Public Talk

Public Talk

Oct 12, 2020

Public Talk

Free or pay what you can

Free or pay what you can

  • Date: Oct 12, 2020
  • Time: 5:30pm
  • Presented by: CU Music
  • Intermission: None

Join the American Music Research Center for this interdisciplinary discussion on the intersection of public health and music. At 5:30 p.m., Houston-based musicologist Matthew J. Jones presents "Love Don't Need a Reason: The Life and Music of Michael Callen," connecting the singer-songwriter and activist's music with the larger AIDS movement, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Then at 6:15 p.m., CU Director of Vocal Pedagogy John Seesholtz presents "The Lost Songs of the AIDS Quilt Songbook," a musical response to the shame surrounding the outbreak of the HIV virus. For more information, visit

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