Institute for Popular Music

◊In Conversation with Kara DioGuardi (April 22) and Bill Flanagan (April 29) just announced.  Click here.◊

Chronicle of Higher Education readers: to see The Integrated B.A./B.Mus. Curriculum, click here.◊

The Institute for Popular Music Celebrates Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones, Introduces Virtual Conference, Virtual Workshop, and Online Instruction  

We are delighted to announce this year's concerts and the fall lecture series, as well as introduce our new virtual conference and virtual workshop online resources.  The fall concert will celebrate 45 Years of Led Zeppelin (whose first two albums were released in 1969), while the spring concert will focus on the Rolling Stones, marking the 50th anniversary of the release of their career-making hit, "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction."  A lecture by Eastman's Dave Headlam on Led Zeppelin will launch the fall lecture series, with talks on hip hop by Mark Katz (UNC-Chapel Hill) and Cevin Soling (noted musician and film-maker) on new wave rounding out the schedule.    

Rolling Stones

We are proud to roll out our Virtual Conference, which features all of the lectures delivered here at the UR IPM since it was founded.  In addition, we are introducing our Virtual Workshop, which includes videos drawn from our 2014 Music Educators Workshop.  We hope this will be a useful resource for scholars, students, and fans of popular music.  We are also making the instructional videos from John Covach's online course, The History of Rock, available here for streaming, in addition to several other videos.  Click on the tabs on the left to visit these pages.


In the News

Chronicle for Higher Education, The Founding of the UR IPM, January 28, 2013

BBC News
John Covach Talks about the Rolling Stones on BBC
July 11, 2012

More about Professor John Covach


Led Zep

45 Years of Led Zeppelin, September 27, 2014


  • John Covach
    College Music Department and Eastman School of Music

Advisory Board Members

  • Lori Burns
    University of Ottawa
  • Walter Everett
    University of Michigan
  • Susan Fast
    McMaster University
  • Andrew Flory
    Carleton College
  • Robert Fink
    University of California, Los Angeles
  • Daniel Harrison
    Yale University
  • Portia Maultsby
    Indiana University
  • Allan Moore
    University of Surrey
  • Jocelyn Neal
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Guthrie Ramsey
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Mark Spicer
    Hunter College, City University of New York
  • Rob Wegman
    Princeton University
  • Albin Zak
    University of Albany

Faculty Associates

  • Daniel Beaumont
    Religion and Classics
  • Paul Burgett
    College Music Department
  • Harold Danko
    Eastman School of Music
  • John Fetter
    Eastman School of Music
  • Margarita Simon Guillory
    Religion and Classics
  • Josef Hanson
    College Music Department
  • Kim Kowalke
    College Music Department and Eastman School of Music
  • Jennifer Kyker
    College Music Department and Eastman School of Music
  • Bruce Pilato
    College Music Department
  • Jason Titus
    College Music Department