Music Theory Department Colloquium Series
All events on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. in M 267 unless noted otherwise
Upcoming Events for 2013–14 will be posted soon.
Past Events: 2012–13
5 September: Lewis Rowell (Prof. Emeritus), "Musical Openings in the Early Twentieth Century, Part 1: Stravinsky, Hindemith, and Bartok"
19 September: Lewis Rowell (Prof. Emeritus): "Musical Openings in the Early Twentieth Century, Part 2: Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern"
26 September: Nicole DiPaolo, public lecture: “Unorthodox Modal Treatment in the Early Keyboard Works of Giovanni Gabrieli”; and Jeff Vollmer, public lecture: "Modes of Reflection in Debussy's 'Reflets dans l'eau'"
3 October: Michael McClimon, public lecture: "Jazz Harmony, Transformations, and ii–V Space"
10 October: Prof. Roman Ivanovitch, "Moments of Crisis in Mozart's Music"
17 October: Prof. Mariusz Kozak, "Toward Understanding Musical Understanding"
24 October: SMT preview: Steve Grazzini, "Hearing Improvisation in the French Baroque Harpsichord Prelude"; Prof. Frank Samarotto, "The Trope of Expectancy/Infinity in the Music of the Beatles and Others"
7 November: Prof. Mark Yeary, "The Chord as Musical Object"
14 November: Paul Sherrill, (public lecture), "Binary form as moral philosophy in the da capo aria"
28 November: Professional development session: the job application and interview process, with discussion and mock interview. Jay Hook, presentation. Steve Grazzini, interviewee.
5 December: Prof. Joseph Straus (CUNY Graduate Center)"Stravinsky's Aesthetics of Disability"
13 February: Ruthie Chase (Indiana University), “Toward a Theory of Noise in Mahler’s Sixth Symphony”; Devin Chaloux (Indiana University), “Chromaticism and Commixture as a Vehicle for Text Painting in Tomás Luis de Victoria’s Lamentations 4–6”
6 March: Calvin Peck (Indiana University), “Ligeti, Foucault, and Derrida: An Approach to Hierarchical Pitch Structure in Ligeti’s Etude No. 6, Automne à Varsovie”; Katrina Roush (Indiana University), “Discontinuity as Structural Tool: Romantic Narrative Techniques in the Works of Robert Schumann.”
20 March (3:30 p.m., Ford-Crawford Hall): Janet Schmalfeldt (Tufts University), “Brahms, Again the ‘Master of Allusion,’ with his Godson in Mind”
22 March (Friday, 4:30 p.m., Sweeney Hall): Janet Schmalfeldt (Tufts University), “On Becoming a Performer of Robert Schumann’s Die Davidsbündlertänze”
27 March: Matthew Boyle (Indiana University), “Textual Rotations and the Two-Tempo Rondò”
3 April: Peter Schubert (McGill University), “Structural Functions of Counterpoint”
4 April (Thursday, 5:00 p.m., Sweeney Hall): Peter Schubert (McGill University), “Performing Renaissance Choral Music: Ethereal Purity or Sweaty Expression?”
17 April: Marianne Kielian-Gilbert (Professor of Music Theory, Indiana University), Gretchen Horlacher (Associate Professor of Music Theory, Indiana University), and Michael Vernon (Professor of Ballet, Indiana University), "Le Sacre at 100"