Musicology Colloquium, 2013-14
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 Mondays from 11:00 until noon in Ward Hall, room 211. Click here for an archive of Colloquium meetings from previous years.
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 Serenade, Alma 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"