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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.  The meetings are free and open to the public.

Fall 2017 Events, All topics TBA:

September 15 | Steven Zohn, Temple University Faculty | The Sociability of Salon Culture in Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s Quartets

September 22 | Chad Fothergill, Temple University Graduate Student | Lawyer, Doctor, Mayor, Poet, and Cantor? Early Lutheran Church Musicians and Vocation

September 29 | Elijah Wald, Popular Music Scholar | Forbidden Sounds, from Jelly Roll Morton to Katy Perry

October 6 | Noriko Manabe, Temple University Faculty | The Sounds of Post-Inauguration Protests: Memory, Circulation, Innovation

October 20 | Lei Bryant, Swarthmore College | Music as Mao’s Weapon: Children’s Songs from the Chinese Cultural Revolution, 1966–1976

October 27 | Graduate Student Professional Development Workshop | Preparing for Interviews

November 10 | Undergraduate Student Professional Development Workshop | Preparing Graduate School Applications

November 17 | Graduate Student Professional Development Workshop | Mock Interviews

December 1 | David Lang, Composer | Topic TBA

December 8 | conTemplum New Music Workshop | with guest artists Sound Energy

Past Guests and Events:

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