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.

Spring 2018 

Jan 19: Ross Duffin (CWRU), “Some Other Note: Reconstructing the Lost Songs of English Renaissance Comedy” 

Jan 26: Elizabeth Tracy (CWRU): “Innovators in the Classroom: In-Service Teachers Creating and Implementing Secondary Non-Band, -Choir, and -Orchestra Courses”

Feb 2: Ruth Wright (Western University): “Is Gramsci Dead? Revisiting Hegemony in 21st Century Music Education” 

Feb 9: Jacqueline Waeber (Duke University): “Rousseau’s Pygmalion and the Limits of Operatic Expression” 

Feb 16: Ben Harbert (Georgetown University) “Filmmaking as Expressive Understanding of Music Making”
              [Note: Harbert’s film, Follow Me Down, will be screened at the Cleveland Museum of Art at 6:45 pm, following the talk]  

Feb 23: Charles McGovern (William and Mary): “The Color Line and the Product Line: Race and Consumer Culture in Postwar Pop” 

Mar 23: Georgia Cowart (CWRU): “Artistic Luxury and Italianisme: The Crozat Concerts in 1720s Paris” 

Apr 6: Ryan Scherber (CWRU): “Do we see ourselves as others do? Preservice music educators’ ability to self-assess expressivity” 

Apr 13:  Danielle Fosler-Lussier (Ohio State University): “Transnationalism Comes Home: UNESCO, USIA, and Women’s Advocacy for Music” 

Apr 20: Jazz Conference (CWRU Center for Popular Music Studies) 

Apr 27: Melina Esse (Eastman School of Music): “Divinely Inspired: Incantation and the Making of Melody in Bellini’s Norma” 

Past Colloquia