The Music Graduate Students Association of the University at Buffalo is pleased to present a Graduate Student Symposium on March 27-28, 2009. We warmly invite presentations of research from graduate students in all disciplines of music: composition, musicology, performance, theory, and related topics.
Please use the appropriate links to view the complete call with guidelines for submission of your proposal. Further information, including travel directions and a tentative schedule, will be posted here by February.
We will be pleased to welcome keynote speaker Dr. Suzanne Cusick, Professor of Historical Musicology at New York University. She will be presenting from her recent work on the use of music as an element of what has been called variously "no-touch torture", "alternative interrogation", and "harsh interrogation". Dr. Cusick is interested in gender and sexuality in relationship to music, in the cultural history of music in early modern Italy, and in contemporary musical culture in North America. Her book Francesca Caccini at the Medici Court: Music and the Circulation of Power will be published this spring by University of Chicago Press. Early parts of her project on the use of music and sexual humiliations in 'torture' were recognized by the Philip Brett Award of the American Musicological Society in 2007.
Funding and in-kind support sought or provided by: MuGSA, the UB Music Department, Slee Hall, Graduate Student Association, Classics GSA, Plilosophy GSA, and SubBoard Inc.