"Verlorene Jugend: The Backwards Glance in Brahms's late Choral Lieder." Paper to be read the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society, Washington D.C, October 27-30, 2005.
"The Construction of Nostalgia in Brahms's Late Style." Paper presented at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. February 18, 2005.
"Distance and Disembodiment: Harps, Horns, and the Requiem Impulse in Brahms." Paper to be presented at the conference Border Crossings: Annual meeting of the International Conference on Romanticism. Laredo Texas, October 14-17, 2004
“Temporal Dualities and the Role of Comfort in Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem, op. 45.” University of Washington School of Music, Graduate Colloquium Series. April 12, 2002.
“The Ugly Brahms: Issues of Nationalism in two lesser-known Choral Works of Johannes Brahms.” University of New Hampshire Music Department Graduate Colloquium. March 14, 2002.
“The Sense of an Ending in Brahms’s Triumphlied, op. 55 .” University of Chicago Music Department Graduate Colloquium Series. February 8, 2002.
“Performing Culture in the Obbligato Lied: Brahms’s Two Songs for Alto and Viola, op. 91.” Paper presented at the conference Brahms: Perspectives of Performance, Boston University, April 5-8, 2001.
"Was Brahms a Jew?" Anti-Semitism and Brahms Reception c. 1880-1945." Paper presented at the New England Chapter Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, September 29, 200, and the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society, Toronto, Ontario, November 2-6, 2000.
“Reflections on Brahms and Childhood." International Symposium: Educational Environments of Young Children and their Development, In Honor of the Eightieth Birthday of Prof. Dr. Kuno E. Beller. Frei Universität Berlin. May 28, 1999.
"Brahms 'Geistliches Wiegenlied,' op. 91, no. 2 and the other Heil'ge deutsche Kunst." Paper presented at the University of Connecticut , Storrs Connecticut, March 25, 1999."
"I am/was the Walrus." Paper presented at the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, Massachusetts, January 25, 1999.
"Brahms and the 'Relevant' Requiem." Paper presented at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, January 14, 1999.
"Historical Paradigms and Constructions of Time in Brahms's German Requiem." Paper presented at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore Maryland, March 31, 1998.
"Brahms's Motet 'Es ist das Heil uns kommen her,' op. 29, no. 1 and the 'Fundamental Essence of Music.' " Colloquia at the University of Georgia, May 1, 1996, and at the University of New Hampshire, February 9, 1998.
"How deutsch a Requiem? Absolute music, Universality, and the Viennese Reception of Brahms's Ein deutsches Requiem, op. 45." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society, Phoenix Arizona, October 30-November 2, 1997.
"Apocalypse (Now?): Politics and Religion in the Sacred Music of Johannes Brahms." Paper presented at the conference Brahms the Contemporary: Perspectives on Two Centuries, Boston, April17-20, 1997, and at the 16th International Congress of the International Musicological Society, London, August 14-20, 1997.
"Evolving Meanings of the 'Bach Chorale' in the Sacred Music of Johannes Brahms." Paper presented at the 1996 Meeting of the American Bach Society, University of California at Berkeley, April12, 1996.
"Musical Homage vs. Cultural Criticism: Johannes Brahms's Motet 'Warum ist das Licht gegeben?' op. 74, no. 1." Paper presented at the Southeast Chapter Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Appalachian State University, September 23, 1995.
"Brahms and the Nineteenth Century Image of J. S. Bach." Colloquium at the University of Georgia, March 1, 1995.
"Reconsidering the 'Orchestral Sketches' to Brahms's Vier ernste Gesänge, op. 121." Paper presented at the New England Chapter Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Boston University, April 25, 1992.