Past Colloquium Talks
Musicology Department Colloquium Series
Fridays, 12:30-1:30 PM, M267
30 August: Special presentation: Giovanni Zanovello et al., "The Ostiglia Project, Year 2"
6 September: Phil Ford, "Dig"
13 September: Michael Long, "Hearing Josquin Hearing Busnoys"
20 September: Judah Cohen, "Berlin Stories: A Tale of Four Musicals"
27 September: Derek Stauff, "Psalm 83, Confessional Strife, and the Leipzig Convention of 1631"
4 October: Lynn Hooker, "Educating Gypsy Musicians: The Rajkó Ensemble in State Socialist Hungary"
11 October: Professional development event "Dissertating"
18 October: Fall Break
25 October: Tomas McAuley, "Roll Over, Wackenroder: Friedrich Schlegel¹s Place in Musical Thought c. 1800"
1 November: Nik Taylor, "Performance History of Georg Philipp Telemann¹s Musicalisches Lob Gottes (Nuremberg, 1744)"
8 November: No colloquium (AMS Pittsburgh)
15 November: No colloquium (SEM Indianapolis)
22 November: Special presentation: Giuliano Di Bacco et al., "New Initiatives at the Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature"
29 November: Thanksgiving break
6 December: Paul Killinger, "Sonic Self-Marginalization in Top-40 Country Music"
11 January: Daniel R. Melamed, "J. S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio and the Jews"
- 25 January: Dana Barron, "Johannes Lupi and the English Masses in Trent 87 and 92"
- 1 February: Michael Long, "Kenneth Anger and the Fabric of Film Music"
- 8 February: Halina Goldberg, “Nationalizing the Kujawiak and Constructions of Nostalgia in Chopin’s Mazurkas”
- 15 February: Professional Development Series: "Tweeting Musicology:"
- 22 February: Lisa Vest, "The Polish Composers’ Union as Arbiter between Individual Authorship and Collective Style"
- 1 March: Carolyn McClimon, "The 19th-Century Reception of J. S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio"
- 8 March: Dan Bishop, "The Sounding Spaces of Nostalgia in The Last Picture Show and American Graffiti"
- 22 March: Giovanni Zanovello, "Plainchant and the Liturgical Identity of the Servants of Mary"
- 29 March: Peter Burkholder, “Style Contrast as a Formal and Expressive Device in Early Music”
- 12 April: Kristina Muxfeldt, "Schubert's Freedom of Song, if not Speech"
- 19 April: Kerry O'Brien, "Steve Reich and Technology in the 1970s"
- 26 April: Virginia Whealton, "Franz Liszt: The Virtuoso Musician as Travel Writer"
24 August: Special presentation: The Ostiglia Project
31 August: [CHMTL Conference]
- 7 September: Phil Ford, "Mailer's Sound"
- 14 September: Alison Mero, "John Hullah and Charles Dickens's 'Decidedly English' Opera"
- 21 September: Profesional Development Series: Research Travel
- 28 September: Timothy Freeze, "Mahler's Untimely Romanticism: On the Musical Contexts for Mahler's Wunderhom Style"
- 5 October: Ayana Smith, "Images and Imagination in Lully's Tragédies en musique"
- 19 October: Judah Cohen, "Imagine This: Musical Theater, Narrative Confluence, and the Problems of Representation"
- 26 October: Professional development series: Surviving Musicology Conferences
- 16 November: Lynn Hooker, "Sándor Lakatos, Gypsy Musicianship, and the Modern 'Folk Orchestra' in Stalinist Hungary"
- 30 Novemberl: Amanda Sewell, "Copyright and Its Effect on the Musical Style of Sample-Based Hip-Hop"
13 January: Prof. J. Peter Burkholder,“Stylistic Heterogeneity and Topics in the Music of Charles Ives”
3 February: Prof. Daniel R. Melamed, "Multi-Day Passions and J. S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio BWV 248"
- 10 February: Professional development: Proposing a conference paper
- 17 February: Prof. Robert Green, "Charles de Janon and the Guitar Music of 19th-Century America"
- 24 February: Professional development: Applying for fellowships and research grants
- 2 March: Derek Stauff, "Polemical Broadsheets and Lutheran Music in Saxony during the Thirty Years’ War"
- 9 March: Prof. Judah Cohen, "Zimrath Yah: A New Source for Understanding Jews and Music in the Late 19th Century"
