Past Event

Music as-in Motion

March 3, 2018
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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501 Dodge Hall, Columbia University, New York NY 10027

The Columbia Music Scholarship Conference took place on March 3rd, 2018 from 9 am to 7 pm. The theme was Music as/in Motion. The conference was co-chaired by Jane Forner and Michael Weinstein-Reiman. The keynote address was presented by Professor Gavin Steingo (Princeton University).

The complete program of events is available below: 


9:30 - 10:00

Breakfast and Welcome 

10:00 - 11:30

Session 1 - "Organologies and Technologies"

  • Nathan Smith (University of Chicago) “Formalizing the Fretboard’s Phantasmic Fingers”
  • Jeremy Smith (University of Minnesota) “The Functions of Continuous Motion in Electronic Dance Music”
  • M. Elizabeth Fleming (CUNY Graduate Center) “Going Digital: The New Valved Hornist in the Nineteenth Century”

11:45 - 1:00

Session 2 - "Patterns and Motion"

  • Andrés García Molina (Columbia University) “On Sound, Circulation, and Architecture”
  • Sergio Ospina-Romero (Cornell University) “Phonographs on the Road: The Technology of Sound Recording during the Acoustic Era” 

2:30 - 4:00  

Session 3 - "Bodies: Historical and Modern"

  • Alison Stevens (UMass Amherst) “Motion as Music: Hypermetrical Schemas in 18th-Century Contredanses”
  • Sophie Benn (Case Western Reserve University) “La Méthode graphique: Anatomy and Embodied Listening in Stepanov Dance Notation”
  • Chelsea Oden (University of Oregon) “Dance as Political Activism: Two Popular Choreomusical Responses to the Orlando Shooting”

4:15 - 6:00

Keynote Address

Gavin Steingo (Princeton University)

6:00 Reception