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Music Studies Colloquium

The Music Studies Colloquium series is designed to broaden the academic experience of our students. Topics include composition practice, pedagogy, historical research and theoretical analysis. Through the series, students gain exposure to a wider range of ideas than would be available in the typical classroom experience. Additionally, they are able to create valuable connections with scholars in their field.

Music Studies Colloquium Series
All Colloquium meetings take place in Presser Hall, Room 142 on Fridays 1:00-2:30, unless otherwise noted.  The meetings are free and open to the public.

Spring 2018 Events:

January 26 | Matthew Kiple, Temple University Graduate Student | Gabriel Fauré and Tonal Distortion: Centripetal and Centrifugal Tonality in Two Piano Works

February 2 | Sound Energy Masterclass, in partnership with conTemplum

February 9 | Toshimaru Nakamura, Japanese Electronic Musician: No input mixing board player

February 16 | Benjamin Safran, Temple University Graduate Student | Hannibal Lokumbe’s One Land, One River, One People as Political Resistance

February 23 | Yumi Kim, Temple University Graduate Student | Liszt’s Sonata and Religious Aspiration as an objet petit a

March 2 | Randall Rosenberg, MD, Temple University | The Musical Brain

March 16 | Pablo Villa, Temple University and Julia Chindemi, Swarthmore | Tango, the Invention of a Tradition

THURSDAY, March 22 | Brian Alegant, Oberlin | Re-attacking a Brahms Puzzle: Thoughts on Hearing and Performing Brahms’ Op. 116, 4 and 6
1:00 PM | Presser Hall 125

March 30 | Anicia Timberlake, Peabody | Topic TBA

April 6 | J. Bradley Rogers, Duke University | Topic TBA

April 13 | Daniel Stevens, University of Delaware | Ear Training | In partnership with THEMUS Pedagogy Symposium

April 20 | Andrew Litts, Temple University Graduate Student | Topic TBA

April 27 | Phil Duker, University of Delaware | Topic TBA

Past Guests and Events:

Elijah Wald

Lei Bryant, Swarthmore College

David Lang, Composer

Kristy Barbacane, Barnard College & Columbia University

Norman Carey, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Andy Cavatorta, Sound and Robotics Artist

Clarosa Quartet, Guest Artists

Emily Green, George Mason University

Philip Gentry, University of Delaware

Lila Ellen Gray, Dickinson College

Martin Jones, Visiting Artist

Susan Narucki, Univeristy of California-San Diego

Szymon Paczkowski, University of Warsaw

David Rakowski, Brandeis University

Real Boy (2016), Screening and conversation with dir. Shaleece Haas and artist Joe Stevens

Paul Rudy, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Frank Samarotto, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University

Andrew Talle, Peabody Institute

Naomi Waltham-Smith, Department of Music, University of Pennsylvania