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19 August 2019
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A letter from President Suzanne Cusick

Suzanne writes about some important developments in the Society, including a revised procedure for the Annual Meeting Program Committee, some of the upcoming special activities at the Boston Annual Meeting, and our society's financial stresses.

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  Suzanne Cusick

The Summer 2019 issue of JAMS is now available


Andrew Flory, "The Ballads of Marvin Gaye"'

Jordan Musser, "Carl Czerny's Mechanical Reproductions"

  Suzanne Cusick

Catherine A. Bradley, "Choosing a Thirteenth-Century Motet Tenor: From the Magnus liber organi to Adam de la Halle"

Elaine Kelly, "Performing Diplomatic Relations: Music and East German Foreign Policy in the Middle East during the Late 1960s"

Colloquy: "Attention, Anxiety, and Audition's Histories"
Francesca Brittan, Carmel Raz, Nicholas Mathew, Alexandra Kieffer and Benjamin Steege


Opera for the People: English-Language Opera and Women Managers in Late 19th-Century America, by Katherine K. Preston
Candace Bailey

Beyond Bach: Music and Everyday Life in the Eighteenth Century, by Andrew Talle
Tanya Kevorkian

Dance and Drama in French Baroque Opera: A History, by Rebecca Harris-Warrick
Anita Hardeman

Improvisation and Social Aesthetics, edited by Georgina Born, Eric Lewis, and Will Straw
Rob Wallace

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AMS Boston 2019

Plans are proceeding! Visit the website (see the sidebar) to view

  • Preliminary program: for pre-conferences, 150+ sessions and events
  • Info on travel to Boston and making a hotel reservation
  • Register for the Annual Meeting
  • Volunteer as a meeting worker
  • Four special guest presentations (Carolyn Abbate, Tammy Kernodle, Nancy Love, and the duo Millicent Hodson / Kenneth Archer)
  • Special performances, including AMS Greenberg Award recipients Blue Heron


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New Annual Meeting Program Committee procedures

The task force on the Annual Meeting that convened following the Board of Directors retreat in April 2018 has developed a procedure to remedy the overwhelming workload that the Program Committee has faced in recent years. The AMS Council will play an important part in the process, and the deadline is moved to 15 February 2020.

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Upcoming Chapter Meetings

  • Capital: 21 September
  • Mid-Atlantic: 5 October
  • Midwest: 14-15 September
  • New England: 28 September
  • Pacific Southwest: 12 October

See the full AMS Calendar of events

Recently published books in musicology

Matthew Mugmon, Aaron Copland and the American Legacy of Gustav Mahler

Berta Joncus, Kitty Clive, or The Fair Songster

Peter J. Schmelz, Alfred Schnittke's Concerto Grosso no. 1

Caryl Clark and Sarah Day-O'Connell, eds., The Cambridge Haydn Encyclopedia

Nina Eidsheim and Katherine Meizel, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Voice Studies

See more recently published books

Recently published journal issues

The Opera Quarterly,

Journal of the Society for American Music,

Nineteenth Century Music Review,

Popular Music and Society,

See more journal contents listings


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Recent awards and honors

Jocelyn Nelson's book Gateway to Music received a Most Promising New Textbook Award from the Textbook & Academic Authors Association . . . more...

Deirdre Loughridge has received membership at the Institute for Advanced Studies, 2019-20 . . . more...

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