Musicology & Ethnomusicology Guest Speakers

Each year the Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology brings in a number of distinguished guest speakers. This page lists speakers from recent years.

 

GUEST SPEAKERS FOR THE 2017-2018 ACADEMIC YEAR

Graduate Colloquium: Student Paper Reading
September 8, 2017. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Isaac Maupin, Immortalizing Otto Hess: Restoring Provenance to Long-Lost Jazz Photographs.

Guest Lecture: Dr. Jennifer Goodlander, Indiana University
September 15, 2017. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Balinese Wayang Shadow Puppetry

Pre-Performance Lecture/Roundtable on Verdi’s La Traviata
September 22, 2017. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Participants will include: Dr. Diana Hallman

Colloquium: Faculty Book Presentation
October 6, 2017. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Jonathan Glixon, Mirrors of Heaven or Worldly Theaters? Venetian Nunneries and Their Music (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017)

Graduate Colloquium: Student Paper Reading
October 13, 2017. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Megan Murph, Schafer and the Book of Noise
(To be presented at "Sounding Out the Space: An International Conference on the Spatiality of Sound" this November in collaboration at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, Dublin School of Creative Arts, and GradCAM).

Graduate Colloquium: Roundtable and Workshops
October 20, 2017. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Sounding Protest and Reflecting on Social Justice in Music
Participants include: Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, Dr. Sonja Downing (Lawrence University), Dr. Nicole Martin (UK, CELT, and African American Studies), Dr. Revell Carr and Prof. Ansel Elkins (UK), Dr. Donna Kwon (UK, moderator)

Rey M. Longyear Lecture: Anne Walters Robertson (University of Chicago)
November 3, 2017. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Fortune in the Margins: Fortuna Desperata and the Late Medieval Mass in the Age of Printing

Graduate Colloquium: Student Paper Reading
November 17, 2017. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Elizabeth Varnado, Sonic Totems: The sampling aesthetics of Bon Iver's ‘33 God’
(To be presented at the Conference of the Association for the Study of the Art of Record Production, Stockholm, Sweden, December 1-3, 2017)

Graduate Colloquium: End-of-Semester Showcase
December 1, 2017. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library


GUEST SPEAKERS FOR THE 2016-2017 ACADEMIC YEAR

FOCUS Guest Lecture: Michael Yonchak, Otterbein University
Friday, September 23, 2016, 3:30pm. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
“We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat: Landing Zappa’s Yellow Shark”

Rey M. Longyear Lecture: Calvin Bower, University of Notre Dame
Friday, September 30, 2016, 3:30pm. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
“Melody, Memory, and Modulatio -- the Genesis of Notker’s Liber ymnorum”

Guest Lecture: Jesse Karlsberg, Emory University Center for Digital Scholarship
Friday, October 14, 2016, 3:30pm. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
“Dispersed Harmonies: Sacred Harp's Racial Geographies and Folklore Genealogies”

Year of South Asia Guest Speaker: Anna Morcom, University of London
Monday, November 7, 2016, 3:30pm. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Lecture by the author of Illicit Worlds of Indian Dance: Culture of Exclusion

Rey M. Longyear Lecture: Hilary Poriss, Northeastern University
Friday, December 2, 2016, 3:30pm. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
“Beauty and the Barber: Pauline Viardot, Performance, Transformation”

Guest Lecture: Reza Vali, Carnegie Mellon University
January 27, 2017. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Lecture on Persian music.

