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Women, Music, Power celebrates the work of Suzanne G. Cusick through a symposium, concert, library exhibit, and the launch of a Festschrift volume of Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture in Professor Cusick's honor, guest-edited by Emily Wilbourne.

The symposium will take place on Friday-Saturday, 11-12 December 2015 at the Jerome Greene Annex, Columbia University Law School.

The concert will take place on Friday, December 11 at 7 pm at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University.

The library exhibit is housed at the Gabe M. Wiener Music & Arts Library, Columbia University, 7 December 2015 - 29 January 2016.

Suzanne G. Cusick is an influential figure in modern musicology. Whether focused on new styles of music making in early modern Italian courts or on the soundscape of CIA black sites, Cusick’s work is concerned with questions of how music functions as a material practice, with palpable consequences for both listeners and performers. Her work repeatedly pushes beyond the resting places of traditional scholarship, redefining the ways in which we can think about music, about gender and sexuality, and about music scholarship. Women, Music, Power seeks to highlight the central themes of Cusick’s work and to explore their continued relevance to musical scholarship writ large through four panels, two roundtables, three performances, and a concert by the International Contemporary Ensemble presenting works by Zosha Di Castri, David Adamcyk, Natacha Diels, and Maria Stankova.

Women, Music, Power is organized by the Department of Music and Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Columbia University and is co-sponsored by the Department of Music and Dean for Humanities at New York University's Faculty of Arts & Science; Center for Ethnomusicology; Center for Gender and Sexuality Law; Columbia University Libraries; Department of Anthropology; Department of Philosophy; the Fritz Reiner Fund; the Heyman Center for the Humanities; the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society; the Institute for Research in African-American Studies; the Music Performance Program; the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University; the Canada Council for the Arts; Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Société et Culture; Women & Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture; and the Frederick P. Rose and Sandra P. Rose Foundation.

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Space is limited.

The symposium and concert are free and open to the public.