• 2019-2020

    9 September: Annual Beginning-of-the-School-Year Musicology Reception. 11 am, Latin American Music Center (Ward Hall, room 138).

    21 September: Fall Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, Library of Congress, at which Ph.D. student Anna Brashears is giving a paper. Click here for information on the program and local arrangements.

    31 October–3 November: Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Boston.

    12 November: AMS Lecture Series at the Library of Congress: John Koegel (California State University, Fullerton), “Recovering the History of the U.S. Immigrant Musical Theater at the Library of Congress 7 pm, Montpelier Room, Madison Building.

    31 March: AMS Lecture Series at the Library of Congress: Marta Robertson (Gettysburg College), “The Uncommon 'Gift to be Simple’: Japanese American Influence in Appalachian Spring.” 7 pm, Montpelier Room, Madison Building. This event was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic

    18 April: Spring Metting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, Towson University.  Click here the program and information on local arrangementsThis event was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    21 April: Fourth Annual Catholic University of America Research Day, held online. Click here for the Research Day program and other information.

  • 2018-2019

    5 September: Annual Beginning-of-the-School-Year Musicology Reception. 11 am, Latin American Music Center (Ward Hall, room 138).

    5–6 October: Fall Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society (joint with the Allegheny and Mid-Atlantic Chapter), University of Delaware, at which Dr. Andrew H. Weaver is giving a paper. Click here for information on the program and local arrangements.

    1–4 November: Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, San Antonio, Texas, at which alumna Lillian Blotkamp (B.M. 2011) is giving a paper and alumna Karen Uslin (Ph.D. 2015) is participating in an evening panel.  We will meet at the conference registration desk for a CUA lunch at 12:30 on Saturday.

    20 November: AMS Lecture Series at the Library of Congress: Hye-jung Park (Ohio State University), “From World War to Cold War: Music in America’s Radio Propaganda in Korea.” 7 pm, Montpelier Room, Madison Building.

    6 April: Spring Metting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, Peabody Conservatory.  Click here the program and information on local arrangements.

    9 April: Fourth Annual Catholic University of America Research Day, featuring oral presentations by Dr. Andrew H. Weaver, Ph.D. students Anna Brashears and Gretchen Erlichman, and B.A. student Benjamin Shields (in addition to presentations by students and faculty from other departments of the Rome School). Click here for the Research Day program and other information.

    16 April: AMS Lecture Series at the Library of Congress: Katherine K. Preston (College of William and Mary), "America’s Forgotten Love Affair with Opera." 7 pm, Montpelier Room, Madison Building. 

    18 May:  University Commencement Exercises.

  • 2017-2018

    6 September: Annual Beginning-of-the-School-Year Musicology Reception. 11 am, Latin American Music Center (Ward Hall, room 138).

    8 September: Inaugural performance of the new concert series Concerts Spirituels, a monthly series of lunchtime sacred music concerts, taking place at 1:00 in Caldwell Auditorium. This first concert features sopranos Rachel Barham (CUA alumna and Mullen Library staff) and Missy Curl (current M.A. student in musicology) performing chant and seventeenth-century motets for the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The other concerts this semester take place on October 20, November 10, and December 1. Click here for more information.

    20 September: The Sistine Chapel Choir gives a free performance at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception at 6 pm, with a workshop for CUA students that day at 10 am.

    14 October: Fall Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, Shenandoah University. Click here for information on the program and local arrangements.

    9-12 November: Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Rochester, at which CUA alumni Karen Ulsin (Ph.D. 2015), Christopher Bowen (M.M. 2011), and Rachel McNellis (B.M. 2011, M.A. 2014) are giving presentations. We will meet up at the conference registration desk for a CUA breakfast at 8 am on Saturday.

    14 April: Spring Metting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, Howard University.  Click here for the program and information on local arrangements.

    19 April: Third Annual Catholic University of America Research Day, at which Ph.D. students Matthew Gabay and Natalie Barsoum are giving presentations and undergraduate music history major Flannery Jamison is giving a poster presentation. Click here for the Research Day program and other information.

