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30th Annual Meeting, May 27–28, 2022

Department of Music, Claire Trevor School of the Arts,

University of California, Irvine

Registration and coffee, 12:30 a.m.–1:00, CAC 1st floor Colloquium Room;

all sessions CAC Colloquium Room

Friday, May 27


Pedagogy 1: Diversifying the Canon

1:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.


Amy Bauer, chair, University of California, Irvine

“To Accommodate To Western Taste”: Teaching Style Topics of the Exotic

Ian Gerg, Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Toward an Anti-Racist Post-Tonal Pedagogy: George Walker’s Lilacs in Theory IV

Evan Ware, California State Polytechnic University

Identity Through Learning: Diversifying Gender Representation in Music Theory Textbooks

Tori Vilches, Texas Christian University

Coffee break 2:30–2:45 p.m.

Pedagogy 2: New Post-tonal Approaches

2:45 p.m.- 4:15 p.m.

Jack Boss, chair, University of Oregon

Pc-set Relationships: Connecting Theory to Practice in the Post-Tonal Classroom

John King, University of Oregon

Reframing Leong’s “Wissen, Können, Kennen” for the Post-Tonal Theory Classroom

Ben Duinker, University of Toronto

Pokémon Pedagogy: The Hidden Curriculum in the Post-Tonal Classroom

Blaire Ziegenhagel, University of Oregon

Coffee break 4:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Session 3, Post-tonal Pitch Organization

4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Jack Boss, chair, University of Oregon

Pitch Fields as Background Structures in Pieces by Lilburn, Rabb, and Ho

Robert Gross

Kaija Saariaho’s L’amour de loin: Sketches, Harmonic Fields, and Text-Painting

Gabrielle Choma, University of Oregon

Linkage of the Generated Chords in the Aggregates from the First Movement of Charles Wuorinen’s Third Piano Sonata

Lydia Lee, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati

Dinner break 6:00 p.m.

UCI Symphony Orchestra, 8:00 p.m., Irvine Barclay Theatre

Saturday, May 28

Coffee and pastries 9:00–9:15

Session 4, Nineteenth-Century Music

9:15 a.m.- 11:15 p.m.

Dr Joe Davies, chair, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow, UCI & Maynooth University


Ableist Histories of Modal Theory: A.B. Marx and Heinrich Schenker as Case Studies

Tekla Babyak, Independent Scholar, Davis, CA

Musical Sehnsucht: Linear and Rhythmic Strategies in Brahms’s Vocal Quartets

Jason Lee, University of British Columbia

Analyzing Deception in Opera and Lieder

Edward Klorman, Schulich School of Music, McGill University

“Rough Jointing” (Die harte Fügung) as an Organizational Principle in Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana

Ji Yeon Lee, Moores School of Music, University of Houston

Coffee break 11:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Session 5, Heavy Metal Music

11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Andrew Aziz, chair, San Diego State University

Functions and Characteristics of Heavy Metal Supersections

Michael Dekovich, University of Oregon

What is a riff? A Structural Definition and its Analytical Consequences for Process and Form in Heavy Metal

Ciro Scotto, Ohio University

Lunch break 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m

Business meeting 2:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.

Session 6, Music on Film

2:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Evan Ware, chair, California State Polytechnic University

Tension, Text, and Timbre at the Climax: An Analysis of Burlesque (2010)

Madison Stepherson, University of Oregon

Sounding Out Dystopia: Timbre and Ecological Recovery in Thom Yorke’s ANIMA (2019)

Nathan Cobb, University of California, Santa Barbara

Tonal Rumble: (Bi-)Tonality and Transformation in West Side Story

Andrew Aziz, San Diego State University

Coffee break 3:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Keynote lecture 4:00 p.m.

Canonic Upheavals: Clara Schumann Then and Now

Dr Joe Davies, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow

University of California, Irvine & Maynooth University

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