Volume 55

Abstract This study analyzes 910 records in ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT) for doctoral dissertations in music composition completed 2004-2013, representing PhD, DMA, and DA documents from sixty-six institutions in the United States. Focusing on metadata created by the student authors, questions address to what extent works are identified as…
Cultural Influences on Organ Music Written By African American Women 1 Abstract In this paper, major events in African American history are described and contrasted with the history of organ music written by African American women in the twentieth- and the twenty-first centuries. The discussion includes the emergence of women's…
Abstract William Grant Still’s Seven Traceries (1940) is a set of piano pieces that exhibits a number of post-tonal materials and techniques such as octatonicism, extended tertian sonorities, dense chromaticism, and extensive motivic development. Still’s concentration on these more contemporary features marks definite contrasts from the more conservative character of…
Abstract How might we create a world empowered by music? How might we change our culture to accept music as an innate intelligence and assist others in discovering the joy, enchantment, mystery, and power of music in their daily lives? Answers to these questions might be found in redefining the…
 Abstract There has been much discussion and research in recent years about the types of careers our recent music graduates have been leading. Scholarly work suggests that the current undergraduate curriculum may not prepare musicians to function successfully in the 21st century. Some conservatories and universities operate entrepreneurship programs to…
Abstract The purpose of this exploratory study was to investigate graduate students’ expressed opinions of career development opportunities in their prior undergraduate music degrees. Respondents (N = 114) were a national sample of graduate student musicians drawn from the membership of a multidisciplinary professional music organization who completed a researcher-designed…