“It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me”: The Music and Lyrics of Billy Joel — A Public Musicology Conference
October 7-8, 2016
Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
“It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me” is a scholarly symposium on the music and lyrics of Billy Joel, the consummate singer-songwriter whose compositions translate larger cultural concerns into accessible and compelling musical narratives. In the spirit of Joel’s
music, this public musicology conference aims to share academically oriented insights (from historical musicology, ethnomusicology, and related disciplines) on this popular figure and his output in an accessible and approachable manner. The proceedings will
include papers, roundtables, an exhibition, a film screening, a concert, and a live phone interview with Billy Joel.
Complete program and registration information is available at http://ColoradoCollege.edu/BillyJoel. Registration
is currently open but will close on September 30 and is capped at 450 attendees.
In an effort to make the conference as accessible as possible, those unable to attend in person will have the opportunity to view a live stream of some sessions. Please click “interested”
on our Facebook events page, which will host the stream, for future updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/986517381440046/
Ryan Bañagale, Colorado College
Joshua S. Duchan, Wayne State University
Co-Chairs of the Billy Joel Conference