Presentation Bibliography for “On Confronting Music Theory’s Antiblackness: Three Case Studies.”

Presentation Bibliography for “How We Got Here, Where To Next: Examining Assimilationism in American Music Studies.”

Presentation Bibliography for “Confronting Colorblindness and the Myth of Race Neutrality in Music.”

Presentation Bibliography for “From Racism to Sexism: Intersectionality and Male Entitlement.”

May/June 2022

Atlantic Center for the Arts, Mentoring Artist-In-Residence, May 15 to June 4, 2022. As a “Master Artist,” I will choose eight fully funded “Associate Artists,” from up to twenty-five applicants, mid-career scholars who will work intensely with me for this three-week residency.

Pedagogy into Practice” conference, Keynote, Gail Boyd de Stowlsinksi Center for Music Theory Pedagogy, Michigan State University, June 2022.

April 2021

University of the Pacific, Conservatory of Music, sixth lecture as part of virtual residency (“On a Path Forward”), April 13.

“Carolina Symposia in Music and Culture,” James W. Pruett Keynote, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, April 10.

March 2021

Texas A&M University, “Race Talks,” Keynote, March 25.

University of the Pacific, Conservatory of Music, fifth lecture as part of virtual residency (“On Confronting Discrimination against LGTBQIA+ in the Music Academy”), March 23.

Carleton University (Canada), “Music and Culture Graduate Students Society,” Keynote, March 20.

Rhodes University (South Africa), Department of Music and Musicology, Colloquia Series, Inaugural Speaker, March 17.

Texas Society for Music Theory, Keynote, March 6.

University of California, Los Angeles, “Music Performance Studies” conference, Guest Speaker, March 5.

February 2021

University of California, Los Angeles, Herb Alpert School of Music’s Speaker Series on Anti-Racism “Still Waiting,” Keynote, February 25.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Roundtable on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity, February 23.

University of the Pacific, Conservatory of Music, fourth lecture as part of virtual residency (“On Confronting Antisemitism in the Music Academy”), February 23.

Northern Illinois University, Convocation Speaker, February 18.

Virginia Commonwealth University, Guest Lecturer, February 16.

University of Nottingham (United Kingdom), Guest Lecturer, February 9.

Furman University, Guest Lecturer, February 2.

January 2021

Case Western Reserve University, Guest Panelist, January 29.

University of New Mexico, Guest Lecturer and DEI workshop, January 28.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Guest Lecturer, January 28.

University of Minnesota, Guest Lecturer and DEI workshop, January 22.

Illinois State University, Guest Lecturer, January 19.

Music Theory Forum at Florida State University, Keynote, January 9.

December 2020

“How Do We Get There?: Accelerating Diversity in Slow to Change Humanities Fields.” Virtual roundtable discussion of the American Council of Learned Societies, December 17.

The Graduate Center, PhD Programs in Music, “Musicology Bytes,” Guest Lecturer, December 4.

November 2020

University of Toronto, workshop with the Faculty of Music Anti-Racism Alliance, November 21.

Kennesaw State University, School of Music, Guest Lecturer and DEI Workshop, November 17.

University of Illinois, School of Music, Guest Lecturer, November 16.

McGill University, Schulich School of Music, Guest Lecturer and DEI Workshop, November 13.

Duke University, Talk Music Lecture Series, Guest Lecturer, November 12.

University of the Pacific, Conservatory of Music, Lecture Series Speaker III, November 10.

University of Texas, Austin, Butler School of Music, Guest Lecturer and DEI Workshop, November 9.

Invited respondent to the Global Interculturalism and Musical Peripheries Interest Group (GIMP IG) and their session, “Counterframing Music Theory: Minorities and Marginalities,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Music Theory, November 8.

Project Spectrum, “Diversifying Music Academia: Building the Coalition,” Panelist for “Roundtable on Coalition Building,” November 1.

October 2020

Yale University, Department of Music, Guest Lecturer, October 29.

SUNY Binghamton, Department of Music, Guest Lecturer, October 27.

Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, Guest Lecturer, October 27.

Dartmouth College, Lecture and DEI Workshop, October 22.

Oxford University, “Oxford Seminar in Music Theory & Analysis,” Guest Lecturer, October 21.

University of the Pacific, Conservatory of Music, second lecture as part of virtual residency (“On Confronting Racism in the Music Academy”), October 13, 2020.

College Music Society, Keynote Panelist, “Toward Equity & Opportunity in Music,” October 10.

University of Georgia, Hodgson School of Music, Lecture and DEI Workshop, October 7.

University of California, Berkeley, Department of Musicology Colloquium Series Speaker, Guest Lecturer, October 2.

