Musicology Colloquium, 2012-13
The Catholic University Musicology Colloquium was instituted in Fall 2005 as an important component of the graduate program in musicology. At colloquium meetings, students are given the opportunity to meet guest speakers from around the country, who present their recent research and/or discuss important aspects of musicological research and the field of musicology in general. CUA graduate students also have the opportunity to present their own original research. Colloquium not only allows students to make important contacts with renowned scholars, but it also introduces them to important aspects of life as a musicologist. In addition, it helps foster a sense of community among the students and faculty in the Musicology Division.
Colloquium meets on Thursdays from 12:30 until 1:30 in Ward Hall, room 211. Click here for an archive of Colloquium meetings from previous years.
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." This meeting will take place in room 139.
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).” This meeting will take place in room 119 (Dr. Fitenko's studio).
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”
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) PLEASE NOTE: This colloquium meeting will begin at 1:00.
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 Resiliance: A Hermeneutic Analysis of Jewish Sound in Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 2"