WCCMTA Annual Meeting May 27–28 at the CAC conference room
Please join us for the 2022 Annual Meeting of the West Coast Conference of Music Theory and Analysis, hosted May 27–28 by the University of California, Irvine. The conference will be held as a hybrid event, from 1p.m. to 6p.m. Friday, May 27 and from 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 28,in the first floor conference room of the CAC on the CTSA campus, followed by a conference dinner. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Joe Davies, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow,University of California, Irvine & Maynooth University, with a presentation titled "Canonic Upheavals: Clara Schumann Then and Now."
This keynote engages Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto, Op. 7, as a nexus for thinking about how we assess her creativity, the intersections between her work as performer and composer, and her role in creating the Austro-German ‘canon’ while simultaneously being written out of it. In what ways do composition, performance, and improvisation intersect in Schumann’s Op. 7? And what are the implications for our understanding of her contribution to concerto culture? The discussion of genre, authorship, and musical meaning that emerges from these questions resonates with themes across the conference and opens up wider reflections on the analysis of music in the nineteenth century and beyond.
The conference also includes panels on innovations in theory pedagogy, new approaches to the analysis of 19th and 20th century music, music and film, and a panel on heavy metal.