Scholarship

PUBLICATIONS

2018      “‘You and I will Be Like the Monk Dante Meets in Hell’: Literary References and Autobiography in Smyth’s Sonata in A minor for violin and piano, Op. 7 (1887)”. Contributing essay to the upcoming monograph, Nineteenth-Century Programme Music, edited by Jonathan Kregor (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Publishing), part of the series Speculum Musicae, general editor Roberto Illiano.

 2017      “Featured Guest Blogger: Happy Birthday, Dame Ethel Smyth! Celebrating a New Recording”, Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy website, April 23, 2017, http://www.wophil.org/2017/happy-birthday-dame-ethel-smyth-celebrating-a-new-recording/?doing_wp_cron=1492997473.8215169906616210937500.

2015      “Featured Guest Blogger: Amy Zigler Reviews ‘The Wreckers’,” Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy website, July 29, 2015, http://www.wophil.org/2015/featured-guest-blogger-amy-zigler-reviews-the-wreckers/?doing_wp_cron=1475618775.4848589897155761718750.

2015     Review of Sheila Jordan: Portrait of a Jazz Child, by Ellen Johnson (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), in Journal of the International Alliance for Women in Music, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2015, ed. by Eve Meyer (Wynnewood, PA.: The Alliance, 1995-).

 2013     Review of ‘Rock On’: Women, Ageing, and Popular Music, ed. By Ros Jennings and Abigail Gardner (Farnham, England: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2013), in Journal of the International Alliance for Women in Music, Vol. 19, No. 2, ed. by Eve Meyer (Wynnewood, PA.: The Alliance, 1995-).

 2008     “Four Romantic Chamber Works by Ethel Smyth (1858-1944).” Journal of the International Alliance for Women in Music, Vol. 14, no. 1 (2008), ed. by Eve Meyer (Wynnewood, PA.: The Alliance, 1995-).

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

2018      ‘If it is anything it is … Suffragette!’: An Historical and Stylistic Examination of Ethel Smyth’s String Quartet in E minor. Paper presented at the Centennial Reflections on Women’s Suffrage and the Arts Conference, University of Surrey, UK, 29-30 June 2018.

 2017      ‘You and I will Be Like the Monk Dante Meets in Hell’: Literary References and Autobiography in Smyth’s Sonata in A minor for violin and piano, Op. 7 (1887). Paper presented at the Atlantic World Arts Festival and Symposium, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

2016     ‘You and I will be like the monk Dante meets in hell’: Literary references and autobiography in Smyth’s Sonata in A minor for violin and piano, Op. 7 (1887). Paper presented at the 19th Century Programme Music Symposium organized by the Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini in Lucca, Italy.

2016     For the Record: Clarifying (and Correcting) the Origin of Smyth’s String Quartet in E minor (1902(?)-1912). Paper presented at the North American British Music Studies Association Conference, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.

2010     Innocents Condemned: An Examination of Ethel Smyth and Francesca da Rimini. Paper presented at the North American British Music Studies Association Conference, Drake University, Des Moines, IA.

2008     “Something Yet Unvoiced”: A Stylistic Examination of Ethel Smyth’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Minor as a Singular Perspective into Late Nineteenth-Century Romanticism. Paper presented at the North American British Music Studies Association Conference, York University, Toronto, Canada.

2008     “Something Yet Unvoiced”: Ethel Smyth’s Sonata for Cello and Piano as a Singular Perspective into 19th Century Romanticism. Paper presented at the Performing Romantic Music: Theory and Practice conference, Durham University, England.

2005     Early Literary Tendencies in the Piano Works of Dame Ethel Smyth (1858-1944). Paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on the Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HA.

NATIONAL CONFERENCES

2018      “What a Splendid Chance Missed!”: Critical Reception and Ethel Smyth, the First Woman Composer Performed at the Met. Paper presented at the national meeting of the Society for American Music, Kansas City, MO, March 1, 2018.

