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

Biblical Studies professors Dr. Byron Curtis and Dr. Jonathan Watt have both received the Excellence in Scholarship Award, which is determined by Geneva faculty
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Upcoming Events
COMMUNITY
Red Cross presents Geneva the College of the Year Award
The campus community was honored for its support of the Red Cross Blood Program.
ATHLETICS
Super Fans bring back GT Victory Bell ring
The tradition was restored in honor of the volleyball win against Chatham.
ACADEMICS
Geneva leaps ahead in U.S. News 2015 Best College rankings
This year, Geneva climbs even higher in the Best Value, Best Regional College and Best Engineering lists.
STUDENT LIFE
Alexander Dining Hall completed
After a summer of renovation, the changes to Alexander Dining Hall are finished.
CAMPUSWIDE EVENTS
Academic Convocation officially opened the fall semester
First-year students were welcomed and faculty achievements were honored during the traditional ceremony.