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 Events

Biddle Music Building, 104

PLEASE NOTE: This lecture has been postponed until Fall 2022. Abstract: Through a performance ethnography of two long-standing SWANA (Southwest Asia and North Africa) club nights--"1002 Nights" in… read more about CANCELLED: Roshanak Kheshti: "Pocodisco: The Sonic Performativity of Grief, Grievance and Joy in Diaspora" »


Ethnomusicology panel featuring Nana Orlandi (Mi Mawai), Idjahure Kadiwel (USP), & Lucas Canavarro (Mi Mawai).Online: Link forthcoming. Mi Mawai is a Brazilian music label that serves as a… read more about Indigenous Music from Brazil and the Struggle for Rights: Contemporary Alliances and Transformations »

Biddle Music Building, 104

This lecture is part of the Humanities Unbounded Lab, "Black Music and the Soul of America." Naomi André is Professor in Women's Studies, the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, and the… read more about Lecture: Naomi André (University of Michigan) »

Biddle Music Building, 104

Celeste Day Moore is a historian of African-American culture, media, and Black internationalism in the twentieth century. Her first book, "Soundscapes of Liberation: African American Music in Postwar… read more about Celeste Moore (Hamilton College): Soundscapes of Liberation: African American Music in Postwar France »


Xóchitl Chávez is Assistant Professor in the Department of Music at the University of California, Riverside. She is a scholar of expressive culture and performance, specializing in Indigenous… read more about Xóchitl Chávez: “Tejiendo Redes: The process of Collective Songwriting across cultural spaces and virtual platforms” »

Biddle Music Building, 104

Kirsten Paige is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Musicology at NC State. Before coming to Raleigh, she spent three years as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Music in Stanford University's… read more about Kirsten Paige (NC State): "Der Ring des Nibelungen" as Green Mythology »