Presentations

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

Invited Lectures

2017

“Money, Sex, and Organs: Preliminary Research on Women Musicians in the Silent Cinema,” Newberry Library, Chicago.

“Music, Nostalgia, and The General,” University of North Texas Silent Film Festival. [Lecture] [Slides]

“Music and Privilege: a Musical Privilege Walk,” American Musicological Society, Southwest Chapter meeting, Sam Houston University.

“Music for Early Film at the Ransom Center,” University of Texas at Austin Musicology Lecture Series.

“On Hidden Narratives,” Duke University Musicology Lecture Series. [Lecture] [Slides]

2016

“Women of the MacDowell Colony: Louise Talma,” featured speaker, BBC Radio 3.

2015

“Public Musicology: Career Paths Alongside and Outside of the Academy,” American Musicological Society Annual Meeting, Committee on Career-Related Issues, Louisville, KY.

“Women at the Pedals: Female Cinema Musicians During the Great War,” 1915: Music, Memory and the Great War Symposium, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL.

2014

“The Past is a Foreign Country: World Musics Signifying History in/and Elizabethan Drama,” Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute, Dean’s Scholars in Shakespeare, and Digital Humanities Institute of George Washington University, “Global Shakespeares: Mapping World Markets and Archives,” Washington, D.C.

2013

“Meaning and Myth in Louise Talma’s First Period Works,” Library of Congress/American Musicological Society Lecture Series, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

“Music for Warrior Women,” Dana School of Music Musicology Lecture Series, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH.

2011

“Finding and Solving Mysteries: Louise Talma’s Early Life and Works,” Westminster Choir College Sigma Alpha Iota Women in Music week lecture, Princeton, NJ.

2010

“Listening to Lady Macbeth,” Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA.

Keynote address: “Hearing and Reading Music in Twelfth Night,” seminar on Twelfth Night, American Shakespeare Center, Staunton, VA.

2009

“Passion, Devotion, Sacrifice: Reading Talma’s The Alcestiad,” Beinecke Fellow lecture, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT.

2004

Keynote address: “Mademoiselle’s Fontainebleau,” Fourth Annual Susan Porter Memorial Symposium, “Nadia Boulanger and American Music,” American Music Research Center, University of Colorado at Boulder.

“Il Faut Souffrir: Nadia Boulanger at Fontainebleau,” University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Friday Forum Lecture Series, Cincinnati, OH.

2003

“Musicology on the Side,” American Musicological Society Annual Meeting, Committee on Career-Related Issues, Houston, TX.

CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

2017

“Shakespeare’s Second Line,” 2017 Shakespearean Theatre Conference, Stratford, Ontario. 

“Shakespeare and Music in the Silent Cinema,” Exploring the Renaissance 2017, South-Central Renaissance Conference, Austin, TX; and Representations of Early Music on Stage and Screen conference, University of Sheffield.

2016

“Performance Practices for Photoplaying at Three Texas Motion Picture Palaces,” American Musicological Society, Southwest Chapter meeting, Dallas, TX.

“Teaching with the Silent Film Sound and Music Archive,” Teaching Music History conference, Denver, CO.

“Music for Silent Merchants,” Shakespeare Association of America, “Re-evaluating Earlier Generations of Shakespeare Films” seminar, New Orleans, LA.

Chair and presenter: “Music for Silent Film” seminar, “Re-Scoring Shylock: Musical Suggestions for the 1912 Merchant of Venice,” Society for American Music annual meeting, Boston, MA.

2015

Panelist: “Careers Outside of the Academy,” American Musicological Society national meeting, Louisville, KY.

“History Faux/Real: the 2006 Ur-Hamlet,” BABEL Working Group, 9-11 October 2015, Toronto, ON.

“The Autobiographics of Louise Talma’s Have You Heard? Do You Know?,” International Alliance for Women in Music Congress.

“Aural Ekphrasis as Adaptative Agent,” Shakespeare Association of America, “Memory and Musical Performance” seminar, Vancouver, BC.

2014

“Music, Class, Communication, and the ‘Talking Cure’ in The Two Noble Kinsmen,” The Two Noble Kinsmen: Text, Sources, Performance, and Pedagogy: A Symposium at Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH.

2013

“Music for Richard III: Cinematic Scoring for the Early Modern Monstrous,” American Musicological Society national meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

“Origin Stories and Songs with Secrets: Louise Talma’s Early Life and Works,” Society for American Music annual conference, Little Rock, AR.

 2012

“Onstage Soundscapes: Live Music in Modern Shakespearean Productions,” Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference, Marietta, OH.

