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Music History area announces 2013-2014 Colloquium Series

The music history area presents a colloquium series beginning Friday, September 13, featuring many notable visiting guests, USC’s music history professors, and faculty from across the university. Speakers will offer presentations on a range of topics from 1980s British punk, Gospel and Mozart to 17th-century French theatrical culture and experimental music.

Several of this year’s speakers are presenting as part of the First-Year Music Experience (FME), a weekly forum where new music school students experience a broad range of musical genres and impacts, learn to think critically about them, and practice communicating their thoughts and ideas. The theme for this year’s class is connected to a university wide initiative: the 50th anniversary of desegregation at USC. Music History Colloquium speakers presenting during FME will engage in some way with the social relevance of music in a particular age.

The colloquium is also presenting events in conjunction with “CarolIndia: A Year-Long Celebration of India” including a lecture-demonstration and concert by Kumar Das and the Indian-Flamenco world music fusion band Inflame. Initiated by the Walker Institute in the College of Arts and Sciences, CarolIndia is a series of programming organized across the campus and spanning the 2013-2014 academic year designed to raise awareness of the growing importance of India.

Students, faculty and the public are invited to attend, and refreshments will be served following each event.

See the schedule