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Recent Presentations and Publications by Musicology Students (2003–present):

Alexandre Bádue, “Communicating in Song: Musical and Dramatic Action in William Finn’s Musical Falsettos (1992),” American Musicological Society Midwest Chapter Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, 11 April 2015.

Matteo Magarotto, “Laptops, Tablets, and Cell Phones in the Classroom: State of Research and Suggestions for Policies,” Teaching, Techniques, and Technology Conference, University of Cincinnati, Clermont College, 11 April 2015.

Jordan Newman, “Problematic Pageantry and the Music for a National Day of Honour,” Society for American Music Annual Conference, Sacramento, CA, 7 March 2015.

Adam Shoaff, “Mainwaring’s Handel Memoirs and the Shaping of a National Myth,” Music Research Forum 29 (2014): 29–43.

Alyssa Mehnert, Review of Thelonious Monk Quartet Featuring John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall by Gabriel Solis, Music Research Forum 29 (2014): 44–49.

Sarah Pozderac-Chenevey, “A Direct Link to the Past: Semiotics and Nostalgia in Video Game Music,” Divergence Press 2 (2014).

John Hausmann, Review of Ubiquitous Musics: The Everyday Sounds That We Don’t Always Notice, edited by Marta García Quiñones, Anahid Kassabian, and Elena Boschi, Music Research Forum 29 (2014): 50–58.

John Hausmann, CD Review of Grateful Dead, Sunshine Daydream and May 1977, Journal of the Society of American Music 8 (2014): 602–5.

Erik Paffett, Review of Opera in the Age of Rousseau: Music, Confrontation, Realism, by David Charlton, Music Research Forum 29 (2014): 59–64.

Matteo Magarotto, Review of Baldassare Galuppi, Musica per tastiera, vols. 1-4 (Padua: Armelin Musica, 2009–2013), Notes 71 (2014): 340–45.

Adam Shoaff, “Mainwaring's Handel Memoirs and the Shaping of a National Myth,” AMS Midwest in Minneapolis, 12 April 2014.

John Hausmann, Review of Teaching Music in Higher Education, edited by Colleen M. Conway and Thomas M. Hodgman, Journal of Music History Pedagogy 4 (2014): 187–90.

Jordan Newman, “The Secret Lives of Canadian Military Marches,” Sounds Rerouted: A Graduate Student Conference Presented by the University of Toronto, 29 March 2014. 

Yu Jueng Dahn, “Natural Science and Bostonian Musical Scene: Robert Franz and J.S. Bach Arrangements,” Stony Brook Graduate Music Symposium: Music and Nature: Between Scientific Reason and Divine Power. State University of New York at Stony Brook, 15 February 2014.

Sarah Pozderac-Chenevey, “Breaking the Circle: Analyzing the Narrative Function of Music Manipulation in Bioshock Infinite,” North American Conference on Video Game Music, 18 January 2014. 

Jordan Newman, “What is a Musician-Soldier in a Military Band,” California Music Educators Association Bay Section Conference, San Jose State University, 11 January 2014.

Thomas Kernan, “What of the Performers? The Case of the Percussion Group Cincinnati and Percussion Chamber Music Historiography,” in The Modern Percussion Revolution: Journeys of the Progressive Artist, edited by Kevin Lewis and Gustavo Aguilar (New York: Routledge, 2014).

Jordan Newman, “Sounding Military Identity through US and Canadian Recruiting Videos,” Ethnomusicology Review 18 (2013)

John Hausmann, “Religious Thought as Manifested in the Musical Content of George Harrison’s Brainwashed,” Journal of Religion and Popular Culture 25 (2013): 49–66.

Alexandre Bádue, “Musical and Fictional Times in the Film The Hours,Music Research Forum 28 (2013): 1–23.

Douglas Easterling, Review of A History of Opera by Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker, Music Research Forum 28 (2013): 93–97.

Jessica H. Grimmer, Review of Frontier Figures: American Music and the Mythology of the American West by Beth E. Levy, Music Research Forum 28 (2013): 97–101.

Jordan Newman, “Obadiah and the Masorah: Connecting the Earliest Hebrew Biblical and Musical Notations" Music Research Forum 28 (2013): 25–54.

Adam Shoaff, Review of Engaging Haydn: Culture, Context, and Criticism, edited by Mary Hunter and Richard Will, Music Research Forum 28 (2013): 105–15.

