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Public talks and lectures

The School of Music hosts regular talks and lectures on a wide array of topics in music, featuring faculty, graduate students, and guest speakers from all over the world.  

 
 

WHAT'S ON

Friday, Feb. 15th
"The Impact of Digitization on Rhythm and Groove in African-American Popular Music”

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PAST EVENTS

Friday, Feb. 8th
"Score and Parts: A Balinese Composer Writes His Way Beyond Tradition”

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Friday, Feb. 1st

“Unruly Women: Music, Theatre, and Cross-Dressing in Early Modern Spain”

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Friday, Jan. 25th

“Enclosed in the Golfo Mistico: The Orchestra Pit at the Teatro alla Scala, 1907”

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Friday, Nov. 30th

“Music and the Book of Nature: Vincenzo Galilei on the Conundrum of Musical Consonance"

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Nov. 23rd:

“Sharing Control during Joint Rhythm Production: Cues and Consequences”

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Nov. 9th:
“Braiding Sounds in Time: An Introductory Change-Ringing Workshop”

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Oct. 26th:
"Heterophony: The Chinese System”

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Wednesday, Oct. 17th:
Nine Doors: Life Has No Boundaries — Projecting Tradition into the Future & the Creative Voice Within”

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Friday, Oct. 12th: 
“Decolonizing Music Programs in Higher Education”

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Friday, Oct. 5th: 
“Trans-Diatonic Harmony in Hugo Wolf’s Songs”

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Friday, Sep. 28th: "Hector Berlioz’s Neurophysiological Imagination"

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Friday, Sep. 14th: "Theory and Practice: The Music of South India"

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Friday, Sep. 14th: "Investigating the Oral Transmission of Beompae in Contemporary Korea: A Case Study at the Okchun Buddhist Music School"

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Friday, April 6th: "On Rousseau's Pygmalion and the Limits of Operatic Expression"

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Friday, March 23rd: "Delius and the Politics of Cosmopolitanism"

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Friday, March 16th: "Theory and Performance Practice: How Ideas about Meter Have Influenced the Ways We Play Rhythms"

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Friday, March 9th: The UBC Rhythm Research Cluster's Exploring Musical Time Symposium Series: "Microtiming and Musical Motion: Four Lightning Talks and Discussion"

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Friday, March 2nd: "Harmonic Phrase Rhythm and Metric Particularity in Stravinsky" 

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Thursday, February 15th: "An Analytic Survey of Schoenberg's Piano Music" Interactions between Performance and Analysis" 

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CALENDAR

View the full schedule here