Mark Burford

April 9, 2024 (Tuesday) — 5:15 pm to 7:00 pm
Lerner Center
Penn Music Building
201 S. 34th Street, Room 101



Please return in the fall for more information.



Mark Burford is R. P. Wollenberg Professor of Music at Reed College. His published writing includes articles on Sam Cooke, Johannes Brahms, Alvin Ailey, gospel music, and opera. He is the author of Mahalia Jackson and the Black Gospel Field and editor of The Mahalia Jackson Reader, both published by Oxford University Press. In 2022, he was awarded the Dent Medal by the Royal Musical Association for outstanding contribution to the field of musicology.



This event is free and open to the public. If you attend in person, there is no need to register. We ask that you join us in person if at all possible, but for those of you who are unable to physically attend we encourage you to participate via Zoom. Please return in this fall for a registration link to attend virtually.



This lecture is part of the 2023-24 Penn Music Colloquium Series. The Department of Music's main Colloquium Series showcases new research by leading scholars in music and sound studies and composers both in the United States and internationally.  All Music Colloquia will take place in Room 101 of the Lerner Center on Tuesdays at 5:15 PM.