Annual Meeting

March 13 – 14, 2015

Belmont University 

Nashville, TN


Friday, March 13

Harton Recital Hall in Massey Performing Arts Center

8:00 – 9:00 am Registration, Coffee, Refreshments


9:00-10:30 am Session 1 – 20th-century Musical Composition: Influences and

Circumstances, Chair: Melanie Lowe (Vanderbilt University)

Yawen Ludden (Georgia Gwinnett College), “An Instrument for the People:  Violin Music with Chinese Characteristics during the Cultural Revolution

David Haas (University of Georgia), “Beyond the Bombast: What Shostakovich Took from Bruckner and Why”

Ysabel Sarte (University of Kentucky), “Straus’s Narrative of the Fractured Body in the

Adagio Movement of Mahler’s Symphony No. 9”


10:30 – 10:45 am Break


10:45 am – 12:15 pm Session 2 – Music and American Society I, Chair: Kenneth Kreitner

(University of Memphis)

Mona Kreitner (Rhodes College), “How the Sousa Band’s Female Soloists Helped Tell the Sousa Story”

Michelle Meinhart (Martin Methodist College), “Rienzi for Graduation: Franklin

Harrison Smith and the Reconstruction of Southern Musical Education at the Athenaeum Girls’ School in Columbia, Tennessee, 1868-88”


Blvd restaurant, 2013 Belmont Blvd. (615) 385-2422

12:30 pm Luncheon 

1:15 – 2:00 pm Business Meeting  


2:15 – 2:45 pm Carillon Concert and Demonstration, Richard Shadinger (Belmont University)


Harton Recital Hall in Massey Performing Arts Center  

3:00 – 4:00 pm Session 3 – Diversifying Popular Music, Chair: David Haas (University of


C.J. Komp (University of Georgia), “À l’envers: Contrapuntal Gender Play in Stromae’s ‘Tous les mêmes’”

Nancy Riley (University of Georgia), “‘Salute the Majesty’: Bloodshot Records’ Use of Tribute Albums”


4:30 – 5:30 pm Keynote Address: 

Margaret Butler (University of Florida), “Creating a European Capital from the Opera Stage: Cultural Fusion, Sovereignty, and Entertainment in Eighteenth-Century Parma”



Saturday, March 14

Harton Recital Hall in Massey Performing Arts Center


8:00 – 8:30 am Coffee and refreshments


8:30 – 10:00 am Session 4 – Topics in Music Performance and Publishing, Chair: Marie Sumner Lott (Georgia State University)

César Leal (Sewanee: The University of the South), “Opera, Waltz, and Cabaret: Music Publishing Business and Parisian Cultural Life During the Fin-de-Siècle”

Terry Dean (Indiana State University), “The Dissolution of the Rachmaninoff Memorial Fund (1943-1949): Administrative, Financial, and Ideological Factors”

Mary Helen Hoque (University of Georgia), “Scoring Timbre in Caroline Shaw’s Partita for 8 Voices


10:00 – 10:15 am Break


10:15 – 11:15 am Session 5 – Music and American Society II, Chair: Terry Klefstad

(Belmont University)

Esther Morgan-Ellis (University of North Georgia), “Warren Kimsey and Community Singing at Camp Gordon, 1917-18”

Jordan Keegan (University of Georgia), “Swing and Sway the Military Way: ‘All-Girl’ Bands During World War II”


11:15 – 11:30 am Break


11:30 am – 1:00 pm Session 6 – 19th-century Music for the Stage, Chair: Virginia Lamothe

(Belmont University)

Matilda Ann Butkas Ertz (University of Louisville), “What Salvatore Vigan ’s Pastiche Ballet Scores Can Tell Us About Dance-Mime Drama and Musical Dramatic Associations from Rossini to Haydn”

Marie Sumner-Lott (Georgia State University), “‘Who is the Knight?’:  Rights and Responsibilities in Three Crusader Operas from the Early Romantic Era”

Diana Hallman (University of Kentucky), “Clari, Le Dilettante d’Avignon, and Halévy’s French-Italian Reconciliations”