Public Lectures

CCM offers a variety of public lectures each year, including regular installments in the long-running Thinking About Music Lecture Series and other one-off public lectures hosted by individual departments.

Update On Fall 2020 Public Events

On Aug. 24 CCM welcomed back students, faculty and staff for the official start of Fall Semester. A carefully crafted blend of in-person and virtual offerings, in addition to enhanced health and safety measures, is providing our students with the best collegiate experience possible in this new era of living and learning.

With large, in-person gatherings still prohibited, CCM's performances and other on-campus activities will continue to be closed to the general public until further notice.

Instead, we look forward to sharing a new series of CCMONSTAGE performance videos that will showcase our current students and faculty artists on campus this semester and beyond. This video series will be presented free of charge, with the first installments appearing later this fall.

We will continue to share updates and additional information online and in future installments of our CCMONSTAGE Online email newsletter.


The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series

Since its inception in January 1997, Thinking About Music has presented nearly 120 lectures and one symposium by guests from numerous different colleges, universities, schools of music, foundations, institutes, museums and publishing concerns. The subjects of the lectures have covered historical musicology, music theory and ethnomusicology, along with the ancillary fields of organology, dance, music business and law, cognitive psychology, and the philosophy, theology and sociology of music.

The following is an alphabetical list of past Thinking About Music speakers:

