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The Milton Steinhardt Lectures in Music
at the University of Kansas


Fall 2015

October 21
Matthew Balensuela (DePauw University)
“Social Dancing and Jazz Debates in the 1920s–1930s: Race, Class, and Gender at the Indiana Roof Ballroom”​
December 2:
Colin Roust (University of Kansas)
“Georges Auric and the Evolution of Music Copyright Laws, 1945–1978”

Spring 2016

February 26:
Erik Heine (Oklahoma City University)
“James Newton Howard: A Career in Film”
 
March 9:
Jessie Fillerup (University of Richmond)
“The Pianist as Cyborg: Perceptual Illusion in Ravel’s Concerto for the Left Hand”
 
April 6:
Pamela F. Starr (University of Nebraska – Lincoln)
“Cold War/Cold Peace: Howard’s and Horner’s Take on Apollo 13
 
April 13:
Kelly Huff (Washburn University)
“Tomás Luis de Victoria: Consummate Product of His Age”

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.


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