2014     Ethel Smyth’s String Quartet in E minor (1902-1912): One Composer’s Decision to ‘Lean In.’ Paper presented at the 57th Annual College Music Society National Conference, St. Louis, MO.

2012     “The Faith of a Child and the Orthodoxy of a Lady”: Inspiration and Ethel Smyth’s Mass in D. Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Nineteenth-Century Studies Association National Conference, Asheville, NC.

2011     Innocents Condemned: An Examination of Ethel Smyth and Francesca da Rimini. Paper presented at the Women in the Arts Conference, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.

2011     “The Consuming Fire of Her Soul”: Ethel Smyth as Champion of Her Own Works. Paper presented at the conference, Alive by Her Own Hand: Women Composers as Performers of Their Own Works, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.

2005     Early Literary Tendencies in the Piano Works of Dame Ethel Smyth (1858-1944). Paper presented at the 2005 ATHENA Festival and Competition, Murray, KY.

2004     Pedaling in the Works of Chopin. Paper presented at the College Music Society National Conference, San Francisco, CA.

REGIONAL CONFERENCES

2018      “What a Splendid Chance Missed!”: Critical Reception and Ethel Smyth, the First Woman Composer Performed at the Met. Paper to be presented at the American Musicological Society, Southeastern Chapter Conference, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC.

2015     Ethel Smyth’s String Quartet in E minor (1902-1912): One Composer’s Decision to ‘Lean In’. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Susan E. Pauly Celebration of Academic Excellence, Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC.

2015     Ethel Smyth’s String Quartet in E minor (1902-1912): One Composer’s Decision to ‘Lean In’. Paper presented at the College Music Society Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, High Point University, High Point, NC.

2014     Ethel Smyth’s String Quartet in E minor (1902-1912): One Composer’s Decision to ‘Lean In’. Paper accepted for the College Music Society Southern and Mid-Atlantic Super Regional Conference, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. (Paper cancelled due to weather.)

2011     Innocents Condemned: An Examination of Ethel Smyth and Francesca da Rimini. Paper presented at the American Musicological Association, Southeast Chapter Conference, Duke University, Raleigh, NC.

2010     Innocents Condemned: An Examination of Ethel Smyth and Francesca da Rimini. Paper presented at the American Musicological Association, Southern Chapter Conference, Gainesville, FL.

2008     Dame Ethel Smyth and Her Piano Works. Paper presented at the Florida State Music Teachers Association State Conference, Gainesville, FL.

2008     “Something Yet Unvoiced”: A Stylistic and Socio-cultural Examination of Ethel Smyth’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in C minor as a Singular Perspective on Late Nineteenth Century Romanticism. Paper presented at the University of Florida Graduate Student Council Research Forum, Gainesville, FL.

2008     “Something Yet Unvoiced”: A Stylistic and Socio-cultural Examination of Ethel Smyth’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in C minor as a Singular Perspective on Late Nineteenth Century Romanticism. Paper presented at the American Musicological Society, Southern Chapter Conference, Tallahassee, FL.

2008     Composing Musical Circles: An examination of the (unpublished) Sonata in C minor for Cello and Piano by Ethel Smyth. Paper presented at the College Music Society South-Central/Southern Super-Regional Conference, Baton Rouge, LA.

2006     A Dash of Jazz, A Touch of the Romantic: A Lecture-Recital on Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Touches’ for Solo Piano. Paper presented at the College Music Society, Southern Chapter Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2005     Early Literary Tendencies in the Piano Works of Dame Ethel Smyth (1858-1944). Paper presented at the College Music Society, Southern Chapter Conference, Gainesville, FL.

2005     Pedaling in the Works of Chopin. Paper presented at the American Musicological Society, Southern Chapter Conference, Tuscaloosa, AL.

