Texas Society for Music Theory
40th Annual Conference
February 23 - 24, 2018
Dallas Baptist University
Dallas, Texas

Conference Program

February 23 - Morning Sessions

Sadler Global Missions Center

REGISTRATION (Rm. 107) and COFFEE (Piper Hall): (8:00 - 9:00)

WELCOME: (9:00 Piper Hall)

SESSION I: (9:15 - 10:45 Piper Hall) - Sonatas

Session Chair: Jennifer Beavers, University of Texas at San Antonio

SESSION II: (9:15 - 10:45 Room 109) - Form in Schoenberg & Schwartz

Session Chair: Damian Blattler, Rice University

BREAK: (10:45 - 11:00)

SESSION III: (11:00 - 12:00 Piper Hall) - Harmonic Topics

Session Chair: Ann Stutes, Wayland Baptist University

SESSION IV: (11:00 - 12:00 Room 109) - Metric Topics

Session Chair: Dave Easley, Oklahoma City University

LUNCHEON and 40th Anniversary Remembrances: (12:00 - 1:30 Piper Hall)

February 23 - Afternoon Sessions

Pedagogy Session (1:30 - 2:30 Piper Hall) - Not Quite Parallel: Two Paths in Music Theory Pedagogy

Session Chair: Blaise Ferrandino, Texas Christian University
Presenter: Rebecca Jemian, University of Louisville

BREAK: (2:30 - 2:45)

SESSION V: (2:45 - 4:15 Piper Hall) - Layers

Session Chair: Rachel Mitchell, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

SESSION VI: (2:45 - 4:15 Room 109) - Theory, evolving

Session Chair: Samantha Inman, Stephen F. Austin State University

BREAK: (4:15 - 4:30)

Keynote Address: (4:30 - 5:30 Piper Hall) - Theory, Analysis, and Characterizations of the Musical

Elizabeth Margulis, University of Arkansas

February 24

Sadler Global Missions Center

Coffee/Poster Session: (8:00 - 9:30 Piper Hall)

Session Chair: David Sears, Texas Tech University

SESSION VII: (9:30 - 11:00 Piper Hall) - The Performer's Agency

Session Chair: Robert Hatten, University of Texas at Austin

SESSION VIII: (9:30 - 11:00 Room 109) - Why does it work so well?

Session Chair: Susan de Ghizé, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

BREAK: (11:00 - 11:10)

TSMT Business Meeting: (11:10 - 12:30 Piper Hall)

LUNCH (on your own, or with preordered box lunches in Piper Hall): (12:30 - 1:30)

40th Anniversary Panel Session (1:30 - 3:30 Piper Hall) - Music Theory Now and Then - 40 years of Histories and Discourse

  • "Music Theory and its Millennial Identity"
    Frank Heidlberger, Panel Organizer, University of North Texas
  • "Early Music: Theory and Analysis"
    Timothy McKinney, Baylor University
  • "Changing Attitudes toward Phrase and Cadence"
    Matthew Santa, Texas Tech University
  • "Back to Basics in the Classroom"
    Kevin Clifton, Sam Houston State University
  • "Jazz Theory and the Music Theory Curriculum"
    Jennifer Weaver, Dallas Baptist University
  • "Changing attitudes toward junior music theorists"
    Ellen Bakulina, University of North Texas

TSMT Executive Board

Peter Martens (Texas Tech University), President
Cynthia Gonzales (Texas State University), President-elect
Philip Baczewski (University of North Texas), Secretary
Andrew Davis (University of Houston), Treasurer
Joshua Albrecht (University of Mary Hardin-Baylor)
Jennifer Beavers (University of Texas at San Antonio)
David Forrest (Texas Tech University)
Jennifer Weaver (Dallas Baptist University)

Program Committee

Sean Johnston (University of Texas at San Antonio)
Jana Millar (Baylor University)
Alexander Sanchez-Behar (Texas A&M - Kingsville)
David Sears (Texas Tech University)

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