Music Theory Midwest

2000 Eleventh Annual Conference
Lawrence University
19-21 May 2000 - Appleton, WI

Conference Information

Conference registration will begin on Friday, May 19 at 8:00 a.m. in the Music-Drama Center Lobby (see the enclosed campus map). Conference sessions will be held in Harper Hall of the Music-Drama Center and in Room 156 of adjacent Shattuck Hall. A highlight of the conference will be the keynote address by Professor Janet Schmalfeldt of Tufts University. Distinguished theorist, former President of the Society for Music Theory, and Lawrence alumna, Professor Schmalfeldt will speak on "Performance, Analysis, and Schubert." Other special events include a reception following the keynote address on Friday evening, a banquet on Saturday evening, and an opportunity to attend a performance of Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem by the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra and the Lawrence Concert Choir. For further information, please contact Gene Biringer, the local arrangements coordinator, at (920) 832-7017 or by email

Special Needs

All of the conference hotels have barrier-free rooms available to anyone who needs such accommodations. Interested persons should request these rooms when making reservations. The Lawrence campus is also accessible to all, and we will make every effort to make your visit as comfortable as possible. Conference participants in need of child care or any other type of assistance during the conference should contact Gene Biringer, Local Arrangements Chair.

Saturday Evening Banquet

A buffet dinner is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. in the Barber Room of Downer Commons. The cost is $10.00. The buffet will include chicken oscar (charbroiled chicken breast topped with fresh asparagus and crab), pasta primavera, garlic roasted potatoes, broccoli with sesame seeds, mixed salad with pear vinaigrette, homemade dinner rolls, raspberry mousse in a dark chocolate shell, and coffee or tea. Please include payment for the dinner along with your pre-registration fee for the conference.

Special Event: Brahms, Ein deutsches Requiem

On Saturday, May 20 at 8:00 p.m. (immediately following the banquet), the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Concert Choir, Lawrence Chorale, and White Heron Chorale, conducted by Bridget-Michaele Reischl, will present a performance of Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel. A block of 60 seats has been set aside for conference participants, compliments of the Lawrence Conservatory. To reserve tickets, simply indicate your interest on the pre-registration form (limit of two tickets per registrant) and send the form by May 1. You will receive your tickets at the registration desk when you check in for the conference.

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