Radio Interviews and Online Readings
Poets Cafe with Host Lois P. Jones, KPFK Broadcast, March 30, 2011.
on Tim Green's website.
Maja with Lois P. Jones at the Poets Cafe, KPFK Radio, October 2, 2010.
September 2009 - "Illuminata" ("I want that crown") accompanied by Rick Wilson, posted on the website of the
Pacific Asia Museum's award-winning Audio Tour of the Permanent Collection, Himalayan Art (Yab Yum and Crown).
- January 8, 2016 - "Family Stories,", "The Odds" and "Incense," from Slicing the Bread read at the 72rd Meeting of the Polish American Historical Association in Altanta, GA
- November 2015 - "A Study with Cherries", "The Lady with an Ermine, and "An Invitation to the Dance", with Edoardo Torbianelli, antique pianoforte, International Szymanowska Symposium in Paris, France.
- February 2015 - "Slicing the Bread" Video, the Rattle Poetry Series at the Flintridge Bookstore. PoetryLA.org.
- "Tiger Nights" reading for the National Poetry Month, Sunland-Tujunga Library, April 5, 2014.
- April 2014 - "Look at me..." read at Village Poets reading, Sunland Tujunga Library. April 5, 2014.
- February 2012 - Three Postcards from Paris, reading at the Bolton Hall Museum, in Tujunga recorded by Poetry.LA
- September 2011 - Three poems in the 40th Anniversary Audio Tour of the Pacific Asia Museum, to listen call the Museum's number and
enter the number of the stop: "A Box of Peaches" written on the Gau Prayer Box, poem accompanied by Rick Wilson
on Nepalese flute, tel. 626-628-9690, 455; "An Embroidery Lesson" written on the Chinese courtier's robe with dragons,
accompanied by Rick Wilson on Chinese flute, and followed by a reading by Mari Werner, call
626-628-9690, 464#; and "Smiling Buddha" - 445.
- May 2010 - An Ode of the Lost, dedicated to Adam Mickiewicz and all Polish exiles, and "A Portrait in Brackets".
The first reading as Poet Laureate at Bolton Hall Museum, Tujunga, California, May 23, 2010.
April 29, 2017. "Poetry and Cookies" event - reading "Under African Sky" from the Altadena Poetry Review. Anthology 2017 at the Altadena Library.
July 4, 2013 - Sunland-Tujunga Fourth of July Parade, Poets Convertible with Dorothy Skiles, Marlene Hitt and Joe DeCenzo
April 29, 2013 - Co-Inspirators: Poets, Artists, Musicians - group reading at the Pasadena Public Library, Wright Auditorium, with Rey R. Luminarias, Susan Dobay, Kathabela Wilson, and others
April 29, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. - "Co-inspirators: Poets, Painters, Music-makers" group reading at Pasadena Public Library, Wright Auditorium, Walnut St., Pasadena, organized by Rey Romea Luminarias
April 20, 2013, at 2 p.m. - Village Poets at La Crescenta Public Library, group reading with Dorothy Skiles, Marlene Hitt, Joe DeCenzo, Beverly Collins, Mari Werner, and Bryan Story
April 17, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. - Westside Women Writers at Topanga Public Library, group reading of poetry about Southern California, with Millicent Borges Accardi,
Kathi Stafford, Lois P. Jones, Georgia Jones-Davis, Susan Rogers, and Sonya Sabanac
March 19, 2013 - Poets on Site at the Indelible Ink Monthly Reading at Cafe Bizou, Pasadena, with Bryan Story, Susan Dobay, and Rick Wilson
March 16, 2013 - Village Poets at the Bite Me Art Exhibition, McGroarty Arts Center, Tjunga.
Monthly Poetry Readings at Bolton Hall Museum, Tujunga, introducing featured poets, last Sunday of each monthvillagepoets.blogspot.com
Monthly events of Helena Modjeska Arts and Culture Club, 2010-2012, organizer and manager of 36 events; for details visit the
Modjeska Club Website
March 2, 2013 - "Colonnade Gallery Exhibition Opening" Group Reading of Poets on Site at the Opening of the "Inspired by Nature" exhibition at the Colonnade Gallery, Pasadena.
April 23, 2017. "Passing of the Laurels 2017" - Event co-host and reading "Today (We are)" at the Poets Laureate of Sunland Tujunga event, McGroarty Arts Center, Tujunga.
February 25, 2017 - "Shandy and Eva among the Roses," reading of love poems from Rose Always and other poems, at the "Rose of Roses" Photo Exhibition, Back Door Bakery and Cafe, Sunland, CA
February 14, 2017 - "An Evening of Poetry and Roses" with Poets on Site, at the "Rose of Roses" Photo Exhibition, Back Door Bakery and Cafe, Sunland, CA
September 19, 2016 - First Reading from The Rainy Bread, at the Generations Remember 2016 Conference in Warsaw, Poland, organized by the Kresy Syberia Foundation.
February 24, 2016 - "Black History Month" reading with Beverly Collins at Phoenix House Venice.
