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Upcoming Events (Fall 2019)

October 5th @7:30pm in Bates Recital Hall – Hispanic Heritage Month

The Butler School of Music will be hosting the 2nd Hispanic Heritage Month Concert organized by undergraduate bassoonist, Katia Osorio.

Past Events (2015-2019)

27 April 2019— UT Austin Graduate Music Conference: “Music and Culture of the Americas” 

Lectures and presentations ongoing from 9am to 7pm. The conference schedule features 12 paper presentations by graduate students from the across the U.S. and beyond. Refreshments provided throughout the conference day. Keynote presentation by Ellie M. Hisama (Columbia University): “Lost Voices, Found Histories: On Silences and Soundings”, 5:30-6:30pm.

18 April 2019— Susan Schmidt-Horning (St. John’s University) – “Garage Girls: Rock, Technology, and Girlhood in the Global  ’60s”

4 April 2019— Dr. Kimberly Hannon-Teal (University of Arkansas) – “Hearing Collaboration: Individual and Collective Voices of the Duke Ellington Orchestra”

28 March 2019— Mack Hagood (Miami University) – “Beats, Bose, and the Politics of Listening”

11 March 2019— Matt Sonzala Lecture

Hip hop promoter, booking agent, radio personality, Matt Sonzala, discussing his work in the Austin and Houston hip hop scenes, including his time working with SXSW.

5 March 2019— Dr. Nichole Rustin-Paschal – “Why Aren’t We All Jazz Feminists Now?”

Visiting jazz scholar, Dr. Nichole Rustin-Paschal, author of “The Kind of Man I Am: Jazz masculinity and the World of Charles Mingus, Jr.” Lecture titled: Why aren’t we all jazz feminists now? Tuesday 3/5/2019, 6pm

22 February 2019— Dr. Amy Herzog – “Dark Times: Fabulation, Synchrony, and the Musical Moment in Media”

Dr. Amy Herzog, Professor of Media Studies (Queens College, CUNY), presents a talk. Friday 2/22/2019, 2pm @ MRH 2.604.

8 February 2019— Jaqueline Avila – “Sumbro’s Urban Soundtrack: Music, Silence, and Nostalgia in Alonso Ruizpalacios’s 2014 Film, Güeros

Associate Professor of Musicology (University of Tennessee), Dr. Jaqueline Avila, presents a talk. Friday 2/8/2019, 3:30pm @ MRH 2.604

30 September – 3 October 2018— Jennifer Higdon – Composer In Residence at BSOM

American composer Jennifer Higdon visits Butler School of Music for a variety of concerts and workshops with student composers and ensembles. More in here

1-2 October 2018— Dr. Morgan Luker On Argentinian and Tango Musical Culture”

Morgan Luker is Associate Professor of Music at Reed College. He is the author of The Tango Machine: Musical Culture in the Age of Expediency (University of Chicago Press, 2016) and the founding director of Tango for Musicians at Reed College ( His current research examines the materiality and management of historic sound recordings as objects of knowledge in and about Argentina.

1 October 2018— “Media Archival Studies: The Sound Archive as a Temporal Strategy of Discursive Emergence”
Dr. Shepperd is an Assistant Professor at Catholic University and directs the #RPTF as Sound History Fellow of the Library of Congress’s National Recording Preservation Board. In 2018/2019 he is a Humanities and Information Fellow at Pennsylvania State University. His book project examines the institutional origins of public media in advocacy work conducted by the media reform movement during the New Deal, and Josh is under contract to co-update the “official” History of Public Media for Current and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

27-29 September 2018— Flow Conference 2018: A Critical Discussion of Television and New Media
Presented in partnership with Moody College of Communication and

27 March 2018—Experiencing Musical Vitality in Film
Dr. Mark Durrand (University of Akron) visits BSOM to give a talk about his work exploring music and sound in film.

17 March 2018—Composer Kristofer Maddigan Visits BSOM
Innovative composer Kristofer Maddigan delivers a fascinating informal talk with students at Belmont Hall.

12 December 2017—“‘Falsettos in the Shadow of Fiddler on the Roof’: Reconsidering Jewish Identity on Broadway in the New Millennium”
A talk by visiting scholar Dr. Raymond Knapp (UCLA).

11 December 2017—“Self Determination Theory for Performance Outcomes”: Lecture-Recital with Dr. Hanna Hurwitz
CAM is excited to present a fascinating lecture-recital with visiting artist Dr. Hanna Hurwitz (University at Buffalo). The program will feature composition premieres of works for solo violin by CAM graduate teaching assistant Alan Retamozo.

10 October 2017 —“‘Headfirst Into A Political Abyss’ – The Politics and Political Reception of Hamilton”
Lecture by visiting scholar, Dr. Elizabeth Craft (University of Utah)

3 October 2017 —Film Screening and Discussion: Cuba’s Grupo de Experimentación Sonora
Join us for a screening and discussion with visiting artist Pablo Menendez of acclaimed Cuban music ensemble, Mezcla.

5 October 2017 —Film Screening and Discussion: “So Near…So Far”
Please join us for a screening of the recently released Cuba/USA documentary film on the life of Pablo Menéndez, “So Near…So Far” by award-winning Cuban director Lourdes Prieto and L.A. Chicano filmmaker David Sandoval. Robin Moore, Professor in the Butler School of Music, will faciliate a discussion after the screening.

6 October 2017—Direct from Cuba! Pablo Melendez and Mezcla, Live in Austin
The Center for American Music is proud to present world-renowned visiting Cuban ensemble, Mezcla.

14-15 January 2017—North American Conference on Video Game Music
This annual meeting attracts the top researchers on video game music and sound from across North America.

15-16 April 2016—Voicing the Soundtrack
A conference on music, sound and the moving image featuring world-renowned experts on the soundtrack. The events will take place at the Thompson Conference Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

5 February 2016—Lecture: Annegret Fauser (University of North Carolina)
Prof. Fauser will deliver a talk,”Sounding the Tricolore: France and the United States During World War II,” at 1pm in MRH 3.113. Free and open to the public, though seating is limited.

16 October 2015—Lecture: Will Gibbons (Texas Christian University)
Prof. Gibbons will deliver a talk on “A Clockwork Homage: Musical Allusion and Kubrick’s Legacy in Video Games.” The talk will take place at 4pm in MRH 3.114. Free and open to the public, though seating is limited.