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Music Performance Studies Today
A Series of Online Events
February - May 2021

https://schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/music-performance-studies-today/

Broadly focusing on music since 1800, “Music Performance Studies Today” will feature a number of approaches spanning from examinations of microscopic performance details to proposing macro, overarching, and generalizable theories of performance. In building bridges, the symposium will inspire collaborations through performances of music discussed by the invited speakers, as well as stage-related musical demonstrations. In building a scholarly community bringing together performers and academics alike, the symposium sets out to illume methods for performance analysis at many levels, including music score interaction, connections to experience, and reflections on culture. Simultaneously, it aspires to reach out to the larger Los Angeles community through associated performances catering to a variety of interests.

Event Overview:
“Performing Capitalism and Neoliberalism”
February 26, 2021
Zoom, 9am-11:30am PST

“Anti-Blackness in Western Classical Music”
March 5, 2021
Zoom, 9am-11:30am PST

Kira Thurman, "On Beethoven, Blackness, and Belonging: Debating Classical Music in the Black Atlantic"
March 5, 2021
Zoom, 4pm-5:30pm PST

“The Ephemerality of Musical Hearing”
March 8, 2021
Zoom, 9am-11:30am PST

“21st-Century Pianism: Retrospection, New Directions, and Interpretative Communities” April 30, 2021
Zoom, 9am-11:30am PST

“Methods in Music Performance Studies”
May 14, 2021
Zoom, 9am-11:30am PST

“Performance, Gestures, Electronics”
May 21, 2021
Zoom, 1pm-3:30pm PST

Event co-organizers: Pheaross Graham and Farrah O'Shea

Event Sponsors:
UCLA Center for Musical Humanities and the Joyce S. and Robert U. Nelson Fund
UCLA Music Library
UCLA Arts Initiative
UCLA Center for Performance Studies
UCLA Department of Musicology
American Society for Theatre Research 
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