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 Visiting Committee Colloquium Series brings leaders from across the fields of music theory, history, composition, and ethnomusicology to present their work to faculty and graduate students. There are typically four meetings of the colloquium series each quarter.
Sponsored by the Visiting Committee, the Department’s primary group of donors, our colloquium 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.
Recent and upcoming guests include musicologists Margot Fassler (Notre Dame) and Richard Taruskin (Berkeley), ethnomusicologists Svanibor Pettan (University of Ljubljana) and Ingrid Monson (Harvard), music theorists Arnie Cox (Oberlin College Conservatory) and Judy Lochhead (Stony Brook University), and composers Zhou Long and Paul Patterson.
2013 Spring Quarter Series
FRIDAY, April 12 | 3:30 PM | Classics, Room 110
Professor of Music, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Wagner and Paris: The Case of Rienzi (1869)
FRIDAY, April 19 | 3:30 PM | Fulton Recital Hall
Professor of Musicology, University of Würzburg and Visiting Professor, University of Chicago
Towards Functionality/Dysfunctionality and the Autonomy of Music in Film
FRIDAY, April 26 | 3:30 PM | Fulton Recital Hall
Composer, Associate Professor of Music, University of California, San Diego
Sounds, Shadows and Songs
FRIDAY, May 3 | 4:30 PM | Fulton Recital Hall
Professor of Musicology, Performance, Cornell University
Earthly Renunciation, Heavenly Rewards: Anna Magdalena Bach and Songs of the Widow
FRIDAY, May 17 | 3:30 PM | Fulton Recital Hall
Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco
Professor of Ethnomusicology, New University of Lisbon, and Tinker Visiting Professor, University of Chicago
Envisioning Modern Portugal, Music and Nation
Cosponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies through the Tinker Foundation
FRIDAY, May 31 | 3:30 PM | Fulton Recital Hall
1684 Professor of Music, University of Cambridge and Georges Lurcy Visiting Professor, University of Chicago
Beyond Suspicion: Musics, Spatialities, Socialities