SMT St. Louis is only a few days away! The CSW will be hosting two public events at this year’s conference.
Friday, October 30, 7:30-10:30 p.m. (Grand H): This year’s evening session, “Women (and Ideas) of Influence: New Prospects for Music Theory,” explores new paths of music-theoretical research that become available when we consider the actual or potential influence of women as creators and thinkers, both as individuals or through feminist approaches to music theory. In the first half of the session, speakers Rachel Lumsden (University of Oklahoma), Fred Maus (University of Virginia), and Vivian Luong (University of Michigan) will present three fascinating short papers, followed by a response from Ellie M. Hisama (Columbia University). Paper abstracts can be found on pp. 91-93 of the conference program (see link).
The second half of the evening will begin with an important announcement from Music Theory Online editor Nicole Biamonte. This announcement will kick off small-group discussions of new directions in feminist music theory, and we particularly welcome audience members currently working in this area to share their own work-in-progress. We hope this session will both inform participants of current developments, and stimulate exciting new projects for twenty-first century music theorists.
Saturday, October 31, 12:00-1:45 p.m. (Sterling 9): CSW Annual Brown Bag Lunch — We welcome all SMT members to bring a lunch and join in the always-lively discussion as we review the CSW’s activities in 2014-15, introduce our new Chair, Jennifer Bain, and plan for the coming year.
Hope to see you in St. Louis!