Adam Shoaff, CD of four symphonies by Franz Xaver Dussek and released by Naxos, Eighteenth-Century Music 10, no. 2 (2013): 135–137.

Michelle Meinhardt, Review of Music and Performance Culture in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Essays in Honour of Nicholas Temperley, edited by Bennett Zon, Notes 70, no. 1 (2013): 96–98.

Michelle Meinhardt, Review of The Journals and Letters of Susan Burney: Music and Society in Late Eighteenth-Century England, edited by Philip Olleson, North American British Music Studies Association Newsletter (Autumn 2013): 16–18.

Thomas Kernan, “Setting Gettysburg: Jewish-American Identity in Jacob Weinberg’s Lincoln Commemorations,” American Musicological Society Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, 7 November 2013.

Matteo Maggarotto, “Memory Lapses in Mozart’s Piano Sonatas,” American Musicological Society, Midwest chapter, Fall 2013 Meeting and Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 5 October 2013.

Sarah Pozderac-Chenevey, “A Direct Link to the Past: Nostalgia and Semiotics in Video Game Music,” Music and Media V: Music on Small Screens in Ottawa, 12 July 2013.

Thomas Kernan, “Commemorating Lincoln in Twenty-first-century Sectarian America,” Changing the Tune Conference: Popular Music and Politics in the 21st Century, Strasbourg University, Strasbourg, France, 8 June 2013.

Michelle Meinhardt, “High-Society Hobnobbing and Close, Critical Listening: Musical Memories in the Life Writing of Lady Anne Blunt,” Ninth Biennial Conference on Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK, 24–27 June 2013.

Thomas Kernan, “Commemorating Lincoln in Twenty-first-century Sectarian America,” Changing the Tune: Popular Music and Politics in the 21st Century, Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France, 8 June 2013.

Michelle Meinhardt, “Prima Donnas, Popes, and Piazzas: Lady Anne Blunt’s Musical Travelogue of Italy, 1854-55,” The Global and the Local: Supernumerary Conference of the North American Victorian Studies Association; British Association of Victorian Studies; and Australasian Victorian Studies Association, Venice, Italy, 3–6 June 2013. 

Sarah Pozderac-Chenevey, “A Direct Link to the Past: Semiotics and Nostalgia in Video Game Music,” Music and the Moving Image, New York University, 31 May 2013.

John Hausmann, “The Historiography and Interpretation of ‘Raga Rock,’” Midwest Chapter Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, University of Cincinnati April 13, 2013.

Michelle Meinhardt, “Feminine Accomplishment, Religious Virtue, and Musical Philanthropy: Lady Katrine Cowper’s ‘Hertfordingbury Choir’ Book.” Victorian Belief/ Victorian Doubt: Annual Conference Midwest Victorian Studies Association, Cleveland, 12–14 April 2013 .

Saul Meyerson-Knox, “Closing the Circle’: Critiquing the Discourse of African Blues on Kulanjan,” Midwestern Chapter Meeting of the Society of Ethnomusicology, University of Cincinnati, 12 April 2013.

Jordan Newman,  "Sounding Military Identities in U.S. and Canadian Recruiting Videos," Midwestern Chapter Meeting of the Society of Ethnomusicology, University of Cincinnati,  13 April 2013.

Thomas Kernan, “Setting Gettysburg: Jewish-American Identity in Jacob Weinberg’s Lincoln Commemorations,” American Musicological Society Midwest Chapter Meeting, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 6 April 2013.

Matteo Magarotto, “Beyond Academia: Teaching as Narration and Performance,” Being Undisciplined: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, Department of English, University of Cincinnati,  6 April 2013.

Amy K. Lewkowicz, “When Tin Pan Alley Sang ‘The Rosary,’” U.S. Catholic Historian 31, no. 1 (Winter 2013): 39–62.

Michelle Meinhardt, “‘Forgotten almost before he was called to the doom of us all’: Queen Charlotte of England’s Patronage of J. C. Bach.” North American British Music Studies Association 5th Biennial Conference, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 26–28 July 2012.

Amy Lewkowicz, "Catholicism in Popular Culture: Popular Music" and "Liturgical Music: Music since Vatican II," in New Catholic Encyclopedia: 2011 Supplement (Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2011).

Meredith Juergens, Review of Listen To This by Alex Ross, Music Research Forum 26 (2011): 84–88.