    12 May:  University Commencement Exercises.

    15 May: AMS Lecture Series at the Library of Congress: Daniel M. Callahan (Boston College), "Bernstein Conducting Himself.7 pm, Montpelier Room, Madison Building.

  • 2016-2017

    31 August: Annual Beginning-of-the-School-Year Musicology Reception. 11 am, Latin American Music Center (Ward Hall, room 138).

    15 October: Fall Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, Randolph-Macon College. Click here for information on the program and local arrangments!

    27 October: AMS Lecture Series at the Library of Congress: Dominic McHugh (Sheffield University), "In the Workshop of Lerner and Loewe: Archival Sources for the Genesis ofMy Fair Lady." 7 pm, Montpelier Room, Madison Building.

    3-6 November: Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Vancouver, at which CUA faculty members Dr. Christina Taylor GibsonDr. Sara Pecknold, and Dr. Lars Helgert are giving presentations. We will meet in the hotel lobby for a CUA breakfast at 8 am on Friday. 

    20 April: Second Annual Catholic University of America Research Day, at which Dr. Andrew H. Weaver, Dr. Sara Pecknold, and undergraduate music history major Peter Kohanski are giving presentations.

    22 April: Spring Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, George Mason University, at which Dr. Christina Taylor Gibson is presenting a paper. Click here for the program and local arrangements information!

    13 May:  University Commencement Exercises.

    18 May: AMS Lecture Series at the Library of Congress: Christina Bashford, William Brooks, Gayle Sherwood Magee, Laurie Matheson, and Justin Vickers, "Johnnies, Tommies, and Sammies: Music and the WWI Alliance." 7 pm, Montpelier Room, Madison Building.

  • 2015-2016

    2 September: Annual Beginning-of-the-School-Year Musicology Reception. 11 am, Latin American Music Center (Ward Hall, room 138).

    26 September: As part of the School of Music's 50th anniversary celebration, Dr. Andrew H. Weaver presents a lecture-concert titled "The Music of Faith in Times of War: Musical Treasures from Mid-Seventeenth-Century Vienna." Based on Dr. Weaver's research, this illustrated lecture will include performances of sacred vocal works by Giovanni Felice Sances, Antonio Bertali, and Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III, most of which have not been heard since the seventeenth century.  Performers include the CUA Chamber Choir and alumni soloists, including recent alumna Sara Pecknold (M.M. 2009, Ph.D. 2015).  Accompaniment will be provided by organist and current musicology Ph.D. student Joy-Leilani Garbutt, as well as a small string ensemble. 7:30 pm, St. Vincent's Chapel.

    14 October: AMS Lecture Series at the Library of CongressRyan Raul Bañagale (Colorado College), "The Ongoing Composition of Rhapsody in Blue.” 7 pm, Montpelier Room, Madison Building.

    16-17 October: Joint Fall Meeting of the Capital and Southeast Chapters of the American Musicological Society, University of Richmond, at which faculty member Dr. Christina Taylor Gibson is presenting a paper and Ph.D. student Gregory Thomas Martin is presenting in a poster session. Check here for the program and local arrangements information!

    11 November: As part of the School of Music's 50th anniversary concert series of the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Dr. Andrew H. Weaver gives a pre-concert lecture on the late sonatas. 7:15 pm, Ward Recital Hall.

    12-15 November: Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Louisville.

    9 April:  Spring Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, American University, at which M.A. student Anna Brashears and Ph.D. student Tom Rohdeare finalists for the Lowens Award for Student Research.  Click here for the program and information about local arrangements.

    15 April:  First Annual Catholic University of America Research Day, at which Ph.D. students Tom Rohde and Joseph Mann are giving presentations and Ph.D. student Kevin Frecker is giving a poster presentation.  Click here for the full schedule.

    26 April: Ph.D. student Joy Garbutt presents an organ recital of music by Parisian women organists, in partial fulfillment of her minor in sacred music. 7 pm, St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 619 10th Street NW.