- 23 March: Laura Dallman, "Leonard Bernstein and Orchestral Space"
- 30 March: Giuliano Di Bacco, "A Motet in Honor of Thomas Becket and Other Unknown Music in the Fragments Paris 22069"
- 6 April: Kerry O'Brien, "Early Minimalism and the Multimedia Magazine"
- 13 April: Christine Kyprianides,"Music in the Charles Dickens Periodicals"
- 20 April: Sherri Bishop, "Arcadelt's Primo libro: A Case Study in 16th-Century Attribution Practices"
- 27 April: Prof. Giovanni Zanovello, "Dear Brother Antonio: Preparing a Visit to the Annunziata Archive"
September 9: Prof. Massimo Ossi, "Monteverdi's Madrigali Guerrieri et Amorosi (1638): An Overview"
September 16: Prof. Matthew Balensuela,"Conflicting Strategies of Management and Memory at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in the Early 1930s"
September 30: Prof. Timothy Freeze, "Becoming Klezmer: Stylistic Reference in the Funeral March of Mahler's First Symphony"
- October 7: Prof. Phil Ford, "Lounging"
October 14: Prof. Alison Altstatt, "Recovering a Lost Office for St. Blaise: An Investigation of Tenth-Century Compositional Process"
October 28: Prof. Ayana Smith, "Deceiving the Eye and Pleasing the Ear, Part 2: Alessandro Scarlatti's La Statira"
November 4: Visitor, details to be announced
November 11: AMS San Francisco
- November 18: Visitor, details to be announced
- November 25: Thanksgiving Break
December 2: Amanda Sewell, "Leda and the Swan and Arcadelt’s Il bianco e dolce cigno"
- February 4: Prof. Halina Goldberg, "Chopin's Albumblätter: Conventions, Contexts and Texts"
- March 4: Prof. Giovanni Zanovello, "'Countenance Italienne' and Liturgy in Heinrich Isaac's Missa Misericordias domini"
- March 11: Jir Shin Boey, "Self-Reflexivity and the Decivilizing Process in the Keyboard Variations of J.P. Sweelinck"
- March 25: Professional Development Series: Getting Control of Dissertation Data
April 1: Jonathan Yaeger, "The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and gesamtdeutsche New Music"
April 8: Rika Asai, "Music in Radio Drama: Death Valley Days and Dr. Christian"
April 15: Dan Bishop, "Sounding History in Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde"
April 22: Amanda Sewell, "On 'Sampling' as Term and Concept in Popular Music"
- April 29: Prof. Massimo Ossi, "Sense and Sexuality in Early Modern Music"
- September 10 Paul Killinger, "Cover Songs as Autobiography, Credentials, Commodity, and Play in Country Music
- September 24 Prof. Phil Ford, "John Benson Brooks: The View from Way Out"
- October 1 Mollie Ables, "Structure and Context of the Musica Spirituale (1586)"
- October 8 Prof. Judah Cohen, "Anne Frank, Copyright, and the Politics of musical Adaptation"
- October 15 Prof. Ayana Smith, "Deceiving the Eye and Pleasing the Ear in 17th-Century Rome"
- October 22 Lisa Vest, "Educating Audiences, Educating Composers: The Polish Composers’ Union and Upowszechnienie"
- November 5 [AMS Indianapolis]
- November 12 Prof. Kristina Muxfeldt, "Happy and Sad: Robert Schumann's Art of Ambiguity"
- November 19 Prof. Daniel R. Melamed, "J. S. Bach, J. G. Walther and the Music of Palestrina"
- December 3 Prof. J. Peter Burkholder, “Toward a Typology of Musical Borrowing"
- 15 January: Jonathan Shull, "Music Theory and Ethics in Book III of Kepler's Harmonices mundi libri V"
- 22 January: Kerry O'Brien, "Early Steve Reich and Techno-Utopianism"
- 29 January: Prof. Ayana Smith, “Catharsis and Character in Handel’s Rodrigo (1707)"
- 5 February: Prof. Phil Ford, "Ellington the Entertainer"
- 19 February: Christine Kyprianides, "Dance, Music, and Magic in Late Valois France"
- 26 February: Prof. Giovanni Zanovello, "High Learning and Frottola in a 1496 Paduan Manuscript"
- 12 March: Alisa White, "Modern Tradition: Blue Note's Image and the Blues"
- 26 March: Elizabeth Elmi, "Music in the Commedia dell'Arte and Monteverdi's Venetian Operas"
- 2 April: Thomas J. Mathiesen, "Skindapsos, Pandoura, and Trichordon: Hellenistic Lutes?"
