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 Winter Quarter Series

FRIDAY, January 23 | 3:30 PM | Fulton Recital Hall

John Eaton

Emeritus Professor of Music, University of Chicago
Steps to The End of It


FRIDAY, February 6 | 3:30 PM | Fulton Recital Hall

Jann Pasler

Professor of Music, University of California, San Diego
Colonial governance as ‘heard’: Forming new identities through music on French colonial radio


SATURDAY, February 21 | 11:00 AM | Logan Center, Room 801

Gunther Schuller

Emeritus Professor, New England Conservatory
Title TBA


FRIDAY, February 27 | 3:30 PM | Fulton Recital Hall

Olivia Bloechl

Associate Professor of Musicology, University of California, Los Angeles
Lament as Confession: A Foucauldian Approach to Baroque Lyrical Expression


FRIDAY, March 6 | 3:30 PM | Fulton Recital Hall

Victoria Malawey

Associate Professor of Music, Macalester College
Vocal Prosody in Popular Music