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The Performing Arts Library Colloquium Series explores a broad range of topics in music, theatre, and dance. We encourage participation from faculty, students, scholars, and community members.  Contact library staff if you are interested in participating in the series.

Excellence in Research Awards, which include cash prizes, are available for undergraduate and graduate students.  Selected award-winning papers are published in the journal, Excellence in Performing Arts Research.

Visit the Colloquium Series guide to view information on past events and speakers.  Use the tabs to navigate through the abstracts and bios of past presenters.

Fall 2015 Events

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2014-2015 Presenters

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Past Events:

Thursday, December 4, 1:30-3:30pm (Flashperks Event: 100 points)

Digital Sound and Cultural Influence: Contemporary Native American Music
Paisley Stovall

Representing China's Musics: An Analysis of Disney's Mulan Soundtrack
Guangci Yang

The Changing Function of Clave Shows Defined Nature of Musical Elements
Mo Li

Examination of Popular Music and Controversy: Marketing Ploy or Artistic Advancement?
Deanna Nebel

Presenter abstracts and bios

Tuesday, December 2, 4:30-6pm (Flashperks Event: 100 points)

“But this isn’t a high school choir”: An examination of the role and purpose of the middle school choral program
Jonathan Saeger

A Place on the Podium: Sociological Factors Influencing Female Band Directors and Their Practice
Kristin Coen

Minding the Gap: Perspectives on Connecting Students’ School and Non-School Music Experiences in the Elementary General Music Classroom
Bea Olesko

Presenter abstracts and bios

Monday, December 1, 4:30-6pm (Flashperks Event: 100 points)

Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives on Music Teaching and Learning
Kristin Coen

Unfamiliar Territory: The Role of Health, Wellness, and Democratic Practices for Music Educators
Christopher Williams

Choral Repertoire Selection Practices and Methodology for Music Educators: a Literature Review
Bryan Helsel

Presenter abstracts and bios

Tuesday, November 25, 4:30-6pm (Flashperks Event: 100 points)

Maintenance of Slovenian-American Polka Tradition in Cleveland
Will Bulger

The Role Music Stores Play in the Musical Life of a Community: Woodsy’s Music Store in Kent
Guangci Yang

Preserving Tradition and Revival: A Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival
Paisley Stovall

Presenter abstracts and bios

Tuesday, November 18, 4:30-5:30pm (Flashperks Event: 100 points)

Fostering Intercultural Spaces and Contact Zones
Samuel Boateng

Waulking Songs: A Scottish Tradition in North America
Julie Kennedy

Presenter abstracts and bios

Wednesday, October 22, 4-5pm (Flashperks Event: 100 points)

The Uncertain Musical Evidence in Thai Temple Murals
Dr. Terry Miller

Presenter abstract and bio

Monday, October 13, 4:30-5:30pm (Flashperks Event: 100 points)

The Legacy of Arleen Auger
Alanna Furst

Lily Pons: The Littlest Lakmé
Rosemary Heredos

Jamie Barton, American mezzo
Hannah Jencius

Presenter abstracts and bios


Did you Know?

  • There's an APP for that! - Naxos Music Library has created an APP for the iPhone and Android.
  • Classical Music Library has a new classical music work available for free download each week!
  • The Performing Arts Library has Group Study Rooms equipped with audio and video equipment and Internet access are available for reservation.
  • Research Help is available to students in the Performing Arts Library at three specific times each week or by appointment.
  • The Writing Commons on the 4th floor of the Main Library provides assistance with any writing project.

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