Musicology/Performance Studies


About

Activities in this cluster engage with numerous performance genres, histories, and practices (including theatre, musical performance, dance, writing/rhetorics) and take up diverse questions across the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Working groups focus on various topics, including: collaborative performance; cultural enactment and its broader meaning across temporal, geographical, and cultural contexts; performance/musicology pedagogies and methods; improvisation; questions of world-making, play, embodiment, and ritual; and performance as a political project/possibility. Often drawing from the region’s resources (conservatories, theatre and dance groups, recording and sound holdings, and historical instruments), working groups organize activities such as teaching exchanges, collaboratively staged works, master classes, conducting podia, collaborative compositions, and symposia (e.g., on practice-based research, questions of staging, copyright law, and more).

Topics

Music Performance Arts

Groups

MP2: Cultural Competencies in Arts Performance and Research
Active since: 2019
  • Cornell University
  • Hamilton College
  • Hobart & William Smith Colleges
MP3: Music Theory Examples by Women
Active since: 2019 Open to New People
  • University of Rochester
  • Cornell University
MP4: Practice-Based Performance Studies
Active since: 2019
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Rochester
  • Colgate University
MP5: Historical Keyboarding
Open to New People Active since: 2019
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Rochester
  • Cornell University
MP6: Jazz and Culture
Active since: 2020 Closed Group of Collaborators
  • University of Rochester
  • St. Lawrence University
MP18: Improvisation in Theory and Practice
Open to New People Active since: 2013
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Rochester
  • Cornell University
MP22: Performance/History
Active since: 2014
  • Syracuse University
  • Cornell University
  • Colgate University
MMH10
Inactive since: 2012
MMH12
Inactive since: 2013
MP17 Teaching Exchange
Inactive since: 2020
MMH19
Inactive since: 2013
MMH20
Inactive since: 2013
MMH21 Mobilizing Music
Inactive since: 2017
MMH24 Re-Sounding History
Inactive since: 2015
MMH25 History of Music Theory
Inactive since: 2017
MP7: ALACI: Afro-Latinx, Latin American, Caribbean and Indigenous Performance
Open to New People Active since: 2021

Highlighting diversity in performances from Spanish-speaking regions, this group explores theater as a tool to foster equity and social justice by analyzing existing works and creating and performing our original pieces to share across CNY institutions.

  • Syracuse University
  • Cornell University
  • Colgate University
  • Hobart & William Smith Colleges
MP26: Banding Together: Exploring the Collegiate Wind Band as a Vehicle for Community, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Active since: 2022 Closed Group of Collaborators
  • Syracuse University
  • Cornell University