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Luise E. Peake Music & Culture Colloquium Series

The Luise E. Peake Music & Culture Colloquium is a public event series hosted by the Music History, Ethnomusicology and Experimental Music faculty at the University of South Carolina School of Music, and is dedicated to showcasing diverse programming and guests, especially emerging scholars and artists.

Named after the late musicologist Professor Luise Eitel Peake-Dickerman who served on the School of Music faculty from 1968 to 1994, the Peake Colloquium offers the School of Music, University, and Columbia communities with free workshops, concerts, scholarly talks and films that engage with musical histories of the past and present, performance practices, and global cultures.

All Luise E. Peake Music & Culture Colloquium events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. A reception for students follows each event.

Fall 2019

Grant Writing for Musician 

Workshop: More Money, More Projects: Grant Writing for Musicians 

September 6, 1:10-2:00 p.m. (Fri.)
School of Music, Room 232
Co-sponsored by Spark Laboratory

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Nicholas Jones, Oberlin College

“Old Lyrics, New Poems: Translating Italian Madrigal Texts”

September 13, 1:10-2:00 p.m. (Fri.) 
School of Music, Room 232
Co-sponsored by Columbia Baroque

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Tammy Kernodle, Miami University 

“You Better Think About What You're Trying to Do to Me: Black Women, Music, and the Performance of Black Anger in Sixties Popular Music”

September 19, 6:30 p.m. (Thurs.) 
Thomas Cooper Library, Hollings Library Program Room
Co-sponsored by the African American Studies Program Annual Robert Smalls Lecture

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Gloria Cheng, pianist

Film Screening and Discussion: MONTAGE: Great Film Composers and the Piano

September 20, 1:10-2:00 p.m. (Fri.)
School of Music, Room 232 
Co-sponsored by Composition, Piano, and Film and Media Studies

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Emily Williams Burch, University of South Carolina

“‘Pump up the Jam‘: Tracing the Impact of Technology on Music Sources and Top Charts from the 1990s to Today”

October, 18, 1:10-2:00 p.m. (Fri.)
School of Music, Room 232
Graduate Student Showcase

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Diane Oliva, Harvard University

“Earthquakes in the Eighteenth-Century Musical Imagination”

November 15, 1:10-2:00 p.m. (Fri.)
School of Music, Room 232
Alumni Showcase

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Concert: New Sounds Quartet with the USC Experimental Music Workshop directed by Greg Stuart 

November 19, 7:30 p.m. (Tues.)
701 CCA at 701 Whaley St.
Co-sponsored by the South Carolina Honors College

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Birgitta Johnson, University of South Carolina

“Break Every Chain: Unsung Praise and Worship Pioneers in Gospel Music of the 1980s and 1990s”

December 6, 11, 1:10-2:00 p.m. (Fri.)
School of Music, Room 232


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