Presentations

Recent Presentations

“Who’s Who in Music and Dance in Southern California,” Zamorano Club Meeting presentation (on Zoom), August 26, 2020

“William the Conqueror and the Battle of Hastings,” invited speaker, College of Law, University of La Verne, October 14, 2019

“Teaching History with the Arts,” invited speaker, Bernardo O’Higgins University, Chile, October 4, 2018

“Teaching History with the Arts,” invited speaker, La Verne Academy Lecture, University of La Verne, September 25, 2018

“Central Avenue Renaissance: Community and the Arts in Postwar Los Angeles,” panelist, Pacific Coast Branch Meeting, American Historical Association, Santa Clara University, California, August 4, 2018

“Central Avenue Conflicts: Family, Kinship, and the Arts in Postwar Los Angeles,” Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas (MESEA) Conference, University of Graz, Austria, June 2, 2018

“Musical Metropolis: Los Angeles and the Creation of a Music Culture, 1880-1940,” invited speaker, Westerners International, San Dimas Corral, San Dimas, CA, March 7, 2018

“Midcentury Modern: Politics and Culture in Postwar Los Angeles,” panelist, “Community Building and Cultural Movements in Postwar Southern California,” HSSC Conference on “From the Cold War to the Space Race: Science, Technology and Society in Southern California,” California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, February 10, 2018

“Musical Metropolis: Los Angeles and the Creation of a Music Culture, 1880-1940,” invited speaker, Pasadena Museum of History, At Home Series, October 3, 2017

“African-American Ballet and Protest in Postwar Los Angeles,” panelist, “A New Era: Racial and Defense Culture in Mid-Twentieth Century Southern California,” Pacific Coast Branch Meeting, American Historical Association, California State University, Northridge, August 5, 2017

“Dance Like You Mean It,” invited speaker, Pasadena Breakfast Forum, California Institute of Technology, May 3, 2017

“Arnold Schoenberg and Hollywood Modernism,” panelist, “Modernism Revisited,” Society for American Music, 43rdAnnual Conference, Montreal, Canada, March 23, 2017

“Schoenberg and Hollywood Modernism,” invited speaker, La Verne Academy Lecture, University of La Verne, February 21, 2017

“Arnold Schoenberg und das modernistische Hollywood” [in German], invited speaker, Institute for Jewish-Christian Studies, University of Lucerne, Switzerland, November 17, 2016

“Schoenberg in Exile: Judaism and Musical Modernism,” invited speaker, Institute for Jewish Studies, University of Bern, November 15, 2016

“African American Ballet in Postwar Los Angeles,” Distinguished Lecture Series, Heidelberg Center for American Studies, Heidelberg University, November 11, 2016

“‘Every Evening at 8’: The Promenade Concerts and Cultural Hierarchy in Late-Nineteenth Century Boston,” Southwest Chapter Meeting, American Musicological Society, Pomona College, February 20, 2016

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