Schroeder Lecture Series

David Schroeder Music and Culture lecture series

This lecture series was begun to coincide with the advent of the graduate program as a way of offering our graduate students access to a broader range of scholars, and is named in honor of Dr. David Schroeder a distinguished musicologist who recently retired from Dalhousie University. Read the Dal News article about Dr. Schroeder's retirement and the creation of the lecture series.

The series usually includes three lectures a year, scheduled on Thursdays from 12 to 1 p.m. in room 406 of the Dal Arts Centre. Attendance is required of all graduate students. Free admission.

This year's lectures

The Fountain School of Performing Arts proudly hosts the David Schroeder Music & Culture lectures. This exciting PUBLIC series features distinguished scholars presenting research on music and culture, drawing on a range of disciplinary approaches and exploring diverse repertories. Join our community’s conversation. 

Free and open to the public
Room 406 (MacAloney Room) - Dal Arts Centre, noon.

For a list of speakers from past years, click here.

Previous lectures

William Cheng, Dartmouth College
But the Nazis Love(d) Music, Too

Rebecca Maloy, University of Colorado Boulder
Chant, Liturgy, and the "Isidorian Renaissance"

Kyra Gaunt, State University of New York, Albany
Booty Hopscotch (Keep that A$$ Jumpin'): Exploiting Tween Girls Twerking in YouTube's Corporate-Controlled Spaces

Deborah McGrady, University of Virginia
Silencing the Sirens: Guillaume de Machaut's Anxious Dealings with Song

Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin, Concordia University
Global Currents, Local Tides: Re-Imagining Irish Traditional Music in the 21st Century

Paul Theberge, Carleton University
Gould and Scriabin: Extending Interpretation Beyond the Boundaries of Music

Heather Sparling, Cape Breton University
Moving Memories: Disaster Songs as Vernacular Commemorations of Death

Phanuel Antwi, Saint Mary’s University
Sounding the Past: Dub Poetry as an Ethical Encounter in the Black Atlantic

Professor Derek Charke, Acadia University
Composing Extremes - a sound journey to the floe edge: The art of sound recording in the far north

Professor Mary Ann Smart, UC Berkeley
Speculative Fictions and 'Smart' Machines: Staging Humanism and Post-humanism in Wagner's Ring CycleMarch

Professor Susan Fast, McMaster University
Michael Jackson's Queer Musical Belongings