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

Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Please join the Franklin Humanities Institute for its Friday morning series, tgiFHI! Breakfast is served at 9 am, followed by the lecture at 9:30 am. Masks required."Listening Incommensurably: The… read more about tgiFHI: Yun Emily Wang, "Listening Incommensurably: The Impossibility of Sounding 'Out' from Queer Taiwanese Toronto" »

Biddle Music Building 101

This lecture is free and open to the public. Siv B. Lie is interested in relationships between cultural production, race and politics. Her research in ethnomusicology and linguistic anthropology… read more about Siv Lie (Univ. of Maryland): "The Ends of Silence: Romani Artists and Problems of Genocide Commemoration" »

Baldwin Auditorium

This event is free and open to the public. A MacArthur "Genius Grant" recipient, Rhiannon Giddens co-founded the Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops. She most recently won a Grammy Award… read more about Rhiannon Giddens in Conversation with Professor Anthony Kelley »

Rubenstein Arts Center, Ruby Lounge

This talk is free and open to the public. Daphne A. Brooks is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of African American Studies, American Studies, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Music at Yale… read more about Daphne Brooks (Yale): “This Wretched Enchantment: George Gershwin, DuBose Hayward and the Invention of ‘Black’ Women’s Sound” »

Biddle Music Building 101

This talk is free and open to the public. Anaar Desai-Stephens is Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at the Eastman School of Music and Affiliate Faculty at the Susan B. Anthony Institute.… read more about Anaar Desai-Stephens (Eastman): “Bollywood Songs and Structures of Feeling in Aspirational India” »

Biddle Music Building 101

This talk is free and open to the public. Emily Zazulia is Associate Professor in the Department of Music at UC-Berkeley. Her research focuses on Medieval and Renaissance music-in particular, the… read more about Emily Zazulia (UC Berkeley): “The Fifteenth-Century Song-Mass: Pros and Cons” »