19 August 2019
American Musicological Society
Our latest news
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.
The Summer 2019 issue of
JAMS is now available
Andrew Flory, "The Ballads of Marvin Gaye"'
Jordan Musser, "Carl Czerny's Mechanical Reproductions"
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
Beyond Bach: Music and Everyday Life in the Eighteenth Century, by Andrew Talle
Dance and Drama in French Baroque Opera: A History, by Rebecca Harris-Warrick
Improvisation and Social Aesthetics, edited by Georgina Born, Eric Lewis, and Will Straw
AMS Boston 2019
Plans are proceeding!
(see the sidebar) to view Visit the website
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
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.
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
Aaron Copland and the American Legacy of Gustav Mahler
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
Overheard on the AMS twitter feed:
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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