Jack Szczuka and Olivia Woodrow Awarded 2024 Caswell Award for Undergraduate Projects in Music History
IU Jacobs School of Music Blog
by Sarah J. Slover
1M ago
Two Jacobs School of Music students, Jack Szczuka and Olivia Woodrow, have been named recipients of the 2024 Austin B. Caswell Awards. The awards were given to Szczuka’s paper, “Soviet Musical Orientalism: The Role of the Symphonic Works of Reinhold Glière,” and Woodrow’s paper, “An Argument On the Female Musicianship and Sexual Morality of Barbara Strozzi.” Congratulations!   Jack Szczuka (b. 2001) is a 4th-year bachelor’s student at Indiana University Bloomington, studying music composition at the Jacobs School of Music, as well as studying Central Eurasian Studies with a language ..read more
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J. Peter Burkholder Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for American Music
IU Jacobs School of Music Blog
by Sarah J. Slover
1M ago
Peter Burkholder, Distinguished Professor of Musicology Emeritus, has received the Society for American Music’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented on March 23rd, at the Society’s 50th Annual Conference. This honor is given by the SAM Board of Trustees “in recognition of the recipient’s significant and substantial lifetime achievement in scholarship, performance, teaching, and/or support of American Music.” In this special fiftieth anniversary year, there were three honorees: J. Peter Burkholder (IU), Carol Hess (UC Davis) , and Guy Ramsey (UPenn). Burkholder was chosen in hono ..read more
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Music, Connection, and Being Human, with Professors Phil Ford, Daniel R. Melamed, and Javier F. León
IU Jacobs School of Music Blog
by Sarah J. Slover
2M ago
IU Musicology Profs. Phil Ford, Daniel R. Melamed, and affiliate faculty member Javier F. León were interviewed recently for the Engage IUB Newsletter, produced by the IU Office of the Provost & Executive Vice President. In the Q&A, they discuss the origins of each of their projects — the Weird Studies podcast, Bloomington Bach Cantata Project, and Mariachi Perla del Medio Oeste — as well as the various approaches used to engage communities near and far in a larger conversation about how interaction with art, both as a passive listener and active participant, has the power to aid ..read more
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CFP: 2024 Caswell Award for Undergraduate Projects in Music History
IU Jacobs School of Music Blog
by Sarah J. Slover
3M ago
ELIGIBILITY Students may nominate their own projects. Alternatively, students’ projects may be nominated or encouraged by faculty members, associate instructors, and classmates. To be eligible for this year’s award, a project must have been submitted in fulfillment of course requirements for a music history class during the 2023 calendar year. You may revise the project before submitting it for the award (that is, it is not required that the version submitted be exactly what was turned in for a grade). A student need not be currently enrolled as an IU undergraduate in order to be eligible to s ..read more
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IU Graduate Music Theory & Musicology Associations Host 29th Annual Symposium on Research
IU Jacobs School of Music Blog
by jacqwest
5M ago
On Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1, the Graduate Musicology Association (GMA) and Graduate Theory Association (GTA) hosted the Twenty-Ninth Annual Symposium of Research in Music. The symposium featured twelve student presentations, organized into panels on topics such as “Music and Multimedia: New Perspectives,” “Rhythm, Meter, Harmony,” “Embodiment and Entanglement,” and “Playing with Meaning and Memory.” In addition to these panels, there were two roundtable discussions held at the symposium. IU Musicology students Miguel Arango Calle and Travis Whaley led the session on “Notation ..read more
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IU Musicology at AMS-SMT 2023
IU Jacobs School of Music Blog
by Sarah J. Slover
7M ago
  November 9-12, 2023 2023 Joint Annual Meeting Website View the Searchable Online Program Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel | Denver, Colorado     Wednesday, November 8 5:00 PM | University of Denver Lamont School of Music, Room 229 Session: The Mendelssohns and Politics – Laura K. T. Stokes (Brown University), “Fanny Hensel’s Lied ‘Der Fürst vom Berge’ in Light of Contemporary European Politics”   Thursday, November 9 2:15 PM | Grand Balleroom II Session: 19th-Century Technology on the Opera Stage – Miguel Arango Calle, “Ending with Flair: Final Transformations in Late-Ei ..read more
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Birgit Lodes to Give Jacobs School of Music Distinguished Lecture
IU Jacobs School of Music Blog
by Sarah J. Slover
10M ago
The Jacobs School of Music is thrilled to host Dr. Birgit Lodes in September. Prof. Lodes will deliver a talk as part of the IU Jacobs School of Music Distinguished Lecture Series and the Musicology Colloquium. She will also visit the Renaissance Studies Program while in Bloomington. Birgit Lodes (University of Vienna), “Reframing the song cycle An die Ferne Geliebte op. 98: Beethoven the Consoler” Friday, September 15 | 12:30 pm Ford-Crawford Hall (Simon Music Center) Prof. Lodes heads the historical musicology program at the University of Vienna and is a member of the Austrian Academy of Sci ..read more
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Musicology Alumnus to Give Guest Lecture
IU Jacobs School of Music Blog
by jacqwest
10M ago
  Join us next Wednesday, March 29th, to hear from guest lecturer and Indiana University alumnus, Derek Stauff, who will be presenting his talk, entitled, “Reading Psalm 15 as Dialogue: Sebastian Knüpfer’s ‘Herr, wer wird wohnen?’ and its Models”. The event will take place at 3:00 PM in room M350 (Simon Music Center). Wednesday, March 29 | 3:00 pm Room M350, Simon Music Center. Derek Stauff (Hillsdale College), “Reading Psalm 15 as Dialogue: Sebastian Knüpfer’s ‘Herr, wer wird wohnen?’ and its Models”. Derek Stauff is an associate professor of music at Hillsdale College (Michigan), teach ..read more
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Inaugural Dissertation and Research Fellows Announced
IU Jacobs School of Music Blog
by Sarah J. Slover
1y ago
The IU Department of Musicology is pleased to share the inaugural recipients of two new and impactful fellowships. The Peter Burkholder and Doug McKinney Fund for Musicology legacy gift was announced earlier this year. In order to witness the positive impacts their gifts will have during their lifetimes, Peter and Doug also committed additional support. Thanks to this support, we are able to share that Patrick Domico, Ph.D. candidate in musicology, is the inaugural recipient of the Dissertation Completion Fellowship. Originally from Memphis, TN, Domico completed a B.A. in Music from the Univer ..read more
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Musicology Chair, Faculty, Spearhead JSoM’s Role in NEH Grant Reception
IU Jacobs School of Music Blog
by jacqwest
1y ago
Musicology Department chair, Professor Halina Goldberg, spearheaded Jacobs School of Music’s participation, as part of a consortium of orchestras and universities, in a program that recently secured a $400,000 National Endowment of the Humanities grant. The consortium, Music Unwound, was founded in 2010 by American music scholar Joseph Horowitz to promote humanities-infused public programming based on topics in American classical music, using cross-disciplinarity to strengthen both student and audience engagement. Of the school’s participation in the grant program, Professor Goldberg says, “Th ..read more
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