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Virtual Spring Conference 2021

March 26-27, 2021

Conference Registration link:

Registration is open to anyone (do not need to be affiliated with a university) and is free of charge. The conference will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams, and so you will need to provide an email address in the registration link in order to have access to the conference. Please click on the "Register Here!" button below to register for the conference. 

 

Conference Program

 

Schedule

Friday, March 26th 2021
All events held virtually via Microsoft Teams

 

Panel

10:00-11:30 AM CST

  • The Music that People Use to Sleep: Universal and Subgroup Characteristics | Rebecca Jane Scarratt

  • Frisson, Emotion, and Synthetic Gestalts: The Emotional Implications of Expressive Meaning in Debussy’s Cello Sonata | Issa Aji

  • Neo-Riemannian Harmony and the Twentieth-Century Hymn Topic | Elena Specht

Lunch Break

11:30 AM-1:30 PM CST

Feel free to participate in the Teams Chat channel!

Panel

1:30-3:00 PM CST

  • Beach out of Reach: Amy Beach’s Search for Stylistic Individualism | Megan Lyons

  • “I Won’t Shut Up”: Critical Reception and Fiona Apple’s Identity in Fetch the Bolt Cutters | Kelly Cole

  • Piranhas, Volcanoes, and Turtle Shells: Coherence and Congruence in Mario Kart 8’s Enigmatic Sound World | James Heazlewood-Dale

Keynote Lecture

3:30 PM CST

going into language: i used to love to dream | A.D. Carson

Schedule

Saturday, March 27th 2021
All events held virtually via Microsoft Teams

 

Panel

10:00-11:30 AM CST

  • Love Songs and Love Spells: Micropolitical Negotiations in Three Recordings of “I Put A Spell On You” | Hannah Waterman

  • Syncretism in Vietnamese Art Music | James Alexander

  • The Use of Choreography and Body Movements by Latin American Choirs in Canada: Video Performance Analysis | Esteban Mendoza

Lunch Break

11:30 AM-1:30 PM CST

Feel free to participate in the Teams Chat channel!

Panel

1:30-3:00 PM CST

  • Thematic Interplay in Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Clarinet Quintet in F-sharp Minor, Op. 10 | Nadine Silverman

  • The Black American Sound: Examining the Influence of 1930’s Chicago on Classical Music At Large | Lydia Bangura

  • “Yes, the Sky’s gone up”: Esperanza Spalding’s Afrofuturistic Critique of the Black Patriarchy in her song, “Elevate or Operate” | Alejandro Cueto

Workshop

3:30 PM CST

A Craft Workshop on Rap & Storytellingly Invention | A.D. Carson

Call for Papers

Abstract submission deadline: December 31st at 11:59 p.m. CDT 

Date of Notification: January 31st, 2021 

Conference Date: (virtual) March 26–27, 2021 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. A.D. Carson 


Midwest Music Research Collective (MMRC) is pleased to announce our 3rd annual conference via video conferencing software on March 26–27, 2021 held conjunctly with Musicians for an Anti-Racist College (KUMARC). A keynote address will be given by Dr. A.D. Carson from University of Virginia (https://aydeethegreat.com/ ). 


MMRC would like to extend an invitation to graduate students from any discipline whose research deals with music to submit proposals for paper presentations. 


MMRC and KUMARC want to uplift topics from the margins of music. This can take the form of researchers that are often marginalized within their field, research on topics that are outside of the canon, or both. 


For more information (and updates) please visit the MMRC website and Facebook page: 

https://mmrc64.wixsite.com/mmrc 

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Midwest-Music-Research-Collective-186939495198066/about/ 



Abstract Submission Details: 


Applicants should send a 200-350 word abstract to the program committee chair, TJ Laws-Nicola, via .doc or .pdf attachment to tjln@ku.edu . We will also accept abstracts in the body of the email if you do not possess the technology to create a document in the aforementioned file types. All submissions will be anonymized prior to selection for the conference. 


Submissions will be accepted until December 31st, 11:59 PM CDT. All applicants will be notified of the program committee’s decision via email by the end of January. 


You should send your submission via the email address you wish to use for conference communications; please make sure that you sign your submission (the attachment or the email itself) with your full name as you would like to be addressed and display your preferred pronouns.