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Discussion and Discovery – A Lecture Series Organized by Dr. Louise Toppin

Join us for a day of Discovery and Discussion as part of the Julia Perry Centenary Celebration and Festival presented by Experiential Orchestra and Videmus, illustrating the resurgence of scholarly interest in Perry’s work. 

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Discussion and Discovery – A Lecture Series Organized by Dr. Louise Toppin

About the Event

In Partnership with the Mannes School of Music at The New School College of Performing Arts

Join us for a day of Discovery and Discussion as part of the Julia Perry Centenary Celebration and Festival presented by Experiential Orchestra and Videmus, illustrating the resurgence of scholarly interest in Perry’s work. 

Louise Toppin, founder of the African Diaspora Music Project and Artistic Director of Videmus, has organized this series of talks and lectures, which features a keynote by Tammy Kernodle (University Distinguished Professor of Music at Miami University and the former President of the Society for American Music) and presentations by Tad Biggs, Sasha Doster, Samantha Ege, Philip Ewell, Angela Hammond, Gayle Murchison, and Garrett Schumann

A second keynote presentation by Christopher Wilkins (Music Director and Conductor for the Akron Symphony and Boston's Landmarks Orchestra) and Louise Toppin, DMA (Professor of Music, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, University of Michigan) will discuss Perry’s time in Akron, Ohio, as well as the challenges surrounding the publication of her works. 

The lecture series is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Program/Schedule:

9:30-10:00am

Welcome Address

Richard Kessler
Executive Dean for the College of Performing Arts at The New School and Dean of Mannes School of MusicLouise Toppin, DMA
Professor of Music, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, University of Michigan


10:00-11:00am

Keynote Address: While I'm On this Tedious Journey – Recalling and Reclaiming the Cultural Labor of Julia Perry

Tammy Kernodle, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Music, Miami University
Affiliate Faculty of American Studies Program, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Program, and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program

11:00-11:15am

Coffee Break

11:15-12:45pm 

Julia Perry and Other Influential Women of Her Time

Gayle Murchison,​​ Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Music History, William and Mary

Preparing Julia Perry's Piano Concerto

Samantha Ege, Ph.D.
Research Fellow, University of Southampton

Was Julia Perry Exceptional?

Philip Ewell, Ph.D.
Professor of Music Theory, Hunter College CUNY

12:45-2:00pm

Lunch on Your Own

2:00-3:15pm

Keynote Presentation: Julia Perry in Akron, Ohio and the Publication of her Works

Christopher Wilkins
Music Director and Conductor for the Akron Symphony and Boston's Landmarks Orchestra

Louise Toppin, DMA
Professor of Music, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, University of Michigan

3:30-4:15pm

Julia Perry in New York 

Garrett Schumann, Ph.D.
Lecturer, University of Michigan

4:30-5:45pm

A 'Sociological, Metabolic' Reading of Julia Perry's Stabat Mater

Tad Biggs
Ph.D. student, Washington University

Julia Perry in Kentucky

Angela Hammond, Ph.D. 
Planning and Research Advisor to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission

Julia Perry in Context

Sasha Doster
Ph.D. student from Columbia University

The Julia Perry Centenary Celebration & Festival is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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Julia Perry Centenary Celebration & Festival

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Venue/Location

The New School - Theresa Lang Community and Student Center Arnhold Hall, 2nd Floor

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