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.  

Unless otherwise noted, colloquia are free and open to the public. Receptions follow.

Autumn 2017


Andrew Hicks, Associate Professor of Music and Medieval Studies, Cornell University 

"Listening Vicariously: music and metaphor in medieval Persion Sufism"

Friday, October 6, 3:30 p.m. – Fulton Recital Hall.


Guthrie Ramsey, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Music, University of Pennsylvania

Friday, October 20, 3:30 p.m. – Fulton Recital Hall


Phil Ford, Associate Professor of Musicology, Indiana University

“Arts and the Nuclear Age”

Friday, November  17, 3:30 p.m. – Fulton Recital Hall

Winter 2018


Christian Wolff, Emeritus Professor of Classics at Dartmouth University

 "Procedures and issues in my recent and some older music”

Friday, January 19, 3:30 p.m. – Fulton Recital Hall.


Kyra Gaunt, Assistan Professor, Music Department, University of Albany

"Dewey's Transactionalism: Rethinking Music and Digitally-Distributed Experience in the Art of YouTube Twerking"

Friday, February 2, 3:30 p.m. – Fulton Recital Hall.


Eliott Powell, Assistan Professor, Department of American Studies, University of Minnesota

“Super Freaks and ATLiens: The Queer Afro-South Asian Aesthetic Futures of Rick James and OutKast”

Friday, March 2, 3:30 p.m. – Fulton Recital Hall.