AMSGNY Announcements

Winter Meeting

The winter meeting of the AMSGNY will take place on Saturday, January 24th at Columbia University.  The theme for the meeting is “Funny Music.”  We are seeking proposals for 20 minutes papers on any aspect of humor in music--defined however you would like to.  Possible topics include musical jokes; satire, irony, and sarcasm in music; the setting of humorous texts; funny music that wasn’t intended to be funny; humorous performance situations; etc.

To propose a paper, follow these rules:

  1.  Send a 200 word abstract by December 16th.
  2. Paste the proposal into the e mail--no attachments.
  3. In the subject line, write “AMSGNY meeting winter 2015.”
  4. Include your name, affiliation, e mail address, and phone number in the e mail.
  5. Indicate if you are a paid-up member of the Greater New York Chapter.  If you are not, you will need to become a member prior to the meeting.  To become or renew your membership, click on the "membership" tag above.

Sylvia Kahan receives President's Medal

Sylvia Kahan, past president of the AMSGNY,  recently received the President's Medal from the College of Staten Island for her "tireless commitment to CSI's students and faculty." Interim president Dr. William Fritz presented the medal at a gala dinner on December 10, 2013.

Spring 2014 Meeting

The spring meeting of the AMSGNY will take place on Saturday, April 26th, New York University. Proposals on the subject "Music and the Other Arts" (250 word maximum) may be sent to DrJSDailey at and jonathan.waxman at by February 25th. Put "AMSGNY Spring 2014" in the subject line.

Recital--Syliva Kahane and Marc Coppey

The French cellist Marc Coppey, accompanied by former AMSGNY president Sylvia Kahane, will be performing in Manhattan on Thursday, 6 February 2014, at 1:00 p.m. The performance is presented under the auspices of the Music in Midtown series, produced by the CUNY Graduate Center's PhD and DMA programs in Music. It takes place in Elebash Recital Hall, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street. Admission is free. The program consists of: Fauré: Elégie Dutilleux: Trois Strophes sur le nom de Sacher Carter: Figment; Cello Sonata Brahms: Sonata in E minor, Op. 38 The recital, approximately 75 minutes long, will be followed by a master class featuring the Graduate Center's DMA students.

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