The musicology faculty and students at the University of Iowa are looking forward to the fourth annual Iowa Musicology Day, to be held on April 14. The conference will be held in Room 2 (the Choral Room) of the Voxman Music Building. The conference is free and open to Iowans interested in musicology.
9:00 Registration and morning refreshments
9:30-10:30 Session 1: New Perspectives on Medieval Chant (Chair: Beth Zamzow, Kirkwood Community College)
Melanie Batoff, Luther College, “Contemplating The Social Function of the Visitatio sepulchri from Salzburg Cathedral”
Alison Altstatt, University of Northern Iowa, “Goscelin’s Songbook?: on the Origin of the Carmina Cantabrigiensia”
10:30-11:30 Session 2: Musical Events and Sources in Iowa (Chair: John MacInnis, Dordt College)
C. A. Norling, University of Iowa, “‘No Beautiful Whole:’ An Eighteenth-Century Don Giovanni Score in the Nineteenth-Century Operatic Cultures of Print”
Megan Small, University of Iowa, “On the Sunset Trail: The West in Iowa”
11:30- 1:00 Box Lunch (see below)
1:00-2:00 Session 3: Music and Mobilization (Chair: Jama Stilwell, Cornell College)
Elizabeth Dickhut, University of Northern Iowa, “‘Come Get My Mattress. I’ll Keep My Soul’: Music Mobilization and SNCC Through the Freedom Rides and the Albany Movement”
Marian Wilson Kimber, University of Iowa, “‘It’s up to the women’: Women’s Peace Songs for Eleanor Roosevelt in the 1930s”
2:15-3:15 Session 4: Music for Film (Chair: Eric Saylor, Drake University)
Lisa Pollack Mumme, University of Iowa, “‘I Am the One Who Runs from Both the Living and the Dead’: Action as Music in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)”
Nathan Platte, University of Iowa, “Jazz and the Ethics of Authenticity in I Want to Live!”
3:30- 4:30 Session 5: Introduction to the Arthur and Miriam Canter Rare Book Room, Katie Buehner, Music Librarian, Rita Benton Music Library
More Conference Information
The new Voxman Music Building
is located on the corner of Clinton and Burlington Streets. Paper sessions will be held in Room 2, the Choral Room, on the bottom floor across from the stairs. If you take the elevator down, the door to the room will be on your left.
Lunch: Box lunches will be available courtesy of the University of Iowa Musicology Society in the lower level commons.
Parking: There are two paid parking garages in close proximity to the Voxman Music Building.
1) Directly across Burlington St. at the corner of Burlington and S. Clinton Streets, attached to the Old Capital Mall. Entrances to the ramp are located on both S. Capitol St. and S. Clinton St.
2) One block over on the corner of E. Court and S. Dubuque. Take your ticket and pay in the machines in the stairwells before leaving.
A helpful site for the downtown Iowa City area is: http://www.downtowniowacity.com/
. Those who might wish to stay nearby in Iowa City overnight can try the Iowa House in the Iowa Memorial Union , a ten–minute walk from the Music Building, or the Hilton Garden Inn directly across the street.
The School of Music will be presenting Mozart’s Così fan tutte
at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, April 13 and 14 at 7:30 pm, and April 15 at 2 pm.