January 8, 2016 - "Family Stories," "The Odds" and "Incense," from Slicing the Bread read at the 73rd Meeting of the Polish American Historical Association in Altanta, GA
November 30, 2015 - "A Study with Cherries", "The Lady with an Ermine, and "An Invitation to the Dance" with Edoardo Torbianelli playing an antique pianoforte, International Szymanowska Symposium, Polish Academy of Sciences, Paris, France.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 6 p.m. "Give it all away..." A Poetry Workshop at Phoenix House Venice, with Jessica Wilson and Juan Cardenas Wilson.
Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. "Poetry Palooza at McGroarty Arts Center" one of the features in Village Poets group. McGroarty Arts Center, Tujunga.
Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. "Westside Women Writers go Eastside" Featured reading at Village Poets
Monthly Reading, McGroarty Arts Center, Tujunga, CA. With Lois P. Jones, Kathi Stafford, Susan Rogers, and Sonya Sabanac.
Saturday, August 15, 2015, at 6 p.m. "Poetry Palooza on Franklin"
one of the features of event hosted by Seven Dhar, Scientology Center, Hollywood.
"Slicing the Bread" Book Tour 2015
Friday, February 20th, at 8:30 p.m. Santa Monica Third Fridays at the Rapp Saloon Poetry Reading Hosted by Elena Secota Featured Poet, with Joe Camhi
The Rapp Saloon, 1436 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Sunday, February 22nd, at 4:30 p.m. Village Poets Monthly Reading. Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Avenue, Tujunga, CA 91042. Featured Poet.
Thursday, February 26th, at 7:30 p.m. Ventura Ventura Poets Reading hosted by Phil Taggart "Voices of Survivors" book reading from
"Slicing the Bread" and Ed Rosenthal reading from "Desert Hat" - inspired by being lost and found in the Mojave Desert. E. P. Foster Library, 651 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
Friday, February 27th, at 8:00 p.m. Featured poet at Poetry Open Mike, Host Victor Sotomayor, Sylmar
Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural, 13197 Gladstone Avenue "A" Sylmar, CA 91342 (cross street/210 exit: Hubbard) Phone:(818) 939-3433
Sunday, March 15th, at 4-6 p.m. Louis Jane Studio, Pasadena Poets And Verse An Exploration Of Life Journey with Guest Artist: Lynda Pyka, and poets Cindy Rinne, Lois P. Jones, Deborah P. Kolodji, Taoli-Ambika Talwar, Gerda Govine and Kathabela Wilson
Louis Jane Studio, 93 East Union Street, Pasadena, CA 91103, (626) 796-8333 Louisjane.com
Sunday, April 19th, at 2:00pm Moonday Poetry Hosted by Alice Pero and Lois P. Jones "Woman in Metaphor" Group Reading from an Anthology edited by Maria Elena B. Meyer
Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 1010 Foothill Boulevard, La Canada Flintridge, CA 9101, Phone:(818) 790-0717 www.moondaypoetry.com
Saturday, May 9th, 3 p.m. Saturday Afternoon Poetry, Pasadena, hosted by Don Kingfisher Campbell.
Santa Catalina Branch of the Pasadena Public Library, 999 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena (east of Lake Blvd).
Saturday, May 16th, 8 p.m. Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Venice Crossing Dark Borders: The Poetry of Shadow, Shade and Long Night. Lisa Cheby , Georgia Jones-Davis and Maja Trochimczyk celebrate the publication of their new chapbooks. Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291 (310) 822-3006 www.beyondbaroque.org
Saturday, June 6th, at 4 p.m. Unbuckled Poetry in North Hollywood hosted by Radomir Luza. Voices of Survivors a joint reading with Ed Rosenthal, author of "The Desert Hat" Camarillo Street, North Hollywood, 91602
Poetry Readings to 2014
- January 10, 2014 - Foothills Poetry Festival, with Elsa Frausto and others at the Sunland Tujunga Library, reading poetry in translation.
- October 25, 2014 - "Woman in Metaphor" Group Reading at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Venice, CA.
- July 19, 2014 - "Paws for Poetry" Animal Poetry Reading and Exhibition at the La Crescenta Public Library, with Village Poets and Guests.
- July 4, 2014 - Sunland-Tujunga Fourth of July Parade, Poets Convertible with new Poet Laureate, Elsa S. Frausto and Village Poets.
- April 29, 2014 - Two Romantic Poems at the Maria Szymanowska Salon in Paris, Polish Academy of Sciences, part of the Szymanowska Conference.
- Shadows - Leaves - Roses, a Solo Photography Exhibit at the Scenic Drive Gallery, Monrovia,
September 1 to 22, 2013. A report with selected poems and images on Poetry Laurels, September 3, 2013.
LI>February 21, 2013 - "Poets Cafe Listening Party" Reading of Poets featured on Poets' Cafe KPFK, the Wilson's Salon
February 9, 2013 - "Impressions of China," Group Reading of Poets on Site at the opening of Susan Dobay's Exhibition at Altadena Public Library.
December 15, 2012 - "The Place of Stones" inspired by Richard Stewart's sculptures in Il Bandito Park, forthcoming in a book
of poetry and photographs The Rocks of Rancho Tujunga, recorded for a documentary film on Stewart.