  • Kofi Agawu (2013-14)
  • Wye Jamison Allanbrook (2002–03)
  • David Ake (2008–09)
  • Charles Atkinson (2004–05)
  • Joseph Auner (2014–15)
  • Gage Averill (2006–07)
  • Judith Becker (2002–03)
  • Gerard Behague (1997–98)
  • Paul Berliner (2000–01)
  • Philip Bohlman (2007–08)
  • Graeme Boone (2000–01)
  • Gregory Booth (2013-14)
  • James Borders (2012–13)
  • Karen Bottge (2013-14)
  • Susan Boynton (1999–2000)
  • Candace Brower (1997–98)
  • Malcolm Brown (1996–97)
  • J. Peter Burkholder (2001–02)
  • Scott Burnham (1997–98)
  • Mellonee Burnim (2009–10)
  • L. Poundie Burstein (2002–03)
  • Allen Cadwallader (1998–99)
  • Deborah Campana (2012–13)
  • William Caplin (1999–2000)
  • Peter Cariani (2008–09)
  • Anna Celenza (2005–06)
  • Michael Cherlin (1998–99; 2014–15)
  • Thomas Christensen (1996–97)
  • Marcia J. Citron (2008–09)
  • Robert Clarida (2002–03)
  • Bastian Clevé (2008–09)
  • David Cohen (2001–02)
  • Richard Cohn (1997–98)
  • Vincent Colapietro (2009–10)
  • Susan Cook (1997–98)
  • Richard Crawford (2003–04)
  • Warren Darcy (2000–01; 2008–09)
  • Beverly Diamond (2011–12)
  • Walter Everett (2005–06)
  • Yajoi Uno Everett (2010–11)
  • Laurel Fay (2004–05)
  • Steven Feld (2003–04)
  • Martha Feldman (2006–07)
  • Samuel A. Floyd, Jr. (1997–98)
  • Mary Frandsen (2006–07)
  • Jane Fulcher (2002–03)
  • Sarah Fuller (2011–12)
  • Sander L. Gilman (2011–12)
  • Robert O. Gjerdingen (2001–02)
  • Beth Glixon (2000–01)
  • Philip Gossett (2004–05)
  • Taylor Greer (1996–97)
  • Barbara Haggh (1996–97)
  • Ethan Haimo (2001–02)
  • Christopher Hasty (2007–08)
  • Robert Hatten (2002–03)
  • Wendy Heller (1998–99)
  • James Hepokoski (2002–03)
  • Dane Heuchemer (2001–02)
  • Stephen Hinton (1999–2000)
  • Julian Hook (2011–12)
  • Gretchen Horlacher (2007–08)
  • Roy Howat (2006–07)
  • Mary Hunter (2010–11)
  • David Huron (2001–02)
  • Brian Hyer (2000–01)
  • Allan Keiler (1999–2000; 2007–08)
  • Kay Knittel (2006–07)
  • Nola Reed Knouse (1998–99)
  • Lev Koblyakov (2004–05)
  • Kevin Korsyn (1998–99; 2006–07)
  • Ellen Koskoff (1996–97; 2014–15)
  • Kim Kowalke (1999–2000; 2012–13)
  • Lawrence Kramer (2008–09)
  • Richard Kramer (2003–04)
  • Joseph Kraus (1997–98; 2008–09)
  • Harald Krebs (2000–01)
  • Kenneth Kreitner (2014–15)
  • Joel Lester (1998–99)
  • Mary S. Lewis (2002–03)
  • Rebecca Leydon (2004–05)
  • Laurence Libin (2001–02)
  • David Lidov (2005–06)
  • Judith Lochhead (2003–04)
  • Justin London (1996–97)
  • Hugh Macdonald (2001–02
  • Patrick Macey (2006–07)
  • William P. Malm (1998–99)
  • Rebecca Maloy (2007–08)
  • Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis (2014–15)
  • Michael Marissen (1998–99)
  • Elizabeth West Marvin (2005–06)
  • Guerino Mazzola (2007–08)
  • David McAllester (1996–97)
  • Kerry McCarthy (2009–10)
  • Andrew W. Mead (2012–13)
  • Honey Meconi (2004–05)
  • Louise Meintjes (2012–13)
  • Daniel Melamed (2000–01)
  • Stefano Mengozzi (2011–12)
  • Craig A. Monson (2012–13)
  • Jairo Moreno (2009–10; 2010–11)
  • Severine Neff (1999–2000)
  • Susan Neimoyer (2013-14)
  • Bruno Nettl (2008–09)
  • David Neumeyer (2012–13)
  • Edward Nowacki (2010–11)
  • Charles O. Nussbaum (2010–11)
  • Massimo Ossi (2005–06)
  • Leeman Perkins (2006–07)
  • Alejandro E. Planchart (2013-14)
  • Howard Pollack (2009–10; 2012–13)
  • Harold S. Powers (2003–04)
  • Guthrie Ramsey (1996–97)
  • Annie Randall (2010–11)
  • Annette Richards (2014–15)
  • Thomas L. Riis (2002–03)
  • Steven Rings (2011–12)
  • Jenefer Robinson (2003–04)
  • Alex Ross (2005–06)
  • Lee Rothfarb (2003–04)
  • William Rothstein (2006–07)
  • Lewis Rowell (2000–01; 2009–10)
  • Leonora Saavedra (1999–2000)
  • Frank Samarotto (2008–09)
  • Janna Saslaw (2009–10)
  • Carl Schachter (1999–2000)
  • Luitgard Schader (2000–01)
  • James Schmidt (2007–08)
  • Loren Schoenberg (2014–15)
  • Peter Schubert (1997–98)
  • Anthony Seeger (1998–99)
  • Peggy Seeger (1999–2000)
  • Kay Shelemay (2001–02)
  • Hedi Siegel (1998–99)
  • Dennis Slavin (1996–97)
  • Charles Smith (2004–05)
  • Peter H. Smith (1996–97)
  • Ruth Solie (2003–04)
  • Mark Spicer (2013-14)
  • Rose Subotnik (2004–05)
  • Mark Swed (2009–10)
  • Richard Taruskin (2007–08)
  • Augusta Read Thomas (2009–10)
  • Jeff Titon (2005–06)
  • Anthony Tommasini (2013-14)
  • Leo Treitler (1997–98)
  • Thomas Turino (2010–11)
  • Michael von der Linn (1999–2000)
  • Paul von Hippel (2005–06)
  • Bonnie Wade (2004–05)
  • Alan Walker (2005–06)
  • James Webster (1998–99)
  • Richard Will (2013-14)
  • Susan Youens (2007–08)
  • Steven Zohn (1999–2000)
  • Lawrence Zbikowski (2010–11)
  • James Zychowicz (1996–97)

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