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SMT Interest Group on Improvisation (panel + session) 0 G. Rabinovitch Dear colleagues, On behalf of the SMT Interest Group on Improvisation, we are pleased to announce that our interest group meeting (Saturday, Nov. 3, 5:45-7:45PM) will host a special panel on: "Improvisation Studies, Do They Exist?" The panelists will be Sabine Feisst (Arizona State University), Roger Moseley (Cornell University), and Chris Stover (Arizona State University), followed by an open discussion with the audience. We are also holding a special joint session of the AMS/SMT, "Extemporaneous Dialogues on Historical Improvisation: Bridging Music, Music History, and Theory," (Thursday, Nov. 1st, 8-10PM), with short lecture-performances by Peter Schubert (McGill University), Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra, Johnandrew Slominski (Linfield College) & Gilad Rabinovitch (Georgia State University), with an introduction by Massimiliano Guido (University of Pavia). Our respondent will be Anna Maria Busse Berger (UC Davis). This session will also conclude with an open discussion.  Best regards and see you soon in San Antonio, Massimiliano Guido (chair) and Gilad Rabinovitch (vice chair), SMT Interest Group on Improvisation
by G. Rabinovitch
Friday, October 12, 2018
Interdisciplinary Meet-up at Local San Antonio Establishment 11/2 @ 5-7PM 0 R. Ruisard Wondering where all the other interdisciplinarians are? Interested in exploring downtown San Antonio while still engaging in scholarly networking? Please join the AMS Student Council’s Interdisciplinary Subcommittee at the AMS/SMT conference in San Antonio for an informal meet-up of interdisciplinary scholars in a relaxed setting on the evening of Friday, November 2 from 5-7PM. The meet-up will take place at The Friendly Spot Ice House (, a popular San Antonio gathering place for cold beer and spirited conversation just a short walk from the Grand Hyatt San Antonio hotel.   This event is intended as an opportunity for scholars of all backgrounds invested in interdisciplinary research to meet and chat in a casual, collaborative space outside of the hustle and bustle of conference proceedings. Take this opportunity to engage other interdisciplinary scholars in conversation about professional development, funding, strategies for writing and research, and recommendations on literature and conferences; or, simply connect with a diverse group of scholars in a beloved local haunt.   The Friendly Spot is dog friendly and includes a small fenced-in playground for those with little ones. Come share in the laid-back, icehouse atmosphere (a Texas tradition!) and meet some fellow interdisciplinary scholars! All are welcome!   Please feel free to spread this announcement widely. Send any questions or queries to organizers Rachel Ruisard (University of Maryland,, Holly Chapman (University of Oregon,, and Tysen Dauer (Stanford University,
by R. Ruisard
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Registration for Graduate Education Reception and Breakfast at San Antonio 0 D. DiCenso Dear Colleagues, As the San Antonio meeting approaches, the Graduate Education Committee asks that Directors of Graduate Studies, or other designated faculty, consider signing-up to attend TWO events at the Annual Meeting. On Friday Nov 2: 5:30-7:00PM, we will hold the annual "Reception for Prospective Graduate Students." In recent years this event has been especially well attended: last year 50 departments and programs were represented and well over 100 prospective students signed-in to the event. Certainly the reception represents an opportunity for recruitment, but we imagine that the primary purpose of the event is to ensure that all prospective students have equal access to program representatives--a kind of service to the field.  On Sunday Nov 4: 7:00-8:45AM, we are (by popular demand) resurrecting the "Directors of Graduate Studies Breakfast." The purpose of the breakfast meeting is to allow DGSes (or their surrogates) to discuss issues of national and international importance to graduate study in musicology. The agenda for this meeting will reflect concerns raised in advance by attendees. If you are unable to commit to attending both events, please consider attending one event yourself and arranging for a surrogate to attend the other meeting on your behalf. Also, please know that it is possible to share the responsibility of representing your program at the Reception for Prospective Graduate Students between two members of your faculty, either by hosting together or by passing the baton half-way through the event. To sign up to attend one or both events, or to propose agenda items for the breakfast meeting, please use the link below. It takes less than two minutes. Please complete the registration by Friday, 19 October 2018 at 5pm.   Be in touch with any questions. Francesca Brittan (Case Western) Daniel DiCenso (Holy Cross)  
by D. DiCenso
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Cambridge University Press discounts 0 K. VanDerMeer  Visit for 20% off select titles in music from Cambridge University Press! & Check out the Cambridge book booth at AMS/SMT 2018 - stands 401&403
by K. VanDerMeer
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Book Proposal Meetings Available - Clemson University Press 0 K. VanDerMeer  During the AMS/SMT meeting in San Antonio, Alison Mero, the Managing Editor of Clemson University Press, will be available to discuss potential book proposals for Clemson UP’s new list of music titles.  Please email Alison Mero at amero to schedule a meeting.