Minnesota College and University Council for Music, Guest Lecturer, October 2.

Association of Illinois Music Schools, Guest Lecturer, October 2.

September 2020

University of Connecticut College Choir, Lecture and Workshop on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity, September 25.

University of Miami, Frost School of Music, Guest Lecturer, September 25.

University of the Pacific, Conservatory of Music, Convocation Keynote, September 2.

August 2020

Cornish College of the Arts, Keynote, August 26.

July 2020

“Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Politics and Poetry in Contemporary Russian Rap.” Hunter College Music Department, “Music, Talk, and Tea” Colloquium series, virtual talk, July 15, 4pm. PDF-Handout. YouTube lecture and discussion.

Virtual Lecture/Workshop on critical-race studies in music, University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 7. PDF-Flyer. YouTube lecture and discussion.

March 2020

“Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Politics and Poetry in Contemporary Russian Rap.” Elizabeth Hemmerdinger Center (706 Hunter East), Hunter College, March 17, 6pm. (CANCELED due to COVID-19.)

Workshop on critical-race studies in music, and presentation on Russian rap. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, March 5–6.

November 2019

“Belief, Spirituality, and Mysticism in the Music of Sofia Gubaidulina.” Annual convention for the Association for Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies, Nov. 23–26.

Music Theory’s White Racial Frame.” Plenary speaker at the annual meeting of the Society for Music Theory, Nov. 7–10. Bibliography.

“The Myth of the Beatles: A Critical-Race Analysis of Popular Music Studies in Music Theory.” “The Future of Pop: Big Questions Facing Popular Music Studies in the 21st Century,” pre-conference symposium in advance of the American Musicological Society’s annual conference, Northeastern University, Oct. 31 to Nov. 3.

October 2019

“Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Politics and Poetry in Contemporary Russian Rap.” University of Arizona Humanities Festival, Keynote, Oct. 18, 2019.

VICE Investigates: Russia’s War on Hip-Hop. Consultant. This VICE documentary aired on Hulu on November 2.

September 2019

“Music Theory’s White Racial Frame” Panel on “Perspectives on Music Theory and Race,” South African Society for Research in Music, Thirteenth Annual Congress, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa, Sep. 4–7.

November 2018
Joint Session, AMS/SMT, “The Politics of Soviet Musicology and Music Theory.” Paper entitled, “1930 Conference on Boleslav Yavorsky’s Ladovy Rhythm.”

September 2018
“Music and Musicology in the Age of Post-Truth,” University College Dublin. Paper entitled, “Was Heinrich Schenker a White Supremacist, and If So, What Then?”

November 2017
Invited lecturer, Gnesin Institute of Music, Moscow, Russia. “Pochemu amerikantsy tak liubiat Shenkera (i Rimana eshche bol’she!)” (Why Americans so love Schenker [and Riemann even more!]).

March 2017
International Musicological Society, 20th Quinquennial Congress, Tokyo, Japan. “How Do I Play that A#?: Theory and Practice in English and Russian Music Encyclopedias.”

March 2017
International Musicological Society, 20th Quinquennial Congress, Tokyo, Japan. “Structural Layers in a Chopin Analysis by Sergei Protopopov.”

February 2017
Invited speaker, colloquium series, Penn State University. “Ein russischer Ursatz, or a new Octatonicism? The Theory of Modal Rhythm in Chopin and Stravinsky.”

February 2016
“A Symposium on Prokofiev and the Russian Tradition,” Louisiana State University, February 25–27. “A Russian Fundamental Structure in a Chopin Analysis by Sergei Protopopov.”

November 2015
Society for Music Theory, Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, Oct. 29 to Nov. 1. “Ein russischer Ursatz?: Structural Layers in a Chopin Analysis by Sergei Protopopov.”

September 2015
The Second Biennial Conference of the Russian Society for Music Theory, Moscow Conservatory, Russia, Sep. 26–29. “Pochemu amerikantsy tak liubiat Shenkera (i Rimana eshche bol’she!)” (Why Americans so love Schenker [and Riemann even more!]). Paper delivered in Russian.

June 2015
“Past the ‘-Post’: Theorizing the Post-Post-Soviet via (New) Media and Popular Culture,” University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 11–12. “Dissent in Post-‘Post-Soviet’ Russia as Expressed in Vasya Oblomov’s Parodic Narratives.”

November 2014
Russian Music Theory Interest Group of the Society for Music Theory, Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI. “Introduction to Yavorsky’s Theory.”

September 2014
The Eighth European Music Analysis Conference, Leuven, Belgium. “Octatonic or Diminished?: Russian Modal Interpretations of Stravinsky’s Pitch Organization.”