    10 May: Laura Yust, M.A. alumna and cataloguer at the Library of Congress, gives a presentation at the Library of Congress on the subject of her Master's thesis. Noon, Whittall Pavilion (Thomas Jefferson Building). Read more and register for tickets here.

    14 May:  University Commencement Exercises.

    19 May: AMS Lecture Series at the Library of Congress: R. Larry Todd (Duke University), "Revisiting Mendelssohn's Octet, or the Maturing of Precocity." 7 pm, Montpelier Room, Madison Building.

  • 2014-2015

    3 September: Annual Beginning-of-the-School-Year Musicology Reception. Latin American Music Center (Ward Hall, room 138), 11:00 am.

    7 October: AMS Lecture Series at the Library of Congress: Carol Hess (University of California, Davis), "Copland as Good Neighbor: Cultural Diplomacy in Latin America during World War II." Coolidge Auditorium, noon.

    18 October: Fall Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, University of Virginia, at which Dr.Andrew H. Weaver is giving a paper. Click here for the program and information on local arrangements.

    6-9 November: Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Milwaukee, at which Dr. Andrew H. Weaver and CUA Ph.D. alumna Angeline Van Evera are giving papers on the same session.  

    20 January:  The Piano Division kicks off its year-long series of concerts of the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas, with a pre-concert lecture by CUA Ph.D. student Joseph Mann.  7:15, Ward Recital Hall.

    16 February:  Dr. Mark Ferraguto (Assistant Professor of Musicology, Pennsylvania State University) gives a presentation on Beethoven's Piano Sonatas in Studio X.  3:40, John Paul Rehearsal Hall.

    20 February: Dr. Andrew H. Weaver gives a presentation in the 2015 Music Scholars Lecture Series at the University of Maryland, College Park.  The title of the presentation is "The Materiality of Musical Diplomacy in Early Modern Europe: Negotiating the Emperor's Power in Andreas Rauch's Currus triumphalis musicus (1648)."  4:00, room 2200, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

    21 February: Ph.D. student Tom Rohde gives a pre-concert lecture for a concert of choral music by the Cuban group Camerata Vocale Sine Nomine.  4:45, Church of the Epiphany, Washington, DC.

    20-21 March: Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea, featuring presentations by Ph.D. candidate Sara Pecknold and M.A. alumna Rachel McNellis.  Held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts and The Catholic University of America.  Click here for more information.

    11 April: Spring Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, the University of Maryland, College Park, at which Ph.D. student Joseph Mann is giving a paper and Ph.D. students Kevin Frecker is a finalist for the Lowens Award for Student Research.  Click here for the program and information on local arrangements.

    14 April: AMS Lecture Series at the Library of Congress: Paul Laird (University of Kansas), "'A Hint of West Side Story': The Genesis of Bernstein's Chichester Psalms as Seen in the Library of Congress Bernstein Collection." Coolidge Auditorium, noon.

    14 April:  CUA Ph.D. candidate Christopher Booth gives a pre-concert lecture in the fourth concert of the Piano Division's Beethoven Piano Sonata cycle.  7:15, Ward Recital Hall.

    16 May: University Commencement Exercises.

  • 2013-2014

    26 August: Annual Beginning-of-the-School-Year Musicology Reception.  Latin American Music Center (Ward Hall, room 138), 11:00 am.

    24 September: AMS Lecture Series at the Library of Congress: Kendra Preston Leonard (Loveland, Ohio), "Meaning and Myth in Louise Talma's First Period Works." Coolidge Auditorium, noon.

    5 October: Fall Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, Shenandoah University, at which Ph.D. students Topher Booth and Joseph Mann are giving papers, and Ph.D. alumnus Lars Helgert is leading a roundtable discussion.  Click here for the program and information on local arrangements.

    27 October: The Viola da Gamba Society of America presents a workshop with John Mark Rozendaal (Trio Settecento, Repast, Sonnambula, Viola da Gamba Dojo). The theme is an "In Nomine Day." In Nomines are typically consort pieces for four or five instruments, especially consorts of viols.  Members of the CUA community are invited to audit the workshop free of charge. John Paul Hall, 9:30 am.