- 9 April: Sherri Bishop, "The Evolution of the Printed Madrigal Book, 1538-80" and Alison Mero, "Musical Diversity in Victorian English Opera"
- 16 April: Molly Ryan,“Heinrich Isaac’s Motets and the Manuscript Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, II.I.232”
- 23 April: Prof. Daniel R. Melamed, "Madama Brillante and Le nozze di Figaro"
- 18 September: Halina Goldberg, "Authorship, Originality, and Intertextuality in Liszt's Six polonais de Fr. Chopin"
- 5 September: Mollie Ables, "Wild Side: Self-Styling and the Aesthetics of Metal in the Music Videos of Mötley Crüe"
- October: Lewis Rowell, "Musicology in India: Traditions, Methods, and Problems"
- October: Laura Weber, "The Fate of Musica mundana within the Aristotelian Revolution of 13th-Century Paris"
- 6 October: Marysol Quevedo, "Cuban Cold War Cultural Exchanges: Negotiating Local Identity within an International Context
- November: Lynn Hooker, "Bartók's 'Nature Music,' Ecomusicology, and the Hungarian Tradition"
- December: J. Peter Burkholder, “Borrowing, Reminiscence, or Coincidence?: Testing the Evidence"
- 16 January: Amanda Sewell, "Toward a Theoretical Perspective of Nerdcore Hip-Hop"
- 23 January: Laura Weber, "Gender Reversal in Handel's Alcina"
- 6 February: Giovanni Zanovello, "Gift Transactions and the Circulation of Music in Late 15th-Century Florence"
- 6 March: Halina Goldberg, "The Jewish Self/The Jewish Other: Performing Identity in the 'Majufes'"
- 13 March: Katherine Baber, "The Jazz Trope, Identity, and Community in Leonard Bernstein's Symphony No. 2"
- 27 March: Milner Fuller, "Chorus or Soli: Performing Beethoven's Sanctus"
- 3 April: Derek Stauff, "The Thomaskirche East Gallery Organ and the St. Matthew Passion"
- 17 April: Katherine Axtell, "Redemption on the Mississippi? Der fliegende Holländer and Show Boat"
- 24 April: Gabriel Harkov, "A Narratological Approach to the Music of Platoon's Summary Ending"
- 1 May: Dan Bishop, "Silent Film Music and the Aesthetics of Humor"
- 12 September: Phil Ford, "What Is the Sound of Revolution? The Auditory Imagination of the American Radical Left"
- 9 September: Jonathan Yaeger: "Back in the Day: Historicism in Recent Black American Popular Music"
- 6 September: Kunio Hara, "The Structure of Nostalgia in Puccini's Operas"
- October: Luiz Lopes, "Performing Villa-Lobos Abroad: The Dissemination and Reception of His Music in the United States (1923-59)"
- 0 October: Robert Green, "Aristophanes, Rameau, and Platée"
- 7 October: Professional Development Series: Musicology in the Age of Facebook
- 4 October: Daniel R. Melamed, "Johann Sebastian Bach and Barthold Heinrich Brockes"
- 1 October: Professional Development Series: Proposing and Delivering Conference Papers
- 4 November: Kristen Strandberg, "'Une véritable consécration': Revisiting the Question of Chopin's Influence on Gottschalk"
- 1 November: Massimo Ossi, "Looking for Precedents for Vivaldi's Le Quattro stagioni"
- December: Judah Cohen, "The Bass Jew: Shylock on the Opera Stage"
- 2 December: Kristina Muxfeldt, ""Franz Schubert and the Culture of Viennese Censorship: Alfonso und Estrella"