2003     Debussy’s ‘Pagodes:’ A Fusion of Western and Eastern Musical Traditions. Paper presented at the College Music Society, Southern Chapter Conference, Tampa, FL.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

2018      ‘If it is anything it is … Suffragette!’: An Historical and Stylistic Examination of Ethel Smyth’s String Quartet in E minor. Guest Lecturer at the Women in the Arts Symposium at Georgia Southern University – Armstrong in Savannah, GA, March 22, 2018.

 2017      “Something Yet Unvoiced: The Music of Dame Ethel Smyth,” Winston-Salem State University Faculty Research Series – Women in Music: Issues through the Ages, October 31, 2017.

2012     Performance Stress – Sports, Music, Testing. Presentation given at the Ohio National Honor Society Student Day presented by the OASSA at Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, Oh.

2012     Bach, Beethoven, and the Boys: The Stories Behind the Music We Play. Paper presented at them March meeting of the Greensboro Music Teachers Association in Greensboro, NC.

2010     The Musical Life of Dame Ethel Smyth (1858-1944). Lecture presented at the Women in Music Festival 2010 at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.

2009     Landis and Zigler. Night (Music) of the Living (and the) Dead. Lecture-recital presented as part of the Brevard Community College Seminar Series, Cocoa, FL.

2006     Barnsfather, Chang, Ettinger, Goldblatt and Zigler. Pedagogy Panel: Issues and Approaches – Dr. Jennifer Thomas’s Graduate Seminar: Historiography of the Scholarship of Women and Music. Panel presented as part of the Tenth Annual International Festival of Women Composers, Gainesville, FL.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA MUSICOLOGY LECTURE SERIES

2008     “Something Yet Unvoiced”: A Stylistic and Socio-cultural Examination of Ethel Smyth’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in C minor as a Singular Perspective on Late Nineteenth Century Romanticism. Paper presented as part of the University of Florida Musicology Colloquium, Gainesville, FL.

2006     Dame Ethel Smyth and the Good Ole’ Boys: An Examination of the Metropolitan Opera Company and a Woman Composer. Paper presented as part of the University of Florida Musicology Lecture Series, Gainesville, FL.

2005     Early Literary Tendencies in the Piano Works of Dame Ethel Smyth. Paper presented as part of the University of Florida Musicology Lecture Series, Gainesville, FL.

2004     Pedaling in the Works of Chopin and Debussy. Paper presented as part of the University of Florida Musicology Lecture Series, Gainesville, FL.

ARCHIVAL RESEARCH AND STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE

Ethel Smyth Collection at the British Library, London, United Kindom

– June 25-26 and July 2, 2018

– Examine letters and manuscripts that are unavailable for photocopy purchase

Surrey History Centre and surrounding region of Woking, Frimley and Aldershot in Surrey

– June 26-28, 2018

– Explore region where Smyth lived, documenting housing, neighborhoods, local knowledge

Smyth-Brewster Correspondence, collection held in the Hildebrand Brewster archive at the Villa San Francesco di Paola, Florence, Italy.

– November 20-23, 2016

– June 5-13, 2015

Centennial Performance of Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps at the Theatre de Champs-Elysees, Paris, France. Explored and examined changing attitudes and aesthetics in the reception of Le Sacre du Printemps spanning one hundred years.

– May 27-May31, 2013

Ethel Smyth Archive at the Jackson Library at University of North Carolina – Greensboro

– January 2012

Ethel Smyth Collection at the British Library, London, United Kingdom. Catalogued compositional style and stylistic traits of early chamber works. Analyzed contents of Smyth’s music catalogue (1937) and writings.

– July 14-16, 2008

– March 28 – April 5, 2007

– July 3 – July 9, 2006.

Ethel Smyth Archives at Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom

– July 10-13, 2008

Ethel Smyth Collection at the University of Michigan Graduate Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan

– March 29, 2008

Cambridge University/University of Florida Summer Programme. Certificate in Twentieth Century British History awarded.

– July -August 2006

Landesmusikakademie NRW – Heek, Germany. Falko Steinbach, Instructor. Activities included lessons, master classes, and a concert.

– March 2004

 

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