New Lecture Series partnerships with University of Michigan and Eastman, IPM on the road to the American Musicological Society conference
We are proud to announce that the IPM will work with the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, as well as with the musicology and music theory departments at Eastman, as part of our 2015-16 Lecture Series. These lectures will then be added to our Virtual Conference. The UR IPM will also be at the annual conference of the American Musicological Society once more this year. The UR IPM will host the AMS Dance, held this year at the Hard Rock Cafe in Louisville, Kentucky.
Lori Burns, University of Ottawa
Walter Everett, University of Michigan
Susan Fast, McMaster University
Andrew Flory, Carleton College
Robert Fink, University of California, Los Angeles
Daniel Harrison, Yale University
Portia Maultsby, Indiana University
Allan Moore, University of Surrey
Jocelyn Neal, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Guthrie Ramsey, University of Pennsylvania
Mark Spicer, Hunter College, City University of New York
Rob Wegman, Princeton University
Albin Zak, University of Albany
Daniel Beaumont, Religion and Classics
Paul Burgett, Music Department
John Covach, Music Department and Eastman School of Music
Harold Danko, Eastman School of Music
John Fetter, Eastman School of Music
Margarita Simon Guillory, Religion and Classics
Josef Hanson, Music Department
Kim Kowalke, Music Department and Eastman School of Music
Jennifer Kyker, Music Department and Eastman School of Music
Bruce Pilato, Music Department
Jason Titus, Music Department
The tremendous success of the Beatles and other UK bands in 1964 shook American pop music to its core. But by the summer of 1965, a group of US artists led by Bob Dylan and the Byrds were mounting a significant music response. The result was a reinvigoration of American rock, the effects of which can still be heard in pop music.
The fall's UR IPM concert celebrates the music of these groups, with faculty and students of the Music Department backed by the Smooth Talkers. Click here for more information on that event.
Released in the spring of 1965, The Byrds' jingly-jangly version of Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man" launched the American response that produced some classic 60s music. The photo shows the cover to the first Byrds LP, which was released in June, a few weeks before Dylan created a stir at the Newport Folk Festival and more than a month before the US release of the Beatles' second film, Help!
The University of Rochester offers thirty one courses in popular music, ranging from American Musical Theater to Sound Design.
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