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FORTHCOMING AND RECENT CONFERENCES & LECTURES

August/September 2021
Book Tour Germany Transcending Dystopia.

July
Book Presentation: Transcending Dystopia, Jüdische Gemeinden in Deutschland im Wandel: Objekte, Räume und Traditionen als Spiegel religiöser Transformationsprozesse nach der Schoa, virtual (Invited).

April 
“Experiencing Jewish Music in New York: A Virtual Tour,” Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience, Los Angeles (Invited).

March
“Experiencing Jewish Music in America,” Temple Adas Israel, Sag Harbor (Invited).

November 2020
“The Future of Jewish Music Studies,” Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, virtual.

“Music Salon: Experiencing Jewish Music in America,” Park Avenue Synagogue, New York (Invited).

December 2019
“Star of the South: Choral Music Landscape Southern Germany,” Eighth Louis Lewandowski Festival—International Festival of Synagogue Music, Berlin.

November
“Tearing Down Walls: The Role of Music Organizations Today,” Talk Tuesday, American History Museum/The Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.

October
“Facing Cultural Mobility at the Dawn of the New Millennium — Skverer Hasidism and the Music of Lipa Schmeltzer,” Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Boston.

July
Symposium “Jewish Music in Southern Germany: History, Exile, Continuance,” Hochschule für Musik und Theater München.

“Blurring the Boundaries of Sacred and Secular: Music for the Beer-Jacobson Tempel in Berlin,” Musica Judaica: Jewish Music Between Oral and Written Traditions—The 19th Century in Context, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies.

“Verdrängung und Aufarbeitung: Musik verfolgter Komponisten des 20. Jahrhunderts,” Institut für Musikwissenschaft, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich.

June
“Studying Jewish Music in the Postwar Germanies: Trajectories between Wissenschaft and Practice,” Grey Areas: Two Centuries of Wissenschaft des Judentums, Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg.

“Musikforschung und totalitäres Regime: Möglichkeiten und Grenzen,” Hochschule für Musik und Theater München.

“Transcending Dystopia: Music, Mobility, and the Jewish Community in Germany, 1945—1989,” Historisches Seminar, Abteilung für Jüdische Geschichte und Kultur, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich.

May
“Wo bleibt die Musik? Die Universität der Künste als Fallstudie für globale Bildung,” Forum Internationale Wissenschaft, University of Bonn.

April
“Chassidismus, Musik und Interkulturalität,” Hochschule für Musik und Theater München.

February
Book Talk: Experiencing Jewish Music in America, Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies, Columbia University, New York.

January
Preconcert Talk: “New York Jewish Composers,” The New York Flute Club, New York.

December 2018
“Star of Hope: Choral Music Landscape Israel,” Louis Lewandowski Festival, Berlin.

November
“Researching Dance on a Virtual Floor: Methodological Approaches in the Digital Age,” Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, San Antonio, Texas.

September
“The Jewish Influence on New York’s Concert Scene: The Case of Schlesinger, Bloch and Bernstein,” The Juilliard School, New York.

July
“Belly Dance beyond the Dancefloor: Ethnographic Approaches in the Digital Age,” 3rd International Music Forum, Beijing, China.

May
“Exile and Creativity, Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco, The Divan of Moses ibn Ezra,” Italian Cultural Institute of New York.

April
“Humoring the Stereotype into a Liminal Space: Lipa Schmeltzer’s ‘Gelt’,” Music and Jewish Humor Conference, The Jewish Music Forum, New York.

Musicology in the Age of (Post)Globalization: Barry S. Brook Centennial Conference
, The Barry S. Brook Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York.

March
“‘A Sensational Musical Novelty’: The Jewish Contribution to (Post-)Romantic Organ Music,” Wesleyan University, Middletown.

February
“Jewish Organ Music”: A Lecture Recital with Gail Archer, Columbia University.