- 11 January: Halina Goldberg, "Chopin's Late Fantasia Pieces within the Context of Nineteenth-Century Fantasia Genres"
- 18 January: Hans Tischler, "A Report on the Earliest Polyphonic Art Music"
- 1 February: J. Peter Burkholder, "Music of the Americas and Historical Narratives"
- 29 February: Thomas J. Mathiesen, "'Perfuming the Air': The Heyday of the Theatre Organ, 1918-1930"
- 4 April: Alison Mero, "Quinario and the Buffa Character in the Libretti of Lorenzo Da Ponte"
- 11 April: Randy Goldberg, "Clerics vs. Cavaliers: Early Investigations into the Zarlino-Galilei Controversy"
- 18 April: Nik Taylor, "A Meditation on Peter's Denial in J. S. Bach's Passions"
- 7 September: Robert Green, "Schubert and the Hurdy-Gurdy: 'Der Leiermann' as a Love Duet"
- 21 September: Ayana Smith: "Image as 'Truth' in Alessandro Guidi's L'Endimione and Gianvincenzo Gravina's Discorso (Arcadia, 1691)"
- 5 October: Ann Shaffer: "Composing the North: Environmental Themes in the Works of John Luther Adams and R. Murray Schaefer"
- 19 October: Phil Ford, "The Holmes Acetates: Hearing and History"
- 16 November: Massimo Ossi, "The Bard, the Warrior, the Lover, and Their Women in Monteverdi's Madrigali Guerrieri et Amorosi"
- 7 December: Sherri Winks, "Marketing and the Madrigal: A Typology for Venetian Madrigal Collections, 1530-1560"
- 12 January: Daniel R. Melamed, "Pulling Loose Threads in 'Nun ist der Herr zu Ruh gebracht' BWV 244/67"
- 19 January: Todd Decker (University of California at Los Angeles), "'You play and I'll dance.' 'No, you dance and I'll play.': Fred Astaire's Solos (1933-1968)"
- 26 January: Larry Hamberlin (Middlebury College), "Poor Butterfly: From Puccini Opera to Jazz Standard"
- 2 February: Jane Fulcher, "Romanticism, Technology, and the Masses: Arthur Honegger and the Allure of French Fascism"
- 9 February: Kristen Strandberg, "Understanding 9/11 Memorial Concert Programs through Reception History"
- 16 February: Phil Ford (University of Texas at Austin), "Jazz Exotica and the Naked City"
- 23 February: Professional Development Series: "The Student-Centered Classroom and Active Learning"
- 2 March: Lisa Vest, "Issues of Gender, Voice, and Politics in K. Penderecki's Opera The Devils of Loudon (1968)"
- 23 March: Malcolm Brown, "A Centennial Perspective on Shostakovich"
- 30 March: Katherine Baber, "Jazz as Trope in the Music of Leonard Bernstein"
- 6 April: Kunio Hara, "Puccini's use of Rudolf Dittrich's Nippon Gakufu in Madama Butterfly"
- 13 April: Massimo Ossi, "Venus in the House of Mars: Martial Imagery in Monteverdi's Madrigali Guerrieri et Amorosi (1638)"
- 20 April: Brent Reidy, "Our Memory of What Happened Is Not What Happened: Cage and the Power of Myth"
- 27 April: Sheryl Zukowski, "Fantasy of Modernism: Mahler's Conflicted Hermeneutics and Contemporary Musical Understanding"
- 8 September: Thomas J. Mathiesen, "Music, Aesthetics, and Cosmology in Early Neo-Platonism"
- 29 September: Halina Goldberg: "Phrase Structure of Chopin's Early Works in Light of Józef Elsner's Instruction"
- 6 October: Professional Development Series 1: "Tools for Teaching: The Freshman Learning Project"
- 20 October: Christine Kyprianides, "The Emasculated Violoncellist: A Victorian Gender Stereotype?"
