The Milton Steinhardt Lectures in Music
at the University of Kansas
Matthew Balensuela (DePauw University)
“Social Dancing and Jazz Debates in the 1920s–1930s: Race, Class, and Gender at the Indiana Roof Ballroom”
Colin Roust (University of Kansas)
“Georges Auric and the Evolution of Music Copyright Laws, 1945–1978”
About Milton Steinhardt:
Dr. Milton Steinhardt (1909-1994) became the first head of the music history department at the University of Kansas in 1951. A native of Coffeyville, Kansas, he first came to the University of Kansas in 1926 to study violin. He went on to earn his PhD from New York University with a dissertation on the sixteenth-century Flemish composer Jacobus Vaet. Among Dr. Steinhardt’s publications stands a seven-volume edition of Vaet’s music as well as editions of music by Philippe de Monte and Alard du Gaucquier. His contributions to KU included establishing degrees in musicology at the undergraduate and graduate levels and forming what is now called the Collegium Musicum. Dr. Steinhardt taught at KU until his retirement in 1975.