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 unless otherwise noted. Admission is free. 

2015 Spring Quarter Series

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

Benjamin Steege

Assistant Professor, History of Music Theory, Columbia University
Scenes from a History of Feeling at the Cologne Studio for Electronic Music, 1954-1962


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

David J. Rothenberg

Associate Professor, Music History, Case Western Reserve University
Modes of Mourning and Penitence in Late Medieval Music


FRIDAY, May 15 | 3:30 PM | Fulton Recital Hall

Anna Gawboy

Assistant Professor, Music Theory and Composition, Ohio State University
Color and musical language in Scriabin and Schoenberg


FRIDAY, May 29 | 3:30 PM | Fulton Recital Hall

Cheryl L. Keyes

Professor of Ethnomusicology, University of California, Los Angeles
Hero-Making in African American Contemporary Culture: The Case with Hip Hop