The Catholic University of America

Musicology Colloquium, 2013-14

Spring 2014

January 13: David Ottinger (Ph.D. student, CUA), "Music as Confrontation: Fin-de-siècle Vienna in the First Movement of Mahler's Third Symphony"

January 27: Dr. Laurie McManus (Assistant Professor, Shenandoah University), "Brahms's Operatic Overtures"

February 10: Dr. Aaron Ziegel (Assistant Professor, Towson University), "An American Opera Abroad: Arthur Nevin's Poia(1910) and the Berlin Press 'on the Attack'"

February 17: Dr. Ellen Welch (Assistant Professor of French, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), "Ballets of Peace: Dance and Diplomacy at the End of the Thirty Years' War"

February 24: Daniel Boomhower (Head, Reader Services Section, Music Division, Library of Congress; Ph.D. candidate, Case Western Reserve University), "Fixing Bach: Manuscript Transmission of the B-Minor Mass in Late Eighteenth-Century Berlin"

March 3: Dr. Stephen Husarik (Professor, University of Arkansas - Fort Smith), "A Comic Interpretation of the Cantus Firmus in Beethoven's Große Fuge, Opus 133"

March 17: Topher Booth (Ph.D. student, CUA), "Preexisting Music in Art Film: Meaning, Characterization, and Expectation"

March 24: Dr. Pamela Starr (Professor, University of Nebraska - Lincoln), "Cold War/Cold Peace: Howard and Horner's Take in Apollo 13"

March 31: Philip Messing (B.M. student, CUA), "Making Them His Own: Musical Quotations in Shostakovich's Fifteenth Symphony."

April 7: Dr. Charles Youmans (Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University), "Of Skyscrapers and Tone Poems: Strauss and Mahler in the USA"

April 14: Tom Rohde (Ph.D. student, CUA), "Adaptation, Cultural Hybridity, and Identity in the Music and Poetry of Catullo da Paixão Cearense during Rio de Janeiro’s Belle Époque (1900-15)"

April 28: Sara Pecknold (Ph.D. candidate, CUA), with Robin Smith, soprano and keyboard, and Diana Vieira, alto, "Madre d'amore: A Lecture-Recital about Redemptive Motherhood, Featuring Music by Barbara Strozzi and Giovanni Felice Sances"


Fall 2013

September 9: Joseph Mann (Ph.D. student, CUA), "John Dowland's A Pilgrimes Solace as Morally and Musically Instructive"

September 16: Thad Garrett (CUA Music Library Assistant) presents on recent changes to the CUA Libraries website and electronic resources

September 30: Dr. Emily H. Green (Assistant Professor, George Mason University), "'By the Author Him-, Her-, or Itself': The Story of Music's Circulation in the Late Eighteenth Century"

October 7: Sara Pecknold (Ph.D. candidate, CUA), "Tongues of Men and Angels: Barbara Strozzi's Motets to Saints Benedict, Jerome, and Anthony"

October 21: James Steichen (Ph.D. candidate, Princeton University), "George Balanchine's First Ballets in America: The Stories of SerenadeAlma Mater, and Transcendence"

October 28: Matthew D. Morrison (Ph.D. candidate, Columbia University), "Sound in the Construction of Race in Nineteenth-Century America"

November 4: Kevin Frecker (Ph.D. student, CUA), "The Second Vatican Council and Gerald Near's Missa Orbis Factor"

November 11: Dr. Matthew Mugmon (Assistant Professor, University of Arizona), "Copland, Mahler, and the Hidden Ancestry of American Music"

November 18: Gregory T. Martin (Capital City Public Charter School; Ph.D. student, CUA), "From Formula to Fanfare: How Music Education Moved from a Science to a Performance-Based Curriculum" 

November 25: Rachel McNellis (M.A. student, CUA), "Du Fay and Carlier: The Recollectio Festorum Beatae Mariae Virginis as Theological Commentary on Marian Devotion and Iconography in Late Medieval Cambrai"

December 2: Tom Rohde (Ph.D. student, CUA), "The Projection of Identity and Nationalism in the Brazilian Modinha"


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