Wednesday, October 18, 2023
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. EDT
After the Bell - Understanding 'Old Wabash' Musicologically with Dr. Mollie Ables
Wabash "rings-out" a new class to our alumni ranks each year. After the Bell offers opportunities to come back to the Wabash classroom and attend virtual liberal arts sessions with current faculty and staff members. Join us for this live virtual event being offered for Wabash alumni, spouses, partners, parents, and friends.
The song "Old Wabash" is one of the most visible parts of the College's identity, and by analyzing the fight song we can better understand Wabash as a culture and as an institution. In this talk, Professor Ables will examine down "Old Wabash" using approaches she teaches her students in her 101 course "Music and Society." She'll address why it sounds the way it does, and how it sounds related to current and historical performances.
Dr. Mollie Ables
Mollie Ables is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music. She joined the Wabash faculty in 2017, and teaches classes in music history and theoretical fundamentals. She has also taught several interdisciplinary courses, with topics including music's role in Christianity, the history of music videos, and music in social conflict. Her research focuses on sacred music in Baroque Venice as well as digital platforms for understanding musical cultures. More information on her research is available on her website: musiciansinvenice.com.