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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 2019 Events:

January 18 | Ben Teitelbaum, University of Colorado-Boulder, Vocable Singing and Rightwing Melancholia in Neofolk

January 25 | Risa Okina, Temple University PhD Candidate, The Musical Uncanny in Brahms Piano Quartet in G Minor


February 1 | Andrew Shaw, Temple University Masters Student, Sibelius Symphony No. 2 & Issa Aji, Temple University Masters Student, Vaughn Williams' The House of Life


February 8 | Maria Murphy, University of Pennsylvania & Rowan University, Difficult Listening, Viral Bodies, and Laurie Anderson during the Early Years of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic


February 15 | Patrick Richardson, Temple University, Technology - topic to be announced


February 22 | Ben Safan, Temple University PhD Candidate, Nothing is Too Broken: Serving a Community with New Music


March 1 | Loren Kajikawa, University of Oregon, Hip Hop Studies, Race, and Music Analysis




March 15 | Deidre Chadwick, BMI, Licensing, Rights and Royalties for Composers and Songwriters


March 22 | Augusta Read Thomas, University of Chicago, Inside the Composers Studio






April 12 | Shana Goldin-Perschbacher, Temple University, TransAmericana and Queer Sincerity: Gender and Genre in Contemporary North American Folk Music


April 19 | Mary Channen Caldwell, University of Pennsylvania, Song, Time, and Prayer in the Middle Ages


April 26 | Daniel Chua, The University of Hong Kong, Topic to be Announced, in partnership with Princeton University



Brian Alegant, Oberlin

Lei Bryant, Swarthmore College

Kristy Barbacane, Barnard College & Columbia University

Norman Carey, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Andy Cavatorta, Sound and Robotics Artist

Clarosa Quartet, Guest Artists

Phil Duker, University of Delaware

Emily Green, George Mason University

Philip Gentry, University of Delaware

Lila Ellen Gray, Dickinson College

Nadine Hubbs, University of Michigan

Kevin Korsyn, University of Michigan

David Lang, Composer

Martin Jones, Visiting Artist

Scott Miller, St. Cloud State University

Tohismaru Nakamura

Susan Narucki, Univeristy of California-San Diego

Null Point: David Dunn's PLACE

Szymon Paczkowski, University of Warsaw

David Rakowski, Brandeis University

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

J. Bradley Rogers, Duke University

Randall Rosenberg, Temple University

Paul Rudy, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Frank Samarotto, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University

Thomas Schuttenhelm, Network for New Music

Sound Energy

Daniel Stevens, University of Delaware

Andrew Talle, Peabody Institute

Anicia Timberlake, Peabody

Pablo Villa, Temple University

Elijah Wald

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