Music Colloquia take place on Tuesdays at 5:15 in Lerner Center, Room 102.  The Lerner Center is located at 201 S. 34th Street, Philadelphia Pa, 19104-6313, t: (215) 898-7544.

The Department of Music at Penn sponsors several colloquia series that provide forums for invited scholars, Penn faculty, current graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows to share current research and compositions. Colloquia take place on Tuesdays at 5.15pm in Room 102 in the Lerner Center, except for the Opera Workshop which takes place Fridays at 12pm in the Lerner Center conference room (3rd floor).

Please see the departmental news feed for further information on upcoming events. All colloquia are free and open to the public.



The Department of Music’s main Colloquium Series showcases new research by leading scholars across the fields of musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, and composition both in the United States and internationally.   



Off-Tuesdays are informal meetings organized by faculty and the graduate student community, held on Tuesdays when no formal colloquia are scheduled. These Off-Tuesdays include working papers, book discussions, dissertation chapter workshops, and guest lectures on topics pertinent to graduate students’ research and career.



A series of informal lecture/discussions on opera held Fridays at 12pm in the Lerner Center conference room (light refreshments provided). Open to the Penn community as well as other institutions in the area, these informal meetings offer the opportunity to present and hear work-in-progress around a seminar table. Materials may be pre-circulated.



Graduate composers studying at the University of Pennsylvania are members of the Penn Composers Guild. Each semester, the Penn Composers Guild recital showcases works recently created by composers in the guild, and performed by some of the best student and professional musicians in the area. The Penn Composer's Guild draws its musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music and from the ranks of professional players in Philadelphia.



The Penn Composers Forum provides a context for the regular presentation and discussion of graduate composers’ works. These events, sponsored by the graduate student community, are held on Tuesdays when no formal colloquia are scheduled.