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Performing Arts Library Colloquium Series LogoColloquium Series

The Performing Arts Library Colloquium Series explores a broad range of topics in music, theatre, and dance. We encourage participation from faculty, students, scholars, and community members. 

The series is held in Kent State University's Performing Arts Library (Music & Speech Bldg, room D-004) and is a free event open to the public. Light refreshments are provided.


Past Events

Monday, April 25, 2011, 4:30-6:00 pm

Student and Director Perceptions of An All-County Band Festival
Travis Weller

Understanding Motivation In Practice: A Study of Influential Factors

Christopher Jones

Music Education Philosophies and Practices of Early Childhood Educators
Terri Brown Lenzo

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Thursday, April 28, 2011, 4-5:30pm

'Show Indians' /Showing Indians: Buffalo Bill's Wild West and the Bureau of Indian Affairs
RoseMarie Bank

Kinky Friedman and His Texas Jewboys in a New Historical and Geographical Perspective
Theodore Albrecht

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Monday, May 2, 2011, 4:30-6:00 pm

Semiology of Musical Gestures: How Uniqueness Expresses Community Identity
Laurel Myers Hurst

Sight-Reading Pre-Adjudication:  A Comparison Between Director Commentary and Adjudicator Expectations
Kate Ferguson

Does a School Music Program Influence a School's Culture?
Joseph W. Ellis

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Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, 1-2:30pm

Opera-comique through the Lens of Bizet's Carmen
Hannah Jencius

The Sound of Nostalgia and Memories in the Nation: Introduction to Mongolian Traditional Music
Sunmin Yoon

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Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, 4:30-6pm

American Administrative Viewpoints of Music Education: Multiple Perspectives and Themes from the 1960's and 70's.
Joseph W. Ellis

Urban Music Education in the United States, 1965-1985: Attitudes, Reform, and Impact
Kristen Ross

Experiences and Influences in the Lives of Senior Citizens: Memories of, and Reflections on, Music During School Years and Beyond
Eun-Jung Lim

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Thursday, March 15, 2012, 1-2pm

Western Notation: A Japanese Tradition? Development of Art Song and Performance in Japan
Paul Wetzig

Artifact or Autopoeisis: Examining Music Using Nketia's Cultural Factor Approach
Laurel Myers Hurst

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Tuesday, April 24th, 4:30-6:00 pm

A Comparison of Social Concepts Presented with Commonly Used Secondary Music Teacher Preparation Texts of the Mid-20th Century
Joseph W. Ellis

Sociology of Sight Reading Adjudication: An Analysis of Effective Teaching
Kate Ferguson

The Reproduction of Cultural Inequalities in Music Classrooms Through the Lens of Music Teacher Education
Kristen Ross

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Tuesday, May 1, 4:30-6:00 pm

Large Ensemble Rehearsals: How are Student Educational and Sociological Needs Met in this Setting?
Darren LeBeau

Pop Goes the Music: A Sociological Look at the Use of Popular Music in Schools
Bryan Helsel

Catalysts for Success:  Beliefs of Effective Teaching Among Members of the Music Student Teaching Triad
John Veneskey

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