McIntire Department of Music

The South-Central Graduate Music Consortium (SCGMC) is pleased to announce its fourth annual conference, organized by graduate students in music at the University of Virginia, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. SCGMC provides a student-directed environment for the presentation of research and the exploration of current disciplinary topics and concerns.

Conference events will include:

  • A keynote address by popular music scholar Diane Pecknold
  • Consortium-sponsored dinner and party on Friday evening
  • Paper sessions and professional development panel

2006 Call for Submissions
Deadline extended to July 31, 2006!!

Conference Schedule

Friday, September 8, 2006

3:30-4:00 Conference Registration
Old Cabell Hall 107

4:00 Keynote Address
Diane Pecknold
Old Cabell Hall 107
Sponsored by the UVA Music Department Colloquium Series

6:00 Dinner and Drinks
Hosted by Nick Rubin
Sponsored by the UVA Music Department

Saturday, September 9, 2006

8:30-9:30 Breakfast
Music Library, Old Cabell Hall

9:30-11:00 Session I
Composers and Cultural/Aesthetic Issues

"The Teares Which Musicke Weepes": Melancholy, Musical Markers, and John Dowland"
Molly M. Breckling, UNC - Chapel Hill

"Dialectic of Work and Play: Adorno's Singspiel Der Schi&amul;tz der Indianer-Joe"
Makiko Kawamoto, Duke University

"Diffusion or Delusion? Performance Practice Issues in Tape Music"
Steven Kemper, University of Virginia

11:15-12:15 Panel Discussion
Popular Music Studies

Diane Pecknold, University of Louisville
Andrew Flory, UNC - Chapel Hill
Shana Goldin-Perschbacher, University of Virginia
Jessica Wood, Duke University

12:15-1:30 Lunch Break

1:30-3:00 Session II
Music and the Other

"Performances, Scenes in Czech Bluegrass: A Travel Report"
Lee Bidgood, University of Virginia

"The Sound of Russia's Greatest Love Machine (or Musically Constructing the 'Other')"
Jeffrey Wright, UNC - Chapel Hill

"'Ancient Voices': Construction of the Primitive in the Music of Survivor"
Kimberly Francis, UNC - Chapel Hill

3:15-4:45
Old Music - New Performance

"O pulcre facies: Hildegard of Bingen and the Feminist Choral Movement"
Elizabeth Lindau, University of Virginia

"Presenting Pierrot: Schoenberg's Theory of Art and Oliver Herrmann's Eine Nacht, Ein Leben (2001)"
Allison Portnow, UNC - Chapel Hill

"'All the Kids Go Down and Play': DJ Performance in Non-profit Rock Radio"
Nick Rubin, University of Virginia

Registration

Please send an email to Allison Robbins (asr3a@virginia.edu) with your name and institution as you would like it to appear on your nametag. There will be a $5.00 registration fee payable upon arrival Friday or Saturday. Dinner on Friday and breakfast on Saturday are provided by the participating departments. Registration money will be used to cover printing and other conference costs.

Travel to Charlottesville

By train and bus

Amtrak and Greyhound have stations in Charlottesville. Both are conveniently located within a mile of UVA's campus and are linked with a free trolley service.

By car

Easy way:

Take I-85 and I-95 north to Richmond and from thence west on I-64 to Charlottesville. Take Exit 118B to get on Highway 29 North. Stay in the exit (far right) lane to take the next exit for 29 Business / Fontaine Avenue, which will take you north into Charlottesville. Continue through three stoplights (and a name change to Jefferson Park Avenue) to arrive at a T-intersection. Turn left onto Emmet Street. After a curve to the right and passing under an overpass and a pedestrian bridge, turn right at the next opportunity into the Central Grounds Parking Garage.

Scenic route:

Take Highway 86 North through Hillsborough up to the Virginia border. Before you hit Danville, take Highway 29 North towards Charlottesville and Washington DC. When you near Charlottesville, note the overpass for I-64, and then take the next exit for 29 Business / Fontaine Avenue, which will take you north into Charlottesville. Continue through three stoplights (and a name change to Jefferson Park Avenue) to arrive at a T-intersection. Turn left onto Emmet Street. After a curve to the right and passing under an overpass and a pedestrian bridge, turn right at the next opportunity into the Central Grounds Parking Garage.

Parking in Charlottesville

On-street free and metered parking is scanty and scattered. UVA permit lots will be unavailable to visitors on Friday during the keynote address and on Saturday during paper sessions because of a home football game. We recommend the Central Grounds Parking Garage on Emmet Street. From Monday - Saturday, 7:30am-5:00pm, the rate is $1.70/hour. After 5:00pm the rate is $.50/hour until midnight. 12:00am-7:30am costs a flat rate of $1.00.

Directions to Old Cabell Hall

SCGMC events will take place in Old Cabell Hall, which faces the historic Rotunda across the Lawn at the center of the Jefferson-designed Academical Village. To get there from the garage, head away from Emmett Street, passing Newcomb Hall and crossing McCormick Road. Look for and continue past the outdoor amphitheater. When you reach the lawn, turn right: the building at the end of the grassy area will be Old Cabell Hall.

Accommodations in Charlottesville

There are several hotels near the University of the Virginia, some of which are listed below. There is a home football game on Saturday, September 9th, so reserving a room before you come to town is advisable. If you wish to stay with a graduate student, please let us know as soon as possible, and we will try to find you appropriate housing.

  • Red Roof Inn (434) 295-4333
  • Best Western Cavalier Inn (434) 296-8111
  • Econo Lodge (434) 296-2104
  • Budget Inn (434) 293-5141
  • Hampton Inn (434) 923-8600

For more information, contact:

Allison Robbins
asr3a@virginia.edu

Lee Bidgood
lbb3m@virginia.edu

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