Upcoming Guest Scholar – Iain Quinn

Please join us next week as we hear Dr. Iain Quinn, one of our own esteemed faculty, present a lecture titled “Miracles or Magic Realism” that is based on his recent Fulbright experience in the Russian Federation. This talk will take place in Longmire Recital Hall on September 7th from 4-5 pm. We hope to see you there!


Abstract: The US relationship with Russia continues to be a point of discussion in a Post-Cold War environment. Questions surrounding the impact of musical pedagogy and the relationship of music and society are more critical than ever as the two countries foster increasingly diverse approaches. Further questions regarding programming trends, audience expectations, and sustaining the Western canon in performance provide equally contrasting expectations. The central question remains whether there are timely lessons to be learned from the Russian model and if so how we might apply them in the areas that we can influence.