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AMS - Library of Congress Lecture Series

The American Musicological Society and the Music Division of the Library of Congress are pleased to present a series of lectures highlighting musicological research conducted in the Division’s collections.

Upcoming Lectures

Fall 2019, Library of Congress, Madison Bldg., Montpelier Room: 

John Koegel (California State University, Fullerton), “Recovering the History of the U.S. Immigrant Musical Theater at the Library of Congress

 

Spring 2020, Library of Congress, Madison Bldg., Montpelier Room: 

Marta Robertson (Gettysburg College), The Uncommon 'Gift to be Simple’: Japanese American Influence in Appalachian Spring

 

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additional information coming soon



Past Lectures

Click here for information on previous lectures, including links to the webcasts:


  • Spring 2019: Katherine K. Preston (College of William and Mary), "America’s Forgotten Love Affair with Opera"
  • Fall 2018: Hye-jung Park (Ohio State University), "From World War to Cold War: Music in America's Radio Propaganda in Korea"
  • Spring 2018: Daniel M. Callahan (Boston College), "Bernstein Conducting Himself"
  • Fall 2017: Randall Goldberg (Youngstown State University), "The Kishineff Massacre and Domestic Musical Practice in America"
  • Spring 2017: Christina Bashford, William Brooks, Gayle Sherwood Magee, Laurie Matheson, and Justin Vickers, "Johnnies, Tommies, and Sammies: Music and the WWI Alliance"
  • Fall 2016: Dominic McHugh, "In the Workshop of Lerner and Loewe: Archival Sources for the Genesis of My Fair Lady"
  • Spring 2016: R. Larry Todd, “Revisiting Mendelssohn’s Octet, or the Maturing of Precocity”
  • Fall 2015: Ryan Raul Bañagale, "The Ongoing Composition of Rhapsody in Blue"
  • Spring 2015: Paul Laird, "'A Hint of West Side Story': The Genesis of Bernstein's Chichester Psalms as Seen in the Library of Congress Bernstein Collection"
  • Fall 2014: Carol Hess, "Copland as Good Neighbor: Cultural Diplomacy in Latin America During World War II"
  • Spring 2014: Nancy Newman, "'A program not greatly to their credit': Finding New Perspectives on the Germania Musical Society through the American Memory Sheet Music Collection"
  • Fall 2013: Kendra Preston Leonard, "Meaning and Myth in Louise Talma’s First Period Works"
  • Spring 2013: Todd Decker, "Making Show Boat: Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, and the Power of Performers"
  • Fall 2012: Barbara Heyman, "Samuel Barber: Serendipitous Discoveries"
  • Spring 2012: Thomas Brothers, "Louis Armstrong: The Making of a Great Melodist"
  • Fall 2011: William Meredith, "What the Autograph Can Tell Us:
    Beethoven’s Sonata in E Major, opus 109"
  • Winter 2011: Carol J. Oja, "Bernstein Meets Broadway:
    Race, the Blues, and On the Town (1944)"
  • Fall 2010: W. Anthony Sheppard, "American Musical Modernism and Japan"
  • Spring 2010: Steve Swayne, "William Schuman’s Puzzling Seventh Symphony"
  • Fall 2009: Walter Frisch, "Arnold Schoenberg's Creative Journey, 1897-1912"
  • Spring 2009: Jeffrey Magee, "Now It Can Be Told: The Unknown Irving Berlin"
  • Fall 2008: Annegret Fauser, "After Pearl Harbor: Music, War, and the Library of Congress"
  • Spring 2008: Judith Tick, "Ruth Crawford Seeger, Modernist Composer in the Folk Revival: Biography as Music History”

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