Events of special interest to music theorists held at the CUNY Gradate Center
During the semester, the Music Department presents a number of formal and informal events, meetings, and guest lectures that are available to students of the Music Theory program at the CUNY Graduate Center. These events include:
- Theory Group meetings: informal gatherings where theory majors discuss their recent projects or progress on their dissertation; present conference previews; and discuss other issues of concern as a community.
- Professional Development Workshop: workshops for students of all majors that discuss specific aspects that relate to scholarship and career, such as applying for grants, writing a CV, and the like.
- Guest lectures: some of these take place within specific classes (but are usually open to all Music Theory majors); other are open to the general public as well.
- Conferences: various conferences are housed at CUNY and available to all students.
Below is the list of these events and lectures for the Fall 2021 semester:
- September 15, Theory Group meeting (The Theory Group meetings are informal gathering where students discuss their recent projects or progress on their dissertation; present conference previews; and discuss other issues of concern).
- September 23, Professional Development Workshop: Field Research Fellowships.
- September 30, Professional Development Workshop: CV and Cover letter bootcamp.
- October 4–8: Conference, “Responses in Music Theory to Climate Change” including talks by music theorists Alexander Rehding (Harvard) and Andrew Chung (UNT).
- October 7, Professional Development Workshop: Dissertation Fellowships.
- October 7, Elizabeth Margulis (Princeton), guest lecture on Music Cognition in Current Trends class.
- October 7, Melanie Plesch (University of Melbourne) guest lecture in Musical Topics class
- October 14, Edward Klorman (McGill): guest lecture on Music Theory and Performance in Current Trends class.
- October 18, talk by Megan Lavengood (George Mason University) “Timbre, Technology, and Topic Theory.”
- October 22, Rachel Lumsden (FSU), guest lecture on Gender and Music Theory in Current Trends class.
- October 20, Theory Group Meeting: SMT Previews I.
- October 27, Theory Group Meeting: SMT Previews II.
- November 11, Drew Nobile (University of Oregon), guest lecture on Rock Music Theory in Current Trends class.
- November 17, Theory Group meeting.
- November 11, Professional Development Workshop: Job interviews.
- December 8, Theory Group meeting.