    7-10 November: Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Pittsburgh, at which CUA Ph.D. alumnus Lars Helgert is giving a paper.  We will meet for our annual CUA Musicology lunch at 12:15 on Saturday in the lobby of the hotel.

    11 November: In advance of the CUA Symphony Orchestra's performance of Mahler's Fourth Symphony on Sunday 17 November, Dr. Matthew Mugmon (Assistant Professor, University of Arizona) presents a lecture titled "From Sleigh Bells to Death Knells: Gustav Mahler and His 'Heavenly' Fourth Symphony." Ward Hall, John Paul Hall, 3:40.

    14-15 November: Prof. Ellen T. Harris (Class of 1949 Professor Emeritus, MIT) will be visiting CUA as a Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar.  Events include:

    • Class lecture in Music History I (MUS 325), Thursday, 11:10-12:25, Ward Hall, room 139: "Britons Never, Never Will Be Slaves: Drama and Politics in Handel’s Israel in Egypt"
    • Class lecture in Music Literature (MUS 131), Thursday, 2:10-3:25, Ward Hall, room 221: "Dido as Schoolgirl, Queen, or Country: Changing Views of Henry Purcell’s and Nahum Tate’s Dido and Aeneas"
    • Public lecture, Thursday, 6:00-8:00 pm, Ward Hall, room 139: "How Did Handel’s Audiences Hear His Operas?: Mary Delany and Floridante."  Reception to follow.
    • Discussion with the CUA Chamber Choir, Friday, 2:10-3:30, Ward Hall, room 220: "There are Early Music Instruments, but What’s an Early Music Voice?"

    18 December: CUA Musicology Holiday Lunch, San Antonio Grill, 1:00 pm.

    22 April: AMS Lecture Series at the Library of Congress: Nancy Newman (University at Albany, SUNY), "'A program not greatly to their credit': Finding New Perspectives on the Germania Musical Society through the American Memory Sheet Music Collection." Coolidge Auditorium, noon.

    26 April: Spring Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, CUA, at which Ph.D. students David Ottinger and Sara Pecknold are finalists for the Lowens Award for Student Research. Click here for the program and local arrangements information.

    7 May: CUA Musicology End-of-Semester Lunch, San Antonio Grill, 12:45 pm.

    17 May: University Commencement Exercises

  • 2012-2013

    6 September: Annual Beginning-of-the-School-Year Musicology Reception.  Latin American Music Center (Ward Hall, room 138), 12:35 pm.

    17 September: In anticipation of the performance of Mozart's Requiem and Rimsky-Korsakov's one-act opera Mozart and Salieri by the CUA Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Choir at the National Gallery of Art on September 30, guest speaker Karen Hiles (Assistant Professor, Muhlenberg College) will present the talk "Mozart, Myth, and the Movies: The Requiem and Miloš Forman's Amadeus."  John Paul Hall, 4:10 pm.

    2 October: AMS Lecture Series at the Library of CongressBarbara Heyman (Brooklyn College, CUNY), "Samuel Barber: Serendipitous Discoveries."  Coolidge Auditorium, noon.

    13 October: Fall Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, James Madison University, at which Ph.D. alumnus Lars Helgert is giving a paper.  Click here for the program and local arrangements information.

    1-4 November: Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, New Orleans.  We will meet for the traditional CUA musicology lunch at 12:15 on Saturday, in the lobby of the Sheraton.

    29 November:  The CUA Latin American Center for Graduate Study in Music presents two renowned Latin American duos, who will give lecture-recitals on the music of Chilean composer Javier Farías, who will be present for the event.  At 11:00 a.m. the Duo Orellana-Orlandini will perform, followed by The Alturas Duo at 12:30.  All events will take place in room 211 of Ward Hall.  Click here for more information.

    13 December: CUA Musicology Holiday Lunch, Thunder Grill (Union Station), 12:30 pm.

    10 January: Rev. Prof. Dr. Piotr Nawrot (CUA alumnus, musicologist, and SVD missionary) gives a presentation titled "The Jesuit Reductions: The Infusion of Indian Elements into Jesuit Musical Practice in Latin America during the Baroque." Ward Hall, room 139, 12:30 pm. 

