In 2022, the American Musicological Society (AMS), Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM), and Society for Music Theory (SMT) will hold their annual meetings jointly from Thursday, November 10 through Sunday, November 13 in New Orleans. With upwards of 3000 attendees, it will be the largest scholarly music event in years and will feature hundreds of papers, workshops, roundtables, lectures and performances.
In addition to several UChicago faculty, student, and alumni presentations at the conference, there will also be a University of Chicago Reception on Friday, 11 November, 8:00pm in the Compass room.
Continue reading below for details on presentations by faculty, graduate students, and alumni from the UChicago Department of Music.
Thursday, November 10
10:15 to 11:15 AM, Magazine Room – Varshini Narayanan: Unpacking Pakkavadyam: Strategies for Joint Improvisation
10:15 to 11:15 AM, Grand Salon – Ronit Ghosh: Gaming and Skating: Global Ludomusicology
1:45 to 3:45 PM, Grand Salon – Ronit Ghosh: Mapping Jazz in India and India in Jazz: Improvisations and Encounters
2:15 to 3:45 PM, Jackson Room – Dustin Wong Chau: The Generalized Stacked Canon and Its Text-Painting Applications by Holst and Hindemith
2:15 to 3:45 PM, Grand Salon – Janina Müller, KU Leuven, UChicago visiting scholar: Performing the Authoritarian Voice: Mauricio Kagel’s Radio Plays as Staged Documentarism
2:15 to 3:45 PM, St. Charles Ballroom – Andrei Pohorelsky: “Getting More Like the White Folks Everyday”: The “Coon Song” and the New Middle Class circa 1900
4:00 to 5:30 PM, Grand Salon – Hannah Rogers: Beyond “Cultural Exchange”: Touring Musicians and the Archipelagic Utopias of Havana and New Orleans
4:00 to 5:30 PM, Grand Ballroom D – Paula Clare Harper, chair: Taylor Swift: The Star, The Songs, The Fans
Friday, November 11
8:00 to 10:00 AM, St. James Ballroom – Olga Sánchez-Kisielewska: Formal and Expressive Explorations in Wranitzky's and Dussek's Two-Tempo Finales
9:00 to 10:30 AM, Windsor – Audrey Jane Slote: Chiasmus as Critique: Dallapiccola’s Ulisse and the Political Resonances of Musical Form
10:45 AM to 12:15 PM, Camp Room – Ailsa Lipscombe: Thinking Through and Beyond Medical Ethnomusicology: Foundational Concepts and Shifting Paradigms
Saturday, November 12
1:30 to 3:30 PM, St. Charles Ballroom – Philip V. Bohlman: SEM 2022 Charles Seeger Lecture: "On Survival"
4:00 to 5:30 PM, Commerce Room – Živilė Arnašiūtė: After the Post-Soviet: Mapping Transformations in Baltic and Ukrainian Music
4:00 to 5:30 PM, Grand Ballroom D – Devon J. Borowski: Imperial Camp: British Masculinity, Colonial Melophilia, & the Castrato Voice
Sunday, November 13
8:30 to 10:30 AM, Prince of Wales Room – Erol Gregory Mehmet Köymen: Listening for Secular Bodies