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Musicology Distinguished Lectures

The Univ. of Michigan Department of Musicology is delighted to announce the full schedule for this academic year's Distinguished Lecture Series.

Unless otherwise noted, all talks are scheduled on Fridays at 5 p.m. and held in Watkins Hall of the Moore Building (please note that unlike in years past, our lectures now take place on North Campus).

Fall 2015

September 25

Prof. Glenn Watkins (University of Michigan)

“The Composer and the Musicologist: Writing History Together”

October 2

Prof. Carolyn Abbate (Harvard University)

“Igor, Lilian, and Frivolity”

Event co-sponsored by the Program of Screen Arts and Culture.

October 23

Prof. Dinko Fabris (Università della Basilicata and Conservatorio di Napoli, President IMS)

“Gesualdo: A Renaissance Myth for the Third Millenium. A Tribute to Glenn Watkins"

November 20

Prof. Michael Figueroa (University of North Carolina)

“’It is No Dream, My Friend’: Music and the Narrative Presence of War in Israeli Society”


Winter 2016

February 19

Prof. Holly Watkins (Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester)

“On Not Letting Sounds Be Themselves”

March 18

Prof. Thomas Irvine (University of Southampton)

“A.B. Marx, Hegel and the Challenge of Chinese Music History"

Event co-sponsored by the Confucius Institute of the University of Michigan

April 8

Prof. Jane Bernstein (Tufts Universit)y

“Spectacular Matters and Print Culture: Cavalieri’s Rappresentatione di anima et di corpo"


Past Musicology Lectures


Interdisciplinary Music Forum

IMF is a Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop that fosters conversation among faculty and graduate students who work with music in their research. Lectures are open to all, and workshops are intended for graduate students. For more information, please contact Patrick Parker ( or Leah Weinberg (Musicology;



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