Call & (HER) Response: Music in The Time of Change

June 2-4, 2022

A hybrid conference hosted at Oregon State University and online

Featuring Satellite Programs in Antwerp & Australia

Keynote Address & Workshop: Nina Eidsheim (UCLA):
The Body as Music's Terroir

If music and sound are “thick events” that necessarily exceed our ability to grasp them fully, what resources do we have to make (at least) partial sense of them? Metaphorical language works as one of these resources, not only shaping the ways in which we perceive and understand music, but also one another and the world. Western musical thought has been shaped by several dominant metaphors. These metaphors not only influence the vocabulary we use to describe and analyze music, they also impact our musical imaginaries, performance practices, and sensory access to music. In this talk, I play with a metaphor that has not been much used related to music. I discuss terroir as the metaphorical underpinning that helped me to conceptualize singing and listening as intermaterial vibrational practices (2015), and to articulate how the cultural-political concept of the race of sound has material (and sonorous) consequences (2019). More broadly, I encourage those of us invested in decolonializing data, methodology and analysis to consider “locally sourced” metaphors, language, and conceptual underpinnings when writing and listening to music.

Land Acknowledgement

Oregon State University recognizes the impact that its land grant history had on Indigenous communities in Oregon. Through the Morrill Act of 1862, which established land grant universities in the United States, the federal government seized nearly 11 million acres of land from 250 sovereign tribal nations, with little or no compensation. In 1868, the state legislature designated Corvallis College as Oregon’s land grant institution. Soon after, Oregon received 90,000 acres of federal lands — taken from the Klamath, Coos, Lower Umpqua, Siuslaw and Coquille people — to be sold to create an endowment supporting the growth of the new college, which would become Oregon State University.

Oregon State University in Corvallis is located within the traditional homelands of the Marys River or Ampinefu Band of Kalapuya. Following the Willamette Valley Treaty of 1855, Kalapuya people were forcibly removed to reservations in Western Oregon. Today, living descendants of these people are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians. Indigenous people are valued, contributing members of the Oregon State community and represent multiple sovereign tribes among students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Oregon State University accepts its responsibility for understanding the continuing impact of that history on these communities. Oregon State is committed — in the spirit of self-reflection, learning, reconciliation and partnership — to ensure that this institution of higher learning will be of enduring benefit, not only to the state of Oregon, but also to the people on whose ancestral lands it is now located.

Abstracts, Bios, Programs


Thursday, June 2(Please note: Schedule is in U.S. Pacific Daylight Time)
12:00 p.m.

Check-in: Myrtle Tree Alcove at The LaSells Stewart Center

Facilitated by Deborah Saidel (Independent) and Julia Mortyakova, Mississippi University for Women

1:00 p.m.

Welcome Message: Myrtle Tree Alcove at The LaSells Stewart Center

Christina Rusnak, IAWM President and Dana Reason, Oregon State University, IAWM Conference Chair and Vice President

1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

1A Voices of Intervention, Moderated by Riikka Pietiläinen Caffrey(Bunker Hill Community College)

J. Michele Edwards (Macalester College): Chen Yi - Only in the world of dreams

Jerika O'Connor Hayes (University of Cincinnati): Transcendent Sounds of Retributions: Tanya Tagaq's Music as Protest

Pamela Madsen (Cal State Fullerton): The Collaborative Process of Recreation: Multiple Realizations of Anne La Berge's Brokenheart

Construction and Engineering Hall at The LaSells Stewart Center

1B Sounding the Globe: Music Making from Near and Far, Moderated by Maria Alvarado (Independent)

Jennifer Kelly (Lafayette College): Evolving the Traditional Choral Field: a public musicology perspective on the commissioning of three major works by women composers

Émilie Fortin (Independent): An Exploration of the under-representation of women in classical brass music

Marie Jocelyn U. Marfil (University of the Philippie): Ecospirituality and the Music-Dance Expressivity of the Talaandig (Bukidnon, Philippines)

Ag Leaders Room at The LaSells Stewart Center

1C Global Dances, Moderated by Morgan Davis (William & Mary)

Jacqueline Wilson (Washington State University): Finding My Voice - The Sociocultural Construction of Dance Suite for Solo Bassoon

Julia Mortyakova (Mississippi University for Women): Solo Works by Women from Around the World

Austin Auditorium at The LaSells Stewart Center

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

2A Sonorous Embodiment, Moderated by Alina Padilla-Miller (Oregon State University)

Marilyn Jordan (Oregon State University): Songwriter Toolbox, Listener Path - How does American roots music work?