June 2014
Participant in the Eastman Institute for Music Theory Pedagogy, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, June 22–27.

November 2013
Society for Music Theory, Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC. “The Expression Parameter and the Music of Sofia Gubaidulina.”

October 2013
Inaugural meeting of the Russian Society for Music Theory, St. Petersburg, Russia. “Chto khoteli Babbitt i Forte? Amerikanskaia teoriia riadov v perspektive.” (What did Babbitt and Forte Want? American Set Theory in Perspective.) Paper delivered in Russian.

March 2013
Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division Workshop, “Structure and Performance of Music by Anton Webern.” Performance, Presentation, and Masterclass on Webern’s op. 11, Drei kleine Stücke, for cello and piano, March 23.

November 2012
Society for Music Theory, Annual Meeting, held jointly with AMS and SEM, New Orleans, LA. “Examining (Dis)Unity in Rap and Problems in Music Theory.”

September 2012
International conference “Rethinking Stravinsky: Sounds and Gestures of Modernism” at Fisciano-Salerno, Campus Universitario, and Fondazione Filiberto Menna. Paper entitled “Octatonic or Diminished?: Russian Modal Interpretations of Stravinsky from an American Perspective.”

June 2012
Society for Musicology in Ireland, 10th Annual National Meeting, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dundalk, Ireland. “Hemitonicism in the Music of Anton Webern.”

April 2012
New England Conference of Music Theorists, New London, CT. “The Expression Parameter in the Music of Sofia Gubaidulina.”

April 2012
Music Theory Society of New York State, New York, NY. “Russian Pitch-Class Set Analysis and the Music of Webern.”

October 2011
American Musicological Society, Greater New York Chapter, New York, NY. “The Parameter Complex in the Music of Sofia Gubaidulina.”

May 2011
Music Theory Midwest, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE. “A Hemitonic Approach to the Atonal Music of Anton Webern.”

July 2010
International conference “Beyond the Centres: Musical Avant-Gardes Since 1950” at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Paper entitled “Nikolai Roslavets, Yuri Kholopov, and the (Post-) Soviet Conception of a Musical Avant-Garde.”

November 2008
American Musicological Society, Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN. Panel entitled “Fisk University: On Black Musical Heritage, Leaders, and Legacies.” Lecture/recital on the solo cello works of Arthur Cunningham and Gary Powell Nash, two figures from the legacy of Fisk University.

April 2008
Association for the Study of Nationalities Annual Meeting, Columbia University, New York, NY. Paper entitled “Reexamining Rubinstein, Serov, Stasov and the Struggle for a National Musical Identity in 19th-Century Russia.”

March 2008
Invited Guest Lecturer, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Talk entitled “Demystifying Scriabin the Mystic: a Harmonic and Theosophic Journey.”

May 2007
Participant in the College Music Society’s Summer Institute on the Pedagogies of World Music Theories, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

November 2006
AMS/SMT Annual Meeting, Los Angeles. Paper entitled “Collision in Time: Musical Changes in Reality Rap.”

October 2006
Research and Co-Chair of the National Symposium of Multicultural Music at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. Review paper proposals, correspond with all potential participants, and coordinate and chair paper-presentation sessions.

October 2005
German Society for Music Theory, Fifth Congress, Hamburg, Germany. Paper entitled “Stravinsky’s Harmony, in Context.”

April 2005
Music Theory Society of New York State, 33rd annual meeting, Baruch College, New York, NY. Paper entitled “Yuri Kholopov’s Monofunctional Sphere.”

March 2005
First international conference of the Répertoire International de Littárature Musicale (RILM), CUNY, New York, NY. Paper entitled “Russia’s New Grove: Priceless Resource or Propagandistic Rubbish?” A look at Yuri Keldysh’s six-volume Music Encyclopedia.

October 2004
Research Chair of the National Symposium of Multicultural Music at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. Review paper proposals, correspond with all potential participants, and coordinate and chair paper-presentation sessions.

June 2003
2003 CMS International Conference. University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica. Paper entitled “Musical Ostinato and Its Relation to the Lyric in Reality Rap.”

October 2002
Presider and Chair at the session “What’s Happening? Music to Last a Lifetime,” at the National Symposium on Multicultural Music at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.

July 2002
12th Biennial Conference on 19th-Century Music. International Music Conference, University of Leeds, United Kingdom. Paper entitled “Late Scriabin Revisited: the Seventh Sonata.”

April 2000
The Russian Avant-Garde: Past, Present, and Future. International Music Conference, the University of London, Goldsmiths College, United Kingdom. Paper entitled “American and Russian Views on Late Scriabin: Where to Turn?”