Guest Scholars

Upcoming guest scholars for the 2019-2020 school year:

  • Dr. Mark Anthony Neal, “I’ll be a Bridge”: Black Interiority, Black Invention and the American Songbook” (September 26)

Upcoming guest scholars for the 2016-2017 school year:

  • Ellen Koskoff,”Re-entering, Reconnecting, Rehearsing, and Reconstructing:
    Fieldwork After Sixty” (October 6, 2016)
  • William Cheng (April 20, 2017)

2015-2016 guest scholars:

  • Mellonee Burnim, “The Enigma of In-Betweeness: Globalizing Gospel Music” (April 21, 2016)
  • Jeff Todd Titon, “Toward a Sound Ecology” (Feb. 25, 2016)
  • Richard Morris, “The Science of Singing: Data and Art” (Nov. 19, 2015)
  • Lisa Weinberg, “Hip Hop and Social Change” (Nov. 5, 2015)
  • Stanley Pelkey, “Lewis Mumford, the Megamachine, and Music in Science Fiction Television” (Oct. 15, 2015)
  • Michael Cuthbert, “What’s Lost, and What’s Gained? (…when we dumb down musicology for the computer)” (Oct. 1, 2015, through the FSU Music Theory Society)
  • James A. Grymes, “How Ernst von Dohnányi came to FSU” (Sept. 17, 2015)

2014-2015 guest scholars:

  • John O. Robison, “From the Slums of Calcutta to the Concert Halls of London: The Life and Music of Indian Composer John Mayer” (April 15, 2015)
  • James A. Grymes, “Violins of Hope: Violins of the Holocaust, Instruments of Hope, and Liberation of Mankind’s Darkest Hour” (March 18, 2015)
  • Carolyn Philpott, “Sounds of the Southernmost Continent: Exploring Musical Responses to Antarctica” (Jan. 26, 2015)

2013-2014 guest scholars:

  • Kay Kaufman Shelemay (April 3, 2014)
  • Robin Rausch, “Making Other Plans: My Life as a Music Specialist at the Library of Congress” (March 24, 2014)
  • Neil Lerner, “Mario’s Dynamic Leaps: Musical Innovations and Backwards Glances in Donkey Kong and Super Mario Bros.” (Oct. 14, 2013)

2012-2013 guest scholars:

  • Aaron Allen, “Ecomusicology, Education, & Ethics” (April 15, 2013)
  • Daniel Callahan, “Serenade to ‘Somewhere’: Pre-Stonewall Structures of Feelings and West Side Story’s ‘Love Ballet'” (Feb. 25, 2013)


Additional previous guest scholars include Laurence Dreyfus (2000), Albrecht Gaub (2003), Eileen Hayes (2012), Mark Kroll (2007), Jeffrey Kurtzman (2006), Christopher J. Mossey (2009), Timothy Rice (2000), Myron Rosenblum (2009), Michael Tenzer (2009), and R. Larry Todd (2005).