Emma Waddell (New York University): Creative Neural Networks: Generating Live Video Game Soundtracks Based on User Choices

Construction and Engineering Hall at The LaSells Stewart Center

“Sonorous Embodiment” Rebecca Callaway (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), “A Collective Case Study: Open Source and Affordable Technology for Music Educators”

2B Creative American Musics, Moderated by Dana Reason (Oregon State University)

Anne Hege (Mills College): Instrument Building through Embodied Practices

Kennedy Taylor Dixon (Independent): Engaging with the Score: Wadada leo Smith, Graphic Notation and the Performer's Perspective

Miranda Bartira T. Sousa (University of Pittsburgh): Esperanza Spalding - Identity, Alter-Ego, Life Force and Genre/Gender Transcendence

Ag Leaders Room at The LaSells Stewart Center

2CComposer Voices, Moderated by Julia Mortyakova (Mississippi University for Women)

Margaret Lucia (Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania): Beauty in Simplicity: The Exploration of Haiku in piano music by Mercedes Zavala

Laurel Swinden (Wilfrid Laurier University) and Debora Nemko (Bridgewater University): Fania Chapiro's Sonatine for Flute and Piano - An Unknow Gem by a Largely Unknown Gem

Austin Auditorium at The LaSells Stewart Center

3:45 - 4:45 p.m.

3AReFraming, Moderated by Kryn Freehling-Burton (Oregon State University)

Deborah Saidel (Independent): It's High Time for a Reconceptualization of the History of Women in Music

Julianna Pierdomenico (University of North Carolina, Greensboro): Leading the Way Against the Patriarchy as a Female Musician: Ethel Smyth

Elizabeth Momand (University of Arkansas, Fort Smith): The Female Hit Parade: Acknowledging the Women Jazz Song Composers of the 1930's and 40's

Construction and Engineering Hall at The LaSells Stewart Center

3BReverb: Voices of Equity & Inclusion, Moderated by Mara Alvarado (Independent)

Julia Baumanis (Rutgers University): Gender Divisions of Collegiate Band Directors

Linda Dusman (University of Maryland, Baltimore County): Teaching Composition: Feminist Pedagogy, Equity, and Inclusion

Chloe Knibbs(Independent): Ruins, Erosion and Sonic Disintegration: Exploring the Narratives of Grandval, Jaëll and Holmès

Ag Leaders Room at The LaSells Stewart Center

3CCurating Change, Moderated by Migiwa Miyajima

Tatev Amiryan (Independent): Curating Change: Feminism, Activism, Identity & Race in Music 'Ortus" for piano, A Representation of Armenian National/Folk Music Traditions in Contemporary Piano Music

Deborah Nemko (Bridgewater University): Tania Léon and the Piano - First "Momentum" and it's "Going .... Gone"

Austin Auditorium at The LaSells Stewart Center

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

What's the State of Play for Women in Music Today? Moderated by Monica Buckland (UNSW Sydney), Produced by Sonia Maddock

Concert & Panel Discussion (Australia): Monica Buckland, conductor; Claire Edwardes, Emily Granger, Elizabeth Younan and Catherine Haridy, panelists

Nicole Murphy: Exchange (2019) for clarinet and piano, Australia Ensemble UNSW

Alice Chance: Aurora Eora (2016), Burgundian Consort, Sonia Maddock, choral director

Alice Chance : Precious Colours (Pallah-Pahhal) (2014, arr. 2018), Burgundian Consort, Sonia Maddock, choral director

Katy Abbott: Still (2020) for clarinet and Piano, Australia Ensemble UNSW

Elizabeth Younan: Concord Concertino (2022) for clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano - First Performance - Australia Ensemble UNSW

Community Hall Room 303

Friday, June 3(Please note: Schedule is in U.S. Pacific Daylight Time)
8:00 - 8:45 a.m.
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

4A Unheard, Moderated by Carol Rena Shanksy (New Jersey City University)

Virginia Sanchez Rodriguez (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain): Marie Mennessier-Nodier (1811-1893): Looking for her Musical Individuality Amy Pfrimmer Tulane University

Alex Zacharella (University of Arkansas, Fort Smith): The Incomparable Helen May Butler and Her Ladies Military Brass Band