Faculty Lecture: Dr. Diana Hallman
February 17, 2017. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Title TBA

Rey M. Longyear Lecture: Aaron Fox, Columbia University
March 31, 2017. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
“Ways of Hearing: Decolonizing the Ethnomusicological Archive”

MacAdam Lecture: John Austin, Chicago, IL
April 7, 2017. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
“Aspects of Musical Memory and the Enjoyment of Selected Examples of Post-Tonal Music”


GUEST SPEAKERS FOR THE 2015-2016 ACADEMIC YEAR

Guest Lecture: Mark Yeary, University of Louisville
September 18, 2015. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
“Jefferson Airplane and the Meanings of Dissonance”

FOCUS Guest Lecture: Rachel Golden, University of Tennessee
October 9, 2015. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
“Calls to Arms and Heaven's Blessings: Listening to the Crusades in Occitanian Song”

Rey M. Longyear Lecture: Jan Swafford
October 23, 2015. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
"Composing the Eroica"

Symposium: Opera, Politics, and Parody in Nineteenth-Century France
Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 9:30 am - 6:00 pm; Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Sarah Hibberd (University of Nottingham): “Cherubini's Médée and the Politics of Vengeance”
Mark Everist (Southampton University): “Stage Music and Cultural Transfer in Europe, 1814-1870: France and her Friends”
Clair Rowden (Cardiff University): “Du grand au petit: Faust on Parisian stages in 1869”
Annegret Fauser (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill): “A Touch of Class: Aristocrats in the Second-Empire Opera House”
Organized by the University of Kentucky Opera Research Alliance.

Rey M. Longyear Lecture: Hendrik Schulze, University of North Texas
November 20, 2015. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
“Opera as a Material Object, or What Was Francesco Cavalli’s Idea of ‘Opera’?”

FOCUS Guest Lecture: bruce d. mcclung, University of Cincinnati
February 12, 2016. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
“From the Lower East Side to Catfish Row: ‘Strawberries!’ as Cultural Mediation in Porgy and
Bess and Street Scene”

MacAdam Lecture: Neil Lerner, Davidson College
February 26, 2016. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
“Hearing Death in Video Game Music’s Silent Era: The Example of Pac-Man

Rey M. Longyear Lecture: Pamela Potter, University of Wisconsin
March 4, 2016. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
“Germany’s Zero Hour: Music and Culture in War and its Aftermath”

Cloistered Women’s Voices: Symposium on Sound, Song and Lyric in Early Modern Convents
April 1, 2016, all day, with keynote speaker, Craig Monson (Washington University), at 3:45. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Visit the event listing for a complete schedule.
Organized by the U.K. Hispanic Studies Program.

MacAdam Lecture: Mark Clague, University of Michigan
April 8, 2016. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
“From Street Sheet to Sacred Hymn: 'The Star-Spangled Banner' and the Transformation of America”

Guest Lecture: Galeet Dardashti, New York University
Monday, April 18, 2016. 1:00 pm. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
“Sacred Music Hits the Israeli Pop Charts: Money, Music and Mizrahiyut (Ethnic Identity)”

Guest Lecture: Christoph Oliver Mayer, Technische Universität Dresden
April 22, 2016. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Lecture on the Eurovision Song Contest


GUEST SPEAKERS FOR THE 2014-2015 ACADEMIC YEAR

Keith B. MacAdam Lecture: Neely Bruce, Wesleyan University
December 5, 2014. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
“Revisiting Anthony Philip Heinrich, ‘the Beethoven of America, a.k.a.  the log-house composer of Kentucky’”

FOCUS Guest Lecture: Stephanie Schlagel, University of Cincinnati
February 6, 2015. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
“Josquin's Ghost at the Bavarian Ducal Court”

Rey M. Longyear Lecture: Caryl Clark, University of Toronto
March 27, 2015. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
“Composing Opera for Eszterh za and London: Haydn, Politics and Enlightenment”

Visiting Scholar: Thomas Turino, University of Illinois
April 3, 2015. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Discussion of his recent article, “Peircean Thought As Core Theory For A Phenomenological Ethnomusicology” (Ethnomusicology, 2014)

Rey M. Longyear Lecture: Carol Silverman, University of Oregon
April 17, 2015. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
“Global Gypsy: Balkan Romani Music, Appropriation, Representation”

