All colloquium presentations are in 2 Voxman from 1:30–2:20 on Fridays, unless otherwise noted. We are still confirming dates for visiting scholars, so please check back for updates.

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?”

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