Florence Bayz Music Series

2023-2024 Florence Bayz Music Series

The Florence Bayz Music Series offers online concerts, lectures, and presentations of academic research by Department of Music faculty, postdoctoral researchers, students, and international guest artists and scholars.

Deborah Wong, coordinator.

Events during the 2023-2024 academic year will be held in person at ARTS 157 on Wednesdays at 12 noon.

Events are free and open to the public.

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Free parking is available in Lot 1 Blue for all events in the Florence Bayz Music Series. To reserve your free parking permit, follow the steps provided in the individual calendar listings below.


Winter Quarter

January 17

KUCR Faculty Deejays in Conversation, featuring Robert Perez, Deborah Wong, Ricky Rodriguez, and Jade Sasser and moderated by Elliot Fong.

January 24

Ian Dicke, “Democratizing Music Technology.”

January 31

A participatory performance of Terry Riley's iconic work, In C (1964), introduced by Prof. Ian Dicke.

February 7

Lars Hoefs, São Paulo State University, Campinas (Universidade Estadual de Campinas), "Expressions of Brazilian Identity through the Voice of the Cello: Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras.”

February 14

Valentine’s Day with the Chamber Singers, conducted by Ruth Charloff.

February 21

Francesco Milella (University College Dublin), “Italian Opera and the End of the Spanish Empire: Sounding Modernities in Mexico City between 1780 and 1830.”

February 28

Luis Manuel Garcia-Mispireta (University of Birmingham), “Thickening Something: Convergent Music, Affect, and Sociability on the Dancefloor.”

March 6

Student Performance and Composition Series, curated by Jonathan Keplinger

March 13

Daniel Martín Sáez (Universidad de Salamanca), “Mutilated Children at the Service of the Church: The Theological Controversy over the Castration of Singers.”

Fall quarter

October 11

Grad student conference papers - practice session

October 18


October 25

Kimberly DaCosta Holton - (Rutgers University, Newark) - “Troubling the Good Time Blues: Fado Performance, Placemaking, and Border Crossing in the US”

November 1

Ben Harbert (Georgetown) - book talk, Instrument of the State: A Century of Music in Louisiana's Angola Prison

November 8

Allison Sokil - ethnomusicology and music industry studies

November 15

Liz Przybylski - book talk, Sonic Sovereignty: Hip Hop, Indigeneity, and Shifting Popular Music Mainstreams

November 22

NO EVENT (Thanksgiving Week)

November 29

Student showcase

December 6

Stephen Hudson (Occidental) - book talk, Heaviness in Metal Music


Spring quarter

April 10


April 17


April 24
Jorge Leal (UCR History) - talk

May 1


May 8


May 15


May 22

Student showcase

May 29

Awards Ceremony

June 5

Cantoria - Ibero-American early music (TENTATIVE)