Guest Lecture: Galeet Dardashti, Taub Center for Jewish Studies, New York University
May 1, 2015. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
“Persian Jewish Music”


GUEST SPEAKERS FOR THE 2013-2014 ACADEMIC YEAR

Rey M. Longyear Lecture: Michael Saffle, Virginia Tech University
October 4, 2013. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library.
“Interrupted Melodies: Liszt and the Song Yesterday and Today”

Rey M. Longyear Lecture: Gregory Barnett, Rice University
October 18, 2013. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library.:
“Renaissance Modes and the Delusions of Analytical Authenticity”

Guest Lecture: Jonathan Kregor, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
November 15, 2013. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library.

Guest Lecture: Stephen Wade
November 22, 2013. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library.
Stephen Wade, author of The Beautiful Music All Around Us, is an independent scholar and banjo performer.

Rey M. Longyear Lecture: Michelle Kisliuk, University of Virginia
February 28, 2014. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library.
“Interacting Bodies, Spaces and Voices Through BaAka Music and Dance from the Central African Rainforest”

Rey M. Longyear Lecture: Denise Von Glahn, The Florida State University
March 28, 2014. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library. 
“Music and Place: Experienced and Imagined”


Guest Speakers for the 2012-2013 Academic Year

Longyear Musicology Lecture: Leo Treitler, City University of New York (CUNY)
November 16, 2012. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library.
“Reflections on the Communication and Reception of Affect, Idea, and Narrative through Music.”

Longyear Musicology Lecture: Ray Allen, Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center
November 30, 2012. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library.
“The New Lost City Ramblers: Rethinking the Notion of Folk Revivalism.”

Guest Lecture: Douglas Shadle, University of Louisville
February 8, 2013. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library.
“19th-Century Concert Life in America”

Longyear Musicology Lecture: Tomie Hahn, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
February 15, 2013. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library.
“Sensual Orientations--connecting sound & movement.”

Longyear Musicology Lecture: Robert Kendrick, University of Chicago
April 12, 2013. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library.
“Seeing a Seventeenth-Century Motet.” Robert Kendrick is Professor of Musicology, University of Chicago.

Guest Lecture/Performance: Greg Reish, Roosevelt University
April 5, 2013. Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
“Old Time Guitar Styles”


Guest Speakers for the 2011-2012 Academic Year

Longyear Lecture: Dr. Theodore Levin
October 7, 2011 - Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
"Music and the Spirit World in Central Asia and Siberia."

Lecture: Dr. Diana Hallman, University of Kentucky School of Music
October 14, 2011 - Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Music, Arts & Culture in Paris Series: "Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette and the Théâtre-Lyrique: New Paths in French Opera."

'Romeo and Juliet' as Opera and Play: A Round Table
October 19, 2011 - Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Music, Arts & Culture in Paris Series: Tedrin Lindsay (UK Opera Theatre), moderator. Stephanie Sundine, Director; Richard Kagey, Set Designer/Artist-in-Residence; and members of UKOT’s production staff for 'Roméo et Juliette:' Andrew Kimbrough (Theatre), director, Tony Hardin (Theatre), set designer.

Lecture: Dr. Anna Bryski, University of Kentucky Dept. of Art
November 4, 2011 - Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Music, Arts & Culture in Paris Series: "Staging Modernity: the Paris Opera and French Modern Art."

Longyear Lecture: Greg Sandow
November 11, 2011 - Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
"The Critic's Role in the Rebirth of Classical Music."

Musicology Lecture: Professor Richard Underwood. University of Kentucky
December 2, 2011 - Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
"Murdered Girls."

Lecture: Dr. Jeremy Popkin, University of Kentucky Dept. of History
December 8, 2011 - Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Music, Arts & Culture in Paris Series: 'Revolution and Modernity in 19th-Century Paris.'

