which related music. The aim of JMS is, publishing to bring up the cultural riches, historical and actual realities of the music in a manner scholarly and international standard, in the light of the scientific studies.

The languages of JMS are Turkish and English (bilingual). The authors from Turkey, should present their articles both Turkish and English; for the foreigner authors, English is enough (if they do not know any Turkish).

JMS accepts articles on all aspects of music. If you would like us to consider your paper for JMS, please send by e-mail until 15.August.2004.

Gulay Karamahmutoglu

Ahmet Emre Celik

You can reach the writing rules below



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Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy 15 and 16

The Gail Boyd de Stwolinski Center for Music Theory Pedagogy is pleased to announce that Vols. 15 and 16 of the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy were recently published and that Vols. 17 (2003) and 18 (2004) are in production. With the publication of the latter two volumes the journal will have caught up with its regular publication schedule. Contents of Vols. 15 and 16 are listed below.

Volume 15 (2001)
Mark Sallmen, "No Simple Pieces: Curricular Coherence, Row Combination, Classroom Vocalization, and the Trio from Schoenberg's Suite for Piano, Op. 25"

Jeff Gillespie, "Melodic Dictation Scoring Methods: An Exploratory Study"

Paula Telesco, "Rethinking the Teaching of Minor Scales and Keys"

Robert Gauldin, "An Intersection of Counterpoint and Harmony"

Ken Stephenson, Review of Miguel Roig-Francoli's Harmony in Context

Volume 16 (2002)
David Carson Berry, "On Teaching Simultaneous Inversion (Mirror Counterpoint) in Tonal Music"

Richard Bass, "Approach Strong Deliveress!: from George Crumb's Apparition: A Case Study in Analysis and Performance of Post-Tonal Music"

Timothy S. Cutler, "An Aural Skills Approach to Context and Modulation in Tonal Music"

JMTP welcomes articles on any aspect of teaching or learning music theory and/or aural skills. Guidelines for Contributors can be found on the last page of each volume and on the journal's web site:

J. Kent Williams, Editor
Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy

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Other Announcements

GAMUT editor

GAMUT, formerly the journal of the Georgia Association of Music Theorists, seeks an editor willing to provide leadership and capable of lending institutional support as the journal enters a new era under the auspices of the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic. Established in 1984, GAMUT is an annual journal open to articles in all areas of music theory. The new editor must be willing to work with the Board of the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic to establish editorial policies.

Those interested in this opportunity should contact:

Michael Klein (Publications Committee of MTSMA) at

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