Music Theory


Music Theory Colloquium Series (2018-19)

All events are on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. in M 267 unless otherwise noted.
Spring 2019

Wednesday, January 16 
Professional Development Session: Finding and Applying for Grants (led by the IU GradGrants Center)

Wednesday, February 6 [rescheduled from Jan. 30] 
Kyle Adams (Indiana University), “Unstable Form in Post-Millenial Pop”

Wednesday, February 20 
Nancy Yunhwa Rao (Rutgers University), “Materiality of Sonic Imagery: Perspectives on Contemporary Chinese Music”
(Five Friends Master Class Series Honoring Robert Samels)

Thursday, February 21 (6.00 pm, M242)
Nancy Yunhwa Rao (Rutgers University), “Chinese American Subjectivity in the History of American Music: Chinatown Opera Theater”
(Five Friends Master Class Series Honoring Robert Samels)

Wednesday, March 20 
John Heilig (Indiana University), “Interpreting Harmony through Gesture in the Chromatic Music of Anton Webern”

Wednesday, March 27 
Andy Mead (Indiana University), “Liking Bruckner: More Questions than Answers”

Tuesday, April 2 (5.00 pm, Ford-Crawford Hall)
W. Dean Sutcliffe (University of Auckland), “How Haydn Clinches Closure”
(Five Friends Master Class Series Honoring Robert Samels)

Wednesday, April 3
W. Dean Sutcliffe (University of Auckland), “‘The Transformation of the Trivial into the Significant’: Renewal in Later Eighteenth-Century Music”
(Five Friends Master Class Series Honoring Robert Samels)

Wednesday, April 10
Marianne Kielian-Gilbert (Indiana University), “Modes of Emergence in Performance: Two Works by Composer Gabriela Ortiz” (wth a performance by Alejandra Villareal Martínez, voice, and Marisa Votapek, violin)

Wednesday, April 17 
Emily Lamb Truell (Indiana University), “The Rise of Comprehensive Muscianship in American Music Theory Pedagogy”

Wednesday, April 24 
Leah Frederick (Indiana University), “Melodic Lines, Moveable Counterpoint, and Geometric Transformations”


Fall 2018

Wednesday, September 19 
Caleb Mutch (Indiana University), “The Printing Press as an Agent of Music-Theoretical Change”

Wednesday, October 3 
Leah Frederick (Indiana University), “Diatonic Voice-Leading Transformations”

Wednesday, October 17 
Professional Development Session: Negotiating Conferences: Applying, Presenting, Networking

Wednesday, October 24
Nathan Lam (Indiana University), “Relative Diatonic Modality in English Pastoral Music: A Dorian-Mode Case Study”

Wednesday, November 14
Calvin Peck (Indiana University), “‘Lenharmonique and Populist Signification in Revolutionary France

Wednesday, November 28
Jinny Park (Indiana University), “Rhyming Techniques in Korean Hip-Hop”

Wednesday, December 5
Professional Development Session: Applying for Jobs


Previous years

2017–18 Colloquium Events

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