- 27 October: Matthew Nisbet, "The Tabley House Lute Book"
- 1 December: Rika Asai, "Music to Foster Goodwill: Consolidated Edison and Echoes of New York"
- 8 December: Alisa White, "'We insist! Freedom now': Max Roach's Transatlantic Civil Rights Imperative"
- 13 January: Robert Green, "Recent Research Concerning the Hurdy-Gurdy in Eighteenth-Century France"
- 20 January: Dale Chapman (Bates College): "Twilight at Birdland: Tin Pan Alley and Cultural Politics in John Coltrane's 'I Want to Talk about You'"
- 27 January: John Howland (Rutgers University): "'Jazz' with Strings: Between Jazz and the Great American Songbook"
- 3 February: Kristina Muxfeldt, "The Fairy Tale and the Censor: Schubert's Der Graf von Gleichen (an Opera for Posterity)"
- 10 February: Annie Randall (Bucknell University): "Transatlantic Dialogues: US Pop in Europe ca. 1965"
- 24 February: Jonathan Yaeger, "Music, Science, and Philosophy in al-Farabi's Great Book of Music"
- 3 March: Jane Fulcher, "From Hybrid to Metamorphosis: Poulenc's Path to Symbolic Resistance and Musical Counter-Discourse during Vichy"
- 24 March: Travis Yeager, "The Earliest Known Liturgy of St. Emmeram at Regensburg: New Evidence from the Lilly Library N.B.: TheMarch colloquium will be held in the Lincoln Room, Lilly Library
- 7 April: J. Peter Burkholder, "Richard Strauss and the Survival of Tonality"
- 14 April: Ayana Smith, "Queen Christina, Aesthetics, and Italian buon gusto: L'Endimione and Arcadian Reform"
- 21 April: Phillip Kurasz, "On the Transmigration of Ives: Understanding Adams through Ives"
- 9 September: Lynn Hooker, "Hungarian Music or Gypsy Music? An Old Question Revisited"
- 23 September: Jeffrey Magee, "Irving Berlin, Jazz, and Broadway in the 1920s"
- 30 September: Professional Development Series 1: "Career Opportunities for Musicologists"
- 7 October: Daniel R. Melamed, "The Evolution of 'Und wenn die Welt voll Teufel wär' BWV 80/5"
- 21 October: Thomas J. Mathiesen, "Reconstructing the Greek Aulos"
- 11 November: Katherine Baber, "Deliberation, Pragmatism, and Democracy in the Music of Charles Ives"
- 2 December: Professional Development Series 2: Topic to be announced
- 9 December: Alisa White, "From Running the Changes to Motivic Manipulation: The Evolution of Lee Morgan's Improvisational Style"
- 21 January: Robert Green, "Rameau's Platée as Operatic Satire"
- 4 February: Halina Goldberg, "The Dancing Jew: Assimilation, National Identity, and the majufes"
- 18 February: Francesco Izzo (New York University), "Verdi, the Virgin, and the Censors: The Cult of Mary in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Italy"
- 25 February: Sheryl Zukowski, "Discipline of the Ear: Mahler's Operatic Direction and the fin-de-siècle Debate about Hearing and Communication"
- 4 March: Jeffrey Magee, "Miles Davis and the Blues"
- 11 March: Kristina Muxfeldt (Yale University), "Music Recollected in Tranquillity: Postures of Memory in Beethoven"
- 8 April: Hans Tischler, "A Neglected Trouvère Manuscript from Vienna"
- 15 April: Christopher Holmes, "Conventional Genres and Their Alloys: Benjamin Britten's Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, op. 68"
- 10 September: Thomas J. Mathiesen, "Ars critica and Fata libellorum The Significance of Codicology to Text Critical Theory"
- 17 September: Bethany Kissell, "Bernstein's Personal Statement: Jewish and American Identity in the Jeremiah Symphony"
- 24 September: Daniel R. Melamed, "Did J. S. Bach Perform the St. Luke Passion BWV 246?"
