Richard Murphy Musicology Colloquium: Dr. Andreas Lehmann-Wermser, speaker

Date, time, location

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Bibbins Hall, 325

77 W. College St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

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Dr. Andreas Lehmann-Wermser, Director of the Institute for Music Education Research at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover, will present a Richard Murphy Musicology Colloquium. His discussion is entitled “Music Education in Germany: Policies and Problems.” In this talk, Dr. Lehmann-Wermser will discuss the idea that all musical practices in every society need some kind of formal or informal “education.” Formal and so called “nonformal” (i.e. institutionalized) music education in Germany has a strong basis. Schools and community music schools offer a broad variety of occasions for and support of musical activities. However, musical practices in Germany are marked by socially varying features. The talk will present basic information and results from more recent research of the Hannover Institute. In conclusion some emerging research questions will be discussed.

About the Colloquium

The Colloquium is named in honor of Richard Murphy, who taught music history at Oberlin from 1946 until 1978, and was much revered and beloved by his students. The Colloquium was begun by Professor emerita Claudia Macdonald in 1992 to foster an exchange of ideas on music between colleagues in both the Conservatory and the College. It was expanded in 1997 to include outside speakers. Several events are scheduled each year.


Conservatory visitors are asked to enter the complex through either Bibbins Hall’s east entrance (off College Place, across from the Oberlin College Bookstore) or the Conservatory Lounge’s west entrance (off S. Professor St., adjacent to the Conservatory Pond). All other entrances will be closed to the public.

Oberlin recommends attendance for vaccinated people. Anyone with symptoms should refrain from attending campus events. Oberlin policies are subject to change based on evolving public health recommendations.

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