SAM 2020 Program - Friday

46th Annual Conference of the Society for American Music


Program

Friday, July 17

 

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10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Session 5A: Mexican Sounds, Genders, and Identities
LIBBY LARSEN ZOOM ROOM
  Chair: ANA R. ALONSO MINUTTI, University of New Mexico
   
  Son Jarocho in Tlacotalpan: Sustaining a Global Music in Its Ancestral Home
GREG REISH, MTSU Center for Popular Music  abstract  
  Whistling, Gender, and the Aesthetic Turn in Mexico City
ANTHONY W. RASMUSSEN, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México   abstract
   
  Session 5B: Sounds of Minnesota
PRINCE ROGERS NELSON ZOOM ROOM
  Chair: SARAH SCHMALENBERGER, University of St. Thomas
   
  Minnesota Mermaids: Exoticism in the Aquatennial’s Aqua Follies Water Ballet
MEGAN SMALL, University of Iowa   abstract
  Julius Eastman in Minneapolis: New Music America 1980
JEFF WESTON, University of Pittsburgh  abstract
  From Minneapolis to Obishikokaang: Critiquing Settler States and Celebrating (Queer) Indigeneity in the Land-Based Musical Practices of Tall Paul and Melody McKiver
ALEXA WOLOSHYN, Carnegie Mellon University   abstract
   
  Session 5C: Different Songs
ANDREWS SISTERS ZOOM ROOM
  Chair: STEPHANIE JENSEN-MOULTON, Brooklyn College CUNY
   
  Intersectionality and Music: The Role of Third-Wave Feminism in the Development of Pauline Oliveros’s Musical Aesthetic
ELOY F. RAMIREZ, University of Arizona   abstract    handouts
  Rhythmic Techniques in Signed Rap
ANABEL MALER, University of Iowa, and ROBERT KOMANIECKI, Appalachian State University   abstract
   
  Session 5D: Seminar: Reviving the Classic Musical: Pitfalls, Controversies, and Opportunities
JOHN KOERNER ZOOM ROOM
  Chair: ELIZABETH T. CRAFT, University of Utah
   
  Reviving Agnes de Mille’s Women
KARA GARDNER, Minerva   abstract  paper
  Kurt Weill’s Lady in the Dark and One Touch of Venus: Empowered Goddesses, Museum Pieces, and the Problem of the West End Revival
ARIANNE JOHNSON QUINN, Florida State University and The Noël Coward Archive Trust     abstract  paper
  “Accustomed to Her Face”: Problems of Fidelity, Freedom and Work Identity in Revivals of the Musicals of Lerner and Loewe
DOMINIC McHUGH, University of Sheffield   abstract   paper
  “Brush up your Shakespeare”: Expanding and Resisting The Taming of the Shrew in Revivals of Kiss Me, Kate
HANNAH ROBBINS, University of Nottingham  abstract   paper
   
11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Session 6A: Broadcast Music and Constructed Communities
LIBBY LARSEN ZOOM ROOM
  Chair: CHRISTINA BAADE, McMaster University
   
  Sounding Familiarity: Russian Emigres, Radio Liberty, and American Cold War Programming
NATALIE ZELENSKY, Colby College   abstract
  Integrating the Past: Leslie Uggams and Progressive Nostalgia in Sing Along with Mitch (1961–1964)
ESTHER M. MORGAN-ELLIS, University of North Georgia  abstract
  Music, Morality, and Community in Little House on the Prairie
STAN PELKEY, University of Kentucky   abstract
  Cowboys on a Beach: Seasonal Genres and the New Ecology of Country Music
JOCELYN NEAL, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill   abstract
   
  Session 6B: Dramatic, Postdramatic, and Theatrical Works
PRINCE ROGERS NELSON ZOOM ROOM
  Chair: CHARISSA NOBLE, San Diego State University
   
  “Yes, I am a woman; and I am a composer. But rarely at the same time”: the Dramatic-Abstract Works of Thea Musgrave, 1966–1974
LESLIE LA BARRE, Las Positas College   abstract
  Corporeal Witchery and Criticism of the Contemporary Culture in Harry Partch’s Postdramatic Ritual, The Bewitched
NAVID BARGRIZAN, Texas A&M University-Commerce   abstract
  Leaving Orientalism for the Bildungsroman: Childhood Narratives in Contemporary Asian American Musical Theater
EDWARD WANG, Wesleyan University   abstract   handouts
  New Music Theater and American New Music Ensembles
RYAN EBRIGHT, Bowling Green State University   abstract
   
  Session 6C: Panel: Music for a Nation of Immigrants: Between Self-Determination and Cultural Assimilation
ANDREWS SISTERS ZOOM ROOM
  Chair: LARRY HAMBERLIN, Middlebury College
   
  “Gateway of the Nation”: Ellis Island’s Musical Life and the Americanization Movement
DOROTHY GLICK MAGLIONE, University of Kansas    abstract
  Red Emma’s Aria: The Personal and Political Dimensions of Opera in Goldman’s Writings
SAMANTHA M. COOPER, New York University   abstract
  “Armed with Tin Pans and Flags of All Sizes”: Songs of Belonging in the Streets of the Immigrant City, 1912
JANE K. MATHIEU, Tulane University   abstract  
  Take Them Where They Are At: The Phonograph in Philadelphia Public Schools and the Double Standard of Musical Italianness (1911–1924)
SIEL AGUGLIARO, University of Pennsylvania  abstract 
   
  Note: Poster Sessions 6d and 6e (below) will occur in one-hour time slots and these are not 30-minute presentations. Instead, at the beginning of each session, all poster presenters will provide five-minute summaries of their projects, with the remaining time allotted for discussion of all posters.
   
