Volume 56

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 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,…
Abstract All undergraduates at Montana State University are required to generate a scholarly project and participate in a research/creative experience; however, the benefits of these research experiences for pre-service music teachers have not been explored. The purpose of this study was to examine recent music education graduates’ perceptions regarding their…
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 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…
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 While serial music is a mainstay of college instruction in both music theory and music history courses, many people still struggle to find a human connection to the compositional practice. This article explores metaphorical connections between serialism and three other fields of human endeavor. With respect to language study,…
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 This paper presents an exploration of the ontological shift from musical materials (i.e. melody, harmony, rhythm, texture, timbre, register) to activities in music performance analysis. A systematic analysis of London Symphony Orchestra masterclasses reveals the basic mechanisms of music making in four main areas: representation, audience, interaction and tacit…
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…