Sarah Pozderac-Chenevey, Review of Haydn's Jews: Representation and Reception on the Operatic Stage by Caryl Clark, Music Research Forum 26 (2011): 75–79.

Thomas J. Kernan, “Music for…The Percussion Group Cincinnati: The Creation of a Chamber Percussion Repertoire," Percussive Arts Society, Ohio Chapter Day of Percussion, Wright State University, 30 April 2011.

Jordan Newman, “Untangling the Mess Dinner: Military Music at the Table,” Midwest Chapter Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Bowling Green State University, 9 April 2011.

Sarah Bereza, “Listening in the Moment: Arvo Pärt's Tintinnabuli Music and the Divine Liturgy of the Orthodox Church,” Forum for Music and Christian Scholarship, Wheaton College, 13 March 2011.

Matteo Magarotto, "Da Milano a Londra: Sammartini, Giardini, Bach," in Antonio Brioschi e il nuovo stile musicale del settecento lombardo, edited by Davide Daolmi and Cesare Fertonani (Milan: LED, 2010).

Yu Jueng Dahn, “The Novel Jacunde and the Creation of Clara Schumann's Sechs Lieder aus "Jucunde" von Hermann Rollett,” Music Research Forum 25 (2010): 1–33. 

Yu Jueng Dahn, “‘Virgin Soil’ for Bach’s Music: The American Reception of Robert Franz,” Society for American Music 37th Annual Conference, Cincinnati, 9 March 2011; and the New England Chapter Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Amherst College, 2 October 2010. 

Alexandre Bádue, Review of Frank Loesser by Thomas L. Riis, Music Research Forum 10 (2010): 69–72.

Amy Lewkowicz, Review of Selling Sounds: The Commercial Revolution in American Music by David Suisman, Music Research Forum 10 (2010): 73–76.

Meredith Juergens, “Out is the New In: The inversion of Virgil Thomson in a Parisian Safe Haven,” Society for American Music 37th Annual Conference/International Association for the Study of Popular Music-US Chapter, Cincinnati, 13 March 2010.

Thomas J. Kernan, “Drum Set,” “Prepared Piano,” and “Timpani,” in The New Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013).

Kristy Swift, “Grout the Progressive: Grappling With Donald Jay Grout's Essays on Music Historiography,” Journal of Music History Pedagogy 1, no. 2 (2010): 135–66.

Sarah Melton, “Desperate for Sondheim: Exploring the Contemporary Relevance of Stephen Sondheim’s Musicals in Marc Cherry’s Desperate Housewives,” Music Theory-Musicology Society Conference, University of Cincinnati, 2010.

Kristy Swift, “Donald Jay Grout’s Essays on Music Historiography: Getting the Story Crooked,” Midwest Graduate Music Consortium Conference, University of Chicago, 2010; and the Music Theory-Musicology Society Conference, University of Cincinnati, 2010.

Molly Cronin, “Epic Theatre Goes to Broadway: Sondheim's Company,” paper presented at the Song, Stage, and Screen IV Conference, University of Maryland, College Park, 2009.

Sarah Melton, “Dialectic of Dialects: American Minimalist Composers Talk Tradition,” Second International Conference on Minimalist Music, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2009.

Thomas J. Kernan, “Performing Lincoln’s Funeral: The Initial Musical Memorials for the First Martyred President,” Conference on 19th-Century Music, University of Kansas, 2009.

Thomas J. Kernan,  “Images of Lincoln: Glass’s Minimalist Contribution to American Historical Memory of the Civil War,” Second International Conference on Minimalist Music, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2009.

Thomas J. Kernan, “Three Presentations of Lincoln: Philip Glass’s Contribution to American Historical Memory of the Civil War,” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, 2009.

Jason Hibbard, “The Fear of Forgetting: Decasia and Contemporary ‘Memory Culture,’” Second International Conference on Minimalist Music, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2009.

Jason Hibbard, “The Critical Disruption of Space in Robert Ashley’s Perfect Lives,” Sixth Biennial International Conference on Music Since 1900, Keele University, 2009.

Molly Cronin, review of Traveling Home: Sacred Harp Singing and American Pluralism by Kiri Miller, Music Research Forum 24 (2009): 67–71.

Thomas J. Kernan, review of The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays by Richard Taruskin, Music Research Forum 24 (2009): 59–63.

