Methods in Music Performance Studies

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Musician with neon instruments. credit: Unsplash, Spencer Imbrock

Part of the Music Performance Studies Today Series

Image credit: Unsplash, Spencer Imbrock

What is music performance studies and why does it matter? With multiple ideas of what it is and what it does, music performance studies, like other rising academic fields, faces challenges in establishing clear stakes and research objectives. To identify methodologies of the field and to foster cross-disciplinary conversation on the topic of music performance, this panel brings together scholars working diversely in music theory, musicology and ethnomusicology, theater, ethnic studies and critical gender studies.

Panelists: Amy Bauer (UCI), Roshanak Kheshti (UCSD), Alejandro Madrid (Cornell University), Richard Pettengill (Lake Forest College)
Co-Respondents: Mitchell Morris (UCLA), Farrah O’Shea (UCLA)

Presented by the UCLA Center for Musical Humanities and the UCLA Music Library, in collaboration with co-organizers Pheaross Graham (UCLA) and Farrah O’Shea (UCLA).

This Program is Co-Sponsored by the UCLA Center for Performance Studies 

For more information and the full schedule, or for tickets, please see Music Performance Studies Today

Series events:

Performing Capitalism and Neoliberalism

Anti-Blackness in Western Classical Music

On Beethoven, Blackness, and Belonging: Debating Classical Music in the Black Atlantic

The Ephemerality of Musical Hearing

21st-Century Pianism: Retrospection, New Directions, and Interpretative Communities

Performance, Gestures, Electronics