The Gustavus Music Colloquium Series

Including Concert and Recital Attendance Requirements

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Purpose

The purpose of the Department of Music Colloquium Series is to offer presentations and performances that will significantly develop the art of music listening in our music majors and explore the role and responsibility of the listener in “the holy triangle of composer, performer, listener – Britten”

The Colloquium Series

The on-campus CS events are open for anyone to attend.

For the scholarly community of music majors, listening is not a passive process. It is an art that requires acute aural skill development and substantial knowledge of the art form. The Colloquium Series is offered by the Music Department as a scholars’ forum for the examination of the various aspects of this essential element in the music major’s musicianship. Faculty, guest artists, visiting scholars, or students will address a variety of topics, most often in a pre-concert format that will enhance the listening experience of a cited performance. The greater Saint Peter community is also invited to attend.

CS Requirements of the Music Major

  1. Declared Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Music Majors are required to attend 7 CS events each semester in residence. Most CS events will have a cited performance and in this case the major is required to attend both the CS and the cited performance.
    1. A CS and a cited performance will satisfy a CS and a Concert/Recital Attendance requirement. A CS without a cited performance only counts as a CS.
    2. Dr. Wang will have an attendance sheet at the performance site for majors to sign. The Master Record will be kept in the Music Office. If a student has an unavoidable conflict with attending the performance related to the CS, the student shall see Dr. Wang for an excused absence.
    3. Majors may see Dr. Wang for pre-approval to attend an off-campus event and receive credit for a CS.
    4. Students who perform on a small portion of a CS concert or recital and spend the bulk of their time as an audience member, may contact Dr. Wang in advance for possible credit.
  2. In addition, Majors shall choose one CS event with a performance each semester and write a 2-3 page, 12 font, double-spaced reflective paper. Comments will include the cited performance. Students will turn the paper into Dr, Wang no later than two weeks before the end of the semester. The paper may be returned for a rewrite
  3. Grading – Students who do not fulfill the requirement will have their final lesson grade lowered accordingly by one letter grade increment (e.g. A- to B+) per missing CS.
  4. Note - The Concert/Recital Attendance requirement and other Area specific requirements are in addition to the CS requirement

Additional Concert and Recital Requirements

  1. Requirement - All students registered for private lessons are required to attend 7 concerts or recitals (CRs) as an audience member each semester in residence. (Please contact your instructor in advance about credit if you perform on a small portion of a concert or recital and spend the bulk of your time in the audience.)
  2. Attendance Record - The student’s lesson instructor maintains the attendance record. The student will turn in a program to receive credit for attendance.
  3. Grading - Students who do not fulfill the CR requirement will have their final lesson grade lowered accordingly by one letter grade increment (e.g. A- to B+) per missing C.
  4. CS for Non-Majors - Non-majors who attend a Music Major CS event and the cited performance will receive credit for two CRs. The student will submit a performance program and the hand out from the CS.
  5. Music Majors - Music Majors may use the performance of a CS Event to count for a CR credit.
  6. Area Requirements – Specific Area related requirements are in addition to the CR requirement.
  7. CR Credit Off Campus – contact your lesson instructor ahead of time for possible credit.

Check the Fine Arts Calendar for on-campus events to attend.

Colloquium Series Schedule for 2016-17

This schedule is updated regularly, check back for changes!

FALL 2016

  1. The French Suites by J. S. Bach
    Heather McLaughlin, Mark Mazullo, Jill Dawe, Nikki Melville, Claudia Chen, and Esther Wang
    Combined Colloquium and Recital, Monday, Sept. 12, 7:30 PM, Bjorling Recital Hall

  1. Turtle Island Quartet, Works by Miles Davis
    Colloquium: Friday, Sept. 16, 2:30 PM, Bjorling Recital Hall
    Recital: Friday, Sept. 16, 7:30 PM, Bjorling Recital Hall

  1. Naomi Niskala, guest pianist
    Combined Colloquium and Recital, Monday, Sept. 19, 7:30 PM, Bjorling Recital Hall

  1. MN Opera Teaching Artist Presentation/Performance
    Friday, Sept. 23, 2:30-4:00 PM, Room 214

  1. More Theodora (Theodora Cormontan)
    Michael Jorgensen, faculty voice, and Bonnie Jorgensen, guest pianist
    Combined recital and colloquium, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2:30 PM, Bjorling Recital Hall
  1. Creating a Career in Music
    Rolf Erdahl, faculty string bass 
    Friday, Sept. 30, 2:30 PM, Bjorling Recital Hall

  2. "Land of Cloud-tinted Water", The Minnesota Percussion Trio: Bob Adney, Erik Barsness and Paul Hill
    World premiere of work by Katherine Bergman '07, daughter-in-law to President Bergman
    Sunday, Oct. 16, 1:30 PM, Bjorling Recital Hall
  1. Donnie Norton, faculty saxophone
    Combined Colloquium and Recital, Monday, Oct. 17, 7:30 PM, Bjorling Recital Hall

  1. Karrin Meffert-Nelson, faculty clarinet Will be Rescheduled in the Spring!
    Colloquium: Friday, Oct. 28, 2:30 PM, Room 308
    Recital: Sunday, Oct. 30, 1:30 PM, Bjorling Recital Hall

  1. MN Opera: Das Rheingold dress rehearsal
    Thursday, Nov. 10, 7:00 PM, Ordway Center
    (Transportation provided)

  1. Dave Camwell, guest Jazz saxophone
    Colloquium: Saturday, Nov. 12, 5:00 PM, Bjorling Recital Hall
    Concert: Sunday, Nov. 13, 1:30 PM, Bjorling Recital Hall

  2. James DeVoll, faculty flute and Szu-Ling Wu, guest pianist
    Combined Colloquium and Recital, Friday, Nov. 18, 7:30 PM, Bjorling Recital Hall

 

SPRING 2017

  1. Organ Music of Scandinavia
    James Hicks, guest organist
    Colloquium: Friday, Feb. 17, 2:30 PM, Christ Chapel
    Recital: Saturday, Feb. 18, 7:30 PM, Christ Chapel

  1. The Romantic Ballades
    Susan Chou, guest pianist
    Combined Colloquium and Recital, Friday, Feb. 24, 7:30 PM, Bjorling Recital Hall

  1. Barb Leibundguth, faculty flute
    Combined Colloquium and Recital, Monday, Feb. 27, 7:30 PM, Bjorling Recital Hall

  1. David Kozisek, faculty voice
    Colloquium: Friday, March 3, 2:30 PM, Room 308
    Recital: Saturday, March 4, 7:30 PM, Bjorling Recital Hall 

  1. Positive Performing
    Melissa Morey, faculty horn 
    Friday, April 21, 2:30 PM, Room 319
  1. Masa Ishikawa, faculty jazz piano
    Friday, April 28, 2:30 PM, Room 308 

  1. Adam Meckler, guest Jazz trumpet
    Colloquium: Friday, May 5, 2:30 PM, Bjorling Recital Hall
    Concert: Friday, May 5, 7:30 PM, Bjorling Recital Hall 

  1. MN Opera: La Bohème dress rehearsal
    Tuesday, May 9, 11:00 AM, Ordway Center
    (Transportation provided)