Vassiliki Koutsobina, “Readings of Poetry—Readings of Music: Intertextuality in Josquin’s Je me complains de mon amy,” Early Music 36 (2008): 67–80.

Ellis Anderson, “The Earliest Biographies of Haydn and Their Lasting Impact on His Reception,” paper presented at the joint meeting of the Society for Eighteenth Century Music and the Haydn Society of North America, Claremont, CA, 2008.

Michelle Davidson, “Lady Alda Hoare’s Musical Remembering of a Lost Son: Musical Life-Writing Sources at the Stourhead Wiltshire,” paper presented at the ECHO Conference on “Music, Time, and Space,” UCLA, CA, 2008, and the 17th Annual Conference of the Women’s History Network, “Gender and Generations: Women and Life Cycles,” University of Glasgow, Scotland, 2008.

Michelle Davidson, “Performers to Remember: The Representation of Music in the Autograph Letters Scrapbook of Countess Katrine Cecilia Cowper,” paper presented at the Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies, Baltimore, MD, 2008, and the CCM Music Theory and Musicology Society Conference, University of Cincinnati, OH, 2008.

Jason Hibbard, “The Space of Perfect Lives,” paper presented at the ECHO Conference on “Music, Time, and Space,” UCLA, CA, 2008.

Nicole Morton, “Larson's ‘Legacy’: Mis-reading Rent,” paper presented at the Music in Gotham/Song, Stage and Screen III conference on American Musical Theater, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY, 2008.

Bethany Smith, “Baba the Transgender Turk: Queering Neoclassicism in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress,” paper presented at the CCM Music Theory and Musicology Society Conference, University of Cincinnati, OH, 2008.

Bethany Smith, “Inside the Box: Representations of Spatial and Aural Confinement Within Tori Amos’s Music Videos,” paper read at the ECHO Conference on “Music, Time, and Space” UCLA, CA 2008.

John Stine, "'I ... want ... to ... fit ... in': The Role of Music and Consumer Saturation in Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho," paper presented at the conference of the Music Theory and Musicology Society of the College-Conservatory of Music (Cincinnati, OH), 2007.

Vasso Koutsobina, “Intertextuality in Josquin's Five- and Six-Voice Chansons: A Study in Poetic and Musical Relationships,” paper presented at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, 2006; and at the AMS Midwest Chapter Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2005.

Michelle Davidson, Review of Remaking the Song: Operatic Visions and Revisions from Handel to Berio by Roger Parker, Music Research Forum 21 (2006): 85–89.

Ellis T. Anderson, Review of Musical Listening in the German Enlightenment: Attention, Wonder, and Astonishment by Matthew Riley, Music Research Forum 21 (2006): 80–84.

Jason Hibbard, Review of Repeating Ourselves: American Minimal Music as Cultural Practice by Robert Fink, Music Research Forum 21 (2006): 76–80.

Kristy Swift, Review of The Art of Fugue: Bach Fugues for Keyboard 1715–1750 by Joseph Kerman, Music Research Forum 21 (2006): 71–76.

Molly Reinhoudt, "Fernando Sor: The Influence of Early 19th-Century Virtuosity on the Rise on the Modern Guitar in the Variation Set Les dues amis," Music Research Forum 21 (2006): 29–41.

Yongsik Kang, "Schumann's Impromptus, Op. 5 as 'A New Form of Variation,'" paper presented at Schumann Perspectives International Symposium, Lubbock, TX, 2006.

John Stine, "Hemiola in the Finale of Robert Schumann's Piano Concerto: Expanding upon an Early Nineteenth-Century Piano Concerto Element," paper presented at Schumann Perspectives International Symposium, Lubbock, TX, 2006.

Kevin R. Burke, "Defining a National Opera: German Criticism of Schumann's Genoveva," paper presented at Midwest Graduate Music Consortium, Evanston, IL, 2006. Also delivered at the Schumann Perspectives International Symposium, Lubbock, TX, 2006.

Kevin R. Burke, "Conceiving a National Opera: Weber as Novelist and Critic," paper presented at AMS Midwest Chapter Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, 2006. Also delivered at the Western Ontario Student Symposium in Music, London, ON, 2006.

Vassiliki Koutsobina, "Readings of Poetry÷Readings of Music: Intertextuality in Josquin's Five- and Six-Voice Chansons," paper presented at Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, University of Cambridge, UK, 2006.

