nadia boulanger 2004
NADIA BOULANGER & AMERICAN MUSIC
A MEMORIAL SYMPOSIUM


Boulanger's life and influence, her contribution to musical pedagogy,
and the work of her American students presented in a variety of formats.
International participation in this conference is anticipated,
including the leaders of the major French archives of her material.

  The American Music Research Center
at the University of Colorado, Boulder
October 7 - 9, 2004
Pictures from the Conference

For information on conference proceedings publication, please contact info@nadiaboulanger.org.

-:- Guest Chairs, Presenters & Performers -:-
  Schedule of Events
Thursday, October 7, 2004
  • 9:00 - 5:00  Registration [Main Lobby, Imig Music Building]

  • 10:00  Welcome and reception [CU Museum Lobby]
SESSION 1 [Old Main Chapel]
KEYNOTE SESSION: BOULANGER, THE EARLY YEARS

Chair: Thérèse Casadesus Rawson, Fontainebleau

  • 1:00  "Before Nadia: The French Training of American Composers"
      Brian Doherty (Arizona State University)

  • 1:30  "A Complex Heritage: Nadia Boulanger's Collections"
      Laurence Languin (Médiatèque Nadia Boulanger, Lyons Conservatoire)

  • 2:15  "The Franco-American Committee and the Beginnings of the American Conservatory at Fontainebleau"
      Alexandra Laederich (Fondation Internationale Nadia et Lili Boulanger)

  • 3:00  "Mademoiselle's Fontainebleau"
      Kendra Leonard (Loveland, Ohio)

  • 3:30  break

chagall's orpheus and euridice
SESSION 2 [Grusin Recital Hall, Imig Music Building]
BOULANGER SONGS

  • 4:30  CONCERT

  •   Thérèse Casadesus Rawson (Fontainebleau)
      Eugenia Oi Yan Yau (Borough of Manhattan College, City University of New York)
      Shelia Kearny Converse (Washington State University)

  • 5:30  Dinner Break

SESSION 3 [Grusin Recital Hall, Imig Music Building]
BOULANGER'S PEDAGOGY: PART 1

Chair: Don Campbell, Boulder, Colorado

  • 7:30  "Boulanger's Pedagogy"
      Donna Doyle (Manhattan School of Music)
      Christel Nies (Kassel, Germany)
      Robert Levin (Harvard University)
      Emile Naoumoff (Indiana University)

After Panel [C-113, Imig Music Building]
Fontainebleau Alumni Reception (for all alumni attendees)

Hosted by Don Campbell

Friday, October 8, 2004

SESSION 4 [C-199, Imig Music Building]
THE MANY ROLES OF NADIA BOULANGER

Chair: Harriet Simons, State University of New York at Buffalo

  • 8:30  "Useful for Education and Pleasure: Nadia Boulanger as a Performer of Music History"
      Jeanice Brooks (Southampton University)

  • 9:00  "Nadia Boulanger, Composer"
      Stéphan Etcharry (Université Paris IV, Sorbonne)

  • 9:30  "Nadia Boulanger and Marie-Blanche de Polignac"
      Sylvia Kahan (College of Staten Island, CUNY)

SESSION 5 [C-199, Imig Music Building]
NADIA BOULANGER AT RUE BALLU

Chair: Antonia Banducci, University of Denver

  • 10:00  LECTURE/RECITAL "Nadia Boulanger's First American Student, Marion Bauer"
      Peggy Holloway & Janet Morrow King

  • 10:30  "Fauré, Nadia Boulanger, and Copland: The Nature of Influence"
      Edward R. Phillips (University of Guelph)

  • 11:00  "Fauré chez Piston: Nadia Boulanger and the Bequest of a Style"
      Carlo Caballero (University of Colorado, Boulder)

  • 11:30  Musical Moment: Three Pieces for Double Bass and Piano by Nadia Boulanger (1911)
      Paul Erhard (University of Colorado, Boulder)