Anna Ramstedt (University of Helsinki): You Are Just So Used To Tolerate Everything" -- Gendered and Sexual Misconduct, and Abuse of Power in the Classical Music Scene in Finland

Community Hall Room 202

4C Musical Landscapes: Nature & Nurture, Moderated by Morgan Davis (William and Mary)

Christina Rusnak (Independent Composer) “Composing Place: Landscapes, Community and Advocacy”

Courtney Miller (University of Iowa), Kristin Marrs (University of Iowa), Alex Bush (University of Iowa): Intersecting Lines

Community Hall Room 303

“Musical Landscapes: Nature & Nurture”  Workshop Moderator: Morgan Davis (William and Mary)

Virtual Listening Program 1: Sonic Vestiges Number One, Moderated by IAWM Committee TBD

Chi Wang (Indiana University): "Action-Reaction" - for Two GameTrak controllers, Max/MSP, and Kyma

Teil Buck (Independent): Dylan Lloyd, and Jackie Royce (Performing), “Kitty K” for reed trio by Qingye Wu

Rachael Coleman (Independent): “If I Do Not Reply”

Sumiko Sato (Independent): “About the Antique Store Owner Who Puts a Price on Everything”

Sami Blosser (Independent): “Castles: A Young Woman's Journey Through Mental Health Crisis”

Anne Hege (Mills College): “Inside these Waters”

Leah Reid (University of Virginia):"Reverie"

Memorial Union Family Lounge

10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

5A Reflecting the Surface: Histories and Practices, Moderated by Amy Hansen (Oregon State University)

Carol Shansky (New Jersey City University): Jeanne Franko - No One is Better Known

Ji Yeon Lee (University of Houston): Empowering Cio-Cio-San in Puccini's Madama Butterfly: Against Bias and Cliché on the Asian Female

Michael Yonchak (Otterbein University) adn Christina Reitz (Western Carolina University): Jennifer Higdon's Percussion Concerto: An Historical and Stylistic Overview

Community Hall Room 202

5BGender Troubles, Moderated by Kryn Freehling-Burton (Oregon State University)

Madison Schindele (City University New York Graduate Center): The Queen's Jewels: Narrative Prosthesis and Silence in Schreker's Der Schatzgräber

Morgan Foster and Ryan Struzziery (Bridgewater State University): Instrumental Troubles

Jen Lamont (Florida State University): Intertextuality and Intersexuality: Spectralism and the Gender Spectrum in Kaija Saariaho's L'Amour de loin

Memorial Union 211

5CSounding Place, Moderated by Margaret Lucia (Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania)

Vilma Campitelli (Independent) & Image Flute Quartet: Flute Music by Women Composers, A workshop presentation of the catalogue by women composers "Compendium Musicae Flauta"

Jane Rigler (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs) and Tessa Brinkman (Independent): Women in Parallel Empires: tegether, afar

Community Hall Room 204

11:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Virtual Listening Program 2: VOX Electric, Moderated by Michele Cheng (Cornell)

Anne Vanschothorst (Independent): “Paternoster”

Serin Oh (Independent): “Figuration for Piano and Electronic Sounds”

Akiko Hatakeyama (University of Oregon): “Madara”

Mareike Dobewall (Stockholm University of the Arts): “Musica Mundana - Lumen 1+2 “Lumen 1+2” is the intro part of the 56-minute spatial sound performance “Musica Mundana”

Emmalia and Sarafina Bortolon-Vettor (AKA Bonnie Trash, Guelph University): "Nonna’s Horror Stories: Grandmother as Storyteller and Collaborator in Bonnie Trash’s Malocchio"

Akari Komura (Independent): “Swimming Under Water in Our Bodies (Sheltering in Epidermis)”

Thea Farhadian (Independent) and Heike Liss (Universidad Austral De Chile): "skratchklang"

Marcela Pavia (Independent): “Risonanze”

Memorial Union Family Lounge

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Music à la Carte (Bring your lunch!)

Live Concert Featuring: Oregon State University Bella Voce, Dr. Sandra Babba, conductor with Jackie Marchioro, soloist; Dr. Julia Mortyakova, piano ; Dr. Jacqueline Wilson, Bassoon; Oregon State University Jazz Ensemble, Ryan Biesack, conductor; Dr. Gabriela Alvarado, baroque flute; Dr. Deborah Saidel, flute; Teil Buck, oboe; Dr. Catherine Lee, English horn; Victoria Calderone Moreira, flute ; Florian Conzetti, percussion & Dr. Deborah Nemko, piano and Dr. Andrea Reinkemeyer.


