Dean's Lecture: Music and Its Canons

Guest speaker: Dr. Adriana Martinez

Why do we know a lot about some types of music, but not others? Why do we know names like Mozart and Beethoven and Presley and Dylan, but other musicians and their stories have been lost? Who decides whom we remember and whom we forget?  In this lecture, we will explore the process of canon formation and what it can tell us about how music history is written and rewritten throughout time.