December 14, 2012 - "Poets on Site" group reading at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Venice, CA. Event coordinator
Maja Trochimczyk with Kathabela Wilson at the first Pasadena LitFest
Book Fair, May 2012, with books by Poets on Site and Moonrise Press.
July 22, 2012 - Group Reading from "Meditations on Divine Names" (Moonrise Press, 2012), at Bolton Hall Museum, Tujunga.
June 30, 2012 - Featured Poet at the Catalina Branch of Pasadena Public Library, Pasadena, CA.
May 30, 2012 - "Aliens in California" - Poetry inspired by the art of immigrants, featured solo reading illustrated by artwork and photographs by Susan Dobay, Henry Fukuhara, and others, solo reading
at the American Corner, Gdansk, Poland.
April 15, 2012 - "Passing of the Laurels" Ceremony to end the two-year term as Poet Laureate of Sunland-Tujunga, McGroarty Arts Center, Tujunga, CA.
Other poets: Dorothy Skiles (new Poet Laureate), Kathabela Wilson, Just Kibbe, Joe DeCenzo and Marlene Hitt.
February 18, 2012 - On Awakening" - Group reading from an anthology of poetry inspired
by a series of Susan Dobay's paintings, Poets on Site event at the Scenic Drive Gallery, Monrovia, reading four poems.
December 30, 2011 - "Paris, Szymanowska and Water Lilies" at Kathabela and Rick Wilson's Salon, Pasadena; the first reading of poetry inspired by Ron Libbrecht's Paris and Monet's Water Lilies
October 1, 2011 - Maria Szymanowska Salon, Paris, Polish Academy of Sciences, part of International Conference,
The Woman of Europe: Maria Szymanowska, reading "The Shooting Star," "An Ode of the Lost," and "How to Make a Mazurka""
September 24, 2011 - "One Hundred Thousand Poets for Change" reading by Westside Women Writers in Tarzana, California, a part of an international project of poetry for peace.
September 21, 2011 - "Recovery Month Poetry Reading" at Phoenix House Orange County, featured poet
September 18, 2011 - "Painted my Way" Exhibit of the 14th Annual Henry Fukuhara Plein Air Workshop at Manzanar Internment Camp, APC Gallery, Torrance.
September 4, 2011 - "Artists and Poets" Exhibition at Scenic Drive Gallery in Monrovia, "Tiger Nights" and "For Kathabela" reading, the exhibition
features "The Water of Life" and "Tiger Nights" digital photo-art assemblages.
August 19, 2011 - Featured Poet at the Rapp Saloon, with host Elena Secota
August 13, 2011 - Poetry Corner at an Annual Watermelon Festival, Sunland Park, poetry for children, organized with Village Poets of Sunland-TujungaAugust 8, 2011 - Featured Poet at Moonday West Poetry Readings, with Lucia Galloway, Pacific Palisades
August 6, 2011 - Poets' Picnic in Benicia, California - Poets Laureate Reunion
July 11, 2011 - Guest Poet in Upward Bound Poetry Class by Don Kingfisher Campbell, Occidental CollegeMay 28, 2011 - "The Spiritual Quartet" in Ventura, group reading with Lois P. Jones, Susan Rogers, and Taoli-Ambika Talwar.
March 27, 2011 - "The Spiritual Quartet" at Village Poets Monthly Reading, Bolton Hall Museum, Tujunga, with Lois P. Jones and Susan Rogers.
March 9, 2011 - "Imagine Poetry" with Dr. Blues (guitar), Sunland Tujunga Neighborhood Council Meeting.
March 4, 2011 - "Read America" with Poetry reading to students at Pacoima Charter Elementary, Grade 5 and Grade 3.
January 8, 2011 - "Growing Up Polish, Becoming American" Poetry Reading, the Annual Meeting of the Polish American Historical Association, Boston, Mass.
January 2, 2011 - "Two Haiga for the Year of the Rabbit" at a Holiday Party of the Southern California Haiku Association
Meeting, Long Beach.
December 11, 2010 - "Christmas Poem," at Little Landers Society's Annual Christmas Party, Bolton Hall Museum, Tujunga.
December 4, 2010 - "Indigo: Poetry and Japanese Pottery in Blue and White" group reading at a Pacific Asia Museum Exhibition, presentation of a chapbook edited by Kathabela Wilson
November 13, 2010 - "Chopin with Cherries IV" group reading at the Chopin and Paderewski Conference, Loyola University, Chicago, Ill.
October 17, 2010 - "Healing from the Ashes" reading for an exhbition dedicated to artwork based on artifacts from the Station Fire, Sunland, 3:00 p.m.
October 10, 2010 - "The Art of Toti O'Brian" at the Flintridge Bookstore, Poets on Site event, 3:00 p.m.
September 25, 2010 - "Chopin Lecture, Recital and Poetry Reading" at Polish Festival LA, Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, 1 p.m.
September 23, 2010 - Poetry at Cypress College, featured poet with Susan Rogers, Dani Antman, and Taoli-Ambika Talwar, 7 p.m.
September 22, 2010 - "Voices of Recovery" celebrating National Recovery Month at Phoenix House, Venice, with Jon Epstein, 2. p.m.