  • 11:45  Lunch Break

SESSION 6 [C-199, Imig Music Building]
NADIA BOULANGER IN THE UNITED STATES

Chair: Howard Pollack, University of Houston

  • 1:00  "Nadia Boulanger's Three Lectures in Houston"
      Walter Bailey (Rice University)

  • 1:30  "Nadia Boulanger and Helen Hosmer at the Crane School of Music"
      Nelly Maude Case (SUNY Potsdam)

  • 2:00  LECTURE RECITAL [Grusin Recital Hall]
      "The Music of Copland, Allen Shawn, Virgil Thomson and Ingolf Dahl"
      Bugallo-Williams Duo (Northwestern University)

  • 2:45  Break

SESSION 7 [C-199, Imig Music Building]
NADIA BOULANGER'S IMPACT ON AMERICAN MUSIC EDUCATION

Chair: Sue Williamson, University of Colorado at Boulder

  • 3:00  "Nadia Boulanger's Impact on American Music Education: American Summer Courses During WWII"
      Julie Dunbar (Edgewood College)

  • 3:30  "Nadia Boulanger and the Women of Wisconsin"
      Anna Marie Flusche (Houston)

  • 4:00  "Nadia Boulanger's Influence on Peggy Glanville-Hicks"
      Deborah Hayes (University of Colorado at Boulder) Emeritus

  • 4:30  Break


  • 6:00  BANQUET [Hotel Boulderado, 2115 13th Street]** Guest speaker: Vivian Perlis (Yale University Oral History Project)

  • SESSION 8 [St. John's Episcopal Church of Boulder--corner of Pine Street and 14th Street, Boulder]
    CHORAL AND ORGAN MUSIC BY AND FOR NADIA AND LILI BOULANGER



    Saturday, October 9, 2004
    SESSION 9 [C-199, Imig Music Building]
    BOULANGER'S PEDAGOGY: PART 2

    Chair: Alejandro Cremaschi, University of Colorado

    • 8:15  "Nadia Boulanger and the Passacaglia"
        Douglas Bomberger (University of Hawai'i)

    • 8:45  "Nadia Boulanger's Approach to Style Analysis and Harmony"
        Jay Gottlieb (Paris)
        David Conte (San Francisco Conservatory)

    SESSION 10 [C-199, Imig Music Building]
    REMINISCENCE ROUNDTABLE

    Chair: David Ward-Steinman (San Diego State University)

    • 10:30  Reminiscence Roundtable
        All students of Nadia Boulanger are invited to share observations and favorite stories in this session.

    • SESSION 11 [Grusin Recital Hall, Imig Music Building]
      KEYBOARD MUSIC OF BOULANGER PUPILS: TWO SHORT PROGRAMS


      • 11:15  RECITAL
        Elaine Funaro, harpsichord
        Noel Lee, piano

    • 12:15  Lunch Break

    SESSION 12 [C-199, Imig Music Building]
    NADIA BOULANGER'S STUDENTS AROUND THE WORLD

    Chair: William Kearns (University of Colorado at Boulder, Emeritus)

    • 1:30  "Nadia Boulanger's Lasting Imprint on Canadian Post-War Music"
        Pr. Jean Boivin (University of Sherbrooke)

    • 2:00  "Nadia Boulanger and Louise Talma"
        Luann Dragone (New York)

    • 2:30  Break

    • 2:45  "Aaron Copland's Paris of the 1920s and Its Effect on Grohg"
        Roberta Lindsey (Indiana University, Indianapolis)

    • 3:15  "John Vincent and Nadia Boulanger"
        Craig Parker (Kansas State University)

    • 3:45  LECTURE/DEMONSTRATION    Robert Xavier Rodriguez on His Own Music

    SESSION 13 [Grusin Recital Hall, Imig Music Building]
    SONGS AND INTERMEZZI BY AMERICAN STUDENTS OF BOULANGER


  • 4:15  CONCERT
      Leonard Lehrman and Helene Williams (Valley Stream, New York)

