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Online Mini-Hartley Residency with Dr. Marianna Ritchey (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) Seminar

14:30 - 17:00
1 December 2021
Online event (Microsoft Teams)

Event details

The music department is delighted to welcome Dr. Marianna Ritchey (University of Massachusetts, Amhurt) for an online Mini-Hartley Residency.

This public online event will take place on Microsoft Teams. If you are not a staff or student at University of Southampton and would like to attend, please contact Matthew Shlomowitz at

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Research seminar: "Composing Capital: Thoughts and After-Thoughts"
You can read about Marianna Ritchey's book Composing Capital: Classical Music in the Neoliberal Era here

4pm - 5pm

Graduate student seminar: "Music and Usefulness".

Speaker information

Marianna Ritchey is Associate Professor of Music History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She spent much of her young adulthood in Portland, Oregon, playing and touring in various indie rock bands, before going to UCLA for a PhD in Musicology. She has written about Berlioz, comedy, the dies irae, the films of Guy Maddin, music history pedagogy, and operatic representations of Steve Jobs. Ritchey's book, Composing Capital: Classical Music in the Neoliberal Era (U. Chicago Press, 2019), explores the penetration of classical music practices and discourses by capitalist ideologies in the contemporary United States.

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