2017 Undergraduate Music Research Symposium Program

All faculty, staff, and students are invited to the 2017 Undergraduate Music Research Symposium, which will be held Saturday, April 1st, at 9 am in the Longmire Recital Hall.

Program:
9 a.m. panel: Power in Pedagogy

  • Chair: Nate Ruechel
  • 9-9:20: “¿Porque No?: A Detailed Look at Music Education in Lima, Peru”
    • Presenter: Valeria Rigobon
  • 9:20-9:40: “Isabella Leonarda: A Silent Educator in the Collegio di Sant’Orsola”
    • Presenter: Isabelle Maina

9:40-9:50: Break

9:50 a.m. panel: Traditions & Transformations

  • Chair: Nikki Schommer
  • 9:50-10:10: “Understanding Fourth Wave Feminist Expression with the Music of Beyoncé”
    • Presenter: Caroline Bowers
  • 10:10-10:30: “The Beginning of the British Carol”
    • Presenter: Alexandra Taggart

10:30-10:40: Break

10:40 a.m panel: Historical Considerations

  • Chair: Kurt Carlson
  • 10:40-11: “Compositional Significance of Giovanni Gabrieli’s Sonata Pian’e Forte (1597)
    • Presenter: Michael A. Gabriel
  • 11-11:20: “The Doctrine of Ethos: Music The Divine Healer and Greater Distractor”
    • Presenter: Curtis Oxley
  • 11:20-11:40: “The Importance of Ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamnian Music”
    • Presenter: Naveed Easton

11:40 a.m. – 12 p.m.: 20 Minute Break/Paper Prize Committee Meeting

12 p.m.: Announcement of Paper Prize Winner

SfM presents-

Upcoming Visiting Scholar – Dr. Tamara Freeman

Dr. Tamara R. FreemanMusicologist, Association of Holocaust OrganizationsHolocaust Music Educator & Recitalist

Please join us this Thursday as we welcome Dr. Tamara Freeman, Holocaust ethnomusicologist, teacher, viola recitalist, and singer, to our weekly Society for Musicology Meeting. Dr. Freeman will give a lecture titled, “Music Composed in the WWII Ghettos and Concentration Camps: Jewish Prisoner’s Expressions of Despair, Hope, Resilience, and Resistance” and play her 1935 Joseph Bausch viola, which was rescued from the Holocaust in 1942.

About the Speaker:

Tamara Reps Freeman received her Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education degree, summa cum laude, from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, NJ.  She is the musicologist for the Association of Holocaust Organizations, the international alliance of Holocaust museums and education commissions.

Her dissertation, Using Holocaust Music to Encourage Racial Respect: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum for Grades K-12, is our country’s first and only Holocaust music education curriculum for students in Kindergarten – 12th grade. The curriculum was created in response to the 1994 NJ State mandate to teach Holocaust-Genocide Studies and it is endorsed by the NJ State Department of Education. Dr. Freeman’s curriculum received an alumni award from the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam, for having created one of the five the most outstanding music education innovations in the school’s 125 year history.

Dr. Freeman’s “Music of the Holocaust: A Thematic Design for String Music Education” is a chapter in “Giving Voice to Democracy in Music Education: Diversity and Social Justice” edited by Lisa DeLorenzo Ed.D., Routledge, 2015. Dr. Freeman wrote and published a music curriculum for the 2014 Emmy nominated film “Defiant Requiem”.

In 2012, Dr. Freeman retired from 30 years of teaching music and conducting ensembles in the Ridgewood, NJ Public Schools. She brings pedagogical expertise, passion, and the highest standards of excellence into her Holocaust music classes and workshops, for children, teens, and adults.

Dr. Freeman is a concert violinist and violist. Her 1935 Joseph Bausch viola was rescued from the Holocaust. The Bausch viola serves as a voice of remembrance in Dr. Freeman’s Holocaust music lecture-recitals which she performs throughout the U.S. The personal stories of composers interned in the ghettos and concentration camps come to life as Dr. Freeman plays their stirring melodies on her resonant viola. Audiences are taught how to sing the most emblematic archival songs, led by Dr. Freeman’s lovely alto voice. Each folk song and instrumental piece serve as legacies for humanity, character education, spiritual resistance, and hope.

We hope to see you there!