Volume 55

I read this Manifesto with great interest, as it put into print issues that ideally should have been addressed decades ago by most collegiate music programs. I applaud the insights of the authors in identifying the long-standing curricular and pedagogically entrenched traditions of musical training that have long since been…
For its inaugural month, CMS Forums Monthly Discussion asked the membership about developments that have occurred at their respective institutions since the 2008 economic crisis. This significant event in United States history has greatly impacted my institution, changing everything from recruiting to curriculum development to financial decisions. Through conversations with…
Why Should we WANT to Engage? Donna Emmanuel (University of North Texas) Within CMS, there are multiple opportunities for a variety of musical interactions, including engagement activities at national and regional conferences, seed grants for one-time projects, or projects over time. For each of these venues, there might be many…
The CMS Webinar series "Latin American Music and Musicians II: A Webinar Series for Tertiary-Level Teachers” will include six webinars. Thomas H. Cook serves as host and moderator.   Tito Puente and the Vocabulary of Popular Cuban Music With a professional career of over five decades, Tito Puente became one…
Music Curricula for the 21st Century: Guiding Principles Presenter:  Dr. Robin Moore (University of Texas - Austin) Dr. Moore's work adds to recent initiatives calling for substantive changes to applied music study in conservatories and music schools. It suggests new priorities for degree programs over and above the acquisition of…
Presenter: Dr. Matthew Cooper (Eastern Oregon University), CMS book author Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (1899-1974) is widely considered America's greatest jazz composer, and one of its most significant composers in any idiom. Ellington also led one of the longest-lived and most stable bands in jazz history. New research also points…
Athletes and the Arts - What Musicians Can Learn from Athletes Randall Dick (Athletes and the Arts) and Dr. John Snyder (Artists House Foundation) Initiated in 2008, Athletes and the Arts (AATA) is a multi-organizational initiative recognizing that athletes exist throughout the performing arts community and that established performance, wellness…
CMS in Scandinavia: An Advance Look at the 2015 International Conference in Stockholm and Helsinki with Don Bowyer, Conference Program Committee Chair, and William Everett, Chair of the CMS International Initiatives Committee. Planning is well underway for the 2015 CMS International Conference in Scandinavia scheduled for this summer. Through their…
Gearing Up for Indianapolis: The 2015 CMS National Conference Presenter: Dr. Maud Hickey (Northwestern University), 2015 National Conference Program Committee Chair Learn about the highlights and themes and activities planned for the 2015 CMS National Conference, in Indianapolis, IN, on November 5-7. Get questions answered about logistics as well. Presenters,…
Presenters: Dr. Maud Mary Hickey (Northwestern University - Evanston, IL), Dr. Betty Anne Younker (University of Western Ontario – London, Ontario, Canada) Learn from the CMS National President and the Program Committee Chair for the 2015 CMS National Conference about the highlights, themes, and activities planned for the 2015 National…
Presenter: Dr. Thomas DeLio (University of Maryland - College Park), CMS book author During this session, Dr. DeLio focuses upon a topic covered briefly in his book The Amores of John Cage. The concept of oppositional poetics was important throughout the 20th century in all the arts. This is the…
With the growing awareness of 20th Century piano music in the international piano community in recent years, prepared piano has also become a very popular topic. This is because it adds psychedelic, wonderland-like revolutionary sound colors to the traditional piano sound. It is well known that the term “prepared piano”…
Despite being a professor in American Studies at SUNY-Buffalo for most of his academic life, Charles (Charlie) Keil’s (b. 1939) career was dominated by an interest in music and music education. His scholarly contributions took many forms, such as ethnographic fieldwork that resulted in wide-ranging books (Urban Blues, Tiv Song:…
Editor's Note: The following recommendations have been compiled by The College Music Society's Committee on Careers Outside the Academy. Contributing authors include Michael Drapkin, Chair of the Committee, and Committee members Astrid Baumgardner, Judith Coe, Bernard Dobroski, Gisela Flanigan, Michael Harrington, Gerald Klickstein, Michael Millar, Jeffrey Nytch, Mark Rabideau, and…
Music teacher preparation programs in the United States tend to have at least one thing in common - they stem from a traditional music curriculum where students with various program emphases have a common core of classes and experiences. The thinking here is that no matter what a music major…
Presenters: Jennifer Snodgrass, CMS National Vice President (Appalachian State University), Keith Clifton, CMS Great Lakes Regional Chapter President (Central Michigan University, Kimberly James, CMS Pacific Northwest Regional Chapter President (University of Montana) How is Sustainability being addressed in both the CMS regional chapters and within the academy? Join us as…