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

Geneva College placed in the Top 20 Regional College North Rankings as identified by U.S. News & World Report.

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Upcoming Events
Apr23
Chapel
Geneva chaplain Rutledge Etheridge
Metheny Fieldhouse 10:10 a.m.

Apr23
The Geneva Reading Series

McCartney Library 7:00 p.m.

COMMUNITY
Geneva to host National Day of Prayer breakfast
Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to campus for prayer and breakfast on Thu., May 1 at 7:30 a.m.
ALUMNI
Celebration Weekend for the classes of ’54 and ’64
Special events for 50- and 60-year alumni are planned to coincide with Commencement.
ARTS & CULTURE
Geneva Reading Series IV: "A New, New Hope"
The final event in the series for the 2013-14 academic year will be on Apr. 23 at 7 p.m.
ARTS & CULTURE
Symphonic Band to present Spring Concert
The 68-member ensemble will perform on Apr. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
GRADUATE PROGRAMS
Justin McElhattan named 2014 Serving Leader
The award will be presented at the MSOL Serving Leaders Conference on Apr. 10.