Daniel Grimminger, a doctoral candidate in historical musicology, will give three papers in spring of 2007. In March he will give a paper during the joint meeting of the Society for American Music and Music Library Association titled “Pennsylvania Dutch Music and the Transformation of German Culture.” Grimminger will present his paper “Faithful to the End: Pennsylvania Tune Books and German Ethnic Identity in Kirche and Singschule” during the Forum on Music and Christian Scholarship at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music (also in March). In May of 2007 he will participate in the International Congress on Medieval Studies, giving a paper titled “Quintilian Redivivus?: Bach’s use of dispositio in the Sacred Cantatas.” That paper explores the ancient rhetorical ordering in Bach's cantatas.
On December 2, Pianist Blair McMillen performed Eric Moe’s Hey Mr. Drum Machine Man for piano and boom box for a concert with the Da Capo Chamber Players at Tribecca Performing Arts Center. Yass Hakoshima, a celebrated mime artist, performed with Da Capo in a concert of works by Joan Tower, George Crumb, and Su Lian Tan. Blair McMillen is a driving force in New York’s New Music scene and performs Moe’s music on a regular basis.