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 2018

Sep 7: David Rothenberg (CWRU), “Eternal Rest, Perpetual Light, and the Last Judgment: Brumel’s Dies irae and the Requiem Tradition”

Sep 14: Cynthia Taggart (Michigan State University), “Redefining Musicianship for Music Educators”

Sep 21: Charles Carson (UT Austin),  Just Outside the Austin City Limits: Jazz, Genre, and Tourism in the “Live Music Capital of the World ™”  (sponsored by the CPMS)

Sep 28: Ian MacMillen (Oberlin College and Conservatory), “Playing It Dangerously: Rhythm, Affect, and Race among Popular Croatian and Romani Tambura Bands”

Oct 5: Mary Simonson (Colgate University), Keynote speaker, Musicology Grad Student Conference, “Popular Music, Popular Movement(s)”

Oct 12: Sophie Benn (CWRU), “The Apportionment of Time: Friedrich Zorn’s Tanzkunst and Musical

Grammar,” AND Sam Nemeth (CWRU), “Berlioz’s National Monumentalism: Expanding the Soft Power Paradigm”

Oct 26: Susan McClary (CWRU), “Pre- and Postmodern Takes on Stradella’s Susanna

Nov 9: Nick Stevens (CWRU), “Long Strings and Singing Things: Postopera, the Posthuman, Time, Drone, Apocalypse”

Nov 16: Jack Hamilton (University of Virginia), “Future Paradise: Synthesis and Stevie Wonder’s Classic Period”  (sponsored by the CPMS)

Nov 30: Benjamin Helton (CWRU), “Pragmatic Considerations for Music Advocacy and Policy”

Past Colloquia