James Parakilas, a music scholar with a doctorate from Cornell University, teaches courses on music history and culture, music theory, and performance. He plays the piano, often in chamber groups with students and colleagues, and coaches student chamber groups. His scholarly publications include the books Ballads Without Words: Chopin and the Tradition of the Instrumental Ballade (Amadeus Press, 1992), Piano Roles: 300 Years of Life with the Piano (Yale University Press, 2000; paperback, 2002), and the textbook The Story of Opera (forthcoming from W. W. Norton). In 2010-2011, under a Phillips Faculty Research Fellowship, he studied recent research in psychology, neuroscience and other fields that is prompting new understandings of the nature of music.
Secrets of The Studio: Changes In Performance Teaching
In the Matter of Anniversaries . . .
Keeping Together in Time: Dance and Drill in Human History, by William Mcneill
FestivalOrgan: King of Instruments
Art and the Committed Eye - The Cultural Functions of Imagery, by Richard Leppert
Heartland Excursions: Ethnomusicological Reflections on Schools of Music, by Bruno Nettl
Review: Microsoft Musical Instruments and Igor Stravinsky – The Rite of Spring
Cambridge Handbooks - Welcome New Resources
The New Grove Dictionary of Opera