Volume 35

Frank Zappa might be described as a cultural guerilla. He sees that the popular arts are propagandistic in the broad sense—even when they masquerade as rebellion they lull us into fantasy and homogenize our responses. So he infiltrates the machine and attempts to make the popular forms defeat their traditional…
This paper describes "integrated music learning" as a desirable way of combining different ways of learning musical relationships and shows how "menus, maps, and models" can be used to teach musicianship and theory through improvisation.1   Integrated music learning Music learning is best when it is "integrated"—when it combines different…
Music is an aural art, yet too often we teach our students to relate to it with their eyes, rather than with their ears. Whether listening to the radio or recordings, or watching film or television, or at a symphony or chamber concert, the opera, ballet, or a rock concert,…
I would like to express my appreciation to several people who helped in the preparation of this study: R. Wayne Shoaf, Archivist at the Arnold Schoenberg Institute, gave generous assistance at several stages; Nuria Schoenberg-Nono supplied valuable information on the paintings; Lawrence Schoenberg, President of Belmont Music Publishers, kindly arranged…
Issues Regarding the Teaching of Non-Western Performance Traditions Within the College Music Curriculum1 While still in its early development, the move towards multi-cultural education in this country is already having considerable impact on music teaching in the academy. And well it should, for music in the postmodern world has come…
I'm gonna live the life I sing about in my song.... I can't go to church, shout all day Sunday, Go out, get drunk, and rave all day Monday. I got to live the life I sing about in my song. —gospel song lyrics, Thomas A. Dorsey   I. Introduction…
Music is an expression of ethnic and cultural identity, and the United States is a country of many ethnicities and subcultures that are either crying, screaming, and protesting for recognition of their cultural products, or saying "leave it alone." What does this have to do with musical education in American…
Introduction Pandit Ravi Shankar is renowned both as performer-composer and teacher. Aside from his acclaimed activities in his native India, for several decades he has offered music filled with poetry and virtuosity to the rest of the world. Our term "improvisation," used to characterize the mysterious blend of spontaneity and…
Salsa is now a bigger seller than catsup in the United States. The imminent passing of the third millennium is seen by many as a symbol of renewal. This idea has special relevance for Western music which, in some very important respects, is experiencing an irreversible crossing over—an event horizon,…
1994 Robert M. Trotter Lecture We are at an important historical moment, in which music scholarship is undergoing redefinition and reevaluation. There are major changes in the field: First, university resources are being reduced while greater demands are being made upon them. Second, there are fewer and fewer college and…
PREFACE The circumstances surrounding the William Schuman Interview are fascinating when I look back over events that took place almost thirty years ago. In December 1965 I wrote William Schuman at Lincoln Center inviting him to contribute an essay on his orchestral works for a collection that I was gathering…