    29 January: Caitlin Miller (Ph.D. student and reference librarian in the Music Division of the Library of Congress) gives a talk on Sister Gregory and The Sound of Music.  Library of Congress Jefferson Building, Whittall Pavilion, noon.

    19 March: AMS Lecture Series at the Library of Congress: Todd Decker (Washington University in St. Louis), "MakingShow Boat: Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, and the Power of Performers." Coolidge Auditorium, noon.

    13 April: Spring Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, Peabody Conservatory, at which Ph.D. student Joseph Mann is a finalist for the Lowens Award for Student Research. Click here for the program and local arrangements information.

    3 May: Ph.D. student Topher Booth gives a piano recital in partial fulfillment of his minor in performance.  Ward Recital Hall, 8 pm.

    16 May: CUA Musicology End-of-Semester Lunch, Thunder Grill (Union Station), 12:30 pm.

    18 May: University Commencement Exercises

  • 2011-2012

    8 September: Annual Beginning-of-the-School-Year Musicology Reception. Latin American Music Center (Ward Hall, room 138), 12:35 pm.

    10 September: AMS Lecture Series at the Library of Congress: William Meredith (Director of the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies and Professor of Music at San José State University) and pianist Malcolm Bilson, "What the Autograph Can Tell Us: Beethoven’s Sonata in E Major, Opus 109." Coolidge Auditorium, noon.

    17 September: As part of the Mutual Inspirations Festival hosted by the Embassy of the Czech Republic, Prof. Murry Sidlin conducts the CUA Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, “From the New World” at the National Museum of the American Indian. 7:00 pm.

    1 October: As part of the Mutual Inspirations Festival, Michael Beckerman (Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of Music, New York University) presents a Dvorák Symposium and Lecture-Recital at the Library of Congress, featuring Dvorák manuscripts that have not been in the United States for over a century. Whittall Pavilion and Coolidge Auditorium, 1:00 pm.

    15 October: Fall Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, George Washington University, at which Ph.D student Cait Miller and Ph.D. alumnus Lars Helgert are giving papers. Click here for the program and local arrangements information.

    24 October: In advance of the Musical Theatre Division's production of Bernstein's On the Town (October 28-30), Mark Eden Horowitz (senior music specialist at the Library of Congress and adjunct faculty member at CUA) gives a presentation titled "The Secret Life of On the Town," discussing materials about the show from the Leonard Bernstein collection at the Library of Congress. The presentation will also feature live performances of numbers from the show. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall, 4:10 pm.

    27 October: Maria Alicia Volpe, Professor and Chair of Musicology at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro-UFRJ, gives a presentation titled "Indianist Operas by 19th-Century Brazilian Composers." Ward Hall, room 211, 10:30 am.

    10-13 November: Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, San Francisco. We will meet for a CUA musicology lunch on Saturday 12 November at 12:15.

    19 December: CUA Musicology Holiday Lunch, Colonel Brook's Tavern, 1:00 pm.

    29 January: The CUA Latin American Center for Graduate Studies in Music, in collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Institute, presents a lecture and concert in honor of Robert L. Parker, distinguished scholar of Mexican music. The concert program will feature music by Carlos Chávez and selected songs by Silvestre Revueltas. The program will feature faculty, alumni, and students from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music. Preceding the concert, Dr. Christina Taylor Gibson, clinical assistant professor of musicology at CUA, will deliver a lecture titled “Carlos Chávez and Modernism.” A reception will follow. The Mexican Cultural Institute (2829 16th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.), 2:00 pm.

    28 February: Memorial service for Dr. Steven Strunk, Professor of Composition and Theory, in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 10:00 am. A reception follows in John Paul Hall.

    28 March: Dr. Andrew H. Weaver, associate professor and head of musicology at CUA, gives a presentation titled " 'Da hab ich ihr gestanden': Dichterliebe and the Telling of Narrative in Song" in the DMA Musicology Colloquium at Peabody. Peabody Institute, Conservatory Building, room 308C, 5:00 pm.