- 1 October: Professional Development Series, Topic to be announced
- 8 October: Joanna Biermann, "How to Compose a Nazi Opera: Werner Egk's Zaubergeige and Peer Gynt"
- 22 October: Lynn Hooker, "Festivalization and the Carnivalesque in Hungarian Folk Music and Dance Camps"
- 29 October: Jane Fulcher, "French Identity in Flux: Vichy's Collaboration and Antigone's Operatic Triumph"
- 5 November: Professional Development Series, Topic to be announced
- 19 November: Massimo Ossi, "Petrarchian Themes in Monteverdi's Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi."
- 3 December: Alison Trego, "The Story of Music's Discovery"
- 10 December: Ayana Smith, "The Mock Heroics of L'Anagilda (Girolamo Gigli and Antonio Caldara, Rome 1711)"
- 23 January: Thomas J. Mathiesen, "Greeks Bearing Gifts: Byzantine Scribes and Scholars in the History of Music Theory"
- 30 January: Professional Development Series, "Proposing and Delivering Conference Papers"
- 6 February: Jeffrey Magee, "'Playing in the Mud': Fletcher Henderson's Band on the Cusp of the Swing Era"
- 20 February: Massimo Ossi, "Monteverdi and Petrarch"
- 27 February: Professional Development Series, "Preparing and Submitting Journal Articles"
- 5 March: Halina Goldberg, "Chopin and the Stammbuch Tradition: Conventions and Contexts"
- 26 March: Don Fader, "Philippe II d'Orléans's Italian Ensemble, Its Repertory and Influence on French Compositional Style, 1700-1709"
- 2 April: Professional Development Series, "Writings CVs, Cover Letters, and Applications for Jobs and Grants"
- 9 April: Hans Tischler, "Rhythmic Variation and Other Elements of Style in Polyphonic Conductus"
- 23 April: Professional Development Series, "Taking Research from Idea to Publication"
- 30 April: Lynn Hooker, "Modernism in the Periphery: The New Hungarian Music Society of 1911-1912"
- 5 September: J. Peter Burkholder, "Rewriting a History of Western Music"
- 19 September: Robert Green, "Recent Research on the Air in Late Seventeenth-Century France"
3 October: Daniel R. Melamed, "The Double Chorus in J. S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion BWV 244"
17 October: Joanna Biermann, "Cyclical Ordering in Beethoven's Gellert-Lieder op. 48"
31 October: Jonathan Shull, "di estro, e di fantasia: Early Classic Concinnity in the Compositional Technique of Domenico Fischietti"
December 5: Ayana Smith, "Blues, Criticism, and the Signifying Trickster"
- 24 January: A. Peter Brown, "The Reception of Haydn's Keyboard Music"
- 7 February: Halina Goldberg, "Belonging through Music: 19th-Century Jewish Participation in the Construction of Polish National Identity"
- 21 February: Sam Cox, "'A Faltering Step in a Basically Right Direction': Richard Rodgers and All Points West"
- 7 March: Jeffrey Magee, "'Great Country'? Understanding Irving Berlin's America"
- 28 March: Thomas J. Mathiesen, "Byzantine Scholarship and Ptolemy's Harmonics"
- 11 April: Sara Beutter, "Aaron Copland and the Struggle to Maintain Intellectual Integrity"
- 25 April: Don Fader, "Rules and agréments: Propriety and Rhetoric in 17th-Century French Compositional Theory and Practice"
- 20 September: Jane Fulcher, "The Politics of Transcendence: Ideology in the Music of Messiaen in the Thirties"
- 4 October: J. Peter Burkholder, "A Simple, Comprehensive Model for Musical Meaning"
- 18 October: Daniel R. Melamed, "Hamburg Passion Music, 1675-1721"
- 22 November: Massimo Ossi, "Upside Down in Vivaldi's Musical World"
- 6 December: Peter Schimpf, "Henry Cowell's Ongaku and a Transethnic Basis for the Tone Cluster"
- 11 January: Judy Barger, "'Ladies Not Eligible'? Female Church Organists in 19th-Century England"
- 25 January: David Cannata (Temple University), "Mephisto Incognito!"
