American Musicological Society
Southeast Chapter

Fall Meeting, September 29, 2007
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Saturday, September 29

8:30 Registration (Person Recital Hall)
9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:15 Paper Session 1:  Nineteenth-Century Music (chair:  James A. Grymes, UNC Charlotte)
  Alicia C. Levin (UNC Chapel Hill):  Pianists, Poets, and Robots:  The Practice of Improvisation in 1820s Paris
  Siegwart Reichwald (Converse College):  Mendelssohn’s Tempo Indications

Allison Portnow ( UNC Chapel Hill):  “Hanslick in a Vacuum Jar:  Scientific Indications and Political Implications in On the Musically Beautiful

10:45 Break
11:00 Keynote Speaker
  Anna Maria Busse Berger (University of California, Davis)  “Compositional Process and Work Status in Trecento Music”
12:00 Lunch
1:30 Business meeting
2:00 Paper Session 2:  Extra-Musical Thought (chair:  Jacqueline Waeber, Duke University)

Franz Michael Maier (Freie Universität Berlin):  Musical Communication in Proust and Beckett—And Why It Interests Musicologists

  Douglas Shadle ( UNC Chapel Hill):  “A Freely Overflowing Heart:  Olivier Messiaen’s Rejection of Neo-Thomism”
3:00 Break
3:15 Paper Session 3:  Music and Place (chair:  Tim Carter,  UNC Chapel Hill)
  Katherine L. Turner (University of Texas):  Abiding by Trent:  Music in a Medician Convent
  Marcelo Campos Hazan (Columbia, SC):  Race, Nation, and José Maurício Nunes Garcia
4:15 Break
4:30 Paper Session 3:  Popular Music (chair:  Mark Katz,  UNC Chapel Hill)

Sarah F. Williams (University of South Carolina):  “From Penny Merriments to Pompous Ayres:  Creating Cultural Links with Early Modern English Popular Tunes and Broadside Balladry


Caroline Polk O’Meara (Chapel Hill, NC):  “Highways and History:  Rethinking the Early Days of Hip-Hop Music

5:30 Adjournment