Colloquium Archive

Spring 2020

February 14: James A. Grymes (University of North Carolina Charlotte), “Cabaret Songs as Discord to the Harmonizing Narrative of Theresienstadt”

February 21: Monica Hershberger (SUNY Geneseo), “‘A Little Gold-Digger at the Start’? Beverly Sills as Elizabeth ‘Baby Doe’ Tabor.”

February 28: Danuta Mirka (Northwestern University), “Harmonic Schemata and Hypermeter.”

Fall 2019

August 30: Welcome back meeting

September 20: Special event: Benjamin Revis, scientific glassblower, on the water clock for the Scientific Concert by Jean-François Charles, October 27.

Thursday evening, October 17, 7:30 pm: Bruce Gleason (University of St. Thomas), “Cavalry Kettledrummers, Trumpeters and Mounted Bands: Rome, the Crusades, Europe, and the Americas.” Note special time.

October 25: Nadine Hubbs (University of Michigan), “Country Mexicans: Sounding Mexican American Life, Love, and Belonging in Country Music.”

Spring 2019

January 25: Marian Wilson Kimber (University of Iowa), “Musical Iowana: Iowa Women’s Clubs and the Promotion of Iowa Composers”

February 1: Gabriel Solis (University of Illinois)

February 22: Sherrie Tucker  (University of Kansas)

March 8: Brandon Alexander Williams (University of Iowa, Grant Wood Fellow)


March 29 : Louis Epstein (St. Olaf College)

April 4 (Thursday), 6:30 pm, Recital Hall: Paul Barnes (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

April 5: Toni Blackman

April 12: Jee-Weon Cha (Grinnell College), Between Rationalism and Empiricism: (Mis)Reading Mattheson Reading Descartes”

April 19: Mark Katz(UNC-Chapel Hill)
“Hip Hop Diplomacy as Subversive Complicity”

April 26: Rebekah Kowal (Department of Dance, University of Iowa)

May 3: Karen Fournier(University of Michigan), “Détournement and the Moving Image: The Politics of Representation in Early Punk Videos”

Fall 2018

September 7: Armando Duarte (University of Iowa). “‘O Samba no Corpo de um Brasileiro’: the Samba Within the Body of a Brazilian Man”

September 14: Arnie Cox (Oberlin College and Conservatory), “Audible and Inaudible Features of Music”

September 28: Jason Rawls, “Hip-Hop as an Educational Tool: Why Hip Hop Education is Imperative to Teachers and Students”

October 26: Lisa Mumme (University of Iowa), “‘Angelica di voce’: Ángela Peralta as Nineteenth-Century Diva”

November 9: Matthew Arndt (University of Iowa), “The Dark Side of Oz as Allegory of Spiritual Transformation”

November 30: Sarah Lucas (Drake University)

Spring 2018

February 9: Michael Eckert (University of Iowa), “Either/Or: Teaching Approaches to Renaissance Counterpoint”

February 16: Neil Lerner (Davidson College), “‘Show you the music?’: Trusting the Mute and Questioning Ableism in Film Music Theory”

February 23: Sarah Suhadolnik (University of Iowa), “Friendly Meetings Abroad: Navigating Geographies of Genre on Basin Street”

March 9: Patricia Hall (University of Michigan), “In the Margins”

March 21, 4 pm, 2 VOX, Anne Leonard (University of Chicago), “Present at the Creation: The Romantic Iconography of the Turned Canvas,” note special time

March 23: Jessica Kizzire (Greenville University, University of Iowa alumna)

March 30: Tony Perman (Grinnell College)

April 13: Steven Bruns (University of Colorado at Boulder)

April 20: Alison DeSimone (University of Missouri, Kansas City)

April 27: Aaron Allen (University of North Carolina at Greensboro), “Musical Trees”

May 4: Thomas Christensen (University of Chicago)

Fall 2017

September 8: Cody Norling (the University of Iowa)

September 15: Maria Pomianowska (Academy of Music in Cracow)

September 22: Andrew Tubbs (the University of Iowa)

September 29: Nathan Platte (Associate Professor, the University of Iowa), “Resonant spaces or echo chambers? Listening to Hollywood’s music through its archives”

October 6: Marian Wilson Kimber (Professor, the University of Iowa), “Women Composers at the White House: Phyllis Fergus and the Concerts of the National League of American Pen Women.”

October 13, 5 VOX: Katie Buehner (Music Library Director, University of Iowa) and Ruthann McTyre (Music Library Director, Yale University), “A Tale of Two Voxmans” (MLA conference presentation)

October 20: Jane Ferrencz (University of Wisconsin, Whitewater)

October 27: Kelsey McGinnis (University of Iowa)

November 3: SMT Conference

November 10: AMS Conference

November 24: Thanksgiving week

December 1: Brian Hallstoos (University of Dubuque), with a special introduction by Michael Hill (University of Iowa, English and African American Studies). Please note: this talk will begin at 3:30.

