The Catholic University Musicology Colloquium was instituted in Fall 2005 as an important component of the graduate program in musicology.  At colloquium meetings, students are given the opportunity to meet guest speakers from around the country, who present their recent research and/or discuss important aspects of musicological research and the field of musicology in general.  CUA graduate students also have the opportunity to present their own original research.  Colloquium not only allows students to make important contacts with renowned scholars, but it also introduces them to important aspects of life as a musicologist.  In addition, it helps foster a sense of community among the students and faculty in the Musicology Academic Area.

Colloquium is meeting virtually this semester, on Wednesdays at 11:00 am on Zoom.  If you would like to receive the link for the Zoom meeting, please send an email to Dr. Weaver ( Click here for an archive of Colloquium meetings from previous years.

Fall 2020

September 16: Dr. Stephen Rose (Professor of Music, Royal Holloway, University of London), "Protected Publications: Privileges for Printed Music in German-Speaking Lands, 1550–1650"

September 30: Dr. Andrew H. Weaver (Professor of Musicology, Catholic University), "Cyclicity in Schumann's Myrthen, op. 25: A Key to the Coherence of His Least Understood Song Cycle"

October 7: Dr. Jonathan Glixon (Professor of Musicology, University of Kentucky), "A Memorable and Joyous Spectacle: The Sound World of Foreign Ambassadors in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Venice"

October 14: Dr. Jane A. Bernstein (Austin Fletcher Professor of Music Emerita, Tufts University), "Printing Musical Spectacle: Cavalieri's Rappresentatione di anima, et di corpo (1600)"

October 21: Dr. Stephen Rodgers (Professor of Music Theory and Musicianship, University of Oregon), "Clara Schumann, Reading against the Grain"

October 28: Dr. Nicole Biamonte (Associate Professor of Music Theory, McGill University), "Analyzing Recorded Popular Music"

November 11: Dr. Valeria De Lucca (Associate Professor of Music, University of Southampton), "Parodies of Bellini's Operas for the London Stage"

November 18: Dr. Drew Edward Davies (Associate Professor of Musicology, Northwestern University), "Colonialism and Music in Habsburg New Spain"

December 2: Dr. Roger Freitas (Professor of Musicology, Eastman School of Music), "A Pope, a Cardinal, and a Musician Walk into a Palace: Games of Wit in Il palazzo incantato (1642)"