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The Spring 2021 meeting of the New England Chapter of the American Musicological Society will take place virtually on Saturday, May 15, hosted by the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Further information, including abstracts and presenter bios, are available on the Chapter website (

If you plan to participate in this virtual meeting, please register (for free) in advance at this link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Chapter meeting on May 15, 2021 (including the Zoom link for the meeting).

A separate link and instructions will be circulated to registrants just before 15 May for networking via REMO during the lunch break and following the afternoon sessions. This is free to all registrants.

American Musicological Society
New England Chapter
Spring Meeting
Saturday, May 15, 2021

Virtual Meeting hosted by University of Massachusetts Amherst

Program (all times listed below are EDT)

10:15-10:30AM Welcoming Remarks (ZOOM)

10:30AM-12:00PM Morning Session (ZOOM)

“Reassessing Eichheim’s Oriental Music: Some Preliminary Remarks”
Richard Mueller (Willington, Connecticut)

“Monteverdi and Striggio’s Orfeo: Modern Music, for a Pre-modern Play”
Joel Schwindt (Boston Conservatory at Berklee)

“‘The soul of man is a limpid wave’: Liszt, Lamartine, and Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude”
Andrew Haringer (Saint Anselm College)

12:00PM-1:15PM Lunch Break (with the option to gather virtually using REMO)

1:15-1:30PM Chapter Business Meeting (including Chapter Elections) (ZOOM)

1:30-3:00PM Afternoon Session (ZOOM)

“In Search of the First Note: An Artistic Research Approach to Romantic Preluding Practices and Creative Agency at the Keyboard Today”
Victoria Tzotzkova (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

“New Insights into the Fair Copy of the St. Matthew Passion”
Mary Greer (Cambridge, Massachusetts)

“Bridges of ‘Caravan’ and ‘Caravan’ Excursions: Travels with Mr. Ellington”
Melissa Ursula Dawn Goldsmith (Westfield State University)

3:00-4:30PM Virtual Reception for Socializing and Networking (REMO) 

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