Geneva College

 

 

Matt Kickasola

pic-matt-kickasola.jpgOffice Phone: 724-847-6668
mlkickas@geneva.edu

Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • Musicology
  • World Music
  • Aural Skills
  • Voice

Degrees Received

  • Ph.D., Historical Musicology, Washington University in St. Louis, 2009
  • M.A., Historical Musicology, Washington University in St. Louis, 2004
  • M.M, Vocal Performance, Temple University, 2004
  • B.M., Vocal Performance, Covenant College, 1999

Courses Taught

  • MUS 310: Music History I
  • MUS 210: Intro to Music Literature
  • MUS 128, 228: Aural Skills I and III

Presentations/Publications

  • "Northern Choralism and Bantock's 'Choral Symphony,'" in Music and the Idea of
    the North, ed. by Rachel Cowgill, Derek Scott and David Russell, Ashgate Press,
    forthcoming 2013.
  • "Ways to Think about Music beyond Performance." East Central College lecture series,
    28 October 2011.
  • "'I need a forklift...': The Pilgrim's Progress as Metaphor for Life and Faith in Popular
    Music." Festival of Faith and Music (Calvin College), 8 April 2011.
  • "'Ever nearer the Celestial City': Darwin, Spenser, Bunyan and English Musical
    Progress." Forum on Music and Christian Scholarship (Wheaton College), 18 March
    2011.
  • "Granville Bantock's Redefinition of the Choral Symphony." AMS Midwest Conference
    (Chicago), 18 October 2009.
  • "'The Great and Glorious Choruses of the North': The Northern Choirs, Bantock, and
    his 'Choral Symphony.'" "Music and the Idea of the North Conference (Univ. of Leeds),
    September 2008.
  • "Granville Bantock and his Idea of the Choral Symphony." Washington University in St.
    Louis Music Dept. lecture series, March 2008

Current Projects

  • The intersection of Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress and music, including oratorio, opera
    and popular music
  • The character of Jesus in 19th- and 20th-century oratorio and opera
  • The role of the god Pan in music of the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Frederick Corder: composer, educator, critic

Affiliations

  • American Musicological Society
  • North American British Music Studies Association
  • Forum on Music and Christian Scholarship
  • Nineteenth-Century Studies Association

 

Point of Excellence

For over 50 years, Geneva’s chemistry department has been approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS)—a distinction achieved by only six other colleges in the CCCU.

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Upcoming Events
PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
Johnstown Open House for Master's in Organizational Leadership
The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Johnstown Industrial Development Inc. on July 30.
PUBLICATIONS
July issue of @Geneva
Read about Proactive Stewardship.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Beaver Falls Community Crime Watch Day
On Sat., Aug 2, this popular annual event kicks off in a new way.
PUBLICATIONS
June issue of @Geneva
Read about chemistry program grants.
INCOMING STUDENTS
Freshman Expedition registration is open
First-year students can meet new friends and prepare for the college transition prior to Welcome Week through outdoor adventure activities.