September 19, 2010 - "Poetry in the Foothills," featured poet with Ross Paterson, and James Pinkerton, at the Flintridge Bookstore, La Canada Flintridge, 3 p.m.
September 18, 2010 - "Annual Manzanar Workshop" Poets on Site group reading at APC Gallery in Torrance, CA, 5 p.m.
September 16, 2010 - "Voices of Recovery" celebrating National Recovery Month at Phoenix House Orange County, Santa AnaSeptember 12, 2010 - "Chopin with Cherries III" group reading at Beyond Baroque, 3 p.m.
Maja Trochimczyk at the "Awakening" Reading, Scenic Drive Gallery, Monrovia, 2012.
August 28, 2010 - Poets on Site at the Arlington Garden, Pasadena, group reading.
August 15, 2010 - Summer Poetry at the Lions' Club Watermelon Festival, Sunland Park, 2 p.m.
June 5, 2010 - "Poetry Booth: Maja and Friends" at Puppetry Festival, McGroarty Art Center, Tujunga.With poets Marlene Hitt, Justin Kibbe, Don Kingfisher Cambell, CaLokie, Beverly Collins, and Sharon Rizk.
May 23, 2010 - "Village Poets Open Reading" at Bolton Hall, Tujunga, 4:30 p.m., presentation as Poet Laureate of Sunland-Tujunga
May 8, 2010 - "Chopin with Cherries II" Music and Poetry at a book publication party, group reading with Chopin's music played by pianist Wojciech Kocyan,
Ruskin Art Club, Los Angeles, CA. See photos from the event in Picasa web album: Chopin II Photo Album.
May 8, 2010 - "Awards Ceremony for Local Volunteers," Los Angeles Councilman Paul Krekorian, Field Office, Sunland-Tujunga. Reading of an occasional poem
written especially for this event, "Mountain Watch."
May 1, 2010 - "Spiritual Quartet" - Group reading with Lois P. Jones, Susan Rogers, and Taoli-Ambika Talwar, Ocean Park Community Church, Santa Monica
April 25, 2010 - "Passing of the Laurels" Ceremony, as newly elected Poet Laureate of Sunland-Tujunga
for 2010-2012, McGroarty Art Center, Tujunga. Read Maja's occasional poem, "What I Love in Sunland" (Word download).
April 23, 2010 - "Tour of the World" Reading for Earth Day celebration, Ten Thousand Villages, Pasadena, event of Poets on Site. Reading of: "An Ode of the Lost" and "What I like in Poland."
April 18, 2010 - "Indian Miniatures" Exhibition at Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, Poets on Site Project. Reading of three poems: "Fearful Symmetry in Blue," Condemned" and "A Foreign Tale."April 11, 2010 - "Chopin with Cherries I" Music and Poetry at a book publication party,
group reading with pianist Neal Galanter, at South Pasadena Public Library, CA.
February 16, 2010 - Featured Poet at Azusa Pacific University, Chopin in Music and Poetry,
piano recital organized by Roza Yoder and reading of poetry
from Chopin with Cherries
February 13, 2010 - Poets on Site Reading for two exhibitions at Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena
February 7, 2010 - Featured Poet at Beyond Baroque, Venice, California.
January 9, 2010 - "Immigrant Experience in Poetry" special session at the Annual Meeting of the Polish-American Historical
Association, San Diego; with Oriana Ivy, Lillian Vallee, and Linda Nemec Foster.
September 26, 2009 - APT Gallery, Torrance, Poems for "Henry Fukuhara Annual Watercolor Workshop at Manzanar Internment Camp" Poets on Site chapbook event.
August 22, 2009 - Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, Poets on Site Chapbook Presentation - Permanent Collection Audio Tour:
11 poems published in the Chapbook (Magnolia Courtyard, Horse of the Earth, A Cricket Sings, The Prayer Horn, The Mask of Chung, Illuminata, Deer in Flight, Buddha with Swans, The Arms of Mercy, Phoenix Dance, Exit Tanka).
Listen to "Illuminata" and read the poem on Pacific Asia Museum website: Himalayan Art (Yab Yum and Crown).
August 9, 2009 - Radomir Luza's No-Ho Poetry Spectacular, North Hollywood. Featured Poet. Worshop reading from Rose Always in preparation for a stage version.
August 2, 2009 - Kath Abela's Poetry Salon, Pasadena, Chopin with Cherries Lecture and Book Project Presentation
July 22, 2009 - Upward Bound, Occidental College, guest poet for a high school class of Don Kingfisher Campbell (love poems, with examples by Sappho and from The Song of Songs)
July 12, 2009 - Pacific Asia Museum, Ganesha: Remover of Obstacles Exhibition, Poets on Site Reading and Chapbook Presentation (On Fear of Contentment, On Ganesha's Wisdom, The Soil of Faith)
June 6, 2009 - Featured Poet at Emerging Urban Poets, Pasadena Public Library, Santa Catalina Branch, 999 E. Washington Blvd., 2 p.m.
Reading for Awards Ceremony of LA City Councilman Paul Krekorian, May 2010.
