AMSGNY Announcements

Upcoming Concert in Princeton, NJ

AMSGNY member Paul-André Bempéchat will perform Mozart's C major Concerto, K. 415 with thePrinceton University Chamber Orchestra on Sunday, April 1st, at 3 p.m., in theRockefeller College Common Room, Nassau Street, Princeton.The program will begin with the North American premiere of Jean Cras' "Ames d'enfants ("Children's Souls") Suite (1920) and conclude with Beethoven's 5th Symphony. Dr. Bempéchat will be introducing Cras' suite. Admission is free; a reception will follow.

Registration form for Teaching Music History Day

Eighth Annual Teaching Music History Day
Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
Saturday, March 31, 2012

Registration Form

To help us determine how much food to order, all attendees must fill out the registration form. If you are a current AMS-Greater New York Chapter member or a Rider University faculty/staff/student, registration is free. Please email the completed form to Eric Hung ( If you are not a current AMS-Greater New York Chapter member or a Rider University faculty/staff/student, there is a $10 registration fee. This allows us to cover the cost of lunch. If you prefer to pay the registration fee by Paypal, please email the completed registration form to Eric Hung (, and then visit: and click on the “Buy Now” button at the bottom of the page. If you prefer to pay by check, please send the check and the completed registration form to: Eric Hung, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, 101 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540.


Name (as you would like it to appear on your badge): _________________________________________________
Affiliation: ________________________________________________
Email: ___________________________________________________

Registration Category (please check one):
________ AMS-GNY member
________ Rider faculty/staff/student
________ Not affiliated with AMS-GNY or Rider University

Food Restrictions:
________ Vegetarian
________ Vegan
________ Other: please specify: _________________________________________________________________

On the morning of the conference, we are able to offer a limited number of free rides from two locations on a first come, first serve basis. Please check the appropriate line if you are interested. We will let you know whether a ride is available upon receipt of registration form. We will arrange rides from Rider University in the afternoon during the conference:
________ 8:40am from the New Jersey Transit Hamilton Train Station to Rider University
________ 8:00am from Princeton hotels on US-1 to Rider University

Teaching Music History Day

With pleasure, I announce the program and registration information for the Eighth Annual Teaching Music History Day at Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ on Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 9am to 5pm. The event will take place in the Science and Technology Center (building #23 on the campus map: This event’s panels will examine “public musicology,” “librarian-classroom faculty collaborations,” “teaching music history through performance,” and “course design.” The keynote speaker is Jason Hanley, Director of Education at the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame. The full program is below.

All attendees need to fill out and submit the attached registration form by Monday, March 19. The event is free for all AMS-GNY members and Rider University faculty, staff and students. There is a $10 registration fee for all others who would like to attend. This fee allows us to cover the cost of lunch.


8:30 – 9:00 Coffee and Welcome

9:00 – 10:30 Public Musicology
Chair: David Ciucevich (College of St. Rose and Cady School of Music)

Durrell Bowman (Music Discussion Network): “A Web-Based System for Teaching, Learning, and Discussing Music History and Culture”

Bethany Cencer (SUNY-Stony Brook): “’Early Music Day’: An Interactive Approach to Promoting Music Before 1750”

Naomi Barrettara (Metropolitan Opera Guild and CUNY-Graduate Center): “Classical Music and the Public Domain in the Internet Age: Discovering the Pedagogical Potential of Public Domain Resources in Music Education”

10:45 – 11:45 Roundtable Discussion
Chair: Matthew Baumer (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)

Amy Kimura (Rider University), Marilyn Quinn (Rider University) and Colin Roust (Roosevelt University): “Library-Classroom Faculty Collaboration in Teaching Music History”

11:45 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 Keynote Address
Chair: Eric Hung (Rider University)

Jason Hanley (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame): “Who Cares if You Teach?: Public Musicology, Audiences, and Rock and Roll”

2:15 – 3:15 Teaching Music History Through Performance
Chair: TBA

Matthew Peattie (Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music): “Music Performance as Active Learning: How Performance-based Projects Can Be Used to Teach the Concepts, Skills and Disciplinary Knowledge of Music History”

Ted Solis (Arizona State University): “Global Performance in Music History Class: Realizing Western Realization”

3:30 – 5:00 Course Design
Chair: Tim McGee (Rider University)

Matthew Werley (University of East Anglia): “In medias res: The Case for Non-diachronic and Material History in First-Year Music History Curriculum”

Dave Blake (SUNY-Stony Brook): “Is the Rock Music Survey the Popular Music Survey Course?”

Louis Epstein (Harvard University): “Performing Scholarship: Student-Curated Blogs as Listening Journals”

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