Across time and place, the arts have been heralded as a savior of all sorts; from promises of class mobility through creative freedom, to neocolonialist narratives about rescuing “troubled” youth, to the ability to turn passion into productive labor. Through historic and contemporary case studies, this panel explores how musical creativity and philanthropy have been called upon to invite upward mobility since the 19th century.
This is the first event in the Music Performance Studies Today series. Considering musics from a variety of traditions, this symposium aims to bring visibility to the field of music performance studies and generate scholarly momentum in its realm at UCLA.
Catherine Provenzano (UCLA)
John Pippen (Colorado State University)
Izabela Wagner (Collegium Civitas Cooperative University in Warsaw)
Mina Yang (Minerva Schools at KGI)
UCLA Music Library
UCLA Center for Musical Humanities and the Joyce S. and Robert U. Nelson Fund
UCLA Arts Initiative
UCLA Center for Performance Studies
UCLA Department of Musicology
American Society for Theatre Research
This program is made possible by the Joyce S. and Robert U. Nelson Fund. Robert Uriel Nelson was a revered musicologist and music professor at UCLA, who, together with his wife, established a generous endowment for the university to make programs like this possible.