Student Presentations and Publications

MATTHEW BELL

“In the French Style: Metric Type and Embodied Meaning in Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty”:

  • Society for Music Theory national conference, St. Louis, MO, Oct. 29 –Nov. 1, 2016.
  • New England Conference of Music Theorists, Boston, MA, April 24-25, 2016.
  • Music Theory Southeast, Greenville, NC, March 27-28, 2016.
  • Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic, Princeton, NJ, March 13-14, 2016.

“Illusion, Dreams, Phantoms: Piercing the Veil of Duality in the Music of Gustav Holst”

  • Southern Graduate Music Research Symposium, Tallahassee, FL, September, 2011.
  • Florida State University Music Theory Forum, Tallahassee, FL, January, 2012.

“Meter as Narrative in Barber’s Piano Concerto, Op. 38”

  • Florida State University Music Theory Forum, Tallahassee, FL, January, 2011.
  • Texas Society for Music Theory, Fort Worth, TX, March, 2012.

Finalist, 2011 Competitive Liszt Festival, Tallahassee, FL, April, 2011.

 

ELLIE BOISJOLI

“Affective Strategies of Sensibility in the Slow Movements of Haydn’s String Quartets,”  Haydn Society of North America conference, Vancouver, BC, November, 2016.

“Kirnberger, Melodic Schema, and the Sonata Composition Project Revisited,”  Texas Society for Music Theory conference, Belton, TX, February, 2016.

“The Sentimental Character in Haydn’s String Quartets,” Mozart Society of America: “Mozart and his Contemporaries” conference, Medford, MA, September, 2015.

“Rethinking Narratives in Haydn’s Sonata Form Movements: The Expansion Principle as an Alternative to ‘Dramatic Conflict,’ ” Rocky Mountain Society for Music Theory conference, Fort Collins, CO, March, 2015.

“Defining Sensibility: A Topical World in the Slow Movements of Haydn’s String Quartets,” presented at:

  • Society for Music Theory national conference, Milwaukee, WI, November 2014.
  • Music Theory Midwest, Appleton, WI, April 2014.

Komar Student Award presented for Best Student Paper at Music Theory Midwest, Appleton WI, 2014.

(with Robert S. Hatten) “Topics,” for The Cambridge Haydn Encyclopedia, ed. Caryl Clark and Sarah Day-O’Connell, forthcoming.

 

STEFAN GREENFIELD-CASAS

“Between Worlds: Musical Simulacra in FFX,” Mechademia 10 Conference on Asian Pop Cultures, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN, September 2016.

“An Apology for the Ephemeral Works: On the Intersection of Poetry, Music, and Ontology,”  GAMuT Graduate Student Conference, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, September, 2016.

“Art or Action? Oneness and Duality in Tan Dun’s Martial Arts Trilogy,” Music and the Moving Image Conference, New York University, New York City, May, 2016.

“Neo-Polyphony and Shattered Dreams: Narrative in FFX,”  North American Conference for Video Game Music, Davidson College, Davidson, NC, January, 2016.

 

BREE GUERRA

“An Enactive Approach to the Perception of Musical Expression in Form Theory Analysis,” GAMuT Graduate Student Conference, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, September 2016.

“Emotional Appraisal in Expressive Agential Analysis of Music”:

  • Texas Society for Music Theory, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX, February, 2016.
  • Semiotic Society of America Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, October, 2015.

 

TATIANA KOIKE

“Musical Exoticism in Howard Shore’s The Lord of the Rings: Interpreting the Dialogue Between the Virtual and the Real,” Music and the Moving Image Conference, New York University, New York, May, 2016.

 

CHRIS LENNARD

“Deforming the Backbeat: Dissonant States and Musical Expression in Meshuggah’s ObZen and Koloss,” GAMuT Graduate Student Conference, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, September 2016

 

JOEL MOTT

“Modulation, Thematic Emergence, and Symphonism in the First Movement of Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony,” Symposium on “Prokofiev and the Russian Tradition,” LSU, 2016.

“Prokofiev’s Neoclassicism: “New Simplicity” in the Finale of the Fourth Symphony, Op. 47,” AMS Pacific Southwest Conference, 2014.

 

STEVEN RAHN

“The Troping of Preexisting Music in the Films of Terrence Malick,” Semiotic Society of America, Delray Beach, FL, October, 2016.

“Scoring Empowerment and Moral Conflict in The Dark Knight Trilogy,” GAMuT Graduate Conference, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, September, 2016.

“Elemental and Corruptible: The Sound of Empowerment and Moral Conflict in The Dark Knight Trilogy,” Music and the Moving Image Conference, New York University, New York, May, 2016.

Knüpftechnik: Coding Narrative in the Music of Brahms and the Experimental Fiction of Robbe-Grillet,” Texas Society for Music Theory, Belton, TX, February, 2016.

 

CATRIN WATTS

 “Bourne, Bond and Rogers: The Sound of Underwater Transformation in 21st Century Action Films,” Music and the Moving Image Conference, New York University, NY, May 2016.

