Music Colloquium Series

Colloquia are the means by which graduate students integrate themselves into the broader scholarly community. There is really no substitute for this kind of real-time interaction in which we learn how to best communicate our research interests, goals, and methods.

- August Sheehy, Graduate student in Music History and Theory

The Department of Music Colloquium Series brings leaders from across the fields of music theory, history, composition, and ethnomusicology to present their work to faculty and graduate students. The series provides students with access to scholars working at the forefront of their fields. It is an all-departmental dialogue, which graduate students organize alongside faculty in response to the Department’s intellectual and musical interests.  

Unless otherwise noted, colloquia are free and open to the public. Receptions follow.

Autumn 2017


Andrew Hicks, Associate Professor of Music and Medieval Studies, Cornell University 

"Listening Vicariously: music and metaphor in medieval Persion Sufism"

Friday, October 6, 3:30 p.m. – Fulton Recital Hall.


Guthrie Ramsey, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Music, University of Pennsylvania

Friday, October 20, 3:30 p.m. – Fulton Recital Hall


Phil Ford, Associate Professor of Musicology, Indiana University

“Arts and the Nuclear Age”

Friday, November  17, 3:30 p.m. – Fulton Recital Hall