The weekend of April 4–6 2014 was a busy one. Christine Getz journeyed to San Antonio for the annual meeting of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, where she presented a paper titled, “At the Sacred Font: Federico Borromeo, Giovanni Battista Cima, and the Milanese Sacred Concerto.” Trevor Harvey drove north to Lawrence University, where he gave a paper titled “Avatars, Authenticity, and Live Musical Performances in Second Life” at the Midwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology.
Meanwhile an entire UI delegation of musicology students, faculty, and music librarian travelled to University of Northern Iowa to participate in the first annual Iowa Musicology Conference. Dr. Marian Wilson Kimber delivered a keynote address titled “Hearing Lost Voices: Seven Lessons in Musicology.” Ph.D. pre-candidate Michele Aichele gave a paper titled “The Biographical Myth in the Reception of Cécile Chaminade’s Concertino for Flute, Op. 107,” and Nathan Platte shared new research on Hollywood music director Lou Forbes. Many thanks to Drs. Melinda Boyd and Alison Altstatt for hosting this gathering!