“Forward Motion,” York University, Second Annual Graduate Music Students Association Colloquium, Keynote Speaker and panelist, March 24–25.
Oberlin College Conservatory, Guest Lecture and Campus Visit, March 1–2.
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (United Kingdom), guest panelist, November 22.
“Musical Metaphor as a Racialized Structure.” AMS/SEM/SMT 2022 Joint Annual Meeting, November 11.
Temple University, Esther Boyer College of Music, Guest Lecture, October 28.
Yale University, Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal, presented by the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Yale Graduate School Alumni Association, for “distinguished achievement in scholarship, teaching, and public service,” October 10, 2022.
Community MusicWorks (Rhode Island), Guest Lecture, August 24.
“Theorizing African American Music,” convener and organizer, Case Western Reserve University, June 16–18.
“Pedagogy into Practice” conference, Keynote (delivered jointly with Robin Attas), Gail Boyd de Stowlsinksi Center for Music Theory Pedagogy, Michigan State University, June 4, 2022.
Atlantic Center for the Arts, Mentoring-Artist-In-Residence, May 15 to June 4, 2022. Former such Mentoring Artists include Merce Cunningham, Allen Ginsberg, Elvin Jones, Audre Lorde, and Pauline Oliveros.
Longy School of Music of Bard College, Commencement Speaker, May 14.
Dartmouth College, the “Leonard J. Reade Distinguished Lecture in Music and Racial Justice,” May 6.
Santa Clara University, Department of Music, Guest Lecture, May 3.
UCLA Practice-Based Experimental Epistemology Research Lab, virtual symposium “Naming, Understanding, and Playing with Metaphors in Music,” keynote, April 29–30.
University of Houston, the Martha Suit Hallman Lecture in Music, April 11.
New Hong Kong Philharmonia (China), Guest Lecture, March 26.
Oberlin College Conservatory, Classroom visit/workshop, March 14.
Ithaca College, Department of Music, Guest Lecture, November 12.
State University of New York at Fredonia, School of Music, Guest Lecture and Workshop, November 10.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Classroom visit, workshop/presentation, October 29.
Emory University, Department of Music, Guest Lecture, October 19.
Arlington Public Schools, Guest Lecture, October 11.
Princeton University, Department of Music, Guest Lecture, October 1.
University College Dublin (Ireland), seminar series “Post-Truth and the Musical Humanities,” Roundtable discussion, September 27.
Cornell University, Musicology Colloquium Series, Guest Speaker, September 23.
Western University (Canada), 2021 Western University Graduate Symposium on Music, Keynote Lecture, August 21.
New York University-Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), “They Still Want to Kill Us: Exploring Systemic Racism within Institutions,” with Daniel Bernard Roumain and Fatiah Touray, June 14.
Grinnell College, The Future of the Humanities at Liberal Arts Colleges, Guest Lecture, June 8.
Fakultät III der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig (Germany), “Musik und Identitäten Identitäten in der Musik,” Conversation, Interview, and Discussion, May 28.
Texas Tech University, School of Music, Global Music Summit, ” Keynote.
“Print, Podcast, Social: Public Humanities and Popular Media,” Hunter College, April 16. This panel, which I will moderate, explores venues of the public humanities, from podcasting to daily newspapers to Twitter, bringing together scholars by engaging with the public. With John Biewen, Jessie Daniels, Robin James, Imani Danielle Mosley, and Margaret O’Mara.
University of the Pacific, Conservatory of Music, sixth lecture as part of virtual residency (“On a Path Forward”), April 13.
Carolina Symposia in Music and Culture, James W. Pruett Keynote, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, April 9.
“Conversation with Philip Ewell, moderated by John Peterson.” Forbes Center for the Performing Arts at James Madison University, April 6.
University of Texas, San Antonio, two-day residency, classroom workshop and Keynote, April 5–6.
Longy School of Music, Guest Lecturer, April 1.
Columbia University, Music Department Colloquium, Guest Lecturer, March 26.
Texas A&M University, “Race Talks,” Keynote, March 25.