“Hearing the Early Modern: Musicking Elizabeth and Shakespeare,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI; North American British Music Studies Association, Urbana-Champaign, IL.

Co-panelist, “Mapping Music: The Gendered Soundscapes of Early Modern England” workshop, Attending to Early Modern Women Conference, Milwaukee.

Seminar organizer and chair, “Music and Disability,” Society for American Music, Charlotte, NC.

“Louise Talma’s Serialism: Solving a Compositional Catch-22,” The Legacy of Milton Babbitt: Post-WW II Serialism in the Americas, Wright State University, Dayton, OH.

“Scoring for Elizabeth I: Early Modern Music in Biographical Film,” South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Asheville, NC.

2011

“Arden and the Ardennes: Musically Evoking France in As You Like It,” American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriars Conference, Staunton, VA.

“Constructing Iconic Englishness: Scoring Elizabeth I in Film,” Shakespeare Association of America, Gender and Song in Early Modern England seminar, Bellevue, WA.

“‘Shakespeare Pie’: Popular Song and the New Shakespeare Burlesque,” International Association for the Study of Popular Music-US annual conference, Cincinnati, OH.

 “Louise Talma’s Performances of The Alcestiad,” Alive by Her Own Hand: Women Composers as Performers of Their Work conference, Brandeis University.

 2010

“Music and Gender in Film Adaptations of As You Like It,” Shakespeare Association of America, Female Icons seminar, Chicago, IL.

“Passion, Devotion, Sacrifice: Reading Talma’s The Alcestiad,” American Musicological Society, Greater New York chapter; Society for American Music annual conference, Ottawa, ON.

 2009

“Popular Song and the Post-Modern Burlesquing of Shakespeare,” Shakespeare Association of America Shakespeare Spin-Offs seminar, Washington, DC.

“Silencing Ophelia: Male Aurality as a Controlling Element in Olivier’s Hamlet,” North American British Music Studies Association biennial conference, Toronto, ON; Music and the Moving Image IV, New York, NY.

 2008

“The Origins of The Alcestiad: From Voi che sapete to Apollo’s Tone Row,” First International Thornton Wilder Conference, Ewing, NJ.

2007

“Acceptance and Exclusion: Women in the Studio of Nadia Boulanger,” Society for American Music annual conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

 2006

“‘Two Hard Etudes and a Schumann Number’: American Women, Repertoire and Mentoring in France, 1921-1951,” International Association of Women in Music Congress, Miami, FL.

“Women, Pianos, and War: Musical Education and the French Resistance,” The Third International Women in French Conference, Durham, NH.

2005

“Music as an Interpretative Frame in Four Hamlets: The Integration of Score and Text in Modern Film” with Ruth Benander, British Shakespeare Association Biennial Conference 2005, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.

“Sviatoslav Richter and Rita: Art Music and Satire in Monty Python,” Britannia (Re-) Sounding: Music in the Arts, Politics, and Culture of Great Britain, the first biennial conference of the North American British Music Studies Association conference, Oberlin, OH; Midwest Popular Culture Association Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MI; American Musicological Society South-Central Chapter meeting, Bowling Green, KY.

“Bounded in a Nutshell: the Limitations of Music as Guide in Almereyda’s Hamlet,” with Ruth Benander, 2005 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association national conference, San Diego, CA.

“Finding Mentors Abroad: American Women and their Musical Education in France, 1921-1951,” Society for American Music annual conference, Eugene, OR.

 2004

Keynote address: “Mademoiselle’s Fontainebleau,” American Music Research Center, Fourth Annual Susan Porter Memorial Symposium, “Nadia Boulanger and American Music” at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

“Secret Rooms, Borrowed Pianos, and Les plus grands musicians du moment: Gaby Casadesus, Lucie Delécluse, and Franco-American Musical Exchange during the Second World War,” American Musicological Society Midwest Chapter meeting, Chicago, IL; Society for American Music annual conference, Cleveland, OH.

 2001

“At Home in Exile: The Conservatoire Américain de Fontainebleau during the Second World War,” Pacific Northwest Graduate Students Conference, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC.

“A Brilliant Beginning?: The First Decade of the Conservatoire Américain de Fontainebleau,” Society for American Music annual conference, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.

2000

“The Founding of the Conservatoire Américain de Fontainebleau,” University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Friday Forum Lecture Series, Cincinnati, OH.

“The Founding of the Conservatoire Américain de Fontainebleau: New Research into its Goals and Ambitions,” American Musicological Society New England Chapter meeting, Cambridge, MA.