Graduate Scholar Talk - December 5, 2019

How Did Human Musicality Come to Be Thought of as Universal

Speaker: Joshua Navon, Department of Music, Columbia University.

In this talk, Joshua Navon explored how musicality came to be thought of as a universal capacity of human beings. Focusing on the history of music education and the psychological sciences in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Germany, he discussed the various institutional and intellectual currents that led to the idea that all individuals are, at least potentially, "musical."