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

  • Music History I and II
  • Introduction to Music Literature
  • World Music
  • Aural Skills I, II, III and IV
  • Private Voice

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 2014.
  • “Granville Bantock’s Redefinition of the Choral Symphony.”  AMS Allegheny Chapter (Akron), April 2013; AMS Midwest (Chicago), October 2009
  • "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.
  • "'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

Geneva prepares students for a wide range of environmental careers through a B.S. degree in environmental science and an engineering concentration in environmental technology.

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Upcoming Events
Nov01
Geneva Alumni & Friends visit "Annie" at The Benedum
Benedum Center, Pittsburgh 2:00 p.m.

ADULT DEGREE PROGRAMS
Adult Programs trip to Italy
The trip for students, alumni, and friends and family is scheduled for April 25-May 10.
ARTS & CULTURE
Students present Peter Pan
The fall semester theater production will run Oct. 30–Nov. 1 and Nov. 6–8.
ACADEMICS
October issue of @Geneva
Read about Career Development's popular Networking and Etiquette Dinner.
STUDENTS
Geneva partners with Zipcar to offer car sharing
New program provides students a cost effective and sustainable alternative to car ownership on campus.
SERVICE
Service opportunities in Beaver Falls
Students can work with Tiger Pause and the Dare2XL programs.