May 30, 2009 - Group Reading for "Bodies Mapping Time: New Portraits of Women" by J. Michael Walker,
at Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N. Avenue 50, Highland Park, CA 90042, 7:00 p.m.(For Kim, For Lois, and two love poems)
May 23, 2009 - Memorial Day Weekend Small Press Festival, 10:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m., The Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405. Reading and Moonrise Press presentation
April 4, 2009 - Altadena Public Library, Poetry and Cookies Publication Party, Group Reading (Tulip Dust, The Taste of the Sky)
April 2, 2009 - Napa Elementary School, Northridge, 5th Grade - Poets in the Classroom, site visit and teaching session, reading 4 poems (The Crown, In Passing 6, haiku, The Arrow)
March 7, 2009 - Pasadena Public Library, Catalina Branch, San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly no. 41, Publication Party
October 26, 2008 - Pasadena Central Library, guest host, reading "Colors of the Fall" collection and guests.
September 12, 2008 - Featured Poet, Pasadena Library, semi-staged reading from Rose Always.
September 6, 2008 - Torrance Fine Arts and Graphics Gallery, Exhibition from the 11th Annual Henry
Fukuhara Workshop: Expressions and Interpretations of Alabama Hills, Manzanar, and Keeler, Poems on the
work of 40 artists on site, including Henry Fukuhara, Poets on Site Reading and Chapbook Presentation
August 23, 2008 - Chaffey Museum, Rancho Cucamonga, CA - Milford Zornes, World War II Art, in India, China, Burma, Poets on Site Reading and Chapbook Presentation
August 5, 2008 - Featured Poet, National Night Out, Allendale Branch, Pasadena Public Library, semi-staged reading from Rose Always, with Engleman
July 26, 2008 - APC Fine Arts Gallery, Torrance, Three Generations: Ron
Libbrecht, Bill Anderson, Milford Zornes, Poets on Site Reading and Chapbook Presentation
May 4, 2008 - Pacific Asia Museum, Poems for Otagaki Rengetsu, Ceramic Artist and Poet, Poets on Site Reading and Chapbook Presentation
April 24, 2008 Fish Canyon Falls, Ten Thousand Villages, Earth Day Poems, Poets on Site Reading and Chapbook Presentation
March 1, 2008 - San Marino Gallery, Pasadena, Milford Zornes 100th Birthday Exhibition, Poets on Site Reading and Chapbook Presentation
February 24, 2008 - Pasadena Museum of California Art, Milton Zornes Watercolors Exhibition, Poets on Site Reading and Chapbook Presentation
January 28, 2008 - Featured Poet, Monday Night Poetry, Santa Catalina Branch, Pasadena Public Library, Pasadena
March 15, 2013 - Panelist at UCLA/SAPC Special Lecture on Synthetic Drugs, with Beth Rutkowski, UCLA and Jonathan Whitfield, M.D., Medical Director of Phoenix House Academy of Los Angeles, at SAPC Auditorium, Alhambra, CA
"Gorecki in America: From Copernicus to Sorrowful Songs" at the Annual Meeting of the Polish American Historical Association, New Orleans, LA, January 3, 2013.
"On the State of Polish Music in 1942" - paper read at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America, Boston, MA, September 6-8, 2012.
"A Century of Musical Exiles and Emigrants: From Jan Pychowski to Marta Ptaszynska" at the International Conference "East Central Europe in Exile: Patterns of Transatlantic Migrations" - Gdansk, Poland, University of Gdansk, June 3, 2012.
- January 6, 2018. "Poland 1918-2018: Remembering Ignacy Jan Paderewski." Keynote Presentation at the Awards Ceremony of the Polish
American Historical Association, Washington D. C.
- January 6, 2018. "The Myth of the Third: Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki in California" at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Polish American Historical
Association, Washington, D.C.
- October 20, 2017. "Obecnosc Polonii amerykanskiej w sieci internetowej: formy i funkcje" The Presence of American Polonia in the Internet: Forms and Functions. Presented
at the Fifth Congress of Polish Scientific and Scholarly Associations in the World, Krakow, Poland, Polska Akademia Umiejetnosci.
- June 2017. "Tansman in 'Tempo Americano,' 1941-1946" at the Sixth Congress of Polish Studies. Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America and Polska Akademia Umiejetnosci, Krakow, Poland.
- June 2017. "Gorecki Conducts Gorecki in Los Angeles, 1997" at the Sixth Congress of Polish Studies. Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America and Polska Akademia Umiejetnosci, Krakow, Poland.
- March 14, 2017. "The American Years of Alexander Tansman, 1941-1946" at the International Conference "Homage to Aleksander Tansman," Wroclaw, Poland.
- January 6, 2017. "Following Paderewski: An Album of Autographs and Clippings from Brighton, England, 1890-1911" at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Polish American Historical Association, Denver, Colorado.
- November 25-27, 2015. "Szymanowska and the Circle of Duchess Maria Czartoryska Wirtemberska," at the 3rd International Conference about Maria Szymanowska, 3e Colloque international sur Maria Szymanowska et son temps "Talents au Feminin: Mythes et Realite" organized by the Maria Szymanowska Society and the Polish Academy of Sciences - Paris Station.
- January 2-4, 2015. "The Impact of Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz's American Years on Spiewy Historyczne," at the 72nd Annual meeting of the Polish American Historical Association, New York.
