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Abstract As part of a larger mixed-methods study, this article presents findings from research on processes of tenure in Canadian higher education music faculties. The Principle Investigator and three teams of two researchers analyzed the process of tenure at three Canadian institutions to gain insight into how tenure decisions are…
Abstract Many scholars have argued that the act of performance, as a “reading” of a musical text, can serve as a form of analysis. This paper argues that the act of transcribing a musical text for a different group of instruments also constitutes a “reading,” and that both processes of…
Abstract The literature of the early part of the twentieth-century poses a unique set of pedagogical challenges when introducing it to the undergraduate population. On the one hand, there are elements that continue in the common-practice tradition, such as phrase structure; on the other hand, there are elements that foreshadow…
Abstract This co-authored paper examines how theories about the effects of technology on society, developed by communications theorist Marshall McLuhan in the mid-twentieth century, are represented in Gian Carlo Menotti’s double bill, The Telephone and The Medium (1946-47). Many of the themes raised by the composer-librettist resonate with McLuhan’s research…
Abstract The School of Music (SOM) at a large Midwestern university began a small grants program in 2009 to integrate community engagement into the teaching, research, and service missions of the SOM. To be successful, grant proposers needed to envision shared knowledge, reciprocal planning, and mutual benefits among the university…
Abstract We have many reasons to focus on developing student creativity in the course of music study, including demonstrating relevance to a culture that values creativity, promoting student self-actualization and adaptability, increasing engagement in material, and laying a foundation for our students to succeed in any career path. In addition,…
Over the course of his career, Elliott Carter set the work of a variety of poets to music. Among these are some true early 20th century modernist pioneers–Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Louis Zukofsky–as well as the recent master John Ashbery. In addition, he also has set the work of…
Abstract It is a well-documented phenomenon that on average, women of all professions continue to earn lower yearly salaries than males who perform the same work. Terminal degree-holding faculty in the nation’s colleges and universities are no exception, although the degree to which these differences manifest depends on several factors…
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