Events Calendar

The Early Days of Record and Radio
Monday, November 16, 2020, 07:00pm
Hits : 37
by Nella
Dr. Heather de Savage, CCSU Assistant Professor, Music History

Monday, Nov 16, 7:00 – 8:00 pm (ish) with extra time for Q & A
No Password Needed*
Register Here You will receive an email on Monday, Nov 16 with a link to access the talk.

This talk explores the introduction and development of two technologies that quickly became essential to the 20th-century mainstream consumer: recorded sound, and public radio broadcasts. Examples drawn from some of the earliest available commercial records and recorded broadcasts illustrate the discussion. This is a fun discussion – with musical samples. People have been known to yell ‘bring back FDR!’

Dr. Heather de Savage is Assistant Professor of Music History at Central Connecticut State University. She completed her Ph.D. in music history and theory at the University of Connecticut; she also holds a master’s degree in music history from the University of New Hampshire, and a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from the Eastman School of Music (with an extensive background in early music performance). Her primary area of research, extending from her doctoral dissertation, examines Gabriel Fauré’s American reception, with a particular focus on Boston, 1892−1945. She has presented portions of this research at numerous conferences in recent years, and has published on the topic of Fauré as well. Other research interests include embedded elements in the late motets of Heinrich Schütz, harmonic text painting in the lieder of Franz Liszt, and historical performance practice in fifteenth-century Franco-Flemish chanson. Publications include several items for the Nineteenth-Century Music Review, Gamut: Online Journal of the Music Theory Society, and Early Music. Ongoing research includes a wide range of topics concerning Fauré reception in the United States, and, more broadly, Franco-American musical relationships in the early-twentieth century.

In addition to her music history courses at CCSU, Heather has taught a wide range of courses at UConn for music majors, minors, and non-music students, and was the 2017 recipient of the Outstanding Adjunct Award from the UConn School of Fine Arts. Additionally, she has taught music history courses at the University of Hartford, The Hartt School, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Beyond teaching in the classroom, Heather also extends her love of music to the broader community through concert talks at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, and seminars and workshops offered through CCSU’s Continuing Education, Scholars for Life! series, and UConn’s Center for Learning in Retirement (CLiR).

For a list of all upcoming events, please visit our website:

The Details
*A password will not be required for this talk.
Attendance is complimentary, but registration is required. You will receive an email on Monday with a link to access the talk.
CCSU uses Cisco WebEx. Leave a few extra minutes to log on. This talk is using WebEx Meeting.
When you join the session, your audio will be muted, but you will be able to see and hear the presentation. We recommend you turn off your video.
The talk begins at 7:00 pm, but we will be there at 6:45 pm. Please log in early if you can.

Please forward this invitation to anyone you think might be interested in joining!

Location Online

Trusted by both small and large businesses

Location Building


185 Main Street
Suite 423
New Britain, CT 06051




Monday - Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm