Music Theory


Music Theory Department Colloquium Series (2012–13)
Wednesdays, 3:30PM, M267

This page lists colloquium series events for the year 2012–13. See current colloquium series events here.
Spring 2013

13 February: Ruthie Chase (Indiana University), “Toward a Theory of Noise in Mahler’s Sixth Symphony”; Devin Chaloux (Indiana University), “Chromaticism and Commixture as a Vehicle for Text Painting in Tomás Luis de Victoria’s Lamentations 4–6”

6 March:  Calvin Peck (Indiana University), “Ligeti, Foucault, and Derrida: An Approach to Hierarchical Pitch Structure in Ligeti’s Etude No. 6, Automne à Varsovie”; Katrina Roush (Indiana University), “Discontinuity as Structural Tool: Romantic Narrative Techniques in the Works of Robert Schumann.”

20 March (3:30 p.m., Ford-Crawford Hall): Janet Schmalfeldt (Tufts University), “Brahms, Again the ‘Master of Allusion,’ with his Godson in Mind”

22 March (Friday, 4:30 p.m., Sweeney Hall): Janet Schmalfeldt (Tufts University), “On Becoming a Performer of Robert Schumann’s Die Davidsbündlertänze

27 March: Matthew Boyle (Indiana University), “Textual Rotations and the Two-Tempo Rondò”

3 April: Peter Schubert (McGill University), “Structural Functions of Counterpoint”

4 April (Thursday, 5:00 p.m., Sweeney Hall): Peter Schubert (McGill University), “Performing Renaissance Choral Music: Ethereal Purity or Sweaty Expression?”

17 April: Marianne Kielian-Gilbert (Professor of Music Theory, Indiana University), Gretchen Horlacher (Associate Professor of Music Theory, Indiana University), and Michael Vernon (Professor of Ballet, Indiana University), "Le Sacre at 100"

Fall 2012

5 September:  Lewis Rowell (Prof. Emeritus), "Musical Openings in the Early Twentieth Century, Part 1: Stravinsky, Hindemith, and Bartok"

19 September:  Lewis Rowell (Prof. Emeritus): "Musical Openings in the Early Twentieth Century, Part 2: Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern"

26 September:  Nicole DiPaolo, public lecture: “Unorthodox Modal Treatment in the Early Keyboard Works of Giovanni Gabrieli”; and Jeff Vollmer, public lecture: "Modes of Reflection in Debussy's 'Reflets dans l'eau'"

3 October:  Michael McClimon, public lecture: "Jazz Harmony, Transformations, and ii–V Space"

10 October:  Prof. Roman Ivanovitch, "Moments of Crisis in Mozart's Music"

17 October:  Prof. Mariusz Kozak, "Toward Understanding Musical Understanding"

24 October:  SMT preview:  Steve Grazzini,  "Hearing Improvisation in the French Baroque Harpsichord Prelude"; Prof. Frank Samarotto, "The Trope of Expectancy/Infinity in the Music of the Beatles and Others"

7 November:  Prof. Mark Yeary, "The Chord as Musical Object"

14 November:  Paul Sherrill, (public lecture), "Binary form as moral philosophy in the da capo aria"

28 November: Professional development session: the job application and interview process, with discussion and mock interview. Jay Hook, presentation. Steve Grazzini, interviewee.

5 December:  Prof. Joseph Straus (CUNY Graduate Center)"Stravinsky's Aesthetics of Disability"


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