Musicology/Theory Lecture: Dr. Allen Cadwallader, Oberlin Conservatory
December 9, 2011 - Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
"Heinrich Schenker." A joint Music Theory/Composition Division and Musicology-Ethnomusicology Guest Lecturer.

Lecture: César Leal, University of Kentucky School of Music
January 20, 2012 - Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Music, Arts & Culture in Paris Series: "Re-centering the Arts and Re-defining Audiences: The Théatre des Champs-Élysées as Cultural Experience."

Lecture: Dr. Ben Arnold, University of Kentucky School of Music
February 3, 2012 - Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Music, Arts & Culture in Paris Series: "The French Liszt."

Lecture and Performance: "The Paris Conservatoire and the Prix de Rome"
February 17, 2012 - Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Music, Arts & Culture in Paris Series: Juan Pablo Carreño (Conservatoire graduate and recent winner of the Prix de Rome). Introduction by Dr. Diana Hallman.

A Concert of Prix de Rome Winners
Sunday, February 19, 2012, 7:30 PM - Singletary Center for the Arts - Recital Hall
Music, Arts & Culture in Paris Series: A performance of works by Carreño, Debussy-Lavandier, Debussy-Lévinas, and Hurel. Ensemble EnVaGe (César Leal, conductor), with Cynthia Lawrence, Scott Wright, Nancy Clauter; Joanne Filkins; Andrew Bliss, Yoonie Choi, and UK students.

Lecture: Dr. Rob Jensen, University of Kentucky Dept. of Art
February 24, 2012 - Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Music, Arts & Culture in Paris Series: "Why the School of Paris is Not French."

Lecture: Dr. Monica Visoná, University of Kentucky Dept. of Art
February 28, 2012, 7:30 PM - Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Music, Arts & Culture in Paris Series: "Displaying Africa in Paris: The Trocadero to the Quai Branly."

Longyear Lecture: Dr. Kay Norton, Arizona State University
March 2, 2012 - Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
"They Believed, Belonged, and Bloomed through American Sacred Song."

The French Mezzo-Soprano
March 22, 2012 - Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Featuring Jennifer Lane, with Ellen Graham, Jondra Harmon, John Greer, and Diana Hallman.

Longyear Lecture: Dr. Jann Pasler, University of California at San Diego
March 27, 2012 - Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Music, Arts & Culture in Paris Series: "The Dynamics of Identity in fin de siècle French Music."

Chinese Musical Instruments: Then and Now, a lecture and demonstration
March 30, 2012 - Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Dr. Kuo-Huang Han.


Guest Speakers for the 2010-2011 Academic Year

October 8, 2010
Guest Lecture: Lori Gooding, University of Kentucky
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Dr. Lori Gooding is the newly appointed Assistant Professor of Music Therapy at the University of Kentucky.

October 22, 2010
Longyear Lecture: Judith Tick, Northeastern University
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
"Life Lessons through Biography: My Teacher, Ruth Crawford Seeger." Dr. Judith Tick, Professor, Northeastern University.

November 19, 2010
Longyear Lecture: Anthony Seeger, University of California, Los Angeles
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
"Applying Ethnomusicology Outside the University: Opportunities and Challenges." Anthony Seeger is Professor of Ethnomusicology and Director of the Ethnomusicology Archive at the University of California, Los Angeles.

February 4, 2011
Symposium on Gershwin’s PORGY & BESS
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
The John Jacob Niles Center for American Music and the Musicology/Ethnomusicology Division in the School of Music present a symposium relating to the current production by UK Opera Theatre.Participants included:

  • Howard Pollack, University of Houston
  • Tedrin Blair Lindsay, University of Kentucky
  • Diana Hallman, University of Kentucky
  • Ron Pen, University of Kentucky
  • Everett McCorvey (UKOT director)
  • Angleique Clay (UKOT cast & UK faculty)
  • Andrew Smith (Kentucky State University)
  • Wilhelmina Fernandez-Smith
  • Shawn-Allyce White (Johnson C. Smith University)
  • Jonathan Green, Larry Hylton, Michael Preacely, Whit Whitaker (UKOT cast)

