An article by Gary Sampsell (MM ’16, Musicology) titled, “Popular Music in the Time of J. S. Bach: The Leipzig Mandora Manuscript,” was recently accepted for publication in BACH: The Journal of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute and it will appear in the Spring 2017 Vol. 48, No. 1 issue. Mr. Sampsell was advised by Andrew Talle and studied with Zane Forshee.
Peabody musicology faculty member, Andrew Talle, and Erik Helzer, assistant professor of management at the Carey Business School, presented at the culminating symposium for the JHU’s Exploration of Practical Ethics grant program. Their research project, titled Understanding the Ethics and Value of Higher Education: When Is Specialized Training “Worth It”?, examined alumni surveys to discover that Peabody alumni, though more likely to earn lower salaries, report higher life satisfaction compared to an internet sample of the general population. As they continue to conduct their research, they have formulated theories and questions about the correlation between specialized training—specifically in creative fields—and a reported increase overall life satisfaction. Read the featured article in JHU’s Hub here.
Musicologist Ralph Locke (Emeritus, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester) will deliver a talk entitled “Alexander the Great and the Indian Rajah Puru: Exoticism in a Metastasio Libretto as Set by Hasse and by Handel” in the Peabody Institute Musicology Colloquium series this coming Tuesday, December 6 at 5PM. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Conservatory Building, Room 308 and followed by a light reception.
Musicology faculty member Susan Weiss will give a talk on her book, A Cole Porter Companion, at the Ivy Bookshop on December 8. Dr. Weiss’ talk will be accompanied by Melissa Wimbish (GPD ’11, Voice; GPD ’14, Chamber Music) and Michael Harris. Dr. Weiss was featured on WYPR’s Midday to discuss A Cole Porter Companion on December 7. Find Dr. Weiss’s full interview with Midday here.
Musicology faculty member Susan Weiss gave a talk as a part of the Walters Art Museum’s The Senses in Medieval Culture Symposium in honor of the opening of the exhibition: A Feast for the Senses, Art and Experience in Medieval Europe, on Oct. 16. Dr. Weiss was accompanied by alumnus Aik Shin Tan (BM ’14, GPD ’16, Early Music), current second year student Sarah Lynn, current masters student Theodore Cheek, and Jeffery Grabelle. On Oct. 6-7, Dr. Weiss chaired two sessions of The Making of Humanities V at Johns Hopkins University. On Dec. 7, she will give a reading of her book A Cole Porter Companion at Bird in Hand bookstore and cafe. She will give an additional reading of her book on March 15 as a part of The House Beautiful Lecture Series at Evergreen Museum and Library.