Faculty Presentation – Dr. Michael Broyles

Please join us this Thursday, January 17th from 4-5pm for a presentation by Dr. Michael Broyles. His talk is titled “Polkamania and Its Long Resonances, Social, Cultural and Political” and will take place in HMU 125. Hope to see you there! an important reminder frombeechtown high school


Faculty Presentation – Dr. Charles Brewer

This week during SfM, our own esteemed Dr. Charles Brewer will give a presentation titled, “Folklore or Ethnic Stereotypes in Habsburg Balletti.” The lecture will be held in our normal meeting room, KMU 340, at 4 pm. See you there!Dr. Charles Brewer

Visiting Scholar – Nadine Hubbs

Please join us Thursday, October 18, 2018 as we welcome Nadine Hubbs as our Fall Visiting Scholar. Hubbs teaches at the University of Michigan as a Professor of Women’s Studies and Music, Faculty Associate of the Department of American Culture, and Director of the Lesbian-Gay-Queer Research Initiative (LGQRI) in Michigan’s Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG). Her presentation will take place in Longmire Recital Hall from 4-5pm with a reception to follow. Her talk is titled, “Country Mexicans: Sounding Mexican American Life, Love, and Belonging in Country Music.” Hope to see you there!

Dr. Hubbs is a musicologist, gender-sexuality and class theorist, and cultural historian. Her work has focused on American and British popular and classical music of the twentieth century to the present, including Bernstein and the Copland-Thomson circle, 1970s disco, Morrissey, Radiohead, Springsteen, and postwar country including Dolly Parton, Gretchen Wilson, and David Allan Coe. Her writings examine how musical sounds and practices shape and are shaped by shifting practices of gender and sexuality, class, and race. Dr. Hubbs has written two books—The Queer Composition of America’s Sound (2004) and Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music (2014)—and many essays and articles. Her work and public scholarship have been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Salon, Slate, VICE, Christian Science Monitor, Times Literary Supplement, NPR, Pacifica Radio, BBC, WNYC, Swedish Radio, and other media outlets. Her current book project is Country Mexicans: Sounding Mexican American Life, Love, and Belonging in Country Music.

Nadine Hubbs

The 2018 Southern Graduate Music Research Symposium – Program

Schedule of Events


Friday, September 14, 2018

4:00 P.M. – Registration, Coffee

4:25 – Opening Remarks:

Dr. Patricia Flowers – Dean of the College of Music Florida State University

4:30 – 6:00 – Session I: Immortalized Figures

Chair: Dr. Michael Bakan, Florida State University

“‘Ich habe übel getan’: J. S. Bach’s Musical Characterizations of Judas and Peter in the Passions”

Alannah Rebekah Franklin, Florida State University

“Hidden Affectation in Liszt’s Prometheus”
Neal Warner, University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music

“The Remarkable Jenny Cameron in Jacobite Song”
Rachel Bani, Florida State University

6:00 – 6:15 – Break

6:15 – 7:15 – Session II: Insights into Intimate Spaces

Chair: Dr. Douglass Seaton, Florida State University

“Pauline Viardot at the Villa Medici: Cultural Exchanges in the Salon”
Emily Eubanks, Florida State University

“The Sacred, Secular, and Sultry in the Parlor Songs of Carrie Jacobs-Bond (1862–1946)”
Hannah Porter Denecke, University of Florida

7:15 – Dinner



Saturday, September 15, 2018

8:30 A.M. – Registration, Coffee

9:00 – 10:30 – Session III: Musical Migrations and Intercultural Influences

Chair: Dr. Michael Broyles, Florida State University

“A Continuum of Steel: High School and Community Steel Bands in Florida”

Stephanie Espie, University of Florida

“El Sistema’s Function in Community Building and Intercultural Understanding in Urban North Carolina: A Study on Kidznotes’ Afterschool Program”
Elisa Alfonso, Florida State University

“Multidirectional Migration: The Piano Music of Joshua Uzoigwe”
Jenn LaRue, University of Georgia

10:30 – 10:45 – Break

10:45 – 12:15 – Session IV: Modes of Analysis in Contemporary Music and Sound

Chair: Dr. Denise Von Glahn, Florida State University

“Systematic Chaos: Parametric Alterations in the Four-Bar Hypermeasure in Progressive Rock and Metal”
Alan Elkins, Florida State University

“808’s & Heartbreak: An Exhibition of Wagnerian Aesthetics in Hip- Hop Performance”
Grant Knox, University of Arizona

“The Art of Turning Science into Music: Data Sonification as a Response to the Environmental Crisis”
Bailey Hilgren, Florida State University

12:15 – 1:00 P.M. – Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 – Keynote Address: “Collaborative Musicology”

Dr. Sarah Eyerly, Florida State University

2:00 – 2:15 – Break

2:15 – 3:45 – Session V: Psychic Interiors and Identity Construction

Chair: Dr. Charles E. Brewer, Florida State University

“Reparations of a Cartesian Legacy: Structures of Gender in Verbal Notation”

Laura Schwartz, University of Pittsburgh

“Examining Schumann’s Literary Influence in the Process of Revision”
Alison Gilbert, University of Georgia

“Operatic Surrealism in Hannah Kulenty’s The Mother of Black- Winged Dreams (1995)”
Emily Theobald, University of Florida



Program Committee: McKenna Milici, Melissa Quarles, Nicole Schommer, Mark Sciuchetti, Ryan Whittington

2018 Call for Papers – Southern Graduate Music Research Symposium

The Society for Musicology at Florida State University is pleased to announce the eighth annual Southern Graduate Music Research Symposium, Friday and Saturday, September 14–15, 2018 at the Florida State University College of Music in Tallahassee, Florida.

The deadline for the Call for Papers has been extended to Friday, August 10th at 11:59pm. 

Call for Papers*

The symposium’s program committee invites all graduate students to submit abstracts for papers and presentations related to historical musicology, ethnomusicology, vernacular or popular music traditions, world music cultures, and music theory and analysis. The presentation format will be a twenty-minute paper followed by a ten-minute discussion. Abstracts must not exceed 250 words and should demonstrate a clear focus or statement of the problem, research methodology, and conclusions.

Submissions should include:

  1. Name, institutional affiliation, and degree program
  2. Email address
  3. Audio-visual requirements

The above items should be submitted electronically (PDF or Word document, Word preferred) to the following email address: fsumusicology@gmail.com

Submissions must be received by 11:59 PM EST on August 10, 2018. Participants will be notified of their acceptance by August 20th.

The Southern Graduate Music Research Symposium is a collaborative event, organized by and for graduate students, whose mission is to support graduate student research in music and to foster a collegial research environment among regional schools in the South.

*A note of clarification: The seventh annual SGMRS was to be held at FSU in 2017, but it was cancelled due to the campus closure caused by Hurricane Irma. This is a new call for papers. Those presenters who were accepted to last year’s conference are welcome and encouraged to resubmit this year. Those abstracts will be considered new submissions and evaluated according to the same criteria as all received submissions.