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McNeese to host AMSS chapter meeting

McNeese to host AMSS chapter meeting

McNeese State University's Department of Performing Arts will host the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society Southern chapter Friday-Saturday, Feb. 22-23.

More than 40 faculty and students from universities in Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana will attend the meeting. Fifteen lectures on a variety of topics in music history and research will be presented by music historians during this two-day event.

Registration takes place at 8 a.m. Friday in the Shearman Fine Arts Annex. 

Lectures begin at 9 a.m. each day in the Shearman Fine Arts Performing Arts Theatre and all are open to the public for a one-time fee of $10.

McNeese assistant professor of music, Dr. Bryan Proksch, will present a paper on Joseph Haydn and Donald Tovey on Friday morning and will chair the lecture presentations on Places, Spaces and Sources on Saturday morning.

A full conference schedule is available on the AMSS chapter website at For more information, contact Proksch, AMSS local arrangement chair, at 337-475-5023.

Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-457-5428, voice; 337-475-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at