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 p.m. in Harkness Chapel, Classroom (except where noted). All are free and open to the public. Receptions follow.

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Jan 24: Nathan Dougherty (CWRU): “The Art of Singing Romances: Vocal Performance Practices in Parisian Salons and Songs, 1830-1848”

Jan 31: Aaron McPeck (CWRU): “Men, Women, and Representations of Sexuality in Music Videos”

Feb 7: Peter Bennett (CWRU): “Louis XIII’s Ceremonial Entrées, 1614-1629: Music, Liturgy, and the Legitimation of Power”

Feb 21: Crawford Young (Basel Conservatorium): “The Discarded Universe: On Inventive Execution, from Stage to Classroom”

Feb 28: Dana Gorzelany-Mostak (Georgia College): “Kamala Harris Rap Genius? Tuning and Temperament in the 2020 US Presidential Election” (sponsored by the Center for Popular Music Studies)

Mar 6Matthew Morrison (NYU): “Composing Americana: Stephen Foster and the Legacy of Blackface” (sponsored by the Center for Popular Music Studies)

(Postponed): Jason Hanley (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame): “Towards a Theory and Practice of Public Musicology” (sponsored by the Center for Popular Music Studies)

Mar 27: Kelly Parkes (Columbia University): “Assessment as Active Music Pedagogy”

(Postponed): Nina Eidsheim (UCLA): “The Race of Sound: The Acousmatic Question as Voice-Making”

Apr 17: Sabine Feisst (Arizona State): “U.S.-Mexico Border Chords & Discords: Perspectives on the Changing Sonic Ecologies in the American Southwest”

Apr 24: Music Education Students (CWRU): Lightning Talks

Past Colloquia