- June 19-20, 2014. "On Fashion, Portraits, and the Professional Image of Maria Szymanowska (1789-1831)," The Fifth World Congress of Polish Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland, June 22, 2014.
- April 28-29, 2014. "'Les Chants historiques' de Niemcewicz, et tout particulment ceux de Maria Szymanowska" at the 2nd Internaional Conference about Maria Szymanowska, 2e Colloque international sur Maria Szymanowska et son temps
Paris, Polish Academy of Sciences.
- January 3, 2014. "Jewish Composers of Polish Music in 1943" Paper read at the 71st Meeting of the Polish American Historical Association, Washington, D.C.
- November 17-18, 2013. "Jewish Composers of Polish Music in 1943," invited paper for "The Musical Worlds of Polish Jews, 1920-1960: Identity, Politics and Culture," Arizona State University, November 17-18,
- June 30, 2013 - "Maria Szymanowska: The Court Pianist of the Tsarinas" Lecture with pianist Wojciech Kocyan, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA
"Created by Stalin, Embraced by Emigrants: Mazowsze and Slask and Polish Folk Dance in California" at the Fifth Workshop "American Ethnicity: Rethinking Old Issues, Asking New Questions," Krakow, Poland, Jagiellonian University, May 29, 2012.
"Defining Polish Culture in California: The Fortieth Anniversary of the Modjeska Club" at the Annual Meeting of the Polish American Historical Association
Chicago, Il., January 6, 2012.
"Genius and the Virtues of 'Sense and Sensibility' in the Image of Maria Szymanowska" paper read at the First International Symposium on Maria Szymanowska, "Maria
Szymanowska Colloque," Paris, Academy of Sciences, October 1, 2011. The conference report in Polish Music Newsletter December 2012.
"A Polish-American Composer: Who is Marta Ptaszynska?" at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America, Arlington, June 11, 2011
"Defining Polish Culture in California: The 40th Anniversary of the Modjeska Club" at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America, Arlington, June 11, 2011.
"The Death of Chopin in Art and Poetry" - Paper read at the Annual Meeting of the Polish American Historical Association, 8 January 2011, Boston, Mass.
"Images of Paderewski: Archangel, Idol, Statesman" at the Chopin & Paderewski
Conference, Loyola College, Chicago, November 11-13, 2010.
"Chopin in Polish-American Poetry: Lost Home, Found Beauty." Paper and presentation of anthology
Chopin with Cherries: A Tribute in Verse at the joint conference of Polish American Historical
Association and Jagiellonian University, June 26, 2010, Krakow, Poland.
"From 'Eternal Eloquence' to 'What Does He Know?' - Images of Chopin in English-language Poetry." Paper and presentation of anthology Chopin with Cherries: A Tribute in Verse at the 3rd International Chopin Congress, February 25-March 1, 2010, Warsaw, Poland.
"An Archangel at the Piano: Paderewski's Image and his American Audience." Paper read at the 124th annual meeting of the Polish American Historical Association, San Diego, January 8, 2010.
"Celebrity in Decline: Paderewski's Musical and Political Reception in America 1919-1939" ("Muzyczna i polityczna recepcja Paderewskiego w Ameryce 1919-1939,") paper read at the Third Conference "Topos narodowy w muzyce polskiej, 1919-1939", Chopin Academy of Music, Warsaw, Poland, November 16-17, 2009.
"From 'Eternal Eloquence' to 'What Does He Know?' - Images of Chopin in English-language Poetry." 67th Annual Meeting of the
Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America, Jersey City, New Jersey, 14 June 2009.
"1968 - Operation Danube, ISCM, and Polish Music." International Conference "Polish Music After 1945" Christ Church University, Canterbury, U.K., May 2, 2009
"Marta Ptaszynska's Music for Percussion." 63rd Annual Meeting of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America, New York, 3-4 June 2006.
"The Impact of Polish State Ensembles, Mazowsze and Slask, On Folk Dance Movement in the U.S." Session on "Polish Dance in the U.S." at the 62nd
Meeting of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America, Pittsburgh, 3-4 June 2005.
"Paderewski and Nossig, Szymanowski and Fitelberg: Polish - Jewish Collaborations in Music."
Session on "Jewish Presence in Polish Music" at the 62nd
Meeting of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America, Pittsburgh, 3-4 June 2005.
"Chopin, Paderewski and Southern California," at "The Image of Poland" - University of La Verne, May 14, 2005.
"Lutoslawski's Manuscripts in Los Angeles: Compositional Revisions to Novelette and Paroles tissées," Symposium of International
Musicological Society, Melbourne, Australia, 14 July 2004.
"Towards Poland's National Style: Paderewski or Szymanowski?" at the Third International
Conference on 20th Century Music, Nottingham, U.K., June 26-29, 2003.
"Poland's National Composer: Szymanowski or Paderewski?" presented at a session on "Polish National Composers" at the 61 Annual Meeting
of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, June 6, 2003.
"How Paderewski Plays: Chant d'amour and the Aestheticism of America's Gilded Age." Society for American Music, Tempe, Arizona, 27 February 2003.
