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 Spring Quarter Series

FRIDAY, April 4 | 3:30 PM | Fulton Recital Hall

Janet Schmalfeldt

Tufts University
Brahms, again the “Master of Allusion,” with His Godson in Mind

FRIDAY, April 25 | 3:30 PM | Fulton Recital Hall

Samuel Araújo

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Amidst Walls, Wired Fences and Armored Cars:  a Participatory Ethnography of Soundscapes in a Post-industrial Context

FRIDAY, May 2 | 3:30 PM | Fulton Recital Hall

Richard Leppert

University of Minnesota
Phonography and Operatic Fidelities (Regimes of Musical Listening, 1904-1929)

FRIDAY, May 16 | 3:30 PM | Fulton Recital Hall

James Davies

University of California Berkeley
Instruments of Empire