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Graduate Colloquia Series

Current Issues Colloquia (Music 252) feature presentations by UCSC music faculty, graduate students, and visiting scholars on recent research projects in composition, musicology/ethnomusicology, and performance practice, followed by focused discussion.


2015-16 Music Department Colloquium Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, colloquia are Mondays at 2:00 pm in the Music Center Performance Studio, room 131.

Fall Quarter 2016

TBA - Check emails from Thomas Pistole 

Fall Quarter 2015

October 26
Anna Friz

Assistant Professor of Music, Film and Digital Media, UCSC
"Critical Transductions Across Acoustic and Radiophonic Spaces" Abstract

November 9
Natacha Diels

Assistant Professor of Computer Music, UC San Diego
"Nightmares: Three Compositions for Instruments, Gestures, and Electronic Sounds"Abstract

November 23
Larry Lipkis

Composer-in-Residence and Professor of Music at Moravian College
“Bach and Rhetoric” Abstract

Winter Quarter 2016


January 4
Stephen Hinton

Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Stanford University
“In the Valley of the Berlin Philharmonic Hall: Beethoven’s Ninth and the Consecration Concert (1963)" Abstract

February 1
Carla Scaletti

President & co-founder of Symbolic Sound Corporation
“Data-driven: How scientific data-sonification changed the way I think about music” Abstract
NEW LOCATION: Digital Arts Research Center 108

March 7
Beth Levy

Associate Professor of Musicology and Chancellor's Fellow, UC Davis
"Roy Harris, Contemporary Classicist" Abstract

Spring Quarter 2016

March 28
Max Schmeder

PhD in Music Theory, Columbia University; current History of Science PhD student, UC Berkeley
"J.S. Bach's "Goldberg" Variations (1741) as a Refutation of Isaac Newton's Opticks (1704)" Abstract

April 11
Edmund Campion
CNMAT, UC Berkeley
“Moving parts: On structure and chaotic actions in my music composition process" Abstract

May 2
Mark Katz
Ruel W. Tyson, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Humanities and Director, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, University of North Carolina
"'We Need You to Get this Right': Musical Communities and the Responsibilities of the Scholar' Abstract

May 16
Marcus Harmon
Lecturer in Music, Chapman University
Roads Not Taken: Aesthetics, Politics and Song in the Womyn's Music Heyday" Abstract