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Nadia Boulanger & American Music
A three-day symposium hosted by the American Music Research Center
at the University of Colorado at Boulder


October 7-9, 2004

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Please make your hotel reservations ASAP for the Symposium due to the campus Homecoming Weekend. AMRC has booked a group of rooms at the Best Western, in Boulder.

 

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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.

 

9:00-5:00
Registration

Location: Main Lobby, Imig Music Building

 

10:30
Welcome and Reception

Location: CU Museum Lobby

Session 1

KEYNOTE SESSION: BOULANGER, THE EARLY YEARS

Location: Old Main Chapel

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

Session 2

BOULANGER SONGS

Location: Grusin Recital Hall, Imig Music Building

4:30
Concert

Therese 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

BOULANGER’S PEDAGOGY: PART 1

Location: Grusin Recital Hall, Imig Music Building

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
Fontainebleau Alumni Reception (for all alumni attendees)
Location: C-113, Imig Music Building
Hosted by Don Campbell

 

Session 4

THE MANY ROLES OF NADIA BOULANGER

Location: C-199, Imig Music Building

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, City University of New York

Session 5

NADIA BOULANGER AT RUE BALLU

Location: C-199, Imig Music Building

Chair: Antonia Banducci, University of Denver

10:00 Lecture Recital:
Nadia Boulanger’s First American Student,
Marion Bauer

Peggy Holloway, Dana College
(Nebraska)

Janet Morrow King, Colorado State University

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 at Boulder

11:45      
Lunch Break

Session 6

NADIA BOULANGER IN THE UNITED STATES

Location: C-199, Imig Music Building

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, State University of New York at Potsdam

 

2:00 Lecture Recital:
The Music of Copland, Allen Shawn, Virgil Thomson and Ingolf Dahl

Location: Grusin Recital Hall

Bugallo-Williams Duo (Northwestern University)

 

2:45
Break

Session 7

NADIA BOULANGER’S IMPACT ON AMERICAN MUSIC EDUCATION

Location: C-199, Imig Music Building

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

Vivian Perlis, Yale University, Oral History Project, guest speaker

Session 8

CHORAL AND ORGAN MUSIC BY AND FOR NADIA AND LILI BOULANGER

Location: St. John's Episcopal Church of Boulder

(corner of Pine Street and 14th Street, Boulder)

8:00 * Concert:
Frances Nobert
(Whittier College); Elizabeth Farr (University of Colorado, Boulder); St. Martin's Chamber Choir (Denver, Colorado); Collegiate Chorale (University of Colorado at Boulder); with Avid Williams, tenor; Tamara
Goldstein
, piano; and James Brody, oboe

 

Session 9

BOULANGER’S PEDAGOGY: PART 2

Location: C-199, Imig Music Building

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
Music History, Style Analysis and Harmony

Jay Gottlieb, Paris

David Conte, San Francisco Conservatory

Session 10

REMINISCENCE ROUNDTABLE

Location: C-199, Imig Music Building

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

KEYBOARD MUSIC OF BOULANGER PUPILS: TWO SHORT PROGRAMS

Location: Grusin Recital Hall, Imig Music Building

 

11:15
Recital: Elaine Funaro, harpsichord, Noel Lee, piano

 

12:15
Lunch Break

 

Session 12

NADIA BOULANGER’S STUDENTS AROUND THE WORLD

Location: C-199, Imig Music Building

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:
The Music of Robert Xavier Rodriguez
Robert Xavier Rodriguez, Richardson, Texas

Session 13

SONGS AND INTERMEZZI BY AMERICAN STUDENTS OF BOULANGER

Location: Grusin Recital Hall, Imig Music Building

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

THE MUSIC OF DANIEL PINKHAM

Location: Grusin Recital Hall, Imig Music Building

8:00 * Concert:
Florestan Recital Project
(Boston, Massachusetts)

* Indicates separately priced ticket events open to the general public as well as conferees; Saturday evening wine reception is free, but reserve ticket is required -- approx. $70 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.