 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Session 6D: Poster Session 1
JOHN KOERNER ZOOM ROOM
  Chair: DOUGLAS W. SHADLE, Vanderbilt University
   
  Minnesota Musicians and the Leipzig Conservatory between 1875 and 1930
JOANNA PEPPLE, Independent scholar, Tallahassee, Florida   abstract   poster
  Researching the Minnesota Opera: A Guide to Primary Sources
KATHRYN HUJDA, Curator of Manuscripts, Minnesota Historical Society   abstract   poster
  Bernstein and Other Americans Abroad: Producing West Side Story in Madrid
PAUL LAIRD, University of Kansas  abstract   poster
  William Walker’s Christian Harmony: Southern Harmony for the Reconstruction Era
RACHEL HALL, Saint Joseph’s University abstract   poster
   
 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Session 6E: Poster Session 2
JOHN KOERNER ZOOM ROOM
  Chair: DOUGLAS W. SHADLE, Vanderbilt University 
   
  The Myth of the Delayed Backbeat in Southern Soul: Discourses of Rhythmic, Corporeal, and Racial Authenticity
ERIC SMIALEK, Montreal   abstract   poster
  Jazz Images from Ghana: On Documenting a Scene and Rediscovering My Home
SAMUEL BOATENG, University of Pittsburgh   abstract   poster
  Sonic Impressions of Crater Lake: Michael Gordon’s Natural History (2016)
ADAM HEYEN, Arizona State University  abstract   poster
   
2:00 p.m. - 3: 30 p.m. Session 7A: Gendered Organizations
LIBBY LARSEN ZOOM ROOM
  Chair: SARAH GERK, SUNY Binghamton
   
  San Francisco’s Century Club, 1888–1920: The “New Woman” as Promoter of Music as a Force for Social Change
LETA MILLER, University of California, Santa Cruz   abstract
  From the Redwoods to the Riviera: The Bohemian History of Joseph Redding’s Fay-Yen-Fah (1925)
BETH E. LEVY, University of California, Davis   abstract
  Everyone in Harmony? Preservation, Inclusivity and Musical Style in the Present-Day Barbershop Harmony Society
CLIFTON BOYD, Yale University   abstract
   
  Session 7B: Recording, Technology, and Agency
PRINCE ROGERS NELSON ZOOM ROOM
  Chair: SARA HAEFELI, Ithaca College
   
  Voice, Technology, and Agent-Classes in Steve Reich’s Tape Works
GEORGE ADAMS, University of Chicago   abstract
  Aural Identity and Expression in Vocal Performance: A Case Study of Rihanna’s ANTI
JOHANNA DEVANEY, Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center, CUNY  abstract
  Self-Driving Songs? Popular Music and Collaborative Artificial Intelligence
CHARLES HIROSHI GARRETT, University of Michigan   abstract
   
  Session 7D: Interest Group: Band Music
Diversity in the American Wind Band World
JOHN KOERNER ZOOM ROOM
  Co-chairs: KATE STORHOFF, Winston-Salem, NC, and PATRICK WARFIELD, University
of Maryland
   
  KATHERINE BERGMAN, ANDREA BROWN, JAMIL JORGE, and JEFFREY YELVERTON     abstract
   
3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.  Session 8A: Pushing Boundaries in American Opera
LIBBY LARSEN ZOOM ROOM
  Chair: MONICA HERSHEBERGER, SUNY Geneseo
   
  High Culture on the Lower Frequencies: Pedagogy, Performance, and the Theodore Drury Grand Opera Company
LUCY CAPLAN, Harvard University   abstract
  Time Reigns Absolute: Music, Anticipation, and Temporality in John Adams’s Doctor Atomic
REBA WISSNER, Montclair State University   abstract
   
  Session 8B: Pedagogies
PRINCE ROGERS NELSON ZOOM ROOM
  Chair: MATTHEW BAUMER, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
   
  “Johnny B. Careful”: Children’s Safety Education Songs in the 1930s and 1940s
ALEXANDRA KRAWETZ, Yale University   abstract
  Jazz in Los Angeles: Effects of the Academic Institutionalization of Jazz Performance Studies in 1930s to the Present
JENNIFER YE JI CHO, University of California, Berkeley   abstract
   In the Wind Band Classroom: Literature, Canonization, and Culture
ANDREW GRANADE, UMKC Conservatory   abstract
   
  Session 8C: Sources and Memory
ANDREWS SISTERS ZOOM ROOM
  Chair: CHARLES BREWER, Florida State University
   
  A Scrapbooking President and a Few Good Tunes: Musical Practices in the Jefferson-Randolph Family Scrapbooks
LAURA LOHMAN, Queens University of Charlotte   abstract
  Rewriting the History of Classical Music’s Entry into 19th-Century American Psalmody: Clifton’s 1819 Original Collection
PETER MERCER-TAYLOR, University of Minnesota   abstract  handouts
  Reading, Writing, and Recollection: Memorization in the Production of the Caster Family Account Book
ERIN FULTON, University of Kentucky   abstract
   
  Session 8D: Workshop: Career Connections, Committee on Contingent Workers and Independent Scholars
JOHN KOER
NER ZOOM ROOM
abstract
  Co-Chairs: CHRISTINA BAADE, McMaster University, and CAROLYN BRYANT, Independent Scholar
   
  AMANDA SEWELL, Interlochen Public Radio; ANNA-LISE SANTELLA, Oxford University Press; JASON HANLEY, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; HEATHER BUCHANAN, Independent Scholar and Multimedia Producer
   
5:30 p.m. Student Reception and Meeting
JOHN KOERNER ZOOM ROOM