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TRUMAN BULLARD is Professor Emeritus of Music at Dickinson College (Carlisle, Pennsylvania) and an Adjunct Professor of Musicology of the Eastman School of Music, Summer Sessions. He received the BA in Philosophy from Haverford College, the MA in Musicology from Harvard University, and the PhD from the Eastman School. He studied Russian music history and Orthodox liturgics with Russian musicologist and composer Alfred Swan at Haverford, and wrote his dissertation on the published critical reception of the first performance in Paris of Igor Stravinsky's “Rite of Spring.” Professor Bullard has authored and read papers on Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, and most recently an article on “Musical Settings of the Poetry of Alexander Blok in Soviet Russia” (The Silver Age, Vol. I/1). He has edited, published, and performed the sacred liturgical music of Alfred Swan, and has recently contributed a chapter on Russian music in Russia and Western Civilization: Cultural and Historical Encounters, ed. Russell Bova (London and Armonk: M.E. Sharpe, 2005). For many years he gave lectures and workshops on teaching Russian music to American students for the Conference of Russian Languages and Cultures (Bryn Mawr College). He is a recipient of the national Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching (1971) and the Constance and Rose Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching (1993).

DAVID FANNING is Professor of Music at the University of Manchester and divides his time between musicology, performance and music journalism. Author of books on Nielsen and Shostakovich, his most recent publications include a study of Shostakovich’s Eighth String Quartet for Ashgate Press and a five-volume performing edition of Russian Opera Arias for Peters Edition. He serves as Corresponding Editor for the Carl Nielsen Edition at the Royal Library in Copenhagen, and his critical edition of Nielsen’s Piano Music will shortly be published by Wilhelm Hansen Edition. He is currently working on a historical survey of the Symphony in the Soviet Union for Yale University Press. He studied in Manchester on the Joint Course run by the University and the Royal Northern College of Music. For 25 years he was a regular chamber-music partner of The Lindsays, the university’s quartet in residence, a role he is now continuing with their successors, the Brussels-based Quatuor Danel, who have just embarked on a series of commercial recordings of the complete Quartets of Weinberg. His solo appearances include the first performance in modern times of the 1808 version of Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto. He is also active as critic for Gramophone and The Daily Telegraph, and as a BBC broadcaster and public speaker.

LAUREL E. FAY received her Ph.D. in musicology from Cornell University. A specialist in Russian and Soviet music, she has taught at the Ohio State University, Wellesley College and New York University and for the past eighteen years she has served as Consultant on Russian Music to the music publisher G. Schirmer, Inc. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, Musical America and Opera News as well as in many scholarly publications, and she was a contributing editor of The New Grove Dictionary of Opera. The author of Shostakovich: A Life (2000) and editor of Shostakovich and His World (2004), Fay has received an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award and the Otto Kinkeldey Award of the American Musicological Society in recognition of her contributions to Shostakovich scholarship.

CHRISTOPHER MOORE is Visiting Assistant Professor at The Eastman School of Music for 2006-2007. He received his PhD in musicology from McGill University in 2006 with a dissertation entitled “Music in France During the Popular Front (1935-1938): Politics, Aesthetics and Reception.” Having trained extensively as a pianist, he has given recitals in North America, Europe and Asia. He has presented papers and lecture-recitals on nineteenth and twentieth-century topics at a number of national and international conferences. In the upcoming months, he will be presenting his research at the Shostakovich International Centenary conference in Bristol, England, and at the national conference of the American Musicological Society in Los Angeles.

SIMON MORRISON is Associate Professor of Music at Princeton University, where he teaches courses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century music. He is the author of Russian Opera and the Symbolist Movement (2002), and several articles and reviews on Prokofiev, Ravel, Rimsky-Korsakov, Shostakovich, and Wagner. He is at present writing Prokofiev: The Soviet Years for Oxford University Press, and he is the forthcoming editor of selected essays from the Sound Moves conference on music and dance, which was held from November 5-6 at Roehampton University of Surrey. In April 2005, he organized a staging of Prokofiev’s ballet Le Pas d’Acier at the Berlind Theater of Princeton University.

PETER J. SCHMELZ is Assistant Professor of Musicology at the University of Buffalo (SUNY). He received an M.A. and Ph.D. in the History and Literature of music from the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include Soviet and Russian music, Shostakovich, Schnittke, music of the twentieth century (both popular and "art music," as well as their intersections), historiography, and avant-garde jazz of the 1960s. Prof. Schmelz received a 2004 NEH Summer Stipend to complete his monography, tentatively titled Listening, Memory, and the Thaw: The Politics and Practice of Unofficial Music in the Soviet Union, 1956-1974, which investigates the construction and reception of the early compositions of Volkonsky, Denisov, Schnittke, Gubaidulina, and Pärt, among others. Recent articles include: "Shostakovich's 'Twelve-tone' compositions and the politics and practice of Soviet serialism," Laurel E. Fay, ed., Shostakovich and His World (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004); "Andrey Volkonsky and the beginnings of unofficial music in the Soviet Union" (forthcoming); and "'Have You Forgotten?': Darryl Worley and the Musical Politics of Operation Iraqi Freedom," to be published in an upcoming volume devoted to music after 9/11.


The conference will also offer a photograph exhibit on the life of Dmitri Shostakovich, including many rare photos from Russia, and an exhibit of letters and musical manuscripts in Eastman’s Sibley Library. These items will be brought to Eastman by Manushir Yakubov, Chairman of the Board of the Dmitri Shostakovich Society and Director of the Rostropovich Foundation.

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