Past Event

Colloquium: Rachel Lumsden (Florida State University): "Florence Price's Dream Variations"

March 22, 2024
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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2960 Broadway, 622 Dodge Hall, New York, NY 10027

Friday, March 22nd at 3pm in Dodge 622

Talk Title: "Florence Price's Dream Variations"

Speaker Biography: Rachel Lumsden is Associate Professor of Music Theory at Florida State University. Her research interests include experimental music, music by women composers, and issues of gender, race, and sexuality in contemporary British and American concert music and musicals. Her peer-reviewed articles have been published in American MusicBlack Music Research JournalFeminist StudiesMusic Theory Online (2017 and 2020), and Studies in American Humor. Her article “Music Theory for the ‘Weaker Sex’: Oliveria Prescott’s Columns for The Girl’s Own Paper” won an Outstanding Publication award from the Society for Music Theory.

She is co-editor of The Norton Guide to Teaching Music Theory (2018). She also co-edited volume 46 of Theory and Practice (2021), a special guest-edited issue with eleven essays on diversity and equity in music theory. (Two articles from this issue have received SMT publication awards.) Her essays appear in numerous edited collections, including the Oxford Handbook of Public Music TheoryOxford Handbook of Variation and Variation TechniquesAnalytical Essays on Music by Women ComposersHere for the Hearing: Analyzing the Music in Musical Theater, and more.