University of the Pacific, Conservatory of Music, fifth lecture as part of virtual residency (“On Confronting Discrimination against LGBTQIA+ in the Music Academy”), March 23.
Carleton University (Canada), Keynote for Music and Culture Graduate Students Society, March 20.
Eastman School of Music, two-day residency, antiracism workshop and guest lecture, March 18–19.
Rhodes University (South Africa), Department of Music and Musicology, Colloquia Series, Inaugural Speaker, March 17.
Texas Society for Music Theory, Keynote, March 6.
University of California, Los Angeles, “Music Performance Studies” conference, Guest Speaker, March 5.
University of California, Los Angeles, Herb Alpert School of Music’s Speaker Series on Anti-Racism “Still Waiting,” Keynote, February 25.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Roundtable on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity, February 23.
University of the Pacific, Conservatory of Music, fourth lecture as part of virtual residency (“On Confronting Antisemitism in the Music Academy”), February 23.
Northern Illinois University, Convocation Speaker, February 18.
Virginia Commonwealth University, Guest Lecturer, February 16.
University of Nottingham (United Kingdom), Guest Lecturer, February 9.
Furman University, Guest Lecturer, February 2.
Case Western Reserve University, Guest Panelist, January 29.
University of New Mexico, Guest Lecturer and DEI workshop, January 28.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Guest Lecturer, January 28.
University of Minnesota, Guest Lecturer and DEI workshop, January 22.
Illinois State University, Guest Lecturer, January 19.
Music Theory Forum at Florida State University, Keynote, January 9.
“How Do We Get There?: Accelerating Diversity in Slow to Change Humanities Fields.” Virtual roundtable discussion of the American Council of Learned Societies, December 17.
The Graduate Center, PhD Programs in Music, “Musicology Bytes,” Guest Lecturer, December 4.
University of Toronto, workshop with the Faculty of Music Anti-Racism Alliance, November 21.
Kennesaw State University, School of Music, Guest Lecturer and DEI Workshop, November 17.
University of Illinois, School of Music, Guest Lecturer, November 16.
McGill University, Schulich School of Music, Guest Lecturer and DEI Workshop, November 13.
Duke University, Talk Music Lecture Series, Guest Lecturer, November 12.
University of the Pacific, Conservatory of Music, Lecture Series Speaker III, November 10.
University of Texas, Austin, Butler School of Music, Guest Lecturer and DEI Workshop, November 9.
Invited respondent to the Global Interculturalism and Musical Peripheries Interest Group (GIMP IG) and their session, “Counterframing Music Theory: Minorities and Marginalities,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Music Theory, November 8.
Project Spectrum, “Diversifying Music Academia: Building the Coalition,” Panelist for “Roundtable on Coalition Building,” November 1.
Yale University, Department of Music, Guest Lecturer, October 29.
SUNY Binghamton, Department of Music, Guest Lecturer, October 27.
Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, Guest Lecturer, October 27.
Dartmouth College, Lecture and DEI Workshop, October 22.
Oxford University, “Oxford Seminar in Music Theory & Analysis,” Guest Lecturer, October 21.
University of the Pacific, Conservatory of Music, second lecture as part of virtual residency (“On Confronting Racism in the Music Academy”), October 13, 2020.
College Music Society, Keynote Panelist, “Toward Equity & Opportunity in Music,” October 10.
University of Georgia, Hodgson School of Music, Lecture and DEI Workshop, October 7.
University of California, Berkeley, Department of Musicology Colloquium Series Speaker, Guest Lecturer, October 2.
Minnesota College and University Council for Music, Guest Lecturer, October 2.
Association of Illinois Music Schools, Guest Lecturer, October 2.
University of Connecticut College Choir, Lecture and Workshop on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity, September 25.
University of Miami, Frost School of Music, Guest Lecturer, September 25.
University of the Pacific, Conservatory of Music, Convocation Keynote, September 2.
Cornish College of the Arts, Keynote, August 26.
“Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Politics and Poetry in Contemporary Russian Rap.” Hunter College Music Department, “Music, Talk, and Tea” Colloquium series, virtual talk, July 15, 4pm. PDF-Handout. YouTube lecture and discussion.
“Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Politics and Poetry in Contemporary Russian Rap.” Elizabeth Hemmerdinger Center (706 Hunter East), Hunter College, March 17, 6pm. (CANCELED due to COVID-19.)
Workshop on critical-race studies in music, and presentation on Russian rap. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, March 5–6.
“Belief, Spirituality, and Mysticism in the Music of Sofia Gubaidulina.” Annual convention for the Association for Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies, Nov. 23–26.
“Music Theory’s White Racial Frame.” Plenary speaker at the annual meeting of the Society for Music Theory, Nov. 7–10.
“The Myth of the Beatles: A Critical-Race Analysis of Popular Music Studies in Music Theory.” “The Future of Pop: Big Questions Facing Popular Music Studies in the 21st Century,” pre-conference symposium in advance of the American Musicological Society’s annual conference, Northeastern University, Oct. 31 to Nov. 3.
“Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Politics and Poetry in Contemporary Russian Rap.” University of Arizona Humanities Festival, Keynote, Oct. 18, 2019. YouTube recording.
VICE Investigates: Russia’s War on Hip-Hop. Consultant. This VICE documentary aired on Hulu on November 2.
“Music Theory’s White Racial Frame” Panel on “Perspectives on Music Theory and Race,” South African Society for Research in Music, Thirteenth Annual Congress, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa, Sep. 4–7.
Joint Session, AMS/SMT, “The Politics of Soviet Musicology and Music Theory.” Paper entitled, “1930 Conference on Boleslav Yavorsky’s Ladovy Rhythm.”
“Music and Musicology in the Age of Post-Truth,” University College Dublin. Paper entitled, “Was Heinrich Schenker a White Supremacist, and If So, What Then?”
Invited lecturer, Gnesin Institute of Music, Moscow, Russia. “Pochemu amerikantsy tak liubiat Shenkera (i Rimana eshche bol’she!)” (Why Americans so love Schenker [and Riemann even more!]).
International Musicological Society, 20th Quinquennial Congress, Tokyo, Japan. “How Do I Play that A#?: Theory and Practice in English and Russian Music Encyclopedias.”
International Musicological Society, 20th Quinquennial Congress, Tokyo, Japan. “Structural Layers in a Chopin Analysis by Sergei Protopopov.”
Invited speaker, colloquium series, Penn State University. “Ein russischer Ursatz, or a new Octatonicism? The Theory of Modal Rhythm in Chopin and Stravinsky.”
“A Symposium on Prokofiev and the Russian Tradition,” Louisiana State University, February 25–27. “A Russian Fundamental Structure in a Chopin Analysis by Sergei Protopopov.”
Society for Music Theory, Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, Oct. 29 to Nov. 1. “Ein russischer Ursatz?: Structural Layers in a Chopin Analysis by Sergei Protopopov.”
The Second Biennial Conference of the Russian Society for Music Theory, Moscow Conservatory, Russia, Sep. 26–29. “Pochemu amerikantsy tak liubiat Shenkera (i Rimana eshche bol’she!)” (Why Americans so love Schenker [and Riemann even more!]). Paper delivered in Russian.
“Past the ‘-Post’: Theorizing the Post-Post-Soviet via (New) Media and Popular Culture,” University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 11–12. “Dissent in Post-‘Post-Soviet’ Russia as Expressed in Vasya Oblomov’s Parodic Narratives.”
Russian Music Theory Interest Group of the Society for Music Theory, Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI. “Introduction to Yavorsky’s Theory.”
The Eighth European Music Analysis Conference, Leuven, Belgium. “Octatonic or Diminished?: Russian Modal Interpretations of Stravinsky’s Pitch Organization.”
Participant in the Eastman Institute for Music Theory Pedagogy, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, June 22–27.
Society for Music Theory, Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC. “The Expression Parameter and the Music of Sofia Gubaidulina.”