February 18, 2011
Guest Lecture: Anat Rubenstein, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Anat Rubenstein will speak on "The Modern Israeli Experience of Memory And Bereavement: October Sun by Mark Kopytman and Dear Son of Mine by Haim Permont as Case Studies." Rubenstein is a graduate student in Musicology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She will be delivering the paper this March in London, England, at the conference Art Musics of Israel: Identities, Ideologies, Influences, organized by the University of London and JMI-Jewish Music Institute.

March 4, 2011
Guest Lecture: Richard Domek and Philip Greasley, University of Kentucky
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Dr. Domek (U.K. School of Music, Division of Music Theory) will present "The Late Duke: Ellington and Strayhorn’s Anatomy of Murder Considered." Dr. Greasley (U.K. Department of English) will present "Irony, Comedy, and Ethical Ambiguity in Anatomy of a Murder."

March 22, 2011
Guest Lecture: Piergabriele Mancuso, Venice, Italy
Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
"Fiore d’eterno: The Music Tradition of the Jews of Sannicandro Garganico." Mancuso has degrees in music and a Ph.D. in Jewish Studies from University College London. He is a Lecturer for Boston University’s International Programs in Padua, Italy.

March 23, 2011
Informal Guest Lecture: Piergabriele Mancuso, Venice, Italy
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
"The Venetian minhag: Sacred Music of the Venetian Ghetto"

March 30, 2011
Informal Guest Lecture: Philip Bohlman, University of Chicago
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
"Postmodern Diaspora: Jewish Music beyond Israel." Philip Bohlman is Mary Werkman Distinguished Service Professor of Music and the Humanities in the College at the University of Chicago.

March 31, 2011
Guest Lecture and Performance: Philip Bohlman (University of Chicago) with Christine Wilkie Bohlman, piano
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
"Viktor Ullmann’s Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke," a melodrama for speaker and piano composed and performed in 1944 at Theresienstadt concentration camp.

April 1, 2011
Longyear Lecture: Philip Bohlman, University of Chicago
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
"Jewish noir –– Utopia and Dystopia in Jewish Film Music, before and after the Holocaust." Philip Bohlman is Mary Werkman Distinguished Service Professor of Music and the Humanities in the College at the University of Chicago.

April 15, 2011
Longyear Lecture: Richard Taruskin. University of California, Berkeley
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
"Did Someone Say Censorship?" Taruskin holds the endowed Professorship of Music of the Class of 1995 at Berkeley.


Guest Speakers for the 2009-2010 Academic Year

October 16, 2009
Longyear Lecture: Daniel Goldmark and Neil Lerner
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Daniel Goldmark of Case Western Reserve University will present: "Gruesome Misterioso: Conventions for Scary Music", followed by Neil Lerner of Davidson College on “Transformations of a Transformation Scene: Music in Film Versions of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.” There will be an associated screening of the 1931version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde on Saturday at 2:00PM. in the Niles Gallery.

November 6, 2009
Longyear Lecture: Alexander Silbiger, Duke University
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
"The Promises and Pitfalls of Online Scholarly Music Publishing." Alexander Silbiger is Professor Emeritus, Duke University, and editor, Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music.

February 5, 2010
Musicology Guest Lecture: Enrico Santí, University of Kentucky
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
"Confessions of a Melomaniac: Music from a Literary Approach." Enrico Santí is William T. Bryan Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Kentucky. This lecture is jointly sponsored by FOCUS (the Musicology and Ethnomusicology Graduate Students' Association) and HIGSA (the Hispanic Graduate Students' Association).

February 19, 2010
Longyear Lecture: Peter Burkholder, Indiana University
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
"Musical Borrowing, or Curious Coincidence?: Testing the Evidence." Peter Burkholder is Distinguished Professor of Music at Indiana University, and author of A History of Western Music.

