2020 VIRTUAL Conference Program

The Twenty-Ninth Annual Meeting of

Music Theory Southeast

A viewable/downloadable PDF of the program is available here.
A viewable/downloadable PDF of the abstracts is available here.

Session 1: Fourier for All

“Computer-Aided Analysis Across the Tonal Divide: Cross-Stylistic Applications of the Discrete Fourier Transform”
Jennifer Harding, Florida State University

“Putting the Math in Math Rock”
Matt Chiu, Eastman School of Music

“Spectral Fission in Barbershop Harmony”
Jordan Lenchitz, Florida State University

Session 2: Structuring Song

“The Bridge is Out: Contrast and Form in Recent Popular Music”
Alyssa Barna (University Minnesota)

“The Dramatic Potential of Auxiliary Cadences in Cole Porter Songs with Minor-to- Major Choruses”
Morgan Markel (Eastman School of Music)

“The Problem with Line 3: Richard Strauss’s Settings of Four-Line Stanzas”
Joshua Tanis (Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music)

Session 3: Transformation and Imagination

“The ‘Rondo’ and the ‘Burlesque’ in Mahler’s Rondo-Burleske”
Sam Reenan (Eastman Schoo of Music, University of Rochester)

“Transformed Desire: Scriabin’s Transition Away from Functional Tonality”
Jeff Yunek (Kennesaw State University)

“Janáček’s virtual viola d’amore”
Ethan Edl (Yale University)

Session 4: Metric Stability and Disruption

“Metrical Disruption as a Text-Expressive Device in Three Songs by The Beatles”
Samantha Waddell (Michigan State University)

“Rhymes, Metrical Stability, and Formal Functions in the Flow of Kendrick Lamar”
Ben Wadsworth (Kennesaw State University)

“Metrical and Hypermetrical Disruptions in Recent Pop/Rock Musicals”
Zachary Lloyd (Florida State University)

Session 5: Categories and Hybrids

A Study in Camouflage: listener interactions with mixture of musical categories in the Piano Puzzler podcast”
Bruno Alcade (University of South Carolina)

“The Sonata-Fugue Hybrid in Haydn’s Early Symphonies”
Carl Burdick (University of Cincinnati)

“Vestiges of Galant Schemata in Early Nineteenth-Century Musicianship: Reimagining Piano Improvisation through Czerny, Kalkbrenner, and Chopin”
Gilad Rabinovitch (Florida State University)

Session 6: Groove and Topics from Mainstream to Extreme

“Flat ^2 as a Hot Topic in Post-Millennial Pop”
Eron Smith (Eastman School of Music)

“Analyzing Drum Patterns and Drum Pattern Changes in Twenty-First Century Mainstream Pop”
David Geary (Wake Forest University)

“‘Dance to the Dissonant Sway’: Groove, Headbanging, and Entrainment in Extreme Metal”
Guy Capuzzo (UNC Greensboro)

Session 7: Facing Bias: a look at the discipline

“Music Analysis as an Ethico-onto-epistem-ology”
Vivan Luong (University of Virginia)

“Thinking Through the Keyboard: Music Theory’s Epistemic Injustices”
Anabel Maler (University of Iowa)

“Diversifying the Undergraduate Theory Core with African American Spirituals”
Jeremy M. Robins (Claflin University)

MTSE 2020 Program Committee

Sarah Iker, Chair (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Juan Chattah, MTSE President, 2018–2020 (University of Miami)
Benjamin Dobbs (Furman University)
Robert Komaniecki (University of Iowa)
Dickie Lee (University of Georgia)
Nancy Rogers (Florida State University)
Nate Mitchell, 2019 Irna Priore Prize for Student Research Winner (Princeton University)