  • 6:00  Wine and Hor d'oeuvres Reception [Best Western Boulder Inn]

  • SESSION 14 [Grusin Recital Hall, Imig Music Building]
    THE MUSIC OF DANIEL PINKHAM


  • 8:00  CONCERT **   Florestan Recital Project (Boston, Massachusetts)
    "The Music of Daniel Pinkham"


  • ** indicates separately priced ticket events open to the general public as well as conferees
    [approx. $100 dollars for all four events]

    REGISTRATION FEE FOR ALL SESSIONS, except the separate ticket events, is $125 US. Discount for students. Payment can be made by cash, check or credit card beforehand or at the time of the symposium. For further information, contact amrc@colorado.edu or (303) 735-3645.


    american The American Music Research Center is a rare music resource dedicated to exploring and preserving the rich traditions of American music. The Center shares its activities with faculty, scholars and the public through concerts, publications and sponsorship of scholarly activities, such as symposia and lectures. It serves as a research archive for performers as well as community members who wish to preserve American music and enhance its cultural and transformational potential for future generations.

    This symposium will mark the beginning of a process, the culmination of which will be a permanent location in Colorado devoted to the study and preservation of materials that document Boulanger's extraordinary contribution to American music. Contributions, letters and manuscripts that preserve the legacy of Nadia Boulanger can be sent to the American Music Research Center.

    Registration
    Registration fee for the symposium will be $125 plus approximately $100 for the banquet and three evening concerts. Special fees for students will be available. Full details about the symposium, concerts, banquets, transportation and hotels will be sent upon request. For full information on transportation, activities and a registration packet, email the American Music Research Center at amrc@colorado.edu.


    International Board of Advisors
    Don G. Campbell Honorary Conference Chairman, Author, Boulder
    Elliott Carter   Composer, New York
    David Conte   Composer, San Francisco Conservatory
    Alexandra Laederich   Musicologist, Nadia & Lili Boulanger Foundation, Paris, France
    Laurence Languin   Curator, Nadia Boulanger Library, Conservatory of Music, Lyon, France
    Noël Lee   Composer, Pianist, Nadia & Lili Boulanger Foundation, Paris, France
    Robert Levin   Pianist, Harvard University
    Emile Naoumoff   Composer, Pianist, Indiana University
    David Noakes   Director, Maison Française, Ret., New York University
    Thérèse Casadesus Rawson   President, Fontainebleau Associations
    Ned Rorem   Composer, New York
    Dame Gillian Weir   Organist, Great Britain


    Nadia at the organ   Conference Planning Committee
    Barbara Brenton
    Steven Bruns
    Don Campbell
    David Hummer
    Caryl Kassoy
    Thurston E. Manning
    Laura McCutchen
    Mary Ann Mulligan
    Thomas L. Riis
    Daniel Sher
    Marty Stormo
    Elizabeth Turner
    David Vogels
    James Williams
    Barbara Zarlengo
    American Music Research Center
    Thomas L. Riis, Director
    University of Colorado College of Music
    301 UCB Boulder, CO 80309

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    boulanger in america

    Nadia Boulanger and American Music.
    The American Music Research Center at the College of Music, University of Colorado at Boulder invites the submission of abstracts and performance proposals for the fourth Susan Porter Memorial Symposium, a three-day conference and celebration to be held in Boulder, October 7-9, 2004

    Presentations in a variety of formats are sought in order to speak to and engage the general public as well as a scholarly audience on the subject of Nadia Boulanger, her life and influence, her contribution to musical pedagogy, and the work of her American students. International participation in this conference is anticipated, including the leaders of the major French archives of her material.

    An exhibition of Boulanger manuscripts, letters, and memorabilia is also being planned in conjunction with this meeting, the 25th anniversary year of her death.

    Call for papers




    american guild of organists Commission for the American Guild of Organists conference in Los Angeles, July, 2004

    Picture of Nadia Boulanger with Aaron Copland

    Aaron Copland and Nadia Boulanger, 1972. Photo © Douglas Lyttle.


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