Music Theory


Music Theory Colloquium Series (2019-20)

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


Spring 2020

Wednesday, February 5
David Orvek (Indiana University), "Stanford, Schoenberg, Commuting Groups, and Some Extensions to Cohn's SUM-Class System"

Wednesday, March 4
Mítia D'Acol (Indiana University), "'Profane Deliriums,' or a Proposed Grammatical Model of 18th-Century Luso-Brazilian Love Songs"

Wednesday, March 11, East Studio Building, room 415 (note change of room)
Frederick Reece (Indiana University), Workshop: "Analysis as Authentication," Part I

Wednesday, March 25
Alexander Rehding (Harvard University), "Grieg's Gramophone"

(Five Friends Master Class Series honoring Robert Samels)

Thursday, March 26, 5:00 p.m., Ford-Crawford Hall
Alexander Rehding (Harvard University), "Alien Listening: The Golden Record and Music from Earth"

(Five Friends Master Class Series honoring Robert Samels)

Wednesday, April 1
Thomas Cooke-Dickens (Indiana University), "You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here: Expressive Self-Reference in the Music of Frank Zappa"

Wednesday, April 8
Emily Barbosa (Indiana University), PhD public lecture: "Magnetism, for Public Utility, or for Analysing Du Fay's Fifteenth-Century Compositions?"

Wednesday, April 15
Frederick Reece (Indiana University), Workshop: "Analysis as Authentication," Part II



More events coming soon! 


Fall 2019

Wednesday, September 4
Professional Development Session: Work-life balance

Wednesday, September 11
Caleb Mutch (Indiana University), "Something Else is Possible: Stylistic Fusions as Anti-Apartheid Activism in the Music of Juluka"

Wednesday, September 18 
Gretchen Horlacher (Indiana University), "The Embodiment of Piano Phase: de Keersmaeker's Choreography"

Wednesday, September 25 
Abigail York (Indiana University), "Are We Hearing the Same Thing? A Study of Shared Music in Religious Space"

Wednesday, October 2
Frederick Reece (Indiana University), "Ghostwriting the Canon: Rosemary Brown's Musical Spirit Mediumship"

Wednesday, October 9
Zachary Zinser (Indiana University), "Considering Texture in/of Virtual Spaces in Three Studio-Produced Pop Records"

Wednesday, October 16 
Judith Lochhead (Stony Brook University), "Saariaho as Colorist"
(Five Friends Master Class Series honoring Robert Samels)

Thursday, October 17, 5:30 p.m., Ford-Crawford Hall 
Judith Lochhead (Stony Brook University), "Émilie du Châtelet, Kaija Saariaho and Sonifying Heroism for the 21st Century"
(Five Friends Master Class Series honoring Robert Samels) 

Wednesday, November 13, 3:30 p.m.
Note location: JSOM Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development, Merrill Hall 011
"Music Theory Alumni on Navigating the Job Market"
(Professional development session with participation of alumni)

Wednesday, December 4
Frank Samarotto (Indiana University), "Free Interruption Revisited" 






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