Presentations

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

Invited Lectures

2017

“Music, Nostalgia, and The General,” University of North Texas Silent Film Festival, 6 May 2017. [Lecture] [Slides]

“Music for Early Film at the Ransom Center,” University of Texas at Austin Musicology Lecture Series, 17 February 2017.

“On Hidden Narratives,” Duke University Musicology Lecture Series, 13 January 2017. [Lecture] [Slides]

2016

“Women of the MacDowell Colony: Louise Talma,” featured speaker, BBC Radio 3, March 2016

2015

“Public Musicology: Career Paths Alongside and Outside of the Academy,” American Musicological Society Annual Meeting, Committee on Career-Related Issues, Louisville, KY, 13 November 2015.

“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, 10-13 March 2015.

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., 24-25 January, 2014.

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., .24 September 2013.

“Music for Warrior Women,” Dana School of Music Musicology Lecture Series, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH, 22 February 2013.

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, 3 March 2011.

2010

“Listening to Lady Macbeth,” Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA, 9 February 2010.

Keynote address: “Hearing and Reading Music in Twelfth Night,” seminar on Twelfth Night, American Shakespeare Center, Staunton, VA, 16 January 2010.

2009

“Passion, Devotion, Sacrifice: Reading Talma’s The Alcestiad,” Beinecke Fellow lecture, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 25 September 2009.

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, 7 October 2004.

“Il Faut Souffrir: Nadia Boulanger at Fontainebleau,” University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Friday Forum Lecture Series, Cincinnati, OH, 30 January 2004.

2003

“Musicology on the Side,” American Musicological Society Annual Meeting, Committee on Career-Related Issues, Houston, TX, 14 November 2003.

CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

2017

“Shakespeare’s Second Line,” 2017 Shakespearean Theatre Conference, 22-24 June 2017, Stratford, Ontario. 

“Shakespeare and Music in the Silent Cinema,” Exploring the Renaissance 2017, South-Central Renaissance Conference, 20-22 April 2017, Austin, TX; and Representations of Early Music on Stage and Screen conference, 10 June 2017, University of Sheffield.

2016

“Performance Practices for Photoplaying at Three Texas Motion Picture Palaces,” American Musicological Society, Southwest Chapter meeting, 1 October 2016, Dallas, TX.

“Teaching with the Silent Film Sound and Music Archive,” Teaching Music History conference, 3-4 June, Denver, CO.

“Music for Silent Merchants,” Shakespeare Association of America, “Re-evaluating Earlier Generations of Shakespeare Films” seminar, 23-26 March, 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, 9-13 March 2016, Boston, MA.

2015

Panelist: “Careers Outside of the Academy,” American Musicological Society national meeting, 12-15 November 2015, Louisville, KY.

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

“The Autobiographics of Louise Talma’s Have You Heard? Do You Know?,” International Alliance for Women in Music Congress, 13-19 April 2015.

“Aural Ekphrasis as Adaptative Agent,” Shakespeare Association of America, “Memory and Musical Performance” seminar, Vancouver, BC, 1-4 April 2015.

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) May 2-4, 2014.

2013

“Music for Richard III: Cinematic Scoring for the Early Modern Monstrous,” American Musicological Society national meeting, 7-10 November 2013, Pittsburgh, PA.

“Origin Stories and Songs with Secrets: Louise Talma’s Early Life and Works,” Society for American Music annual conference, Little Rock, AR, 6-10 March 2013.

 2012

“Onstage Soundscapes: Live Music in Modern Shakespearean Productions,” Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference, Marietta, OH, 18-20 October 2012.

“Hearing the Early Modern: Musicking Elizabeth and Shakespeare,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, 10-13 May, 2012 and North American British Music Studies Association, Urbana-Champaign, IL, 26-28 July 2012.

Co-panelist, “Mapping Music: The Gendered Soundscapes of Early Modern England” workshop, Attending to Early Modern Women Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 21- 23 June 2012.

Seminar organizer and chair, “Music and Disability,” Society for American Music, Charlotte, NC, 15-18 March 2012.

“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, 3-4 March 2012.

“Scoring for Elizabeth I: Early Modern Music in Biographical Film,” South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Asheville, NC, 23-25 February 2012.

2011

“Arden and the Ardennes: Musically Evoking France in As You Like It,” American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriars Conference, Staunton, VA, 25-30 October, 2011.

“Constructing Iconic Englishness: Scoring Elizabeth I in Film,” Shakespeare Association of America, Gender and Song in Early Modern England seminar, Bellevue, WA, 7-9 April 2011.

“‘Shakespeare Pie’: Popular Song and the New Shakespeare Burlesque,” International Association for the Study of Popular Music-US annual conference, Cincinnati, OH, 9-13 March 2011.

 “Louise Talma’s Performances of The Alcestiad,” Alive by Her Own Hand: Women Composers as Performers of Their Work conference, Brandeis University, 23-24 January 2011.

 2010

“Music and Gender in Film Adaptations of As You Like It,” Shakespeare Association of America, Female Icons seminar, Chicago, IL, 1-3 April 2010.

“Passion, Devotion, Sacrifice: Reading Talma’s The Alcestiad,” American Musicological Society, Greater New York chapter, New York, NY, 3 October 2009; Society for American Music annual conference, Ottawa, ON, 17-21 March 2010.

 2009

“Popular Song and the Post-Modern Burlesquing of Shakespeare,” Shakespeare Association of America Shakespeare Spin-Offs seminar, Washington, DC, April 9-11, 2009.

“Silencing Ophelia: Male Aurality as a Controlling Element in Olivier’s Hamlet,” North American British Music Studies Association biennial conference, 31 July-2 August 2008, Toronto, ON; Music and the Moving Image IV, New York, NY, 29-31 May 2009.

 2008

“The Origins of The Alcestiad: From Voi che sapete to Apollo’s Tone Row,” First International Thornton Wilder Conference, 2-4 October 2008, Ewing, NJ.

2007

“Acceptance and Exclusion: Women in the Studio of Nadia Boulanger,” Society for American Music annual conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 1-4 March 2007.

 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, 11-13 May 2006.

“Women, Pianos, and War: Musical Education and the French Resistance,” The Third International Women in French Conference, Durham, NH, 6-9 April 2006.

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, 1-4 September 2005.

“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, 18-19 June 2004; Midwest Popular Culture Association Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MI, 15 October 2005; American Musicological Society South-Central Chapter meeting, Bowling Green, KY, 8-9 April 2005.

“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, 23-26 March 2005.

“Finding Mentors Abroad: American Women and their Musical Education in France, 1921-1951,” Society for American Music annual conference, Eugene, OR, 16-19 February 2005.

 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, 7 October 2004.

“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, 20 September 2003, Chicago, IL; Society for American Music annual conference, Cleveland, OH, 11 March 2004.

 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, 13 October 2001.

“A Brilliant Beginning?: The First Decade of the Conservatoire Américain de Fontainebleau,” Society for American Music annual conference, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, 24 May 2001.

2000

“The Founding of the Conservatoire Américain de Fontainebleau,” University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Friday Forum Lecture Series, Cincinnati, OH, 2 June 2000.

“The Founding of the Conservatoire Américain de Fontainebleau: New Research into its Goals and Ambitions,” American Musicological Society New England Chapter meeting, Cambridge, MA, 8 April 2000.