Spring 2017

February 2 (Opera Studies, Th. 5:30 pm, 2 VOX): Marian Wilson Kimber (University of Iowa), “Reciting Parsifal: Opera as Spoken Word Performance in America”

February 10: L. Poundie Burstein (Hunter College and the Graduate Center at CUNY), “Paths and Asides in Galant Expositions”

February 17: Marian Wilson Kimber and Natalie Landowski (University of Iowa), “In a Woman’s Voice: Musical Readings by American Women” (lecture-recital)

March 9 (Opera Studies, Th. 5:30 PM, 2520D UCC):  Cody Norling, (University of Iowa), “Puccini’s Grotesque West: Indigenous Depictions in La fanciulla del west

March 24: James Skretta (University of Iowa): “Metric Struggle/Cognitive Struggle: A Phenomenological Approach to Narrative in Schumann’s Symphony No. 2” 

April 6: Glenn Watkins (University of Michigan), Recital Hall  (2301 VOX), 7:30 pm, “Music and the 100th Anniversary of America’s Entrance into World War I”

April 7: Ben Duane (Washington University in St. Louis), “Bayesian Learning of Tonal Cadences”

April 14: Daphne Tan (Indiana University), “‘Hearing Organic Structure’: Viktor Zuckerkandl as Schenker’s Disciple”

April 17 (Opera Studies, Mon. 5:30 p.m., 2390 UCC): Margaret Butler (University of Florida), “Performing Celebrity: Opera Theater, Audiences, and the Late Eighteenth-Century Prima Donna”

April 21: Matthew Arndt (University of Iowa), “Berg’s Piano Sonata and Reverse Organicism”

April 28: Daniel Chua (University of Hong Kong), “Desecularizing Beethoven: Is Beethoven a Sacred Composer?”

Fall 2016

October 7: Kate van Orden (Harvard University), “Learning to Read”

October 21: Tim Storhoff (ethnomusicologist and arts administrator), “Arts Policy and Musical Diplomacy in the Obama Era: An Ethnomusicologist and Arts Administrator’s Perspective”

December 2: Carol Oja (Harvard University), “Marian Anderson and the Desegregation of the American Concert Stage”

Spring 2016

January 29: Douglas Shadle (Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University)

February 12: Panel on Teaching at Liberal Arts Colleges: Nikki Malley (Associate Professor, Knox College); John Spilker (Assistant Professor, Nebraska Wesleyan
University); Jama Stilwell (Professor, Cornell College)

February 19: Kelsey McGinnis (University of Iowa)

February 26: Wendy Heller (Professor, Princeton University)

March 11: Elizabeth Margulis (Professor, University of Arkansas)

April 1: Melvin Butler (Assistant Professor, University of Chicago), co-sponsored with John Rapson

April 8: Danielle Fosler-Lussier (Associate Professor, the Ohio State University)

April 22: Ama Aduonum (Associate Professor, Illinois State University)

April 29: Matthew Arndt (Assistant Professor, the University of Iowa)

Fall 2015

September 4: Alison Altstatt (Assistant Professor, University of Northern Iowa). Co-sponsored by Special Collections. Note alternate location: Room 2032, Main Library.

September 11: Drew Nobile (Assistant Professor, University of Oregon)

October 5, 3:30 pm: Kurt Ellenberger (Grand Valley State University)

October 16: Paul Steinbeck (Assistant Professor, Washington University in St. Louis)

November 20: Anna Gawboy (Assistant Professor, the Ohio State University)

Spring 2015

February 6: Anne MacNeil (Associate Professor, University of North Carolina)

February 20: Katherine Preston (Professor, William and Mary)

March 13: Alexander Rehding (Professor, Harvard University)

April 10: Anne Walters Robertson (Professor, University of Chicago)

May 1: Gretchen Horlacher (Professor, Indiana University)

Fall 2014

October 17: Jennifer Iverson (Assistant Professor of Music Theory, The University of Iowa)

October 24: Victoria Malawey (Assistant Professor of Music, Macalester College)

October 31: Marian Wilson Kimber (Associate Professor of Musicology, The University of Iowa)

November 14: Nathan Platte (Assistant Professor of Musicology, The University of Iowa)

December 5: Augusta Read Thomas (University Professor, University of Chicago)

December 12: Seth Brodsky (Assistant Professor of Music, University of Chicago)

Spring 2014

February 7: Benjamin Dwyer (Professor, Middlesex University, London)

February 21: David Huron (Professor, Ohio State University)

February 28: Jeffrey Magee (Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

March 7: Jennifer Teitle (Associate Director of Graduate Student Success, the University of Iowa)

March 28: Eric Saylor (Associate Professor, Drake University)

April 11: Melinda Boyd (Assistant Professor, University of Northern Iowa)

May 2: William Caplin (James McGill Professor, McGill University)