Music Theory


Cook Music Library

Music Theory Colloquium Series (2017-18)

All events are on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. in M 267 unless otherwise noted.
Spring 2018

Wednesday, January 24
Caleb Mutch (Indiana University), Workshop: “Analysis with Historical Ears I: The Renaissance”

Wednesday, February 7
Jessica Sommer (Indiana University), “Staging the Moments of Reveal in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro

Wednesday, February 14
Caleb Mutch (Indiana University), Workshop: “Analysis with Historical Ears II: The Baroque Period”

Wednesday, February 21
Devin Chaloux (Indiana University), “Tonal Structures in Victoria’s Vexilla regis (more hispano)
Supplemental materials: Vexilla regis (more hispano)regular, phone, tablet         
Listen here.
Stephen Gomez (Indiana University), “On the Musical Similarities and Differences Between Poetic Utterances in Jazz and Hip-Hop”

Wednesday, February 28
Stephen Komer (Indiana University), “An Examination of Mode in Josquin's Missa L'homme armé super voces musicales”   
Matthew Voglewede (Indiana University), “Melodic Repetition over Varied Harmony as a Means of Teaching Harmonic Awareness”

Wednesday, March 7
John Heilig (Indiana University), The Body of Your Dreams: Compound Melody in the Music of Jacob TV     

Tuesday, March 20 (6.00 pm, M242)
Ian Quinn (Yale University), A New Game of Tones, Part 1: What Music Theory Could Have Been
(Five Friends Master Class Series Honoring Robert Samels)

Wednesday, March 21
Ian Quinn (Yale University), “A New Game of Tones, Part 2: Scenes from a Secret History of Mode”

Wednesday, March 28
Caleb Mutch (Indiana University), Workshop: “Analysis with Historical Ears III: The Classical Period”

Wednesday, April 4
Aaron Sunstein (Indiana University), Temporal Variation in Frescobaldi's Fantasia seconda sopra un soggietto solo

Fall 2017

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