    29 March: AMS Lecture Series at the Library of Congress: Thomas Brothers (Duke University), "Louis Armstrong: The Making of a Great Melodist." Coolidge Auditorium, noon.

    14 April: Spring Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, George Mason University, at which Ph.D. candidate Karen Uslin is giving a paper and PhD. student Sara Pecknold is a finalist for the Lowens Award for Student Research. Click here for the program and local arrangements information.

    10 May: Dr. Andrew H. Weaver hosts a musicology lunch at his home, 12 noon.

    12 May: University Commencement Exercises

  • 2010-2011

    26 September: Memorial Concert for Dr. Robert Ricks, Emeritus Professor of Music Theory. John Paul Hall of Ward Hall, 3:00 pm.

    6 October: Prof. Murry Sidlin presents his concert drama Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, featuring members of the CUA Chorus. 7:30 pm.

    16 October: Fall Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, including a presentation by Ph.D. Alumnus Lars Helgert. Click here for the program and abstracts.

    19-22 October: The University of Maryland, College Park presents a festival celebrating the 200th birthday of Robert Schumann, featuring concerts as well as talks and roundtable discussions by renowned scholars Leon Plantinga, Charles Rosen, Nancy B. Reich, Jon W. Finson, and others. Ph.D. student Ken Stilwell is among the presenters on a panel of student papers on Tuesday morning. Click here for the program.

    25 October: AMS Lecture Series at the Library of Congress: W. Anthony Sheppard (Williams College), "American Musical Modernism and Japan." Coolidge Auditorium, noon.

    28-31 October: The CUA Opera Theatre presents Mozart's The Magic Flute, featuring MA/MSLS student Joseph Wilson and MA student Ben LaPrairie. Hartke Theatre, 7:30 pm Thursday-Saturday, 2:00 Sunday.

    5-7 November: The Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Indianapolis. We will meet for a CUA musicology lunch on Saturday 6 November at 12:15.

    16 December: CUA Musicology Holiday Lunch, Colonel Brook's Tavern, 12:00 pm.

    25 January: Inauguration of John Garvey as President of CUA. Click here for the complete inauguration schedule.

    3 February: Georgia J. Cowart (Professor of Music, Case Western Reserve University) gives the 23rd annual Robert Nicolich Memorial Lecture in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures: "Watteau and the Satiric Stage." 5:00 pm, Aquinas Hall, room 102.

    7 February: AMS Lecture Series at the Library of Congress: Carol Oja (Harvard University), "Bernstein Meets Broadway: Race, the Blues, and On the Town (1944)." Coolidge Auditorium, noon.

    9 February: As part of the CUA President's Inaugural Lecture Series, Russian Orthodox Archbishop Hilarion Alfeyev, a noted theologian and composer, will speak on the intersection of faith and music. Caldwell Auditorium, 4:15 pm. Click here for more information.

    24 February: Special Guest Lecture by Tim Carter (David G. Frey Distinguished Professor of Music, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), "Monteverdi, Early Opera, and a Question of Genre: Andromeda (1620), or Between a Rock and a Hard Place." Ward Hall, room 211, 1:40 pm.

    2 April: Spring Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, the Library of Congress, at which MM student Chris Bowen and Ph.D. candidate Angeline Smith are finalists for the Lowens Award for Student Research (and Ph.D. student Cait Miller is organizing the local arrangements). Click here for the program and local arrangements information.

    6 May: CUA Musicology Lunch honoring our graduates, Colonel Brook's Tavern, 12:15 pm.

    14 May: University Commencement Exercises.

  • 2009-2010

    25-26 September: Joint Fall Meeting of the Capital and Southeast Chapters of the American Musicological Society at Christopher Newport University, at which Dr. Andrew H. Weaver is giving a paper.  Click here for the program and abstracts.

    29 October: AMS Lecture Series at the Library of Congress: Walter Frisch (Columbia University), "Arnold Schoenberg's Creative Journey, 1897-1912."  Coolidge Auditorium, noon.

