Case music professor gives Dana Research Society lecture

Susan McClary is a professor of Music at Case Western Reserve. She will visit Youngstown State University for a lecture this semester.

Susan McClary

Susan McClary, professor of Music at Case Western Reserve University, presents a free lecture titled, “Salome in the Court of Queen Christina” at 4 p.m. Friday, April 20, in Bliss Recital Hall on the campus of Youngstown State University.

The lecture open to the public and parking is available for a nominal fee in the Wick Avenue deck. For more information, call the YSU Dana School of Music at 330-941-3636.

The lecture is part of an ongoing series sponsored by the Dana Research Society, a student organization devoted to the promotion of student research in music history. The group hosts guest lectures by renowned musicologists and meets on Mondays at 7 p.m. to discuss student research projects.

McClary’s lecture will include performed excerpts from Allessandro Stradella’s 1675 score. It will also consider the reasons why femme fatales ruled the operatic stage in the 17th to the late 19th century.

McClary earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University. She has also taught at the University of Minnesota, McGill University and UCLA. She received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 1995. She is the author of several books including: Feminine Endings: Music, Gender, and Sexuality (1991); Georges Bizet: Carmen (1992); Conventional Wisdom: The Content of Musical Form (2000); Modal Subjectivities: Renaissance Self-Fashioning in the Italian Madrigal (2004); Reading Music: Selected Essays (2007); and Desire and Pleasure in Seventeenth-Century Music (2012). She is also editor of Structures of Feeling in Seventeenth-Century Expressive Culture (2012).