students present papers, posters

Graduate student James Cameron Dennis presented “CPU Mozart: Algorithmically Composing Miniature Pieces from Galant Schemata” at the College Music Society South Central Chapter Conference. Undergraduate student Eloy F. Ramirez III at the same conference presented “The Use of the Bassoon in Paul Hindemith’s Concerto for Trumpet, Bassoon, and Strings”. Both were supervised by Dr. Nico Schüler. Seventeen students from his African-American Popular Music course presented posters at the 2018 Annual Undergraduate Research Conference at Texas State, and all three university-wide Best Poster Competition prizes went to students from Dr. Schüler’s course: Claire Partain (1st Place) “The Source of Rhythm: How Environment and Culture Affect a Taste for Music”; Joshua Rogalski (2nd Place) “How Kevin Abstract’s Lyricism Subverts Homonegativity in Rap Music”; and Derek Miller (3rd Place) “Ball Culture in New York City from 1986 to 1988 and its Roots in African Movement”.