Recently, SMR member Lena Leson gave her dissertation presentation, one of the final steps before defense. Not to be undone by coronavirus-related social-distancing measures, Lena delivered the presentation electronically. Please see below for dissertation title and abstract! Making Balanchine an American Modernist: Cold War Aesthetics and Franco-Russian Practices in the Ballets of George Balanchine Among … Continue reading Lena Leson gives dissertation presentation
Last week, members of SMR met over sandwiches to discuss many recent and exciting developments pertaining to the future of the group. The General Assembly was well attended by both new and seasoned members, and all contributed great ideas to the conversation. Be on the lookout for big news coming soon!
Earlier this month, SMR co-sponsored a visit to U-M by Gaelynn Lea, a singer-songwriter and violinist who is also an advocate for disability rights, finding inner freedom, and accessibility in the arts. Lea’s time in Ann Arbor was full: she performed a concert, gave a lecture on accessibility in the arts, and had dinner with … Continue reading SMR sponsors visit by Gaelynn Lea
Earlier this week, the Student-Faculty Reading group, organized by SMR Forum and the Musicology Department’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative, met to discuss Marianna Ritchey’s book Composing Capital: Classical Music in the Neoliberal Era. Apart from the usual stimulating discussion of a pressing topic, those present at this month’s meeting had the opportunity to pose … Continue reading Student-Faculty Reading Group: Ritchey, Composing Capital