In light of changing guidelines throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, dates and details for School of Music events are subject to change. The safety of our community is our top priority. For updates, check this site often and follow the School of Music on social media.
Lectures in Musicology is co-sponsored by The Ohio State University Libraries.
Lectures will begin at 4 p.m. in the 18th Avenue Library (second floor, Music/Dance Library, Room 205), 175 West 18th Ave., unless otherwise noted. These events are FREE and open to the public.
Academic Year 2020–2021 Virtual Events
MONDAY, SEPT. 28
Verses and Flows: Migrant Lives and the Sounds of Crossing. Alex E. Chávez, University of Notre Dame, presents virtual author event to discuss his award-winning book, Sounds of Crossing: Music, Migration, and the Aural Poetics of Huapango Arribeño. Online registration is required.
MONDAY, OCT. 19
"Wolf Tones" and Meshworks: Listening for Frictions in Luthiery and Extractive Forestry. Jasper Waugh-Quasebarth, Center for Folklore Studies at Ohio State, presents virtual lecture. Online registration is required. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Center for Folklore Studies at the Ohio State University. Lectures in Musicology is co-sponsored by The Ohio State University Libraries.
MONDAY, NOV. 9
Industrial Hip Hop against Hip Hop Industry: The Critical Noise of XXX. Pil Ho Kim, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Ohio State, presents virtual lecture. Online registration is required. This lecture is co-sponsored by the East Asian Studies Center and the Institute for Korean Studies. Lectures in Musicology is co-sponsored by The Ohio State University Libraries.
MONDAY, JAN. 25, 2021
Writing Ourselves into the Future: An Overview of 400: An Afrikan Epic. Mark Lomax II, composer/artist/activist/educator. This event is co-sponsored by the EMIC Graduate Student Interest Group for Expressive Culture and The Ohio State University Libraries.
Additional lectures will be posted when details are available.
- 7/9/2020: Professor Danielle Fosler-Lussier — virtual author event to discuss her new book, Music on the Move.
Spring 2020 Series
- 1/27/20: Music as Labor; Music as Work: 100 years of Turkish Roman Musician Narratives. Sonia Seeman, University of Texas–Austin. This lecture is sponsored by the Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme of Migration, Mobility and Immobility and co-sponsored by University Libraries.
- 2/10/20 (12–2 p.m. at 100 Ramseyer Hall): Film screening of Wajd: Songs of Separation by Amar Chebib, director, producer, cinematographer and editor. In the wake of unimaginable loss, three Syrian refugees turn to their love of Sufi music. This event is co-sponsored by the Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme of Migration, Mobility and Immobility, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, the Middle East Area and Islamic Studies Librarian, and the Ethnomusicology program of the School of Music.
- 2/24/20: Sounds of the Cold War Acropolis: Halim El-Dabh at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center. Brigid Cohen, New York University. This lecture is supported by a generous grant from the Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme of Migration, Mobility and Immobility.
- 3/2/20: “Teaching: The Craziest Form of Art" — Magnús Pálsson and The New Art Department. Adam Buffington, Ohio State.
- 4/6/20 (Rescheduled for 1/25/2021) Writing Ourselves into the Future: An Overview of 400: An Afrikan Epic. Mark Lomax II, composer/artist/activist/educator. This event is co-sponsored by the EMIC Graduate Student Interest Group for Expressive Culture. Many Ohio State events scheduled through July 2020 were canceled, rescheduled or reformatted. We will share updates as more information becomes available.
AUTUMN 2019 SERIES
- 9/23/19: Blues In the Black Pacific: Afro-Indigenous Alliance, American Empire, and Global Music History. Gabriel Solis, University of Illinois.
- 9/30/19: Listening as a Contact Zone in the Jesuit Relations: A Global History Approach. Olivia Bloechl, University of Pittsburgh.
- 10/7/19: Dance Folklore, Stages and Politics: Slovenian Contexts. Rebeka Kunej, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Co-sponsored by the Slovene Research Initiative.
- 10/15/19 at Martin Luther King Jr. Room, Hale Black Cultural Center: Four Women: The Diasporic Art of Josette Bushell-Mingo. Josette Bushell-Mingo, Stockholm University of the Arts. Sponsored by the Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme of Migration, Mobility and Immobility. Co-sponsors: Hale Black Cultural Center, Department of African American and African Studies, School of Music, Department of Theater.
- 10/21/19: Mormons, Musical Theater, and Belonging in America. Jake Johnson, Oklahoma City University. Co-sponsored by the American Religious Sounds Project, the Center for the Study of Religion, and The Ohio State University Libraries.
SPRING 2019 SERIES
- 2/4/19: “Maybe If I’d Stayed”: Appalachian Outmigration, Narratives of Loss, and Nate May’s Dust in the Bottomland. Travis Stimeling, West Virginia University. Lecture co-sponsored by University Libraries and the Center for Folklore Studies.
- 2/11/19 — The William A. Hammond Lecture on the American Tradition: In a Woman’s Voice: Musical Readings by Women Composers, a lecture-recital. Marian Wilson Kimber and Natalie Landowski. Lecture, funded by the College, sponsored by The William A. Hammond Lecture on the American Tradition.
- 2/25/19: Distant Reading as Process: On the Use (and Misuse) of Corpus Studies. Daniel Shanahan, theory/music cognition, The Ohio State University School of Music.
- 3/4/19: Mahler's Symphonic Modelings of Death. Arved Ashby, musicology, Ohio State.
- 3/18/19: How Does Music Feel? Tactile Listening from Sound Art to Live Performance. Ivan Raykoff, Eugene Lang College for Liberal Arts at The New School, New York.
- 4/1/19: Forgetting Out Loud: Musical Flag Convoys and Affective Non-Memorials of Violence at Croatian Weddings. Ian MacMillen, Oberlin College & Conservatory.
- 4/15/19: How Does Music Change our Experience of Time and Space? Yong Jeon Cheong, doctoral candidate in cognitive ethnomusicology, Ohio State.
- Reprise Lectures in Music Series. David Huron, theory/music cognition, Ohio State.