    12-15 November: Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Philadelphia.  We will meet for a CUA Musicology lunch at 12:15 on Saturday 14 November.

    17 December: CUA Musicology Holiday Lunch at Colonel Brook's Tavern, 1:00 pm.

    21 January: Special Guest Lecture by Jeffrey Kurtzman (Professor of Music, Washington University in St. Louis), "Don Giovanni as Everyman." Ward Hall, room 211, 1:45 pm.

    11 March: CUA Faculty Chamber Music Concert with commentary by Professors Grayson Wagstaff and Andrew H. Weaver.  The Mansion at Strathmore, 4:00 pm.

    17 March: Spring Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society at Towson University, at which Ph.D. student Alicia Kopfstein-Penk and MA student Matthew Wallace are finalists for the Lowens Award for Student Research.  Click here for the program and abstracts.

    25 March: AMS Lecture Series at the Library of Congress: Steven Swayne (Dartmouth College), "William Schuman's Puzzling Seventh Symphony."  Coolidge Auditorium, noon.

    6 May: CUA Musicology Lunch at San Antonio Grill, 1:00 pm.

    15 May: University Commencement Exercises.

  • 2008-2009

    4 September: MA/MSLS student Janet McKinney hosts a Musicology cocktail party at her home, 7:00 pm.

    18 September: AMS Lecture Series at the Library of Congress: Annegret Fauser (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), "After Pearl Harbor: Music, War, and the Library of Congress."  Coolidge Auditorium, 7:00 pm.

    1 October: Special Guest Lecture: Kate van Orden (Associate Professor of Music, The University of California, Berkeley), "Music, Civility, and Print Culture in 16th-Century France."  Ward Hall, room 211, 1:00 pm.

    11 October: Fall Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society at Randolph-Macon College, at with Dr. Andrew H. Weaver is giving a paper.  Click here for the program and abstracts.

    6-9 November: Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Nashville.  We will meet for a CUA musicology lunch at 12:15 on Saturday 8 November.

    8 December: CUA Musicology Holiday Lunch at Colonel Brook's Tavern, 1:00 pm.

    9-22 March: The Catholic University President's Festival of the Arts presents: "If It's Not One Thing, It's Another," featuring Stephen Sondheim's Pulitzer-Prize winning musical Sunday in the Park with George, Mendelssohn's Elijah, concerts by the Rome Trio and CUA Symphony Orchestra, new music premieres, lectures by Mark Eden Horowitz (Library of Congress) and R. Larry Todd (Duke University), and more!  Click here for more information.

    26 March: AMS Lecture Series at the Library of Congress: Jeffrey Magee (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign): "Now It Can Be Told: The Unknown Irving Berlin." Coolidge Auditorium, 7:00 pm.

    March and April: The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "The Poppea Project," a collaboration between the divisions of Vocal Performance and Musicology.  Click here for more information about the course taught by Dr. Andrew H. Weaver that serves as the foundation for the project.  Events include:

    • 12 March: Guest Lecture by Ellen Rosand (Professor of Music, Yale University), "Defending Seneca from his Detractors (Ancient and Modern)." Ward Hall, room 127, 3:00 pm.
    • 6 April: Opera Preview: Cast members perform scenes from Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea, with commentary by Dr. Andrew H. Weaver, stage director Rachel Barham, and guest speaker Wendy Heller (Professor of Music, Princeton University).  John Paul Hall in Ward Hall, 4:10 pm.
    • 17-19 April: The CUA Opera Theatre presents Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea.  Ward Recital Hall.  7:30 pm on April 17 and 18; 2:00 pm on April 19.

    4 April: The Spring Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society at Georgetown University, at which Ph.D. candidate Alicia Kopfstein-Penk and MA student Katerina Lichtenwalter are finalists for the Lowens Award for student research.  Click here for the program and abstracts.

    28 April: The CUA Opera Workshop presents Opera Scenes, with commentary by MA/MSLS student Janet McKinney.  Ward Recital Hall, 7:30 pm.