February 26, 2010
Guest Lecture: Robert Fry, Vanderbilt University
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
"We Are the Blues: Individual and Communal Performances of the King Biscuit Tradition" Robert Fry is Senior Lecturer in Music History and Literature at the Blair School of Music of Vanderbilt University. This lecture is sponsored by FOCUS (the Musicology and Ethnomusicology Graduate Students' Association).

April 9, 2010
Longyear Lecture: Bonnie Wade, University of California, Berkeley
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
"The Performer-Composer in Traditional and Contemporary Japan." Bonnie Wade is Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of California, Berkeley, and a specialist in the music of India and Japan.

Guest Speakers for the 2008-2009 Academic Year

October 31, 2008
Robert Winter (UCLA)
Operas, Symphonies, Concertos: Mozart Piano Concertos in Context

December 05, 2008
Mary Ann Smart (University of California - Berkeley)
The music and culture of the Parisian salon c. 1835

March 06, 2009
Dale Cockrell (Vanderbilt University)
This is My Story, This is My Song

April 03, 2009
Francesco Izzo (University of Southhampton and University of Chicago)
Of Texts and Other Demons: An Opéra Comique Goes to Italy
Valeria Luca (Princeton University)
The Story of a Seventeenth-Century Libretto: Giovanni Filippo Apolloni’s Alcasta between Rome, Vienna and Venice

April 17, 2009
Jessie Ann Owens (University of California - Davis)
You Can Tell a Book by its Cover: Reflections on Format in Early Modern Music Treatises

Guest Speakers for the 2007-2008 Academic Year

Friday, October 19, 2007
Margaret Murata (University of California, Irvine)

Friday, January 25, 2008
Tom Riis (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Behind the Scenes with Frank Loesser:  The Business of Broadway in the Golden Age

Friday, February 8, 2008
Kyle Gann (Bard College)
Updating Burney: Charting Post-mainstream Music

Friday, March 28, 2008
Steven Huebner (McGill University)
Ravel's Politics

Guest Speakers for the 2006-2007 Academic Year

September 22, 2006
Dr. Diana Hallman (University of Kentucky) 
Nationalism, Franco-British Politics, and Halévy’s Charles VI (1843)

September 29, 2006
Chan E. Park (Ohio State University)
Korean Traditional Music Today: P’ansori. (Co-sponsored by the Korea Society and the U.K. Asia Center).

October 13, 2006
Ron Pen (Niles Center for American Music)
Song of the Rails

October 20, 2006
Rey M. Longyear Lecture: Jeffrey Kurtzman (Washington University, St. Louis)
Monteverdi as Dramatic Psychologist: The Psychic and Musical Disintegration of Orfeo.

November 17, 2006
K.H. Han (UK Visiting Professor of Ethnomusicology)
Morning of the World: The Life and Arts in Bali. 
Sponsored by the Asia Center and the School of Music Division of Musicology.

February 09, 2007
Dale Olsen (Florida State University)
Music and Shamanistic Healing among the Warao Indians of the Venezuelan Rainforest.

March 23, 2007
Terry Miller (Kent State University)
Ballroom Dance and the Development of Popular Music in Southeast Asia. Sponsored jointly by the Musicology Division and the Asia Center.

March 30, 2007
Deane Root (University of Pittsburgh)
Deane Root is director of the Stephen Foster Memorial in Pittsburgh. This is a complement to the Musicology Seminar in Spring 2007 on Stephen Foster.

April 27, 2007
Rey M. Longyear Lecture: Kay Kaufman Shelemay (Harvard University)
Becoming Significant Others: Thoughts on Collaboration Across Music Disciplines, in the Field, and in the Community.

