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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.

Due to health concerns raised by the spread of COVID-19, the UofSC School of Music has cancelled of all public events and performances through at least April 5, and possibly beyond. Some events may be rescheduled.

Spring 2020

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Workshop: Preparing for Graduate Comprehensive Exams Presented by Music History and Music Theory Faculty

January 24, 1:10-2:00 p.m. (Fri.)
School of Music, Room 232

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Mary Caton Lingod, Virginia Commonwealth University

“In Search of Mr. Baptiste: On Early Carribean Music, Race, and a Colonial Composers”

February 7, 1:10-2:00 p.m. (Fri.) 
School of Music, Room 232
Co-sponsored by the Composition Area, The History Center, and the Walker Institute

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Mark Smith, University of South Carolina

“Discord: Making Noise in Sound History”

February 14, 1:10-2:00 p.m. (Fri.) 
School of Music, Room 232

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Megan Murph, University of South Carolina Upstate

Mbira dzavadzimu, Shona Oral Traditions, and the Politics of Participatory Music”

February 21, 1:10-2:00 p.m. (Fri.) 
School of Music, Room 232
Co-sponsored by the African American Studies Program

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Jeffrey Yelverton, University of South Carolina

“The Revolution of 1999: The Evolution of Prince with the Revolution”

February 28, 1:10-2:00 p.m. (Fri.) 
School of Music, Room 232
Graduate Student Showcase

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Stephanie Beinlich, Eastern New Mexico University

Alumni Showcase

Lecture Recital: "La Voix Féminine"

March 20, 1:10-2:00 p.m. (Fri.) 
School of Music, Recital Hall
Co-sponsored by the Voice Area and the Women's and Gender Studies Program

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Film Screening:

My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

Introductory remarks by Kunio Hara (University of South Carolina)

April 11, 3:00-5:30 p.m. (Sat.) (Screening starts at 3:30 p.m.)
School of Music, Recital Hall

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Concert: Nic Jenkins with the Experimental Music Workshop directed by Greg Stuart  

April 14, 7:30 p.m.
Richland Library Main, 1431 Assembly Street
Co-sponsored by the South Carolina Honors College

 

 

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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