Music Theory


Music Theory Colloquium Series (2017-18)

All events are on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. in M 267 unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, August 30
Julian Hook (Indiana University), “Music as a Mathematician’s Playground”

Wednesday, September 6
Leah Frederick (Indiana University), “The Generic (Mod-7) Triad: Voice Leading and Transformations”

Wednesday, September 13
Kyle Adams (Indiana University), “Harmonic, Syntactic, and Motivic Parameters of Phrase in Hip-Hop”

Wednesday, September 27
Matthew Boyle (Indiana University), “Attending to Fragmented Serenade Topics”

Monday, October 9 (3.30 pm, M267)
John Covach (University of Rochester and Eastman School of Music), “Analyzing Texture in Rock Music: Stratification, Coordination, and Location”

Tuesday, October 10 (6.00 pm, Ford Hall)
John Covach (University of Rochester and Eastman School of Music), “On a Train At a Station: Sgt. Pepper and the Journey of Style”
(Five Friends Master Class Series Honoring Robert Samels)

Wednesday, October 18
Calvin Peck (Indiana University), “Rationalizing Hyperdissonance in a 12-Note Chord From 1794”

Wednesday, October 25
Nathan Lam (Indiana University), “Modal Spelled Pitch Classes”
Caleb Mutch (Indiana University), “The Triad in Dispute: Genre and Audience in the Writings of Johannes Lippius”

Wednesday, November 8
David Geary (Indiana University), “Creating and Analyzing Renaissance Canons Through Improvisation”

Wednesday, November 15
Lucy Liu (Indiana University), “Modular Discourse in the Scherzo of Brahms's Fourth Symphony”


Previous years

2016–17 Colloquium Events

2015–16 Colloquium Events

2014–15 Colloquium Events

2013–14 Colloquium Events

2012–13 Colloquium Events

2011–12 Colloquium Events

2010–11 Colloquium Events

2009–10 Colloquium Events

2008–09 Colloquium Events

2007–08 Colloquium Events