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Farewell amusicology, we hardly knew thee.

It’s the end of the blogosphere as we know it. And I feel fine.


November 7, 2013 at 10:45 pm

Amusicology Buttons and Funeral!


Well, the AMS Annual Meeting is just around the corner, which means that Amusicology is having one last gasp — its own funeral! Come bury the hatchet with Drew and Ryan at 9pm on Thursday, November 7. It must be destiny that one of the highest yelp-ranked bars in the vicinity of the conference hotel is a martini joint – Olive or Twist.

Help us say good bye to our dear old blog and all its revelry, and let’s hope that the get-together is more logical and gives you more of a sense of closure than the last episode of Lost.

October 11, 2013 at 7:56 am

AMS/SEM/SMT Preview 2012

Barely more than a month before we are all together.

Continue Reading September 30, 2012 at 9:10 am 1 comment

Amusicology, Rebooted

Drew and Ryan emerge from the ashes, no worse for the wear.

Continue Reading September 17, 2012 at 9:02 pm 4 comments

Musicology Job Wiki Roundup 2012

After a long hiatus, Drew blogs.

Continue Reading May 29, 2012 at 4:09 pm 1 comment

Victor Herbert Album Released on New World Records

Drew’s first set of liner notes, hot off the press from New World Records.

Continue Reading December 6, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Thomas Adès Opera Commission announced!

Drew sticks his head up to get really excited about Adès.

Continue Reading November 21, 2011 at 8:46 am

Dr. Bañagale!

Amusicology is proud to announce that it now has a 100% Ph.D.-vetted editorial board! I think I speak for the whole amusicology community when I extend my congratulations to my friend and colleague, the inimitable Ryan Raul Bañagale, for receiving his Ph.D. from Harvard today.

Ryan’s dissertation is awesome. I can say that because I have actually read the whole thing! It raises issues of highbrow-vs-lowbrow, anxieties of influence, and canon formation in the larger orbit of Rhapsody in Blue. Also, it has some dazzlingly multicolored charts, so you shouldn’t settle for the monochromatic version you can download from UMI.

Ryan’s graduation also marks the beginning of national hegemony for Amusicology, as he prepares to move out to Colorado in the fall. This makes me sad, since amusicology planning meetings will now have to take place over skype, but happy to have offices in multiple time zones.

Hats Off!

May 26, 2011 at 6:45 am 4 comments

AMS Indianapolis 2010 in the Cloud

Drew takes a moment to proselytize about cloud computing.

Continue Reading October 30, 2010 at 8:25 am 3 comments

Massey on Herzog on Gesualdo

Drew offers a review and a rumination on Venosa’s most notorious prince.

Continue Reading October 25, 2010 at 6:55 pm 2 comments

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