Nine GC Students and Six GC Faculty Members to present at 2018 AMS/SMT Conference

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that our students and faculty will be strongly represented at the 2018 AMS/SMT Conference in San Antonio, TX from November 1-4. Eight students and three faculty members are presenting papers, one student is participating in a panel discussion, and three GC faculty are chairing different panels.

A complete list of Graduate Center and CUNY faculty and student participation and representation on the 2018 AMS/SMT program is as follows:


Matthew Carter (Graduate Center, CUNY), “The Screwtape as Object in Houston Hip Hop Culture “

Michèle Duguay (Graduate Center, CUNY), “Madness, Psychedelia, and Virtual Space in Pink Floyd’s e Piper at the Gates of Dawn”

Session: “Othered within the Other: Marginalized Voices in Jewish Studies”, Sponsored by AMS–Kristofer Matthias Eckelho (Graduate Center, CUNY)

Daniel Fox (Graduate Center, CUNY), “Does It Matter Which Room Alvin Lucier Sits in?”

Xieyi (Abby) Zhang ( e Graduate Center, CUNY), “Apparently Imper- fect: On the Analytical Issues of the IAC”

Thomas Marks (Graduate Center, CUNY), “Singing Repentance in Nuremberg during the irty Years’ War, 1618–48”

Naomi Perley (RILM/Graduate Center, CUNY), “Composing in the Long Shadow of Tristan: Parody, Allusion, and Assimilation in Franck’s String Quartet”

Devora Geller (Graduate Center, CUNY), “‘Every Melody Can Be Sung Our Way’: Navigating the Jewish Noise Complaint in Yiddish Films of the 1930s”

M. Elizabeth Fleming (Graduate Center, CUNY), “Re-membering the Body: Listening to Waldhorn and Ventilhorn in Brahms’s Trio, op. 40”


Tonal Multiplicity in Popular Music (SMT)Mark Spicer (Hunter College / Graduate Center, CUNY), Chair

Nineteenth-Century French Opera (AMS)–Karen Henson (Queens College / Graduate Center, CUNY), Chair

Russian Music and Theory:
Tradition and Transformation (SMT)–Philip Ewell (Hunter College / Graduate Center, CUNY), Chair


Chadwick Jenkins (Graduate Center, CUNY), “On Musical Subjects: Adorno, Schoenberg, and the Embodied Subjectivity of Expressionism”

Scott Burnham (Graduate Center, CUNY), “Waldszenen and Abendbilder: Hensel, Lenau, and the Nature of Melancholy”

Emily Wilbourne (Graduate Center, CUNY), “Black Singers and Blackface Roles on the Mid-Seventeenth-Century Italian Operatic Stage”

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