Explores the history of American musical theater’s engagement with notions of madness, from Man of La Mancha to A Strange Loop
Musical improvisation as a vehicle for teaching, learning, and enacting social justice
How music defines US presidential campaigns
How opera practitioners represent sexual violence on today’s opera stages
An exploration of the instrument that allows everyone to access artistic practice
How song shaped American Zionism
How one opera company represents the economic precarity and aesthetic possibilities of operatic performance in the twenty-first century U.S.
An alternative history of popular music that centers the electric bass