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Friday, March 11th – Clara Lichtenstein Recital Hall (Room C-209)


Opening Remarks 




Analysis and Performance I: Schoenberg, Webern, Berg


Emily Westrell, Schulich School of Music, McGill University


“Reconsidering Conventional Techniques in the Performance of the Violin Music of the Second Viennese School” (Violin Lecture-Recital)




Wine and Cheese Reception


Saturday, March 12th – Clara Lichtenstein Recital Hall (Room C-209)


Compositional Strategies I: Baroque Approaches (Corelli and Handel)


Mark McDonald, Schulich School of Music, McGill University


“Palindromic Constructions in Corelli’s Sonata XI, Op. 1”



Regina Compton, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester


“The Significance of the “Sinews”: A Study of Handel’s Recitative Language”



Compositional Strategies II: Post-war Approaches (Pärt and Dallapiccola)


Anabel Maler, Schulich School of Music, McGill University


“Compound Tintinnabulation in Arvo Pärt’s Tabula Rasa”



Timothy Mott, University of Ottawa


Structure and Symmetry in Dallapiccola’s Tre Poemi: I”


  Break for Lunch  (on your own) 


Keynote Address: "Haydn's Solar Poetics"
Professor Elaine Sisman, Columbia University




Dean’s Essay Prize (for excellence in McGill graduate writing)

Awarded by Professor Eleanor Stubley, Director of Graduate Studies in Music



Spiritual Aesthetics: Phantasmagoria and Redemption (Beethoven and Bruckner)


Deirdre Loughridge, University of Pennsylvania


“Beethoven, E. T. A. Hoffmann, and the Phantasmagorical Sublime”



Emma Cowell, Youngstown State University


“The Past, the Present, and the Eternal: Anton Bruckner’s Faith and Music”



Analysis and Performance II: Schenker and Bach



Bonnie McAlvin, CUNY Graduate Center



“An Exploration of Interaction: Schenkerian Analysis and Performance” (Flute Lecture-Recital)


19.30                                                            Conference Dinner



Sunday, March 13th – Room C-201


The Induction of Emotion in Music: Three Case Studies


Juan A. Mesa, Indiana University


Case Study I - “Hearing Emotion in J. S. Bach’s ‘O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß’ BWV 622”



Katrina Roush , Indiana University


Case Study II - “Strong Emotions, Agency, and the Role of ‘Music Alone:’ Two Arias from Puccini’s Turandot”



Chelsey L. Hamm, Indiana University


Case Study III - “Towards Emotional Meaning in Ives’s Orchestral Set No. 2, III”



Authenticity and Absence: Issues of Identity in Popular Music


Daniel Stadnicki, Carleton University


“Age as Signifier for Musical Authenticity”



Laura Risk, Schulich School of Music, McGill University


“The Bronze Gypsy and Her Violin”: Writing A Biography of Ginger Smock”



National(ist) Aesthetics: Schumann, Takemitsu, and Cage


Marc Weiser, Schulich School of Music, McGill University


“‘Hüte-Dich!’: Schumann’s Prophet-Bird as Harbinger of a New Political Order”



Vivian Luong, McGill University


“‘Reflections in a mirror’: Eastern and Western Aesthetics in Takemitsu and Cage”