Music Colloquium Series

Music colloquia provide a weekly forum for presentation and discussion of recent research by distinguished visitors and CWRU faculty and graduate students in musicology, historical performance practice, and music education.

All talks happen on Fridays at 4 PM and are free and open to the public. 

The number of COVID-19 cases nationally and in our region requires Case Western Reserve to enhance efforts to reduce transmission risks on campus. Masks must be worn indoors—preferably KN95s or at least surgical ones; cloth masks are strongly discouraged. In addition, only those who are fully vaccinated (i.e., have received the booster if eligible) should attend any campus event. Leaders continue to monitor pandemic developments and will adjust health protocols as circumstances warrant. Learn more about CWRU's COVID-19 response.

Spring 2022 Schedule

[virtual] January 21 | Ryan Scherber and Adrienne Bedell (CWRU)
“Rethinking Classroom Interactions: Teacher Perspectives on Trauma-Informed Pedagogy”

[virtual] January 28 | Cesar Favila (UCLA)
“Sonic Theologies of Chastity and Obedience in New Spanish Convents”

February 11 | Taylor McClaskie (CWRU)
"Whales, Wolves, and Saxophones: New Age Music as Mediator of ‘The Wild’”

February 18 | Rodney Sauer (Mont Alto Orchestra)
“Silent Film Scoring for Working Musicians” 
sponsored by the Center for Popular Music Studies

February 25 | Michael Figueroa (UNC Chapel Hill)
"Ethnomusicology and the Genealogical Method: Listening to the Present, Writing the Past"

[virtual] March 4 | A.D. Carson (UVA)
"i used to love to dream: Going Into Language"

March 18 | Scott Burnham (CUNY)
“Late Style in Exile: Beethoven and the Missa Solemnis”

March 25 | Braxton Shelley (Yale Divinity School)
"An Eternal Pitch: Bishop G. E. Patterson's Broadcast Religion"

April 1 | Luis Achondo (CWRU)
“Keep Copying Us: Auditory Creativity, Authorial Attribution, and the Productive and Destructive Limits of Copyright in Argentina’s Soccer Culture”

April 8 | Colleen Conway (University of Michigan)
“Teaching Music in Higher Education: Understanding the Learners”

April 22 | Erin Hopkins, Dennis Giotta, and Allison Paetz (CWRU)
Music Education Lightning Talks

Past Colloquia

Music Colloquium with Prof Georgia Cowart