The Catholic University of America

Musicology Colloquium, 2012-13

Spring 2013

January 10: Rev. Prof. Dr. Piotr Nawrot (CUA alumnus, musicologist, and SVD missionary), "The Jesuit Reductions: The Infusion of Indian Elements into Jesuit Musical Practice in Latin America during the Baroque"

January 17: Dr. Grayson Wagstaff (Professor and Dean of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music), "Singing Praises to Mary in a Foreign Land: A Salve Regina attributed to Victoria in Puebla, Mexico, and Marian Devotions in Colonial New Spain"

January 31: Sara Pecknold (Ph.D. candidate, CUA) with Charles Humphries, countertenor, and Jeremy Filsell, harpsichord, “Tuos misericordes oculos: Transformative Beholding and Barbara Strozzi's Salve Regina (1655)”

February 7: Kenneth Stilwell (Ph.D. candidate, CUA), “The Morphing of Madness: Heartache and the Imago Ophelia in a Late Schumann Song”

February 21: Dr. Andrew H. Weaver (Associate Professor, CUA), “The Early Modern Music Print as Diplomatic Act: Andreas Rauch’s Currus triumphalis musicus (1648)”

February 28: Dr. Michael Ruhling (Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology), “An Examination of Haydn’s Creation in Light of Edmund Burke’s ...Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

March 14: Topher Booth (Ph.D. student, CUA), "A Transformation of Aesthetics: Implications of the Tristan und Isolde Prelude in Lars von Trier's Melancholia"

March 21: Dr. Todd Decker (Assistant Professor, Washington University in Saint Louis), “Who Should Sing ‘Ol’ Man River’?”

April 4: Dr. Anne Walters Robertson (Claire Dux Swift Distinguished Service Professor of Music, University of Chicago), "Royalty, Celebration, and Attribution in a Fourteenth-Century French Motet"

April 11: Caitlin Miller (Ph.D. student, CUA), "Sister Gregory Duffy: An Asset to the Abbey and the Theater"

April 18: Dr. Steven Zohn (Laura H. Carnell Professor of Music History, Temple University), “Morality, German Cultural Identity, and Telemann’s Faithful Music Master”

April 25: Dr. Elizabeth Wells (Professor, Mount Allison University), "The Jewish West Side Story"

May 2: Pamela Kane (D.M.A. Candidate, University of North Carolina, Greensboro), “Sounds of the Silent Cinema Organ Recalled in the Life and Works of Firmin Swinnen”


Fall 2012

13 September: Joseph Mann (Ph.D. student, CUA), "Both Scholars and Practitioners: The Pedagogy of Ethical Music Scholarship in Thomas Morley's Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke"

27 September: Dr. Georgia J. Cowart (Professor, Case Western Reserve University), "The Performative Opera Audience in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries"

11 October: Dr. Carol Marsh (Emerita Professor, University of North Carolina, Greensboro), "The Elusive Baroque Polonaise"

18 October: Dr. Jesus Ramos-Kittrell (Assistant Professor, Southern Methodist University), "The Privilege and the Strategy: Race, Music, and the Church in the Construction of 'Calidad' in New Spain"

25 October: Dr. Kip Lornell (Adjunct Instructor, George Washington University), "Turning Black into Gold" (presented in connection with the CUA production of Finian's Rainbow

15 November: Dr. Stephen Thursby (Adjunct Instructor, George Washington University and the University of Maryland, College Park), "'Steht alles in der Partitur': Gustav Mahler's Aesthetics of Opera Production and his Work with Alfred Roller and Anna von Mildenburg in Vienna"

29 November: The Alturas Duo, “‘El vuelo de tu alma’: The Creative Process of Chilean Composer Javier Farías” 

6 December: Topher Booth (Ph.D. student, CUA), "Self-Imagery and Resilience: A Hermeneutic Analysis of Jewish Sound in Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 2"


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