by K. VanDerMeer
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Open interviews - Grand Valley State University 0 K. VanDerMeer  Grand Valley State University is holding open interviews in San Antonio for an Assistant Professor of Music Theory position. Sign up for a time on Saturday if interested.
by K. VanDerMeer
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Seminar Time in Opera 0 K. Hara November 1, Thursday Afternoon Session (4:00–5:30), Texas D In this seminar, we invite researchers in music drama to contemplate the rich topic of time in opera from a variety of angles. The seminar will be dedicated to an in-depth discussion, moderated by the conveners, that reaches across the six pre-circulated essays by Gwyneth Bravo (NYU Abu Dhabi), Michele Cabrini (Hunter College, CUNY), Kelly Christensen (Stanford University), Sabrina Clarke (West Chester University), Yayoi Uno Everett (University of Illinois at Chicago), and Dan Wang (University of Pittsburgh).  We hope to facilitate an exchange of ideas––an exploratory dialogue––that will fuel this nascent field of musicological inquiry. The papers chosen for the seminar draw on the rich body of work on temporality in literature, linguistics, cultural history, comparative studies, film studies, gender studies, performance studies, and other disciplines. The seminar is open to the conference attendees. Because we plan to delve into discussion in the seminar, we encourage seminar attendees to read the papers before the meeting to follow and participate in the conversation.  To download the papers, look for the "Pre-circulated materials for conference sessions" link on the San Antonio meeting page. Kunio Hara (University of South Carolina) Laura Moeckli (University of Bern) Colleen Renihan (Queen's University)
by K. Hara
Friday, October 5, 2018
SMT Performance and Analysis Interest Group Meeting 0 E. Klorman Friday, November 2 12:30–2:00 ** New Location: Lone Star B Crocket CD   "Since Schnabel: Pondering Hypermeter in Beethoven's Piano Sonatas" William Rothstein (The Graduate Center and Queens College, CUNY)   We invite all AMS members to join us for this lecture and discussion. An abstract, along with some recommended (but optional) preparatory study materials, are available at the following link: Questions about this meeting may be directed to PAIG co-chair Edward Klorman (
by E. Klorman
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Childhood and Youth Studies Brown Bag Lunch: 11/2 at 12:45 PM 0 S. Tomlinson Calling all interested participants in the budding American Musicological Society (AMS) study group on Childhood and Youth Studies! Please join us for our first conference event, a brown bag lunch at the AMS conference in San Antonio, TX. The lunch will take place on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 12:45 to 1:45 pm. It will be an informal brown bag (aka bring your own) lunch to gather together interested members, collaboratively discuss our goals and mission for the study group, and plan events for future conferences.    Ryan Bunch, PhD student in Childhood Studies at Rutgers, and Sarah Tomlinson, PhD candidate in Musicology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, are co-founding the group with the guidance Roe-Min Kok, Professor of Musicology at McGill. We envision the Childhood and Youth Studies study group as a forum for scholars interested in music and childhood, broadly conceived. Gender, race, sexuality, and disability have received increasing attention in recent decades, but children and youth have been largely overlooked in musicology. We hope that this study group will bring attention to the ways in which children and youth have played a central role in music history and institutions, shaping while being shaped by them. Because music for, by, and about children and youth has been marginalized in various canons, we believe that centering their agency as music makers, students, performers, and audiences will further our understanding of the cultural meaning of music. The brown bag lunch will strengthen our application to become an official AMS study group. We plan to submit this application in January 2020.     We hope that you will join us at lunch on November 2! Please feel free to share this announcement widely. Whether or not you are able to attend the lunch, you can also write to Ryan Bunch ( or Sarah Tomlinson ( if you would like to be added to our directory and stay updated on our activities.
by S. Tomlinson
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Please use this space for your meeting announcements! 0 R. Judd This is the right place to post all your AMS/SMT San Antonio announcements! Please help yourself. Click on "New topic" to add an item to the list. (You must be signed in to add an item.)
by R. Judd
Friday, September 14, 2018