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 2018

Werner Grünzweig, Director, Musikarchive of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, Germany

"The Line of Most Resistance: Artur Schnabel and (the University of ) Chicago"

Friday, October 5 at 4:30 p.m. – Fulton Recital Hall
5:50 p.m. – Catered Reception

Stefan Litwin, Professor for New Music, Hochschule für Musik Saar; George C. Kennedy Distinguished Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Friday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. – Fulton Recital Hall

CANCELLED - Suzanne G. Cusick, Professor of Music, New York University Faculty of Arts and Science

"'La schiava dolente cantando': sonic performance of 'alterity' in a Medici court entertainment"

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

Naomi Waltham-Smith, Music and Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania

“Sound Activism from Sharon Hayes to Ultra-red”

Friday, October 26 at 3:30 p.m. – Fulton Recital Hall

Tyshawn Sorey, Assistant Professor, Music Department; Affiliate Faculty, Department for African-American Studies, Wesleyn University

Professor Sorey will present a talk focused on his recent compositions

Friday, November 9at 3:30 p.m. – Fulton Recital Hall

Winter 2018

Chen Yi, Lorena Searcy Cravens/Millsap/Missouri Distinguished Endowed Professor in Music Composition, University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance

"Tradition and Creation – Introduction of Chen Yi's Music"

Friday, February 15 at 3:30 p.m. – Fulton Recital Hall

Chérie Rivers Ndaliko, Assistant Professor, Music and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Friday, March 1 at 3:30 p.m. – Fulton Recital Hall

Roger Mathew Grant, Associate Professor of Music, Wesleyn University

"The History of Extra, or The Sound of Hyperbole in Three Scenes"

Friday, March 8 at 3:30 p.m. – Fulton Recital Hall

Spring 2019

Denise Gill, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, Assistant Professor of Islam & the Arts, Stanford University

"Singing into Death's Crossing"

Friday, April 5 at 3:30 p.m. - Fulton Recital Hall

Catherine M. Appert, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, Cornell University

"Diasporic Flows: Voice, Musicality, and the Practice of Hip Hop Genre"

Friday, April 19 at 3:30 p.m. - Fulton Recital Hall

Kate Soper, Iva Dee Hiatt Professor of Music, Smith College and Co-Director, Wet Ink Ensemble

"Recent Music of Kate Soper "

Friday, May 10 at 3:30 p.m. - Fulton Recital Hall