Music theorist to guest lecture on Arnold Schoenberg – March 5

The Department of Music will host a guest lecture by J. Daniel Jenkins on Monday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m in the Isabella Cannon Room (Center for the Arts), titled “The Continual Search for An Audience: Arnold Schoenberg and Media.” Jenkins is an assistant professor of music at the University of South Carolina School of Music.

Arnold Schoenberg was a highly influential (if controversial) classical composer, theorist and intellectual in the early- and mid-1900s. He is perhaps most well known for rejecting the common practice reliance on tonality (major and minor keys) in favor of atonality and twelve-tone composition. In his lecture, however, Jenkins will address Schoenberg’s intriguing relationship with the media in promoting his music and ideas.

This topic might be of great interest to faculty, staff and students in the humanities (Modernism in music), communications (US media and its relations with artists in the mid-1900s), and many other fields.

The event is generously supported by the Fund for Excellence in the Arts and Sciences.