The Ron Alexander Memorial Lectures in Musicology
The Ron Alexander Memorial Lectures in Musicology, founded in 1991 in memory of Ronald James Alexander (1961-1990), have included a wide range of lecturers from universities around the world speaking on a variety of musicological topics. Each quarter a new series is offered, and lectures are free and open to the public.
Join us for in-depth discussions of music and history. Lectures take place on Mondays at 4:30 PM in Braun Music Center, Room 103, unless otherwise indicated.
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Svanibor Pettan (University of Ljubljana)
"Minorities in a War-Piece Continuum: How Applied Ethnomusicology Can Help"
Lyndsey Hoh Copeland (Mellon Fellow, Stanford Humanities Center; Lecturer, Department of Music, Stanford University)
"Affective Materials and Ordinary Feelings in Benin’s Amateur Brass Bands"
Seth Monahan (Eastman School of Music)
"‘The Sweet Fragrance of Life’: Mortality and Rebirth in Mahler’s ‘Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde’"
William Cheng (Dartmouth College)
"His Music Was Not a Weapon: Black Noise, Breakable Skin, and the Plundered Voice of Jordan Russell Davis"