Student Accomplishments

This page shows some recent accomplishments of graduate students in Eastman’s theory department.

Conference Papers

Owen Belcher, “Tonal-Dramatic Association in Verdi’s Nabucco”, Music Theory Society of New York State (MTSNYS) (Binghamton, NY, April 2015).

David Geary, “Changing Form: Balancing Tradition and Innovation in Verdi’s Luisa Miller,” Music Theory Society of New York State (MTSNYS) (Binghamton, NY, April 2015).

Aaron Grant, “The Foreshadowing of Crisis: Emerging Middle Keys in Schubert’s Development of the Three-Key Exposition.” Society for Music Theory (St. Louis, MO; November, 2015), Music Theory Midwest (Rochester, MI; May, 2015); Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic (Princeton, NJ, March, 2015; received Dorothy Payne Award for Best Graduate Student Paper).

Aaron Grant, “Differentiating ‘True’ and ‘Stylized’ Romantic Fragments: A Schenkerian Approach.” 18th Biennial International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music (Toronto, CA; June, 2014); New England Conference of Music Theorists (New London, CT; March, 2014).

Aaron Grant, “Exploring Polyscalarity in the Music of Igor Stravinsky: Discerning Surface- and Deeper-Level Scalar Collections.” Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic (Winchester, VA; March, 2014; received Dorothy Payne Award for Best Graduate Student Paper).

Trevor Haughton (co-authored with Andrew Aziz), “Functional Neo-Riemannian Theory and Perceptual Voice-Leading Distance: A Lewinian Perspective.” Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic (Princeton, NJ, March 2015), and Music Theory Southeast (Greenville, NC, March 2015).

Joan Huguet, “Reconsidering Interruption in Rondo Forms.” Music Theory Society of New York State Annual Meeting (Binghamton, NY, April 2015) (Winner, Patricia Carpenter Emerging Scholar Award).

Joan Huguet, “Form-Functional Loosening in Beethoven’s Sonata Rondos.” Keele Music Analysis Conference (Society for Music Analysis) (Keele, UK, July 2015).

Gilad Rabinovitch, (co-authored with Johnandrew Slominski), “Partimenti and Galant Schemata as Pedagogical Tools: Developing and Evaluating New Teaching Methods for Style Improvisation”, Poster at Society for Music Theory Annual Meeting (Milwaukee, WI, November 2014).

Gilad Rabinovitch, “Gjerdingen’s Schemata Re-examined: Aspects of Pitch Generation and Reduction in Eighteenth-Century Music”, Music Theory Society of New York State Annual Meeting (Binghamton, NY, April, 2015).

Joseph Chi-Sing Siu, “Hypermetrical Shift in Haydn’s Late Monothematic Sonatas,” The Eighth European Music Analysis Conference (Leuven, Belgium; September, 2014), Canadian University Music Society Annual Meeting (St. Catherines, ON; May 2014), Rocky Mountain Society for Music Theory Annual Meeting (Tempe, AZ; April 2014), South Central Society for Music Theory Annual Meeting (Oxford, MS; March 2014; received Best Student Paper Award).

Joseph VanderStel, “Jazz Chord Roots,” Society for Music Perception and Cognition Biennial Meeting (Nashville, TN; August, 2015).

Joseph vanderStel & Joseph Chi-Sing Siu (co-authored with Elizabeth Marvin), “A Qualitative Study of Absolute-Pitch Perception,” Society for Music Perception and Cognition Biennial Meeting (Nashville, TN; August, 2015).

Adam Waller (co-authored with David Temperley and Trevor de Clercq), “Changes in Rock Melody, 1954-2009.” Society for Music Perception and Cognition Biennial Meeting (Nashville, TN; August, 2015).

Robert Wells, “Tala and Transformation: A GIS Approach to Metric Conflict in South Indian Carnatic Music,” Music Theory Southeast (Greenville, NC, March, 2015).

Awards

Aaron Grant, Theodore Presser Foundation Music Award (Vienna, 2014).