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Department of Music Colloquia provide a weekly forum for presentation and discussion of recent research by distinguished visitors and by CWRU faculty and graduate students in musicology, historical performance practice, and music education. Colloquia take place on Fridays at 4:00 PM in Harkness Chapel classroom, except where noted (click here for a campus map). All are free and open to the public. Receptions follow.

Fall 2017

Sep 1: Lisa Nielson (CWRU), “Piety, Perdition or Pleasure? Debating Music in the Medieval Islamicate World”

Sep 8: Rachel McNellis (CWRU), “Notating the Sounding Spheres: Baude Cordier’s Tout par compas as Diagram, Image, and Transformative Space”

Sep 15: Debra Nagy (Les Délices), “Whispers in the Dark: Performance Practice Issues in Montéclair’s Pyrame et Thisbé”

Sep 22: Lisa Huisman Koops (CWRU), “Parenting Musically: Functional and Relational Musicking in Family Life”

Sep 29: Paul Abdullah (CWRU), “Shakespearean Storms in German Opera: The Tempest in 1798”

Oct 6: Film Music Conference (CWRU Center for Popular Music Studies)

Oct 13: William Fredrickson (Florida State University), “Perception of Musical Tension”

Oct 20: Kaitlin Doyle (CWRU), Radical Intelligence: Consciousness and Communication in Pauline Oliveros’s Sonic Meditations (1974)
               and Meredith Monk’s Dolmen Music (1979)

Oct 27: Malcolm Bilson (Cornell University), “For He Has Taste and the Most Profound Knowledge of Composition”

Nov 3: William Cheng (Dartmouth College), “So You’ve Been Musically Shamed”

Nov 17: Anne Stone (CUNY), “Machaut’s Rhythmic Invention”

Dec 1: Berthold Hoeckner (University of Chicago), “Remembering Atticus – Remembering Boo: Racial Subtexts in the Music for To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)”

Dec 8: Jason Falkofsky, Kelsey Giotta, Nicholas Marzuola, and Allison Paetz (CWRU), “Qualitative Fieldwork in Music Education”


Past Colloquia



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