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Opera for Everyone

The Industry's Experiments with American Opera in the Digital Age

How one opera company represents the economic precarity and aesthetic possibilities of operatic performance in the twenty-first century U.S.

Improvising Across Abilities

Pauline Oliveros and the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument

An exploration of the instrument that allows everyone to access artistic practice

Rape at the Opera

Staging Sexual Violence

How opera practitioners represent sexual violence on today’s opera stages

Jamming the Classroom

Musical Improvisation and Pedagogical Practice

Musical improvisation as a vehicle for teaching, learning, and enacting social justice

Seriously Mad

Mental Distress and the Broadway Musical

Explores the history of American musical theater’s engagement with notions of madness, from Man of La Mancha to A Strange Loop

Here for the Hearing

Analyzing the Music in Musical Theater

A scholarly music analysis book specifically focused on musical theater

The Names of Minimalism

Authorship, Art Music, and Historiography in Dispute

A retelling of the history of minimalism and its impact on the concept of authorship

Contingent Encounters

Improvisation in Music and Everyday Life

Investigates the relationship between improvisation in music and in everyday life

Performing Commemoration

Musical Reenactment and the Politics of Trauma

An edited collection about the roles music plays in public commemoration of traumatic events

Beyond Notation

The Music of Earle Brown

The first comprehensive survey of the groundbreaking work of Earle Brown, augmented with several newly published items from his personal archive


China and the West

Music, Representation, and Reception

A groundbreaking interdisciplinary volume exploring the phenomenon of the “Westernization” of contemporary Chinese music 

Taking It to the Bridge

Music as Performance

Musicologists and performance studies scholars reach across their disciplines to examine the role of performance in musical culture

A Song for One or Two

Music and the Concept of Art in Early China

Formulates a general and tentative definition of aesthetics in China from early discussions of music [6]