““Iron Man”: Tony Stark and the Rock Continuum,”  Music and the Moving Image Conference, New York University, NY, May 2015.

“Cross-domain Mapping of Film Music/Sound with Image/Character in Marvel’s The Avengers (2012),”  Semiotic Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, October 2014.

“Blurred Lines: The Use of Diegetic and Non-Diegetic Sound in Atonement (2007)”:

  • Music and the Moving Image Conference, New York University, NY, May 2014
  • GAMMA-UT, University of Texas, Austin, TX, March 2014

“The Zombification of Popular Music,” Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference, Albuquerque, NM, February, 2014.

Buhler, James and Catrin Watts, “The Moving Picture World, W. Stephen Bush, and the American Reception of European Cinema Practices, 1907-13,” The Sound of Silent Films: New Perspectives on History, Theory and Practice, Ed. Claus Tieber and Anna K. Windisch, (Palgrave MacMillan, 2014), 103-122.

 

RECENT GRADUATES

DANIEL COX, MM 2013

“Ametrical Technical: Difficulties of Entrainment in a Metal Subgenre,” Eastman Theory Colloquium, Rochester, NY, May 07, 2010.

Ex Uno Plures: From Inscription to Drama in Harry Partch’s Barstow,” Graduate Conference GAMMA-UT, Austin, March 23, 2013.

NICHOLAS CURRY, MM 2013

“Formal Implications of Interactions Between Diatonic and Chromatic Perspectives in the Waltzes of Maurice Ravel,” Midwest Graduate Music Consortium, March 2, 2012.

IAN WYATT GERG, PhD 2015

“Seriously Funny, or Beethoven as Humorist,” Semiotic Society of America, Cincinnati, 2009; Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic, University Park, PA, 2010; published in Semiotics 2009: The Semiotics of Time, eds. Karen Hawarth, et al., (Ottawa: Legas Publishing, 2010), 153-61.

“Interpreting Musical Metaphor in Chopin: A Meta-Analysis,” Semiotic Society of America, Pittsburgh, 2011.

“Metaphor as Interpretive Tool,” West Coast Conference of Music Theory and Analysis, Santa Barbara, 2011.

ERIC HOGREFE, PhD 2016

“Theorizing Musical Gesture in the Beatles’s Abbey Road Guitar Solos,” South Central Society for Music Theory, Tuscaloosa, AL, March 15–16, 2013.

“The Uncanny as Topic in Film Music,” AMS Southwest, San Antonio, March 8-9, 2013.

EMILY KAUSALIK, PhD 2016

“Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger: Stephen Colbert and the Value of Performance,” for “Music and the Moving Image” conference at NYU, May 31-June 2, 2013.

ALEX NEWTON, PhD 2015

Buhler, James and Alex Newton. “The Law of Action: Music and Sound in the Bourne Trilogy,” In Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media, edited by Carol Vernallis and Amy Herzog. Oxford, Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

“Between the Ears: Representations of Playlists, Headphones, and Identity in Hollywood Film” at Music and Identity, London, Ontario: University of Western Ontario Graduate Students, August 26-26, 2011.

“Music on the Body, Music in the Ears,” at Association of Ethno/Musicology Graduate Students Joint Symposium, Austin, TX: Association of Ethno/Musicology Graduate Students, March 8, 2012.

“Music on the Body, Music in the Ears: Headphones, Pleasure, and Sexuality in Contemporary Film,” Graduate Conference GAMMA-UT, Austin, March 23, 2013.

“Music Performing Monsters, Monsters Performing Music: Organists and Pianists in 1930s Horror Films,” for “Music and the Moving Image” conference at NYU, May 31-June 2, 2013.

SCOTT SCHUMANN, PhD 2015

“The Presence of an Absence in Stravinsky’s Élégie

  • The University of Western Ontario Graduate Music Symposium, London, Ontario, Canada, 2011
  • Rocky Mountain Society for Music Theory, Colorado Springs, CO, 2011
  • West Coast Conference of Music Theory and Analysis, Santa Barbara, CA 2011
  • Music Theory Midwest, Oxford, OH, 2010

“Interpreting the Mourning Process Through Hindemith’s Trauermusik

  • University of Texas at Austin Master’s Thesis, 2011
  • South Central Society for Music Theory, Tuscaloosa, AL, March 15–16, 2013.

ALLISON WENTE, PhD 2016

“The Player Piano and the Specter of Performance,” Graduate Conference GAMMA-UT, Austin, March 23, 2013.

“Mechanizing Nostalgia: The Music Box in Film,” for “Music and the Moving Image” conference at NYU, May 31-June 2, 2013.

MATTHEW YOUNG

“Who is the Iron Man?: Establishing the Superhero Identity in Comic Book Films,” “Music and the Moving Image,” NYU Steinhardt, May 29-31, 2009.

“Musical Realization of Middle-Earth: Tolkien’s Culture in Shore’s Score,” The Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music Graduate Conference, UC Santa Barbara, January 16-17, 2010