Our music faculty regularly travel throughout the U.S. and abroad to deliver research presentations and lead panels on topics in musicology, ethnomusicology, composition, audio technology, and the music industry. Many national and regional events in these disciplines are hosted by us at Northeastern, and we regularly feature lectures and workshops by renowned scholars and industry leaders on campus.




Chan, Katherine. Panelist: “Uniting in Song through the Lens of Diversity,” American Choral Directors Association, Central and North Central Convention, Chicago, Illinois, 2018


Deirdre Loughridge – “Listening for (Non)human Agency, c.1770/Today,” Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, San Antonio, November 2018


Deirdre Loughridge. “On Sounding (Not) Like a Person in 2016,” Pop Conference, Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle, WA, April 2018


Mall, Andrew. Panel Moderator: “ ‘As for me and my house’: Nashville, the Home of Christian Music.” International Association for the Study of Popular Music, United States branch annual conference. Nashville, Tennessee, March 9, 2018.


McDonald, Matthew. Presentation: “Herrmann’s Vertigo Prelude as Paradigmatic Metaphor.” Special session, “Modernism in Herrmann’s Film Music: Vertigo as Case Study.” Society for Music Theory, annual conference, San Antonio, Texas, 2018.



Ho, Hubert. Poster Presentation: “Collaborative performative learning assists in the acquisition of core music-theoretic concepts.” Society of Music Perception and Cognition Conference, San Diego, California, 2017.


Inglese, Francesca. Presentation: “Youth, Heritage, and Ethnic Entrepreneurialism in Cape Town’s Klopse,” Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, 2017.


Deirdre Loughridge. “Rousseau’s Singing Savage, Diderot’s Human Harpsichord: Listing to (Non)Human Agency in the French Enlightenment,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2017


McDonald, Matthew. Presentation: “Stop Playing It, Sam: Musical Interruption in Film.” American Musicological Society, annual conference, Rochester, New York, 2017.



Inglese, Francesca. Invited Lecture: “The Neighbor Down the Road: Perspectives on Music in Cape Town,” Lecture presented with Kathleen Tagg in conjunction with the Brown Arts Initiative at Brown University, 2016


McDonald, Matthew. Presentation: “Vicious Cycles: Sonic Structure in the Coen Brothers’ Blood Simple.” Music and the Moving Image XI, New York University, 2016.


McDonald, Matthew. Presentation: “Behind the Whirring Machinery: Narrative Levels in the Films of the Coen Brothers.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, annual conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 2016.



Poriss, Hilary. Presentation: “Pauline Viardot’s Souvenirs,” contribution to the panel “Prima Donnas and Leading Men of the French Stage, 1830-1900,” co-organized by Hilary Poriss and Kimberly White, American Musicological Society Annual Meeting, Louisville, Kentucky, 2015.


Poriss, Hilary. Presentation: “Viardot’s Souvenirs,” Colloquium Series, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York, 2015



De Ritis, Anthony P. Adjudication: National Screening Committee meeting for the 2014-15 Fulbright-mtvU Award. US Student Programs, Institute of International Education (IIE), 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, New York, 2014.


Inglese, Francesca. Presentation: “Performing the ‘Coon’ in Contemporary South Africa,” Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, (2014)


Inglese, Francesca. Presentation: “Goema Bodies: Reterritorializing the City Through Dance,” Dancing the African Diaspora: Theories of Black Performance, Duke University, North Carolina, 2014



De Ritis, Anthony P. (2013, February 1). Invited Lecture: “An American in Beijing: Composing New Music with Old Instruments.” Confucius Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.