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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.
Thursday, December 4, 1:30-3:30pm (Flashperks Event: 100 points)
Digital Sound and Cultural Influence: Contemporary Native American Music
Representing China's Musics: An Analysis of Disney's Mulan Soundtrack
The Changing Function of Clave Shows Defined Nature of Musical Elements
Examination of Popular Music and Controversy: Marketing Ploy or Artistic Advancement?
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
A Place on the Podium: Sociological Factors Influencing Female Band Directors and Their Practice
Minding the Gap: Perspectives on Connecting Students’ School and Non-School Music Experiences in the Elementary General Music Classroom
Monday, December 1, 4:30-6pm (Flashperks Event: 100 points)
Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives on Music Teaching and Learning
Unfamiliar Territory: The Role of Health, Wellness, and Democratic Practices for Music Educators
Choral Repertoire Selection Practices and Methodology for Music Educators: a Literature Review
Tuesday, November 25, 4:30-6pm (Flashperks Event: 100 points)
Maintenance of Slovenian-American Polka Tradition in Cleveland
The Role Music Stores Play in the Musical Life of a Community: Woodsy’s Music Store in Kent
Preserving Tradition and Revival: A Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival
Tuesday, November 18, 4:30-5:30pm (Flashperks Event: 100 points)
Fostering Intercultural Spaces and Contact Zones
Waulking Songs: A Scottish Tradition in North America
Wednesday, October 22, 4-5pm (Flashperks Event: 100 points)
The Uncertain Musical Evidence in Thai Temple Murals
Dr. Terry Miller
Monday, October 13, 4:30-5:30pm (Flashperks Event: 100 points)
The Legacy of Arleen Auger
Lily Pons: The Littlest Lakmé
Jamie Barton, American mezzo