"From Mrs. Szymanowska to Mr. Poldowski: Career Choices of Nineteenth-Century Polish Women Composers." Session "Seen and Heard? Women Painters, Performers, and Composers in Poland,"
American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies Meeting. 21-24 November 2002, Pittsburgh.
"How Paderewski Plays: Chant d'amour and the Aestheticism of America's Gilded Age." American Musicological Society. Columbus, Ohio, 31 October- 3 November 2002.
"Paderewski in Poetry: From Master of Harmonies to Poland's Savior." Session on "Paderewski and Sembrich."
Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., June 2002.
"Paderewski and Stojowski: A Musical Friendship," Session on "Elsner and Stojowski."
Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., June 2002.
"Towards A National Musicology - Scholars and Polish Music" invited paper for a commemorative
conference "History in Musicology - Musicology in History" dedicated to Prof.
Michal Bristiger, Institute of Arts, Polish Academy of Sciences; 10-12 December 2001, Warsaw, Poland.
"Musical Poetry of Cracow: Ewa Demarczyk and 'Piwnica pod
Baranami.'" Interdisciplinary panel,
"Socialist or Magic Realism? Artist and State in Post-war Krakow," the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies" in Arlington Virginia, 17-20 November 2001.
"Folk Song and the Polish Nation: A 20th-Century History." Symposium during Polish Music Festival "In Solidarity", University of California, Santa Barbara, 29 April 2001.
"Passion, Mourning, and the Black Angels: Ewa Demarczyk as the Voice of the Nation," at a symposium, "Poland: Music, Lyric, Nation," University of Chicago, Franke Institute for the Humanities, 21 April 2001.
"Political, Aesthetic, and Ethical Aspects of Henryk Gorecki's "Catholic" Music.
Session "Catholic Music in Slavic Europe," National Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. 9-12 November 2000, Denver, Colorado (Also a respondent at another session at the same conference).
"Bogurodzica' Reborn: A Medieval Anthem in Contemporary Polish Music." Intercongressional Symposium, International
Musicological Society, Budapest, August 2000.
"Constructing the Immigrant Self: Polish Jewish Composers in the U.S." Session on Jewish and emigre composers at the 58th Meeting
of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America. 600th anniversary of Jagiellonian University, KrakĂłw, 16-18 June 2000.
"Plato, Stalin and Friends: Censorship in Music." Panel on Censorship and Propaganda in the Arts,
USC Arts Festival, "The Indelicate Line," USC, Los Angeles, 29 March 2000.
"From Circles to Nets: on the Signification of Spatial Sound Imagery in New Music"
International Symposium "Sound in Space" - CREATE, Computer Music Center, University of California at Santa Barbara, 18-19 March 2000.
"Postcommunist and Postmodern: New Music from Poland" Special Session at the 1999 Meeting of
the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, St. Louis, November 1999.
"Defining a Nation: Polish Communities and Symbols in Music" Panel Session at the 1999
Meeting of the AMS, 4 November 1999 (Session Chair and Organizer).
"From Art to Kitsch: Reflections on the Imitations of Chopin's Style" presented at the 2nd
International Chopin Congress, organized by Polish Chopin Academy and F. Chopin Society in Warsaw, October 1999.
"Chopin and the Polish Race: Political Dimensions of Chopin Reception" presented at session on
"Chopin Appropriated" at The Age of Chopin: The Chopin Sesquicentennial Symposium
Indiana University, Bloomington, September 1999.
"Chopin and Women Composers." Special Session "Context and Reception of Chopin's Music" at the Annual Meeting of the Polish Institute
of Arts and Sciences in America, New York, June 1999.
"Parallels and Intersections: Constructing New Forms in Polish Art and Music." Colloquium of Center for European and Russian Studies, UCLa
and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, June 1999.
"Poles without the Polka: Cultural Identity of Polish Composers Immigrating to the U.S. during and After World War II."
Paper read at the 1999 Meeting of the Sonneck Society for American Music. Forth Worth, Texas, 13 March 1999.
"Penderecki's Ubu Rex and Surrealism in Polish Music Theater." International Conference on Penderecki's Musical Theatre, Cracow, Poland, September 1998.
"Composing in Color: Marta Ptaszynska's Liquid Light." Invited paper for the 1998 "Frau Musica Nova"
Conference about "Women Composers of Our Time", Cologne, Germany, October 1998. members.aol.com/FrauMusica. Also read at the Annual Joint
Meeting of the Northern/Central and Pacific/Southwest Chapters of the AMS, USC, 24 April 1999.
"The Identity Question: Polish Jewish Composers in California." International Conference "Polish/ Jewish/Music!" November 1998, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Bogurodzica Reborn: A Medieval Anthem in Contemporary Polish Music. Paper read at an Interdisciplinary Conference The Yearning for the Middle Ages. Org. by Dorothea Redepenning and Annette Kreutziger-Herr, University of Heildelberg, Germany, April 1998.
Neoclassicism and Avant-garde?: The Aesthetics of Grazyna Bacewicz"
Presented at Women in Music: Music History Symposium during A Day with Women's Music, Polish Music Center, USC School of Music, Los Angeles, April 1998.
"Henryk Gorecki's Multi-Ethnic Concept of Polish Musical Identity"
Special Session:"The Appropriation of Folk Music by Eastern European Composers" University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, January 1998.
