The Gustavus Music Colloquium Series
Including Concert and Recital Attendance Requirements
- Purpose and Introduction
- Requirements for the Music Major
- Additional Concert and Recital Requirements
- Current Colloquium Series Schedule
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Majors may see Dr. Wang for pre-approval to attend an off-campus event and receive credit for a CS.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Note - The Concert/Recital Attendance requirement and other Area specific requirements are in addition to the CS requirement
- 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.)
- Attendance Record - The student’s lesson instructor maintains the attendance record. The student will turn in a program to receive credit for attendance.
- 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.
- 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.
- Music Majors - Music Majors may use the performance of a CS Event to count for a CR credit.
- Area Requirements – Specific Area related requirements are in addition to the CR requirement.
- 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.
This schedule is updated regularly, check back for changes!
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
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
Naomi Niskala, guest pianist
Combined Colloquium and Recital, Monday, Sept. 19, 7:30 PM, Bjorling Recital Hall
MN Opera Teaching Artist Presentation/Performance
Friday, Sept. 23, 2:30-4:00 PM, Room 214
- 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
Creating a Career in Music
Rolf Erdahl, faculty string bass
Friday, Sept. 30, 2:30 PM, Bjorling Recital Hall
Donnie Norton, faculty saxophone
Combined Colloquium and Recital, Monday, Oct. 17, 7:30 PM, Bjorling Recital Hall
Karrin Meffert-Nelson, faculty clarinet
Colloquium: Friday, Oct. 28, 2:30 PM, Room 308
Recital: Sunday, Oct. 30, 1:30 PM, Bjorling Recital Hall
MN Opera: Das Rheingold dress rehearsal
Thursday, Nov. 10, 7:00 PM, Ordway Center
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
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
The Romantic Ballades
Susan Chou, guest pianist
Combined Colloquium and Recital, Friday, Feb. 24, 7:30 PM, Bjorling Recital Hall
Barb Leibundguth, faculty flute
Combined Colloquium and Recital, Monday, Feb. 27, 7:30 PM, Bjorling Recital Hall
David Kozisek, faculty voice
Colloquium: Friday, March 3, 2:30 PM, Room 308
Recital: Saturday, March 4, 7:30 PM, Bjorling Recital Hall
- Positive Performing
Melissa Morey, faculty horn
Friday, April 21, 2:30 PM, Room 319
Masa Ishikawa, faculty jazz piano
Friday, April 28, 2:30 PM, Room 308
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
MN Opera: La Bohème dress rehearsal
Tuesday, May 9, 11:00 AM, Ordway Center