Guest Speakers for the 2005-2006 Academic Year

September 30, 2005
Stephen M. Wrinn (University Press of Kentucky)

October 14, 2005
Rey M. Longyear Lecture: Wye J. (Wendy) Allanbrook (University of California - Berkeley)
Flux and Felicity: 'Classic' Instrumental Music Reconsidered.

November 18, 2005
Kathryn Lowerre (Michigan State University)
Stalking Fabulous Beasts: English Dramatick Opera and Musical Tragedies c. 1700.

January 27, 2006
Rey M. Longyear Lecture: William Prizer (University of California - Santa Barbara)
Cardinals and Courtesans: Secular Music in Rome, 1500-1520.

February 24, 2006
Rey M. Longyear Lecture: Thomas Brothers (Duke University)
Louis Armstrong's New Orleans.

March 24, 2006
Alan Thrasher (University of British Columbia)
The Organology of Chinese Musical Instruments.

March 31, 2006
Rey M. Longyear Lecture: Alan Jabbour (American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)
Dancing and Marching: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

April 21, 2006
Mark Pottinger (Manhattan College)
French Grand Opera and the Art of History.

Guest Speakers for the 2004-2005 Academic Year

October 15, 2004
Rey M. Longyear LectureM. Elizabeth C. Bartlet (Duke University)
Rossini’s Parisian Debut at the Opéra

November 9, 2004
Rey M. Longyear LectureJuan Pablo Gonzalez (Universidad Católica de Chile)
The Making of a Social History of Popular Music in Chile (1890-1950)

November 19, 2004
Rey M. Longyear LectureSheila Kay Adams (Mars Hill, North Carolina), 
Come Go Home with Me

February 25, 2005
Rey M. Longyear LecturePauline Oliveros (Deep Listening Foundation; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Lecture - Performance

March 4, 2005
Mike Seeger
Lecture/Performance

March 7, 2005
Anne Prescott (Indiana University), 
Japanese Koto and its Music

Guest Speakers for the 2003-2004 Academic Year

October 10, 2003
Rey M. Longyear LectureEllen Rosand (Yale University), 
The Author of Monteverdi’s Late Operas

October 31, 2003
Neil Lerner (Davidson College), 
The Horrors of the Left Hand: Music and Other Disabilities in The Beast with Five Fingers (1947)

November 21, 2003
Wendy Heller (Princeton University), 
Poppea’s Legacy: The Julio-Claudians on the Venetian Stage

February 13, 2004
Rey M. Longyear LectureSusan Cook (University of Wisconsin-Madison), 
Watch Your Step!: The Music, Movement and Mores of Ragtime Culture

April 2, 2004
Rey M. Longyear LectureTim Carter (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), 
Music and Meaning in Poppea: A New Approach

April 23, 2004
Rey M. Longyear LectureVivian Perlis (Yale University), 
Preserving the Voices of History: Ives and Copland

Guest Speakers for the 2002-2003 Academic Year

September 20, 2002
A Visit with New York Times Critic Anthony Tommasini

October 16, 2002
Jürgen Schebera 
Kurt Weill’s Concept of ‘Musical Theatre’ from Germany to the U.S.

November 15, 2002
Rey M. Longyear LectureRichard Crawford (University of Michigan): 
A Foggy Day: Problems in Gershwin Biography

December 6, 2002
Rey M. Longyear LectureMartin Marks (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): 
Classical Music in Films of the Forties: The Stuff that Dreams Are Made Of

January 24, 2003
Louise Stein (University of Michigan): 
Powerful Patrons, Seductive Songs: The Political Work of Opera in Two Worlds

April 9, 2003
Jeff Todd Titon (Brown University): 
Imagined  Musical Communities: Ole Bull Meets Old-Time Kentucky Fiddlers in 1868

April 11, 2003
Rey M. Longyear LectureRichard Crocker (University of California, Berkeley): 
Singing Chant

April 25, 2003
Rey M. Longyear LecturePhilip Gossett (University of Chicago): 
Mare or Monti: Two Summer Festivals