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.  

All colloquia are open to the public and take place at 3:30 PM in Fulton Recital Hall. Admission is free. 

2014 Autumn Quarter Series

FRIDAY, October 10 | 3:30 PM | Fulton Recital Hall

Beverly Diamond

Canada Research Chair, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Taking Aesthetic Action: Canada's Indian Residential Schools


FRIDAY, October 17 | 3:30 PM | Fulton Recital Hall

Chou Wen-chung

Fritz Reiner Professor Emeritus, Columbia University
A Discussion with Chou Wen-chung


FRIDAY, October 24 | 3:30 PM | Fulton Recital Hall

Steve Coleman

Spontaneous Composer and Jazz Recording Artist
Creative Strategies for Spontaneous Composition


MONDAY, November 3 | 3:30 PM | Fulton Recital Hall

Christoph Hust

Professor of Music Theory, University of Music and Theatre "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" Leipzig
“Musica nihil aliud est quam omnium ordinem scire:”  On the Functions of Music and Music Theory in the Works of Athanasius Kircher