August 3, 2020
What does "systemic racism" have to do with music theory? Some claim that they are deeply intertwined. Dr. Timothy Jackson argued against this view and was promptly canceled.
November 25, 2018
Music in the academy is at risk.
February 20, 2014
The National Association of Scholars (NAS) is sometimes confused with the hip hop artist and actor, Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, widely known as Nas. The mistake is understandable. Here’s how...
December 6, 2013
A quiz on some of the traditions behind traditional Christmas music.
December 3, 2013
Do you know your scales and arpeggios?
February 6, 2013
The University of Arizona debuts its new hip-hop major.
February 4, 2013
It is the John Cage Centenary and the 100th birthday of the Rite of Spring. Why is the former so unimportant, and the latter so important?
November 1, 2012
In today's culture of non-judgmentalism, can we still distinguish between Stravinsky's ballets and local DJs' synthesized beats?
September 10, 2012
A deeper look at the lyrics of popular band Mumford and Sons reveals influences of Steinbeck and explorations of the 21st century male experience and his spiritual yearnings.
May 4, 2012
I have recently returned from a trip abroad. In receiving my peanuts, pretzels and drink during the flight, I also received two napkins.