Upcoming Symposium Honors Professor Robert Kendrick

flood by martin honisch - oil on canvas, 2021.


Image: martin honisch, flood, oil on canvas, 2021.

On October 20th, past students of Robert L. Kendrick—the Robert O. Anderson Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Music and Romance Languages and Literatures, and the College—will honor him in a symposium. In this day-long event, presenters will reflect on how Professor Kendrick's attention to local knowledge continues to shape their own work on music and sound.

The symposium will begin at 9:30 AM and conclude around 7:00 PM, with food and refreshments provided to all who attend. The event will be held at Fulton Recital Hall, on the 4th floor of Goodspeed Hall (1010 E. 59th St.).

Presentations will be given by Andrew Cashner, Drew Edward Davies, Barbara Dietlinger, Erika Supria Honisch, Mary Paquette-Abt, Ana Sánchez-Rojo, and Maria Josefa Velasco. The day with conclude with a Round Table facilitated by Craig A. Monson, Paul Tietjens Professor Emeritus of Music, and Jessie Ann Owens, Distinguished Professor of Music Emeritus.

View the full schedule below:

9:30am Breakfast 
10:00am Welcome and Introductions 
10:30am Session I: Mediating the Local 
12:00pm Lunch 
1:00pm Thoughts and Thanks 
1:30pm Session II: Ethnohistories 
2:30pm Coffee Break 
3:00pm Session III: The Diversity of Memory 
4:00pm Coffee Break 
4:15pm Round Table 
5:15pm Aperitifs and Dinner 


About Robert L. Kendrick

Robert L. Kendrick works in early modern music and culture, with additional interests in Latin America, historical anthropology, traditional Mediterranean polyphony, laments, and the visual arts. His most recent book is *Fruits of the Cross: Passiontide Music Theater in Habsburg Vienna (U of California P, 2018). Earlier this year he received a 2023 Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award, believed to be the nation’s oldest prize for undergraduate teaching.

To learn more about Professor Kendrick's musicological work, click here. To learn more about his work in the Department of Romance Languages and Literature, click here.

This event is generously sponsored by the following entities, all within the University of Chicago: the Department of Music, the Franke Institute for the Humanities, the Division of the Humanities, and research funds shared by Anne Walters Robertson.