Music History and Theory Forum

Fall 2017

Unless otherwise noted, all events take place on Wednesday from 3:30-4:45 p.m. in Music Room 1145.

October 4, 2017

Welcome Session, followed by a joint reception with Ethno Forum
Meet new students and catch up with your colleagues and faculty, including summer research updates from faculty and students.
Closed session.

October 11, 2017

Academic Survival Skills Session
Question and Answer session on charting a path through your degree program. Including tips on seminar preparation, research skills, making the most of your time on campus, when to think about conferences, and making connections with other academics.
Closed session.

October 25, 2017

Conference Paper Dry Runs
Current students Jillian Fischer (musicology) and Elizabeth Hambleton (music theory) give us a preview of their presentations for upcoming conferences.
Free and open to the public.

November 8, 2017

Joint Forum: Mark Slobin (Wesleyan University)
Guest lecture by Mark Slobin, Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music Emeritus at Wesleyan University, titled “The Self and the City: Writing Detroit.” Professor Slobin has asked attendees to read his 2016 article “Improvising a Musical Metropolis: Detroit in the 1940s–1960s,” published in the journal Ethnomusicology prior to his talk. More information is available at
Free and open to the public.

November 29, 2017

Nicole Grimes (University of California, Irvine)
Guest lecture by Nicole Grimes, Assistant Professor of Musicology at UC, Irvine. Dr. Grimes is currently completing a book titled Brahms’s Elegies: The Poetics of Loss in German Culture. Her work sits on the boundaries of music history and theory. More information is available at
Free and open to the public.