Music Colloquium Series

Music Colloquia provide a weekly forum for presentation and discussion of recent research by distinguished visitors and Case Western Reserve University faculty and graduate students in musicology, historical performance practice, and music education.

All Colloquia begin at 4:00pm, and will be offered virtually through the Fall 2020 semester. Members of the CWRU and wider Cleveland community are heartily welcome, as are students and colleagues at other institutions. For Zoom links to individual presentations, please contact Francesca Brittan,

Find more information in our Upcoming Events

Fall 2020

Sep 11: AJ Kluth (CWRU): “Pet Projects and Pet Theories: Notes On the Metamodern Love and Despair of Thundercat and Louis Cole”

Sep 18: Jason Silveira (University of Oregon): “Hearing with your eyes. Two studies exploring extra-musical factors on perception: body movement and subtitles”

Sep 25: James Davies (UC Berkeley): “Moral Atmospherics: The Enframement of Nature in Mendelssohn’s Elijah”

Oct 2: Kyra Gaunt (SUNY Albany): “The ‘Sweet Virgin P*ssy’ of Tween Twerking: Music as Sexual Violence Against Black Girls on YouTube” Presented as part of the Graduate Student Conference “Character, Caricature, Characterization” (Oct. 2-3).

Oct 9: Ben Steege (Columbia University): “Musical Listening and the Phenomenon of Shame”

Oct 16: Sam Dorf (University of Dayton): “Amplifying Sappho: Lesbian Musicians and the Echoes of Antiquity”

Oct 23: Sophie Benn (CWRU): “Stepanov’s Musical Anatomies” and Taylor McClaskie (CWRU), “Cultivating Ecological Consciousness: Pauline Oliveros’ Deep Listening as Deep Ecology”

Oct 30: Robert Kendrick (University of Chicago): “Difference, Disguise, and Erasure in Italian Oratorios, c. 1680”

Nov 13: Kelsey Giotta (CWRU Alum): “Motivating Young Adolescents in Middle School General Music”

Nov 20: David Yearsley (Cornell University): “Bach Laughs”

Past Colloquia