Memorial Union Family Lounge

Watch the Livestream

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
3:15 - 3:45 p.m.


3:45 - 4:45 p.m.

6A Forgotten Songs, Moderated by Stacie Lillis (Oregon State University)

Myrna Layton (Brigham Young University): Forgotten Voices: The Clinger Sisters

Allison Russell (Bridgewater State University): Women in Music Education

Whitney Thompson (Indiana University): The Business of Emotion: Claribel and the Sentimental Ballad in Victorian England

Memorial Union 211

6B Sonic Identity & Liberatory Performance, Moderated by Morgan Davis (William and Mary)

Loreiel D'Andriole Jones (Michigan State University): The Test of Lime: Radio Art and Trans Identity

Cloe Gentile Reyes (University of California, Santa Barbara): Las OG Reinas de la Cultura: Reggaetón, Racialized Femininity, and Queer Fashion

Abigail M. Ryan (University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music): A Guide to “Modern Womanhood: Gender Binary Subversion and Rejection in the Music of Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova

Memorial Union 213

6C Networking the Interdisciplinary, Moderated by Riikka Pietiläinen Caffrey (Bunker Hill Community College)

Catherine Lee (Willamette University): Interspecies collaboration with the Bombyx Mori (domestic silkworm moth)

Liana Valente (Howard University): Improving the Quality of Life for Older Persons Through Music Participation

Community Hall Room 303

3:45 - 5:00 p.m.

Virtual Listening Program 3: Sonic Vestiges Number Two, Moderated by Dana Reason (Oregon State University)

Marie Jocelyn U. Marfil (University of the Philippie): Agos ng Panahon (Flow of Time) - Composition for Solo Bandurria, Performed by Nikki Zen Obmasca

The Topaz Trio: Lorraine Duso Kitts (University of Central Arkansas); Gail Levinsky, (Susquehanna University), Jackie Edwards-Henry (Mississippi State University): A Justice for All, Trio for Oboe, Saxophone, and Piano by Stephanie Berg

Liana Valente, (NFMC Representative to the UN Dept. of Global Communications): Crossing by Sharon Guertin Shafer

Jessica Rudman (The Hart School of Music): Trigger

Kittie Cooper (Simon Fraser University): its being is in it alone

Émilie Fortin (Independent): ooOOoo – pt. 2

Aimee Rodgriguez (Independent): Han: The Beauty of Sorrow

Mackenzie J. Ahlman (Illinois State University): Three love songs

Marisin Alzamora (Independent) "Aqui habita un rio (A river dwells here)"

Valerie Coleman “Fanmi Imèn” (Human Family) Performers: Laurel Swinden, flute and Stephanie Mara, piano. Prefaced by a reading of Maya Angelou’s Human Family by Kimberly Barber.

Memorial Union Family Lounge

5:00 p.m.
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Cinema's First Nasty Women Featured Collection (KINO Lorber): Discussion and Live Scoring

Kendra Preston Leonard (Silent Film Sound and Music Archive)

Dana Reason (Oregon State University)

Deborah Saidel (Independent)

Migiwa Miyajima (Independent)


Community Hall Room 303


Saturday, June 4(Please note: Schedule is in U.S. Pacific Daylight Time)
8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

Embodied Sonic Meditation and Deep Listening Workshop moderated by Jiayue Cecilia Wu (University of Colorado, Denver) and Jane Rigler (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs).

Memorial Union Horizon Room

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

1000 Ways Home - A Writing Workshop by Nena Eidsheim (UCLA, Conference Keynote Speaker)

Memorial Union Horizon Room

10:15 - 11:45 a.m.

Virago Symphonic Orchestra (Antwerp): Eline Cote, founder, with Pascale Van Os, conductor

Performance and panel discussion.

