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Announcements May 2016: Spring issue of HAYDN, Conference 2016, Reception 2017

Dear HSNA members,

I am happy to announce the May 5 publication of the Spring issue (6.1) of HAYDN: Online Journal of the Haydn Society of North America (  This volume is the first of two dedicated to Haydn and Pedagogy.  It contains three essays on Haydn and teaching in the college/university, each stemming from a round-table discussion on teaching eighteenth-century music in the twenty-first century sponsored by the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music at the AMS Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh in 2013, and reviews of two recently published books.  It also includes a list of thought-provoking questions about using Haydn for teaching, which we hope inspires discussion of and sparks interest in the topic of Haydn and Pedagogy.  Please see the “About this Issue” section of the Journal for the questions and for details about responding to them.  The Fall issue (6.2), edited by Mary Sue Morrow, will continue the discussion.

I am also pleased to report to you that we are planning a Haydn Society of North America conference for Wednesday, November 2 and Thursday morning, November 3, 2016, at the Vancouver Sheraton Wall Center Hotel, prior to the meeting of the American Musicological Society / Society for Music Theory.  We anticipate a joint session and perhaps other activities with the American Beethoven Society.  The call for proposals is nearly completed, and will be posted in the Newsletter in the next few days.

Finally, looking forward to 2017, the HSNA, Society for Eighteenth-Century Music, Mozart Society of America, and American Handel Society are in preliminary planning stages of a collective reception on Friday evening, November 10, during the AMS Annual Meeting in Rochester, NY.  Details will follow.

Happy Spring!

Michael E. Ruhling

President, Haydn Society of North America