Professor of Conducting Carmen-Helena Téllez gave the Robert Trotter plenary session during the national conference of the College Music Society in Louisville, last October 26.
Responding to the general theme of the conference, she discussed "Interdisciplinary Modes of Presentation as Vehicles for Diversity and Inclusion in Contemporary Classical Music".
The College Music Society is one of the oldest and most distinguished professional music organizations in the United States, promoting interdisciplinary dialogue between music faculty in higher education and professional musicians. The plenary lecture series honors Professor Robert Trotter, (1922-1994), former president of the College Music Society, Chair of the Music Department at UCLA, and Dean of the School of Music at the University of Oregon, a multifaceted and generous scholar and artist. Former Robert Trotter lecturers have included scholars Bruno Nettl, Christopher Waterman and Leon Botstein, and composers Joan Tower and Judith Lang Zaimont. The Robert Trotter lecture is one of the highest honors conveyed by the College Music Society.
Additional information about the Robert M. Trotter Lecture given by Professor Téllez can be found at the College Music Society website.