Conferences and Guest Talks

Conference Presentations

“On the Bildungsroman in George Lewis’s Afterword.” Presentation at the American Musicological Society Annual Conference, Rochester, NY, November 2017.

“Afterlives of 1968 in the Centennial Year of Wagner’s Ring Cycle: Two Case Studies from Both Sides of the Berlin Wall.” Presentation at the German Studies Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 2017.

“Visions of Wagner and Memories of May 1968 in the Bayreuth Centennial Ring Cycle.” Presentation at the MLA Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, January 2017.[Link to MLA program][Read abstract here]

“Ruth Berghaus’s Vision of Wagner in the Frankfurt Ring Cycle (1985-1987).” Presentation at the AMS-GNY Winter 2016 Chapter Meeting (“Women and Music”), Columbia University, New York, NY, February 13, 2016. [Link to AMS-GNY announcement]

“Improvisation, Interactivity, and ‘The Will to Adorn’: The Music and Philosophy of George E. Lewis.” Presentation at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Music Conference, Berlin, Germany, April 2012. [See the English version of the PowerPoint here][See the original German version of the PowerPoint here]

Respondent to Austin Clarkson, “Busoni, Varèse, Wolpe and the Dialectical Mind.” Presentation at the Columbia University Music Department Colloquium, New York, NY, October 2007.

“The Thirty-Years-War in Twentieth-Century Opera and Literature.” Presentation at the Northwestern University Undergraduate Research Symposium, Evanston, IL, May 2006.

Music Festivals, Guest Talks, and Invited Lectures

“Genre Mobility and Accessibility in George Lewis’s Afterword.” Presentation at the New Music Gathering, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Boston, MA, May 19, 2018.

“Community and Empathy in George Lewis’s Afterword.” Presentation at the Northwestern University New Music Conference (NUNC! 3), Evanston, IL, April 22, 2018.

“Revisiting Chéreau’s Bayreuth Centennial Ring Cycle Forty Years Later.” Invited Lecture at the Wagner Society of New York, New York, NY, December 4, 2016. [Link to Wagner Society of New York announcement][Press release by the German Consulate]

“Myth, Revolution, and Nationalism in Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle.” Invited Lecture at Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN, March 17, 2016. [Link to Gustavus announcement]