The Oscarson Music Lecture Series is a regular series at BYU that invites distinguished musicians, performers, composers, and scholars to speak with the students in the School of Music. In addition to large lectures, these visitors often participate in masterclasses, recitals, classes, and other small gatherings, giving students an opportunity to personally interact with world-class musicians.

Wynton Marsalis
Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center

Director of Juilliard Jazz

Grammy, Emmy, and Pulitzer Prize Winning Performer, Composer, and Educator

6:00 PM – Conversation with the BYU School of Music –Dr. Jason Bergman, moderator

7:00 PM – Streamed Concert – Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with Wynton Marsalis: The sound of Democracy

Mack Wilberg
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Music Director of the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Dr. Wilberg is responsible for all musical and creative aspects of the Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in rehearsals, concerts, tours, and recordings, as well as the weekly broadcast of Music & the Spoken Word. He is a former professor of music at Brigham Young University and is active as a composer, arranger, conductor, and clinician throughout the United States and abroad.

Anderson & Roe
Thursday, February 13, 2020

“The Most Dynamic Duo of this Generation”

Known for their adrenalized performances, original compositions, and notorious music videos, GREG ANDERSON and ELIZABETH JOY ROE are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century. In this presentation, they discuss how artists can use social media to intensify the aesthetic experience, engage listeners, and build a fanbase.

Poundie Burstein
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Past-President of the Society for Music Theory 

“Clara Schumann’s Point of View”

In honor of Clara Wieck Schumann’s 200th birthday, this presentation provides an overview of her career and—as an example of her compositional artistry—compares some of her song settings to those of other major composers who lived around the same time.

I Nyoman Windha and I Gusti Ayu Warsiki
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Balinese musicians

As part of their special year-long residency at BYU in the School of Music and the Department of Dance, gamelan master I Nyoman Windha and his wife, distinguished dancer I Gusti Agung Ayu Warsiki, will discuss and demonstrate some of the key concepts from one of the richest performing arts cultures in the world.

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