    16 May: University Commencement Exercises.

  • 2007-2008

    29 September:  Fall Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society at the University of Maryland, College Park, at which Dr. Grayson Wagstaff is giving a paper.  Click here for the program and abstracts.

    1-4 November: Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Quebec City.  We will meet for a CUA lunch at noon on Saturday 3 November.

    25 February-2 March: The Catholic University President's Festival of the Arts presents "Wilder and Wilder (Thornton, that is...)," featuring consecutive performances of Thornton Wilder's classic play Our Town and Ned Rorem's opera Our Town, world premieres of musical settings of short plays by Wilder, film screenings, a roundtable discussion with librettist J.D. McClatchy and Wilder's nephew Tappan Wilder, and lectures by musicologists, art historians, and literary scholars. Click here for an article on the festival in Inside CUA.

    26 March: Inaugural lecture of the AMS Lecture Series at the Library of Congress: Judith Tick (Northeastern University), "Ruth Crawford Seeger, Modernist Composer in the Folk Revival: Biography as Music History." Coolidge Auditorium, 7:00 pm.

    31 March: Special Guest Lecture: Jeffrey Kurtzman (Professor of Music, Washington University in St. Louis), "The 1597 Coronation of the Dogaressa Morosina Morosini Grimani as Venetian Gesamtkunstwerk." Ward Hall, room 211, 1:30 pm.

    12 April: Spring Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society at St. Mary's College of Maryland, at which Ph.D. students Lars Helgert and Karen Uslin and MA/MSLS student Caitlin Miller are finalists for the Lowens Award for student research.  Click here for the program and abstracts.

    15 May: Dr. Andrew H. Weaver hosts a CUA Musicology Lunch at his home, 11:30 am.

    17 May: University Commencement Exercises.

  • 2006-2007

    30 September: Fall Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society at American University, at which Ph.D. student Karen Uslin is giving a paper.  Click here for the program and abstracts.

    29 October: The CUA Opera Theatre presents an Opera Preview for Handel's Giulio Cesare in Egitto, featuring aria performances by cast members with commentary by Dr. Andrew H. Weaver, stage director Jamie Roberts, and music director Joel Lazar.  Ward Recital Hall, 8:00 pm.

    2-5 November: Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Los Angeles.  We will meet for a CUA musicology lunch at noon on Saturday 4 November.

    12 December: CUA Musicology Holiday Lunch, Colonel Brook's Tavern, 12:30 pm.

    12 January: Ph.D. student Angeline Smith hosts a Musicology Potluck Dinner at her home, 6:00 pm.

    11-18 March: The Catholic University President's Festival of the Arts presents "The Politics of Comedy," featuring Leonard Bernstein's Candide, a chamber music concert by CUA faculty and graduate students, film screenings, and lectures and roundtable discussions by scholars Elizabeth B. Crist (Princeton University), Jennifer Tsien (University of Virginia), and others.  Click here for more information; click here for an article on the festival in Inside CUA.

    28 April: Spring Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society at the University of Baltimore, at which Ph.D. student Ken Stilwell is a finalist for the Lowens Award for student research.  Click here for the program and abstracts.

    1 May: CUA Musicology Lunch at Colonel Brook's Tavern, noon.

    12 May: University Commencement Exercises.

  • 2005-2006

    1 October: Fall Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society at The George Washington University, at which Dr. Andrew H. Weaver is giving a paper.  Click here for the program and abstracts.

    27-30 October: Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Washington, DC.  There will be a CUA Alumni Reception on Friday 28 October at 5:00 pm at All Souls Church, 2300 Cathedral Avenue.

    27 February-9 March: The Catholic University President's Festival of the Arts presents "Aaron Copland's America," featuring opera, music theatre, and orchestral performances, film screenings, and lectures by musicologists Howard Pollack (University of Houston), Vivian Perlis (Yale University), and Jennifer DeLapp (University of Maryland, College Park).  Click here for more information click here for the brochure; click here for an article on the festival in Inside CUA.

    22 March: Spring Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, the College of William and Mary.  Click here for the program and abstracts.

    13 May: University Commencement Exercises.