- 1 February: Jeffrey Magee, "Music, Drama, and Race in Show Boat"
- 8 February: Don Fader, "Philippe d'Orléans and the Origins of the cantate françoise"
- 22 February: J. Peter Burkholder, "The Organist in Ives"
- 1 March: Luiz Lopes, "Villa-Lobos's Uirapuru and the Transformations of an Enchanted Little Bird"
- 8 March: Dexter Edge (University of Memphis)
- 22 March: Special Presentation on the Challis Biography Project
- 29 March: Hans Tischler, "The Performance of Two-Part Conductus: A Proposal"
- 5 April: A. Peter Brown, "The Reception of Sibelius's Symphonic Works"
- 12 April: Daniel R. Melamed, "Counterpoint (of all things) in Mozart's Abduction"
- 19 April: Massimo Ossi, "Monteverdi, Marenzio, and Battista Guarini's 'Cruda Amarilli'"
- 14 September: Rika Asai, "Hearing the Woman in the Dunes"
- 28 September: Peter Schimpf, "The Role of Folk and Vernacular Music in the Music of the Second Viennese School"
- 12 October: Jane Fulcher, "Symbolic Domination and Contestation in French Music: Shifting the Paradigm from Adorno to Bourdieu"
- 26 October: Jennifer King, "Dueling Madrigals: Monte, Monteverdi, and the Process of Dialogue"
- 9 November: Bathia Churgin (Bar-Ilan University), "Old Ideas Recycled: Aspects of Beethoven's String Quartet, op. 132"
- 7 December: Gayle Sherwood, "Charles Ives and 'Our National Malady'"
- January 19: A. Peter Brown, "Contexts for Mozart's 'Jupiter' Symphony
- February 2: Jeffrey Magee, "'King Porter Stomp,' the Birth of Swing, and Jazz Historiography"
- February 16: Hans Tischler, "The Earliest Extant Italian Music: The Cortona Laudario"
- March 2: Don Fader, "Aristocratic Politesse and the Reception of Italian Music in Seventeenth-Century France"
- March 23: J. Peter Burkholder, "Questions of Value: Toward a Unified Field Theory for Musical Scholarship"
- April 6: Felicia Miyakawa, "Jazz at Night and the Classics in the Morning: Negotiating Tensions between Musical Traditions in African-American Short Stories"
- April 20: Thomas J. Mathiesen, "The Musical Ambience of the Silent Film in the 1920s"
- 8 September: Susan Greene, "'I want you all to hold me up!': Correspondences between Baptist Sermons and Muddy Waters's Early Recordings"
- 22 September: Jane Fulcher, "Speaking the Truth to Power: The Dialogic Element in Debussy's Wartime Compositions"
- 6 October: Luiz Fernando Lopes, "A Theory of Style Periods for the Works of Heitor Villa-Lobos"
- 20 October: Daniel R. Melamed, "The Distribution of Character Roles in J. S. Bach's Passion Repertory"
- 10 November: Malcolm Hamrick Brown, "Shostakovich Reconsidered Yet Again"
- 17 November: Massimo Ossi, "'Excuse me, but your teeth are in my neck'--Monteverdi's 'Eccomi pronta ai baci,' and the Kiss in Renaissance Poetry"
- 1 December: Margarita Mazo (The Ohio State University): Shostakovich: The First American Festival, Recollections of the Widow, and Issues of National Identity