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.
Mary Ann Smart, History, Professor, Music Department, UC Berkeley
"The Manufacture of Extravagant Gesture: Labor and Emotion on the Operatic Stage"
Friday, Sept 30, 3:30 pm – Fulton Recital Hall.
George Lewis interviewed by Anthony Cheung, Composer, Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music, Columbia University
Friday, Oct 7, 3:30 pm – Harris Theater Donor Room (205 E Randolph St)
World premiere of George Lewis's String Quartet 1.5: Experiments in Living to be performed later that evening by Spektral Quartet. Colloquium and performance are in conjunction with Ear Taxi Festival. Tickets and info here.
Jocelyne Guilbault, Ethnomusicology, Professor, Music Department, UC Berkeley
“The Politics of Musical Bonding: New Prospects for the Study of Worlding Creative Practices”
Friday, Oct 21, 3:30 pm – Fulton Recital Hall
Sumanth Gopinath, Associate Professor, Music Theory, University of Minnesota
"Marxism and Minimalism: A Troubled Intersection"
Friday, Oct 28, 3:30 pm – Fulton Recital Hall
Mauro Calcagno, Associate Professor of Music, University of Pennsylvania
"Postdramatic Baroque: Revisiting Early Opera Today"
Friday, Feb 3, 3:30 pm - Fulton Recital Hall
Patricia Hall, Professor and Chair of Music Theory, University of Michigan
"In the Margins"
Friday, Feb 10, 3:30 pm - Fulton Recital Hall
Tania León, Professor of Music, Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of CUNY
"“Nostalgia del Futuro” Polyrhythms — Music in Cuba and América Latina"
Friday, Feb 24, 3:30 pm - Fulton Recital Hall
Lars-Christian Koch, Professor of Musicology, University of Cologne
"The Prussian Phonographic Commission 1915–1918 in Prisoner of War Camps"
Friday, Mar 3, 3:30 pm - Fulton Recital Hall
Daniel Neuman, Professor, Ethnomusicology, Mohindar Brar Sambhi Chair of Indian Music, and Interim Director, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
Friday, Apr 7, 3:30 pm - Fulton Recital Hall
G. F. Haas, Professor of Music, Columbia University
Friday, Apr 21, 3:30 pm - Fulton Recital Hall
Tim Rice, Professor, Ethnomusicology, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
Friday, Apr 28, 3:30 pm - Fulton Recital Hall
Danuta Mirka, Reader in Music, University of Southampton
Friday, May 5, 3:30 pm - Fulton Recital Hall
Eric Drott, Associate Professor of Theory, University of Texas at Austin
Friday, May 12, 3:30 pm - Fulton Recital Hall