Lara Denies: Beside the Frozen Lake I Stand (premier), for ten musicians

Augusta Holmés: La Nuit et L'amour, for Symphonic Orchestra

Fanny Mendelssohn: Overture in C-Dür, for Symphonic Orchestra

Joaquin Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjues (Adagio), with soloist Emma Willis, for Symphonic Orchestra

Caroline Shaw: Entr'acte, for String Orchestra

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch on your own

IAWM Board of Directors Meeting

Memorial Union Horizon Room

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

7ASinging Ourselves (back) Into History, moderated by Sandra Babb (Oregon State University)

Mathew Hoch (Auburn University): The Songs of Valerie Maude White: Eclectic Victorian

Laura Stanfield Prichard (Harvard University): What Did Women Sing? Tracing the Emergence of the 'Mixed" Choir

Heather Platt (Ball State University): Defying Stereotypes: Singing Diverse Repertoire for 19th Century Women's Clubs

Memorial Union Horizon Room

7C Global Interpretations, moderated by Riikka Pietiläinen Caffrey (Bunker Hill Community College)

Laura Loewen (University of Manitoba) and Steven Philcox (University of Toronto): Sounding the Globe: A New Dawn for Art Song Performance

Lia Jensen-Abbott (Albion College): Let's Dance: Two Hundred Years of Diabelli's Waltz Theme, Reinterpreted by Women from Around the World Two hundred years ago

Community Hall Room 303

7D Communities of Praxis, moderated by Migiwa Miyajima (Independent)

Amy Pfrimmer (Tulane University): The Lost Romantic: Songs of Louise Reichardt: A Lecture Recital

Kendra Wheeler (CIM Future of Music Faculty Fellow): We all belong: Understanding the Intersections of Identity to Build Inclusive Learning Environments

Community Hall Room 202

Virtual Listening Program 4: Sonic Vestiges Number Three, Moderated by Michele Cheng (Cornell)

Seong AE Kim, (Independent): “We are Here”

Rebecca Sabine (Independent): “Blessings of the Grandmother”

Sabrina Peña Young (Independent): “Creation Oratorio”

Kristal Kim, piano (Ohlone College): Psalms for Piano by Emma Lou Diemer

Chloe Knibbs (Independent ): "Ruins"

Christina Rusnak (Independent): "FEAR: The Unspoken Geography"

Lisa Neher (Independent): “No One Saves the Earth from Us But Us” (selections) music by Lisa Neher poetry by Felicia Zamora and Craig Santos Perez performed by Elizabeth Avery, piano, Quinn Patrick Ankrum, mezzo-soprano, Felicia Zamora, spoken word, Jonah Elrod, digital process creator, Kate Bohanan, mixed and produced vocals, filmed, edited, and mastered by Onyx

Memorial Union Family Lounge

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

8A Gendered Genius, moderated by Maria Alvarado (Independent)

Zhengyingyue (Elaine) Huang (University of Kansas): The Image of Female Characters in Opera Performance with the Intervention of Modern Technology

Cassandra Gibson (Monash University): Gendered Geniuses: Employment in the Australian Classical Music Industry

Phoebe Robertson (Manhattan School of Music): Extended Techniques, Shamanism and Nature in Music for Flute, Strings and, Percussion by Soria Gubaidulina

Memorial Union Horizon Room

8C Sounding Waves, moderated by Julia Mortyakova (Mississippi University for Women)

Bryanna Beasley (Independent): Musical Multiplicities: The Life and Roles of Mel Bonis through the Lens of her Sonata for Flute and Piano

Kowoon Lee (Cottey College): Finding Their Own Voices: Piano Etudes by Women Composers in the 21st Century

Community Hall Room 303

8D Interdisciplinary Practices moderated by Amy Hansen (Oregon State University)

Riikka Pietiläinen Caffrey (Bunker Hill Community College) and Kristin Vining (Independent): The Quilt: Weaving Together Our Stories Through Song

Ni Shan (China University of Geosciences) From Making to Performing: An attempt to explore feminism

Rachel Beetz (Independent) Hearing the Overseers

Community Hall Room 202

(Please note: this session may run slightly longer than 3:15 p.m., to allow time for Q&A.)

3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

9A Staging A Real Time Feminist Remix, moderated by Dana Reason (Oregon State University)

Andrea Vos-Rochefort (Texas A&M University, Kingsville):

Kendra Leonard (Silent Fim Sound and Music Archive) and Lisa Neher (Independent): Feminist Hopepunk Opera: A Workshop

Memorial Union Horizon Room

9C Reverberant Bodies of Resistance, moderated by Morgan Davis (William and Mary)

Sarah Fernandes (Bridgewater State University): Being Woke in the Music Classroom

Max Schaffer (University of California at San Diego): lulu10tacles and the Monstrous Multitudes of Digital Trans Embodiment

Community Hall Room 303

4:45 - 5:30 p.m. Closing Reception (Location TBD)

Additional sponsors include: Oregon State University Arts and Education Complex and The President's Commission on the Status of Women.