Whitney Holley, Review of Stagolee Shot Billy by Cecil Brown, Music Research Forum 20 (2005): 59–62.

Benjamin M. McBrayer, Review of Professional Music Making in London: Ethnography and Experience by Stephen Cottrell, Music Research Forum 20 (2005): 55–59.

Vassiliki Koutsobina, "Intertextuality in Josquin's Five- and Six-Voice Chansons: A Study in Poetic and Musical Relationships" paper presented at International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, 2006. Also delivered at the AMS Midwest Chapter Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2005.

Bethany J. Smith, "'Song to a Dark Virgin': Race and Gender in the Art Songs of Florence B. Price," lecture-recital presented at Symposium of African American Women Composers and Arrangers, Dayton, OH, 2004; National Association of Teachers of Singing National Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 2006.

Michelle Davidson, "Michael Moore's Republican Rhetoric: The Politics of Music in Fahrenheit 9/11," paper presented at University of Western Ontario Graduate Music Symposium, London, Ontario, 2005; AMS Midwest Chapter Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2005.

Anya Holland, "Blurring Boundaries: Libby Larsen’s Opera Mrs. Dalloway," paper presented at AMS Midwest Chapter Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2005.

Bethany J. Smith, "Unlearn: Musical Representations of Gender, Sexuality, and Rape in John Singleton's Higher Learning," paper presented at AMS Midwest Chapter Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2005. Also delivered at Women in the Arts Conference in St. Louis, MO, 2005; and at Communities in Crisis: International Literature Conference, Columbia, SC, 2005.

Peter S. Poulos, "The Dedication as Petition: Simone Molinaro's Motectorum Quinis, et missae denis vocibus, liber primus (1597)," paper presented at Cui dono lepidum novum libellum? Dedicating Latin Works and Motets in the Sixteenth Century: Theory and Practice, Rome, Italy, 2005.

Anya Holland, "'A Totally Different Woman': May Aufderheide's Ragtime," paper presented at SAM Annual Meeting, Eugene, OR, 2005.

Aaron Ziegel, Review of Piano: An Encyclopedia, 2nd edn., ed. by Robert Palmieri and Margaret W. Palmieri, Music Research Forum 20 (2005): 70–72.

Kevin R. Burke, Review of Ilmatar's Inspirations: Nationalism, Globalization, and the Changing Soundscapes of Finnish Folk Music by Tina K. Ramnarine, Ethnomusicology 49 (2005): 320–22.

Bethany J. Smith, Review of The Cantaoras: Music, Gender, and Identity in Flamenco Song by Loren Chuse, The World of Music 46/3 (2005): 156–59.

Thomas Kernan, "What Does Science Teach Us about Tuning Timpani? A Study of Modern Medicine's Influence on the Practice and Pedagogy of Kettledrumming," paper presented at Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Columbus, OH, 2005.

Kevin R. Burke, "Anton Karas's Zither: 'The Fourth Man' in Carol Reed's The Third Man," paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Midwest Graduate Music Consortium, Madison, WI, 2005.

Thomas Kernan, "Joseph Haydn and the Eighteenth-Century Funneled Kettledrum: The Transition from Battlefield to Concert Hall," paper presented at Haydn Society of California 2005 Conference, Claremont, CA, 2005.

Kevin R. Burke, "Prescribing a National Opera: Spohr's Jessonda and the 'Appeal to German Composers,'" paper presented at AMS Midwest Chapter Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2004.

Kevin R. Burke, Review of Motives for Allusion: Context and Content in Nineteenth-Century Music by Christopher Alan Reynolds, Music Research Forum 19 (2004): 84–89.

Bethany J. Smith, Review of Women's Voices across Musical Worlds, ed. by Jane A. Bernstein, Music Research Forum 19 (2004): 76–80.

Michelle Davidson, "One New German School, Two Takes on the Bard: A Comparison of Berlioz and Liszt's Compositional Approaches to Two Shakespearean Tragedies," paper presented at AMS Midwest Chapter Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2003.

Jane Redd, "The Antiquarian Alleluia: Understandings of Tradition in Aquitanian Alleluias," The Past in the Present: Papers Read at the IMS Intercongressional Symposium and the 10th Meeting of the Cantus Planus (Budapest: Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, 2003), 2:151–78.

Michelle Davidson, Review of The Music and Life of Beethoven by Lewis Lockwood, Music Research Forum 18 (2003): 81–85.