(Friday 26th March, 2021) Register for free

The Society for Music Analysis, in collaboration with the University of Liverpool, is delighted to present this one-day, online study event which aims to examine the ways in which music theory and analysis are communicated in online spaces.

The schedule of presentations and video essays can be found below. In addition, at 5pm (UK time), a roundtable discussion will be held, featuring:

  • Cory Arnold (aka: 12-tone), Youtuber, music theorist.
  • Julianne Grasso, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory, University of Texas at Austin, Butler School of Music
  • John Moore, PhD student, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Adam Neely, Youtuber, composer, bassist, video essayist.
  • William O’Hara, Assistant Professor of Music Theory, Gettysburg College, Sunderman Conservatory of Music.

Schedule (UK TIME)

1130: Welcome and Introductions

1145: Tom Parkinson (Royal Holloway), “Accurately Describing Music”

1215: Michael Clarke, Frederic Dufeu, Keitaro Takahashi (University of Huddersfield): “Music Analysis as Structured Digital Play”

1245: Owen Burton (University of York): “Monetising Music Theory: The Democratic Role of YouTube in Music Education”

1315: Extended Lunch & Video Essay viewing

Ryaan Ahmed (MIT): “Artusi and Computer-Assisted Music Theory Pedagogy”

Daniel Ephick (Royal Holloway): “Accessibility of Music Theory and Online Learning: the Class Politics and Learning Strategies of teaching in lockdown”.

Mark Gotham (Universität des Saarlandes and fourscoreandmore.org): “‘Working in Harmony”

Sarah Moynihan (Oxford): “The Sonata Type Tree”

Barry Mitchell (Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance) “The role of social media in the rise of the double beat tempo theory”

Stephan Schönlau (Universität der Künste Berlin; Hochschule für Musik Dresden; Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin): “Digital teaching of music theory worldwide: a German higher education perspective”

Paul Robinson and Gerardo Gozzi (Royal College of Music): “Noteflight Notes online assessments PdfExpert”

1445: Video Essay discussion / Q&A

1515: Jennifer Campbell (University of Kentucky): “Culling and Curating “Cool”: Giving Fugue Pedagogy a 21st-Century Makeover in the Digital Age”

Calder Hannan (Columbia University, New York City): “Video’s Saving and Destabilizing Potential for Music Theory Pedagogy and Research”

Toby Rush (University of Dayton): “Compassionate Accessibility in Online Music Education”

1645: Break

1700: Roundtable live-streamed on Youtube.

1900: Close of play