UVA at the American Musicological Society Meeting
Written by Lisa Nguyen Published in
Students and alumni of the Critical & Comparative Studies Ph.D. program represented UVA well at the American Musicological Society annual meeting in Milwaukee, WI this November. Current Ph.D. candidate Victor Szabo presented research from his dissertation in "Ambient Music in an Age of Ubiquitous Listening." CCS graduate alumni presenters included Emily Gale (University of California, Merced), with “Sounding Citizenship in Mitch Miller’s Sing Along with Mitch”; Elizabeth Ann Lindau (Earlham College), with “‘Boring Things’: Drone and Repetition in the Music of the Velvet Underground"; and Shana Goldin-Perschbacher (Temple University), with “Trans Americana.” Elizabeth Ann Lindau also served as a panelist in the AMS Popular Music Study group's business meeting.
UVA Department of Music faculty also played active roles in this year's conference. In addition to our department chair, Prof. Richard Will, serving as chair of the Program Committee, Prof. Fred Maus served as a panelist on Psychoanalysis and Music, and delivered a paper titled “‘Expressive Potential’ and Music Criticism." Profs. Bonnie Gordon and Michael Puri also served as chairs for several paper sessions during the conference.