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Volume 15

It may well be asked why, after almost 30 years, questions should arise regarding the reconstruction of Bela Bartok's posthumous Viola Concerto. After all, the composition has long ago occupied its proper place among the concertos of first rank in contemporary standard repertoire. Not only has the Viola Concerto been…
The committee on professional education has spent its recent efforts in asking what is meant by the term, "qualified music librarian." The result is the statement below. There are three groups which should find such a statement useful. First are administrators who ask, "If we have a qualified music librarian…
I. BACKGROUND It is hard to imagine a more interesting moment to be a music theorist. This is the result of a unique obligation and opportunity: the urgent need for a wide-ranging reconception of music theory. It results from convergence of four recent forces: historical—the reemergence, in the hundred-fifty years…
Performance instruction in the United States has been taught for many years in the individual lesson setting, but recently some innovations have appeared. Explorations have been made to attempt to teach those skills in settings where there are more than one student, in groups with two to four students and…
I In his article, "Music Theory: A single or multiple view?",1 Roland Jackson makes a persuasive case for a diversified rather than a unified approach to analysis. His argument is especially pertinent to music of transitional periods, which, by its very nature, exhibits structural tendencies toward the new while retaining…
The interactive computer-controlled music box we are currently developing at York represents yet another attempt to harness the formidable power of the modern digital computer for the improvement of education. After years of such experiments, many of us are understandably skeptical about extravagant claims that computers can somehow make the…
Not so long ago a principal of a large high school in an eastern city was discussing with me the situation in his institution. The school is typical of those in cities on the eastern seaboard: a mixed student body with large ethnic strains within lower income groups, not sympathetic…
Considering the more than 1300 different colleges, universities, conservatories, schools of music, and community colleges listed in the 1972-1974 CMS Directory, it is a bit disconcerting to find that only 197 faculty members list themselves as Collegium directors at these institutions. The listings, moreover, include schools reporting multiple directorships where…
The current wave of interest in matters relating to women has sparked a series of projects about women in the arts. Women and Creativity, Women in Music, and other panel presentations have proliferated. For the most part these are still in the inchoate phase of assertions that women can indeed…