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Volume 52

More than three decades ago in this journal, in an essay entitled "The Department of Music in the Contemporary University," Henry L. Cady concluded Music in higher learning has come from the unhappy state of a pariah to a position of security. The arts as a whole will have an…
Introduction The year 1889 marked the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution and the nation celebrated with the Paris Exposition Universelle, an extraordinary World's Fair. The importance of the event was emphasized by the construction of the Eiffel Tower, built for the occasion. Twenty-seven year old Claude Debussy frequented the…
Introduction1 During the 2010 and 2011 spring semesters we team-taught an upper-elective undergraduate interdisciplinary course at Baylor University entitled "Music and Identity in Texas Culture." As far as we could ascertain, a class of this nature had never been taught on a regular basis at our school, nor at any…
Gena R. Greher's recent article in this journal (CMS 49-50, 2010) arguing for the use of rap music in the classroom prompted me to reflect on the music I use in my own classroom and my reasons for using it. That music is almost exclusively Western art music. This, I…