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Guest Post by Zoe Lang: Today’s Musicological Toolbox

Guest-poster Zoe Lang chimes in on the recent AMS-listserv paleography discussion and considers how we might revise our musicological toolbox for the betterment of interdisciplinary dialogue.

Continue Reading February 5, 2010 at 8:17 am

Guest Post by Frank Lehman: Scoring the Decade

Film score czar and music theorist Frank Lehman delves into the soundscape of John Williams’s 2001 score for A.I.:Artificial Intelligence and offers insight into why it stands out as one of decade’s best.

Continue Reading December 24, 2009 at 12:20 pm 1 comment

Zoe Lang’s Guest Blog: Laying Down the Ground Rules

Kate van Orden, the Journal of the American Musicological Society, and the asterisk.

Continue Reading November 19, 2008 at 11:00 am

Ryan and Drew Reevaluate/Reemerge

The Only Constant is Change.

Continue Reading November 11, 2008 at 8:22 pm

Zoe Lang’s Guest Blog: Journal Woes and Whoas

Zoe Lang offers a follow-up to her previous post about the trials and tribulations of publishing.

Continue Reading September 8, 2008 at 8:18 pm 1 comment

Jake Cohen’s Guest Blog: Scaling the musicological walls

Jake Cohen, graduate student at University of Washington, responds to Susan Key’s recent call for musicologists to “scale the walls” in a post which (in good Deadhead fashion) has the title: “Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right – Thoughts on interdisciplinary conferences.”

Continue Reading March 5, 2008 at 10:00 am 3 comments

Gina Rivera’s Guest Blog: An American in Paris

Gina Rivera goes in search of her musicological green card.

Continue Reading January 13, 2008 at 2:44 pm 2 comments

Zoë Lang’s Guest Blog: Musicological Dear John Letters

Zoë Lang, Assistant Professor of Music History at University of South Florida, discusses the challenges of getting published as a young scholar.

Continue Reading January 4, 2008 at 2:40 pm 3 comments

Sarah Gerk’s Guest Blog: Musicological Wish Lists

As promised, Sarah Gerk offers thoughts on her recent survey of musicology job postings (January 2002 – September 2006). She also generously shares the data itself, which we here at Amusicology hope will inspire others to consider musicological trends as we look to the future of our discipline. Sarah is currently Co-Chair of the Society for American Music’s (SAM) Student Forum and a PhD student in musicology at the University of Michigan.

Continue Reading December 1, 2007 at 2:34 pm 3 comments

Now is the Month of Maying

Hello Amusicologists! It is the end of the semester here and as you have probably noticed, our posts have trailed off somewhat. We’ve got all sorts of interesting musicological tidbits and questions all ready to go once summer officially begins. So, please check back with us soon. -ryan & drew-

Continue Reading May 2, 2007 at 10:00 am

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