Inaugural meeting of the Russian Society for Music Theory, St. Petersburg, Russia. “Chto khoteli Babbitt i Forte? Amerikanskaia teoriia riadov v perspektive.” (What did Babbitt and Forte Want? American Set Theory in Perspective.) Paper delivered in Russian.
Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division Workshop, “Structure and Performance of Music by Anton Webern.” Performance, Presentation, and Masterclass on Webern’s op. 11, Drei kleine Stücke, for cello and piano, March 23.
Society for Music Theory, Annual Meeting, held jointly with AMS and SEM, New Orleans, LA. “Examining (Dis)Unity in Rap and Problems in Music Theory.”
International conference “Rethinking Stravinsky: Sounds and Gestures of Modernism” at Fisciano-Salerno, Campus Universitario, and Fondazione Filiberto Menna. Paper entitled “Octatonic or Diminished?: Russian Modal Interpretations of Stravinsky from an American Perspective.”
Society for Musicology in Ireland, 10th Annual National Meeting, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dundalk, Ireland. “Hemitonicism in the Music of Anton Webern.”
New England Conference of Music Theorists, New London, CT. “The Expression Parameter in the Music of Sofia Gubaidulina.”
Music Theory Society of New York State, New York, NY. “Russian Pitch-Class Set Analysis and the Music of Webern.”
American Musicological Society, Greater New York Chapter, New York, NY. “The Parameter Complex in the Music of Sofia Gubaidulina.”
Music Theory Midwest, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE. “A Hemitonic Approach to the Atonal Music of Anton Webern.”
International conference “Beyond the Centres: Musical Avant-Gardes Since 1950” at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Paper entitled “Nikolai Roslavets, Yuri Kholopov, and the (Post-) Soviet Conception of a Musical Avant-Garde.”
American Musicological Society, Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN. Panel entitled “Fisk University: On Black Musical Heritage, Leaders, and Legacies.” Lecture/recital on the solo cello works of Arthur Cunningham and Gary Powell Nash, two figures from the legacy of Fisk University.
Association for the Study of Nationalities Annual Meeting, Columbia University, New York, NY. Paper entitled “Reexamining Rubinstein, Serov, Stasov and the Struggle for a National Musical Identity in 19th-Century Russia.”
Invited Guest Lecturer, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Talk entitled “Demystifying Scriabin the Mystic: a Harmonic and Theosophic Journey.”
Participant in the College Music Society’s Summer Institute on the Pedagogies of World Music Theories, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
AMS/SMT Annual Meeting, Los Angeles. Paper entitled “Collision in Time: Musical Changes in Reality Rap.”
Research and Co-Chair of the National Symposium of Multicultural Music at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. Review paper proposals, correspond with all potential participants, and coordinate and chair paper-presentation sessions.
German Society for Music Theory, Fifth Congress, Hamburg, Germany. Paper entitled “Stravinsky’s Harmony, in Context.”
Music Theory Society of New York State, 33rd annual meeting, Baruch College, New York, NY. Paper entitled “Yuri Kholopov’s Monofunctional Sphere.”
First international conference of the Répertoire International de Littárature Musicale (RILM), CUNY, New York, NY. Paper entitled “Russia’s New Grove: Priceless Resource or Propagandistic Rubbish?” A look at Yuri Keldysh’s six-volume Music Encyclopedia.
Research Chair of the National Symposium of Multicultural Music at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. Review paper proposals, correspond with all potential participants, and coordinate and chair paper-presentation sessions.
2003 CMS International Conference. University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica. Paper entitled “Musical Ostinato and Its Relation to the Lyric in Reality Rap.”
Presider and Chair at the session “What’s Happening? Music to Last a Lifetime,” at the National Symposium on Multicultural Music at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.
12th Biennial Conference on 19th-Century Music. International Music Conference, University of Leeds, United Kingdom. Paper entitled “Late Scriabin Revisited: the Seventh Sonata.”
The Russian Avant-Garde: Past, Present, and Future. International Music Conference, the University of London, Goldsmiths College, United Kingdom. Paper entitled “American and Russian Views on Late Scriabin: Where to Turn?”