Music Theory


Music Theory Colloquium Series

All events are on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. in M 267 unless otherwise noted.
Fall 2015

September 16: Patrick McCreless (Yale University), “'There Is Sweet Music': Thoughts on Tonality and Tonal Theory, a Century Later” 

Friday, September 18 (4:00 p.m., Ford-Crawford Hall): Patrick McCreless (Yale University), “You Are the Music, While the Music Lasts” (Five Friends Master Class Series Honoring Robert Samels)

September 23: Bora Uymaz (singer and composer), “The Concept of Makam in Turkish Music”

October 7: Mike Cheng-Yu Lee (Indiana University), "Structural Rhythm and Bowing in Haydn's String Quartet Op. 64 No. 3"

October 14: Professional Development Session, "The Academic Job Search: An Introduction"

October 21: Frank Samarotto (Indiana University), "Subdominants, Lower-Fifth Dividers, and Inversion in Schenkerian Theory," and Julian Hook (Indiana University), "Enharmonic Equivalence as an Equivalence Relation"

November 11: Robert Komaniecki (Indiana University), "Untexted Vocal Hooks in Popular Music: A Brief History and Typology"

November 18: Nathan Lam (Indiana University), "Diatonic Positions For Analysis"

Monday, November 30 (5:00 p.m., Sweeney Lecture Hall, M015): Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis (University of Arkansas), "Repetition, Music, and Mind" (Five Friends Master Class Series Honoring Robert Samels)

December 2: Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis (University of Arkansas), "Empirical Approaches to Aesthetic Listening"  

Spring 2016

March 9: J. Daniel Jenkins (University of South Carolina), "Schoenberg’s BBC Television Broadcast and the Meaning of the Twelve-Tone Idea"

More events coming soon

Previous years

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