Colloquium Listings

Weekdays at 4pm Eastern. Zoom link here.

  • The Teaching Music History Conference will be hosted by Music Scholarship at a Distance June 8-19. Daily presentations will run from 4:00-5:15pm EDT.
  • To sign up for e-mail updates on future events, fill out our Google Form.
  • You do not need a Zoom account to participate as a viewer, but you will need to download and install the Zoom application.
  • Non-presenters will be default muted during the colloquia – voice and chat Q&A are moderated by the hosts and presenter.



3/17Will Robin“Bang on a Can and New Music America: Competing Festival Visions for Contemporary Music.”@seatedovation
3/18Trevor R Nelson“‘What D’You Mean Saint George Was A Turk?’: Britishness, Brexit, _Englistan_@TrevorRNelson
3/19Jane Mathieu“Armed with Tin Pans and Flags of All Sizes”: Songs of Belonging in the Streets of the Immigrant City, 1912@janekmathieu
3/20Micaela BaranelloSpace Opera: Alienation Effects in Sci-Fi Regietheater@zerbinettasblog
3/23Samuel J. Brannon“Books of Good Omen Should Be Decked with Such Things as These”: Customizations to Renaissance Music Books as Evidence of Reader Engagement
3/24Martin RossListening to a Gradual Process: Gesture in Steve Reich’s ‘Melodica’
3/25Joanne WongMusical Narrative in BTS’ “The Most Beautiful Moment in Life”
3/26Stewart DuncanThe Role of Choral Music in British Diplomacy, 1934-1939: The British Council and National Identity Abroad@stewart_duncan
3/27Liz Wollman and Trudi Wright“The Best of All Possible Worlds: Teaching Musicals in a Time of Crisis”@elizwollman
3/30Elena Arredondo Farel“Sissieretta Jones and Performing the Prima Donna”
3/31Eva Moreda Rodriguez“From notation to stage to recording in Spanish zarzuela, 1896-1958”@NotationIsGreat
4/1Austin T. Richey“Re-Sounding Detroit: Afrikan Griots and Sonic Afro-Modernity”
4/2Jake Cohen“Symphony Hall, the ‘Back Bay Wastes,’ and the Changing Cultural Geography of Fin-de-siècle Boston”@musicolojake
4/3Robin James” ‘You Need To Calm Down!’: The political economy of ‘chill’ in contemporary popular music”@doctaj
4/6Gabrielle Cornish“Perestroika’s Noisy Bodies”@gcornish91
4/7Gillian Gower“The Passion of Miley Cyrus: Medievalism as Pop Feminism in ‘Mother’s Daughter’ “@medievaliste
4/8Anne Levitsky“‘La rana e-l rossinhols’: Interactions between Human and Animal Voices in Troubadour Song”@alevitskmusic
4/9Andrew Chung“Music of New World Coloniality Is Music of The Anthropocene”@prof_ajchung
4/10Andy Jarema“Leveling Up The Symphony Orchestra: Andrew Norman’s Play and Video Game Narrative Structure”
4/14Ryan Ebright“Incubation and Integration: The American Music Theater Festival and Anthony Davis’s X”@ryan_ebright
4/15Colloquium Chat: Crisis, Coping, Community
4/16Kari Lindquist“Bands of Brew City: The relationship between the brewing industry and local wind bands in 20th century Milwaukee”@karilindyhop
4/17Tanner Cassidy“Musical Topics and Cultural Trauma in Akira Ifukube’s Score for Gojira (1954)”
4/20Ryan McCormack“A Song of Roland; or How An Early Modern Biopolitics of the Bell Might Subvert the Modern Biopolitical Power of State and Capital”
4/21Kristin Franseen“‘Lasset hoch den Meister leben’: The Problem of Salieri in 19th-Century Music Biography”@musicologygeek
4/22Chelsea Burns“The Racial Limitations of Country-Soul Crossover in Bobby Womack’s BW Goes C&W, 1976″@BurnsChelsea1
4/23Eric Hung, Mandi Magnuson-Hung, Jennifer Wilson“Promoting Inclusive and Equitable Strategies for Public Musicology During the Quarantine: Day 1”@MusAsianAmerica@msumeric@mandialyse@jchjw
4/24Eric Hung, Mandi Magnuson-Hung, Jennifer Wilson“Promoting Inclusive and Equitable Strategies for Public Musicology During the Quarantine: Day 2”@MusAsianAmerica@msumeric@mandialyse@jchjw
4/27Eva Yang“Teresa Teng ‘in’ Mainland China: Media, Censorship, and Cultural Identity”
4/28Erica K. Argyropoulos“‘Exhiled Man’: Bob Dylan’s complicated relationship with American Jewishness”
4/29Colloquium Chat: Service, Support, and the Fall Semester
4/30Drake Andersen“A Graph Theoretical Approach to ‘Interactional Complexity’ in the Music of Earle Brown”
5/1Robin James, Christine Capetola, K Goldschmitt, Alex Rodriguez, Alex ReedPop Music in 1990: A Roundtable@doctaj@christinecapetola@kgoldschmitt@arodjazz@industrialbook
5/4Minato Sakamoto“Piano is Chinese”
5/5Joe Nelson“‘Noise and fury signifying nothing’: Music, Noise, and the Landscape of Urban Poverty in London from 1650-1850”
5/6Paula Clare Harper“(Corona)Viral Musicking:
Sounding Sanitation and Social Distance from Perotin to Cardi B”
Teaching Music History Conference
6/8Alice V. Clark, “Uncovering a Diverse Early Music”
Bryanna Beasley, “Teaching Diversity in Identity and Musical Roles through Late Romantic and Post-Romantic Women Composers”
6/9Danielle M. Kuntz, “Behind the Screen: Practical Strategies and Outcomes for Undergraduate Engagement in Music Archives”
Danielle Fosler-Lussier, “”Seeing Ourselves in the Past: Music in Higher Education in 1877 and Today”
6/10Esther Morgan-Ellis, “A Case Study in Open-Access Education”
Lars Christensen, “Teaching Global Music History Across Time and Space”
6/11Reba Wissner and Daniel Guberman, Workshop: “UnAssessment in the Music History Classroom”
6/12Mary Natvig, “Mental Health and the Pedagogy of Self-Disclosure”
Kristy Swift, “Creating Wicked Students”: Protest(ed) Music Assignments and Assessments”
6/15Eric Hung and Amy Hartsough, Workshop: “Open Difficult Conversations in the Music History Classroom through Asian American Art Songs”
6/16William A. Everett, “Because White Fragility Exists in the Music History Classroom”
Margaret E. Walker, “Teaching Globally Entangled Histories of Music”
6/17Lacie Eades, “Encountering Western Classical Music with a 1990’s VH1 Twist:  Creating a Pop-Up Video Assignment”
Colin Roust, “Writing Better about Music: A New Collaboration between a School of Music and a Writing Center”
6/18Matt Baumer, Kelly Huff, and Terry Dean, Workshop: “Generating New Empirical Research in Music History Pedagogy”
6/19Anthony Bushard and Brian Moore, “Music as Art, Discipline, and Profession: A Case Study for Collaborative Research, Teaching, and Performance”
Conference-end wrap-up discussion 

Presenters have been invited to share the text of their papers or slides here.