Musicology Lecture Series

The Musicology Lecture Series brings exciting scholars-- both long-established and up-and-coming-- to campus. Past guests include Thomas Forrest Kelly (Harvard), Lydia Goehr (Columbia), and Susan Youens (Notre Dame).

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Musicology Lectures

Ethnomusicology Lecture: David Samuels (NYU): "Early Folk World: Searching for Ethical Humanity in 20th Century Industrial Modernity"
Fri, Mar 22, 4:00 PM
Biddle 104

The twentieth century was witness to an ethical discourse about the scope of the human that took its cues from a discussion of how people should sound. The tones and timbres of vocal and instrumental music became key reference points in a dialogue about how to maintain a human existence under...

Lecture Series In Musicology: Seth Brodsky (University of Chicago): "Interregnum Music"
Fri, Apr 05, 4:00 PM
Biddle 104

Associate Professor of Music and the Humanities, Seth Brodsky is the author of "From 1989, or European Music & the Modernist Unconscious" (University of California Press, Jan. 2017). His scholarly and critical work pursues a number of related lines of inquiry focusing on music of the 20th...

Lecture Series in Musicology: Francesca Brittan: "The Electrician, the Magician, and the Nervous Conductor"
Fri, Apr 12, 4:00 PM
Biddle 104

Francesca Brittan is a scholar of nineteenth-century music and aesthetics at Case Western Reserve University. Her interests include music and histories of magic, intersections between sound and romantic science, nineteenth-century orchestral and conducting cultures, and sonic histories of mind...