16th Annual Kyoto Prize Symposium


On Thursday, March 22, the 16th annual Kyoto Prize Symposium will take place at the University of San Diego in the Shiley Theatre.  The Kyoto Prize Symposium is presented by The Inamori Foundation and the University of San Diego. This year’s honoree is the 2017 Arts & Philosophy Kyoto Prize Laureate Dr. Richard Taruskin, a musicologist and critic.  The Prize presentation will take place on the morning of March 22 at 10:30am. A lecture by Dr. Taruskin entitled “The Many Dangers of Music” will take place in the afternoon at 2pm.  The public can attend either event and should RSVP at  this link.


Dr. Richard Taruskin has pioneered a new dimension in Western music culture through musicology research that transcends conventional historiographical methodologies, issuing sharp critical analysis backed by exhaustive knowledge of many diverse fields. His unrivaled perspective has significantly influenced both performance and study, elevating the importance and creative value of critical discourse to the music world.  Dr. Taruskin’s critical practices and deep academic insights have changed music as we know it, pioneering a new realm of music research, which can go beyond the boundary between conventional criticism and musicology, and between historical musicology and ethnomusicology.  Read more.


To discover more about this fascinating award winner and Professor Emeritus at University of California, Berkeley, visit the Library’s exhibit featuring this revolutionary musicologist or visit the library’s subject guide here.IMG_2538


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