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

Since 1923, Geneva College has been accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Upcoming Events
Sep05
Cokes and Connections

 10:10 a.m.

STUDENT LIFE
Cokes and Connections helps students plug in
Representatives from campus clubs, organizations and local churches will be on the Pedestrian Mall on Fri., Sep. 5.
PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
Geneva at the 2014 Christian College Fair
Orchard Hill Church in Wexford will host the September 20 event for future college students.
PUBLICATIONS
August issue of @Geneva
Read a message of thanks.
STUDENT ACTIVITIES
Peter Pan Double Feature
The character is featured in the Aug. 30 Movie on the Lawn, as well as the fall play with auditions being held Sep. 1 and 2.
PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
Upcoming fall visit days
Geneva hosts a variety of visit days based on the interests and availability of prospective students.