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 4:00 PM in Harkness Classroom and are open to the public. 

Fall 2022 Schedule

September 9 | AJ Kluth (CWRU)
“What is this Revenant called Jazz?: Nostalgia, Value, and Racialized Listening”


September 16 | Tami Draves (UNC Greensboro)
"Gender Dynamics in Schools of Music"


September 23 | Zachary Kandler (NYU) 
“Finding Flow in Music: A Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Case Study”


September 30 | Marc Perlman (Brown) 
"Regulating Cultural Identity: The Moral and Legal Debates over Misappropriation"


October 7 | Shana Redmond (Columbia) 
“‘Agencies of Menace': The State, the Car, and the Music in Between" 

Sponsored by the Center for Popular Music Studies


October 14 

Dane Harrison (CWRU)
“Chorus from verse: Cadential fulcrums in the Great American Songbook”

Katie Sucha (CWRU)
"Voicing the Apostola Apostolorum: Grief, Desire, and Madness in Cozzolani’s Maria Magdalene Stabat


October 28

Lisa Huisman Koops (CWRU), Kelsey Kordella Giotta (Plain Local Schools), Jessica L. G. Steuver (CWRU), and Julie Ballantyne (University of Queensland, Australia) 
“We are Not Superhuman: Experiences of Music Teacher Mothers during the COVID-19 Pandemic”; and Lisa Koops, “Weaving a Musical Tapestry: The Home Musical Environment of a Young Family”


November 4 | Assaf Shelleg  (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) 
“Muting Territorialism”


November 18 | Louis Epstein (St. Olaf College)
"Washington Conservatory Alumni in Black American Musical Life" 


December 2 | Jesse Berezovsky (CWRU) and Alex Cooke (CIM) 
“Crystals of Sound”


December 9 | Mark Edwards (Oberlin)
“Moving Beyond Performance: Improvisation in Seventeenth-Century French Harpsichord Music"


Past Colloquia


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