2020–2021 Colloquium Schedule

All sessions are held Wednesday afternoons, 3:30-5:00pm. Links to each Zoom session are available in the ISM Colloquium site in Canvas.

Attendance Policy

All ISM students are required to attend and participate fully in the weekly colloquium to receive credit each semester. Requests for an excused absence due to a professional obligation must be submitted to and approved in advance by Martin Jean. Students with more than one absence will not receive credit for that semester, and thus not be eligible for the ISM certificate. 

Fall 2020 

[Sept. 2 – No Colloquium] 


Sept. 16 — Raven Rodriguez, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Yale School of Nursing

Sept. 23 — Vijay Gupta (M.M. Yale ’07), violinist and social justice advocate; founder and artistic director of Street Symphony

Sept. 30 — Presentation Workshop

Oct. 7 — Kevin Young, Poet, Essayist, and Director, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library. Editor, African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (Library of America, Sept. 2020)

Oct. 14 — Rhon S. Manigault-Bryant, Professor of Africana Studies and Faculty Affiliate in Religion, Williams College

Oct. 21 — Alonzo King, choreographer and artistic director, LINES Ballet, San Francisco

Oct. 28 — Nikole Hannah-Jones, reporter, The New York Times Magazine, 1619 and the Legacy that Built a Nation – a moderated conversation       

Nov. 4 — Lorraine D. Siggins, M.D., Clinical Professor Emeritus Psychiatry, Yale School Medicine; Director Emeritus, Mental Health & Counseling for students, Yale Health Center, and Debra Gregory, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Associate Chief Educational Outreach, Yale Health Center

Nov. 11 — Maddie Blonquist & Maura Tuffy; Ingrid Goetz & Carolyn Craig

Nov. 18 — Caryne Eskridge & Rhianna Cockrell; Mark Florig & Richard Gress

Spring 2021

Feb. 3 — Dr. J. Lawrence Turner (Senior Pastor) and Dr. Leo H. Davis, Jr. (Minister of Worship), Mississippi Blvd Christian Church, Memphis, TN

Feb. 10 — Khalia J. Williams, Asst. Dean of Worship and Music; Asst. Prof. in the Practice of Worship, Candler School of Theology, Emory University

Feb. 17 — Molly Martien & Alex Longnecker; Kelly Norris & Andrea Walker

Feb. 24 — Rev. Eric S.C. Manning (Senior Pastor) and Dr. Wayne Singleton (Music Director), Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church, Charleston, SC

March 3 — Alexandra Dreher, Andrew Ogletree, Chris Talbot; Sean Rodan

March 10 — Small Group Discussions

March 17 — Leah Silvieus & James Davis; Joe Lerangis

[March 24 - Break Day; No Colloquium]

March 31 — EmmaRae Carroll & Clara Gerdes; Wyatt Reynolds & Abe Wallace

April 7 — André J. Thomas, Visiting Prof. of Choral Conducting; Interim Conductor, Yale Camerata

April 14 — Gabe Kepler & Ethan Haman; Kyler Schubkegel & Meghan Stoll

April 21 — Ysaye Barnwell, vocalist (Sweet Honey in The Rock), composer, teacher, clinician 

April 28 — Aaron Tan; Small Group Discussions