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Musicology Events in 2013-14

Spring 2014

22 April: AMS Lecture Series at the Library of Congress: Nancy Newman (University at Albany, SUNY), "'A program not greatly to their credit': Finding New Perspectives on the Germania Musical Society through the American Memory Sheet Music Collection." Coolidge Auditorium, noon.

26 April: Spring Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, CUA, at which Ph.D. students David Ottinger and Sara Pecknold are finalists for the Lowens Award for Student Research. Click here for the program and local arrangements information.

7 May: CUA Musicology End-of-Semester Lunch, San Antonio Grill, 12:45 pm.

17 May: University Commencement Exercises


Fall 2013

26 August: Annual Beginning-of-the-School-Year Musicology Reception.  Latin American Music Center (Ward Hall, room 138), 11:00 am.

24 September: AMS Lecture Series at the Library of Congress: Kendra Preston Leonard (Loveland, Ohio), "Meaning and Myth in Louise Talma's First Period Works." Coolidge Auditorium, noon.

5 October: Fall Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, Shenandoah University, at which Ph.D. students Topher Booth and Joseph Mann are giving papers, and Ph.D. alumnus Lars Helgert is leading a roundtable discussion.  Click here for the program and information on local arrangements.

27 October: The Viola da Gamba Society of America presents a workshop with John Mark Rozendaal (Trio Settecento, Repast, Sonnambula, Viola da Gamba Dojo). The theme is an "In Nomine Day." In Nomines are typically consort pieces for four or five instruments, especially consorts of viols.  Members of the CUA community are invited to audit the workshop free of charge. John Paul Hall, 9:30 am.

7-10 November: Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Pittsburgh, at which CUA Ph.D. alumnus Lars Helgert is giving a paper.  We will meet for our annual CUA Musicology lunch at 12:15 on Saturday in the lobby of the hotel.

11 November: In advance of the CUA Symphony Orchestra's performance of Mahler's Fourth Symphony on Sunday 17 November, Dr. Matthew Mugmon (Assistant Professor, University of Arizona) presents a lecture titled "From Sleigh Bells to Death Knells: Gustav Mahler and His 'Heavenly' Fourth Symphony." Ward Hall, John Paul Hall, 3:40.

14-15 November: Prof. Ellen T. Harris (Class of 1949 Professor Emeritus, MIT) will be visiting CUA as a Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar.  Events include:

  • Class lecture in Music History I (MUS 325), Thursday, 11:10-12:25, Ward Hall, room 139: "Britons Never, Never Will Be Slaves: Drama and Politics in Handel’s Israel in Egypt"
  • Class lecture in Music Literature (MUS 131), Thursday, 2:10-3:25, Ward Hall, room 221: "Dido as Schoolgirl, Queen, or Country: Changing Views of Henry Purcell’s and Nahum Tate’s Dido and Aeneas"
  • Public lecture, Thursday, 6:00-8:00 pm, Ward Hall, room 139: "How Did Handel’s Audiences Hear His Operas?: Mary Delany and Floridante."  Reception to follow.
  • Discussion with the CUA Chamber Choir, Friday, 2:10-3:30, Ward Hall, room 220: "There are Early Music Instruments, but What’s an Early Music Voice?"

18 December: CUA Musicology Holiday Lunch, San Antonio Grill, 1:00 pm.


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