AMSGNY Announcements

Fall 2015 Meeting

Our fall meeting will take place on Saturday, October 24th, at Hunter College.  The theme for this meeting is “Music and Politics.”  As our nation prepares for the upcoming presidential election, it will be interesting to explore the political connections with music.  As always, presenters may interpret the theme however they wish.

If you wish to submit a proposal, please do so by September 3rd.  E mail a 200-250 word proposal to both and  Include in your e mail the following:  Your name, your e mail address, your affiliation (if any), your mailing address, and your phone number.  Also include a statement as to how your proposal fits the theme.  In the subject line of the e mail, place “AMSGNY Fall 2015 proposal.”  

CFP for Spring 2015

The spring meeting of the Greater New York Chapter will take place on Saturday, April 25th, at the Juilliard School. The theme of the meeting is “Music and Fantasy.” The keynote speaker will be William Germano, Dean of Humanities at Cooper Union. He will speak about operatic adaptations of “The Tempest.” Members of the ASMGNY who wish to present their research at this meeting should do the following: Send an abstract to both and Include “AMSGNY Spring 2015” in the subject line. The abstract should be pasted in the e mail. Do not send attachments. Include contact information--both e mail address and phone number. Include a sentence or two explaining how your proposal fits the theme of the meeting. Send the proposals by March 15th.

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.

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