OBU Hosts Music Theory Roundtable

OBU will host the 2010 Oklahoma Music Theory Roundtable on Friday, Sept. 17 in Raley Chapel. The Roundtable is conducted annually at an Oklahoma college or university as music theory professors and students from around the state gather for presentations by fellow music theorists.

This year, the event is preceded by a special presentation Thursday, Sept. 16, by Dr. Craig Cummings, professor of music and chair of music theory, history and composition at Ithaca College in New York. He will discuss strategies for listening to music without a score, binary and rounded binary, and the sonata form. The presentation will be in Raley Chapel room 203 at 5 p.m.

The Roundtable will begin Friday, Sept. 17, at 8:30 a.m. in Raley Chapel room 203 with registration. There will be three presentations and an open discussion during the event. Cummings will be the first presenter on the topic “Twentieth Century Aural Skills. Part I: Sight Singing” at 9 a.m.

An open discussion titled “The Elephant in the Room” will be held at 10:35 a.m. The discussion will be about the Oklahoma State Regents Course Equivalency Project. At 1:15 p.m., Dr. Peter Purin, OBU assistant professor of music, will present his paper “Deformations of the Pachelbel Sequence: A Plethora of Hearings as Traversing Alternate Realities in the Finale of Bruckner’s String Quintet in F Major.”

The final presentation of the roundtable will be presented by Cummings on the topic “Twentieth Century Aural Skills. Part II: Dictation” at 1:55 p.m.

For more information about the roundtable, contact Sandra Meyer at Sandra.Meyer@okbu.edu.