"Gorecki and the Paradigm of the Maternal.
Presented at the Gorecki Phenomenon: A Music History Symposium, Gorecki Autumn at USC,
1-5 October 1997, Los Angeles. Also read at the Joint Meeting of Southern and Northern Pacific Chapters of the AMS, University of
California, Santa Cruz, April 1998.
"New Insights into Lutoslawski's Concept of the Sound Plane" 1997 Joint Meeting of the American
Musicological Society and Society for Music Theory, Phoenix, Arizona
(31 October, 9:00-12:00; AMS/SMT Session "Lutoslawski and Schnebel").
"Spatiality of Sound and Stream Segregation in Contemporary Music." Paper presented at the
16th International Congress of the International Musicological Society,
Study Session: "Auditory Scene Analysis: Future Directions for Musicological Research"
London, Royal College of Music, 14-20 August 1997.
"Dans la Nuit: The Themes of Night and Death in Lutoslawski's Oeuvre."
Invited paper for the 1997 International Lutoslawski Conference, University of Warsaw, Poland, 27-28 June 1997.
"Inter/national Features of the Polish School of Sonorism in the 1960s." Presented at the
Session "National Style and International Attitude to Music," the Fifth Conference of the
International Society for the Study of European Ideas, Memory, history and critique:
European identity at the millenium, 19-24 August 1996, Utrecht, The
"A Mystic in the Cathedral: Musical Memory in Andriessen's Hadewijch." Presented at the
Session: "The 20th century and the Middle Ages: Cases of musical memory,"
the Fifth Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas,
Memory, history and critique: European identity at the millenium, 19-24
August 1996, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
"Poland and Holland: Inter-nationalism in New Music" Presented at the Session
"Ethnicity and Internationalism in the Arts," the Fifth Conference of the International
Society for the Study of European Ideas, Memory, history and critique: European
identity at the millenium , 19-24 August 1996, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
"Birdsong, Music, Ecology: Reflections on the Aesthetics of a natural art."
Presented at the Haliburton Soundscape Workshop, of the World Forum for
Acoustic Ecology, Haliburton, Ontario, 29-31 July 1996.
"A Triumph of Modernity: Xenakis's Kraanerg at the Opening of the National Arts
Centre." (Paper co-authored with James Harley) Annual Meeting of the Canadian University Music
Society, Brock University, St. Catharines, 2 June 1996
"The 'Woman Composer' Debate from a Polish Perspective."
Annual Meeting of the Canadian University Music Society, Brock University, May
"'The living universe:' Natura naturans, natura naturata and Bartok's nature music
British Musicology Conference, King's College, London, 18-21 April 1996.
"Romancing Hildegard: Postmodern appropriations of a medieval composer."
(co-authored with Catrena Flint) at an Interdisciplinary Conference, The Middle
Contemporary Popular Culture, McMaster University, Hamilton, 29-31 March
"Canadian music in a Canadian space: R. Murray Schafer's The Princess of the
22nd Meeting of the Sonneck Society for American Music, Washington, D.C., 21-24
"Natura naturata and Natura naturans: musical representation and structural symbolism
in Bartok's nature music idiom." International Bartok Colloquium,
Szombathely, Hungary; 3-5 July 1995.
"From Postmodernism to Ecomusicology: Towards a New Paradigm in Music Research."
Spring Meeting of the AMS New York State--St. Lawrence Chapter, University of
Ottawa, 8-9 April 1995.
"Bacewicz, Picasso and the Legacy of Desire."
The First UK Critical Musicology Conference "Goodbye great music?" Salford,
Kingdom, 1-2 April 1995.
"The work of music revisited: Roman Ingarden's phenomenological aesthetics."
1994 Annual Conference of the Canadian University Music Society, Calgary, Alberta,
3-6 June 1994.
"American experimental tradition re-examined: Henry Brant's spatial music."
1994 Conference of the Sonneck Society for American Music, Worcester,
6-10 April 1994.
"On the use(ful/less)ness of analysis for the performance of 20th-century music (Xenakis,
Bartok, Stravinsky)." 1993 Conference of the Canadian University Music Society,
University, Ottawa, May/June 1993.
"Technique of comedy in Verdi's Falstaff."
Spring Meeting of the NYS--SL Chapter of AMS, SUNY-College at Oswego, March
"New music and ideology in Poland--case study: The ISCM World Music Days of 1968."
Special Session on "Music, Ideology, and the State in Socialist Europe, 1945-1991" at
Annual Meeting of the AMS in Pittsburgh, November 1992.
"The technique of spatial sound movement in the instrumental music of Iannis Xenakis."
Fall Meeting of the NYS--SL Chapter of AMS, SUNY at Albany, October 1992.
"The concept of musical space in music theory and aesthetics (1930s-1980s)."
12th Congress of the International Association for Empirical Aesthetics, Hochschule
Kunste, Berlin, Germany, July 1992.
Chopin with Cherries: An Evening of Poetry at Music at the Ruskin Art Club, May 8, 2010. Maja Trochimczyk with pianist
Wojciech Kocyan and choreographer Edward Hoffman.