Recent Department Publications

2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013


Applegate, Celia. The Necessity of Music: Variations on a German Theme. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017.

– Reviewed in Central European History (2017)

Fry, Robert W. Performing Nashville: Music Tourism and Country Music’s Main Street. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2017.

Shadle, Douglas W. “Dvořák and America.” Review of George Frederick Bristow, Symphony No. 2 (“Jullien”) (New World Records) and Dvořak and America (Naxos). Nineteenth-Century Music Review 14 (2017): 137–45.

———. Review of Music in Gotham. Journal of the Society for American Music 11 (2017): 387–89.


Applegate, Celia. Review of Barbara Eichner, History in Mighty Sounds: Musical Constructions of German National Identity, 1848–1914. Journal of the American Liszt Society 67 (2016): 85–88.

Calico, Joy H. “Epic Gesamtkunstwerk.” In The Total Work of Art: Foundations, Articulations, Inspirations, edited by David Imhoof, Margaret Eleanor Menninger, and Anthony Steinhoff, 81–94. New York: Berghahn, 2016.

———. “Kaija Saariaho’s L’amour de loin: Modernist Opera in the Twenty-First Century.” In Modernism and Opera, edited by Matthew W. Smith and Richard Begam, 341–359. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016.

Calico, Joy H. Coedited with David Imhoof, Colloquia Germanica 46 no. 4 (2013; published 2016) special issue on “Sound Studies in German Contexts.”

Shadle, Douglas W. Orchestrating the Nation: The Nineteenth-Century American Symphonic Enterprise. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016 [2015].

Reviewed in PostClassic (2015), New York Times (2015), Choice (2016), Symphony Magazine (2016), Gramophone (2016), BBC Music Magazine (2016), H-Nationalism (2016), Journal of Musicological Research (2016), Transposition (2016), Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (2017), First Things (2017), MLA Notes (2017), Washington Post (2017), Journal of American History (2017), Nineteenth-Century Music Review (2017)

———. Review of Nicolas Nabokov: A Life in Freedom and Music by Vincent Giroud. The Russian Review 75 (2016): 309–10.

Simonett, Helena. “Of Human and Non-human Birds: Indigenous Music Making and Sentient Ecology in Northwestern Mexico.” In Current Directions in Ecomusicology: Music, Nature, Environment, edited by Aaron S. Allen and Kevin Dawe, 99–108. New York: Routledge, 2016 [2015].

———. “Sinaloa.” In The Ethnomusicologists’ Cookbook, Volume II, edited by Sean Williams, Routledge, 107–111. New York: Routledge, 2016 [2015].

Simonett, Helena and Javier F. León, eds. A Latin American Music Reader: Views from the South. Urbana, Chicago, Springfield: University of Illinois Press. Published in collaboration with the Society for Ethnomusicology, 2016.


Applegate, Celia. “Editorial: Johann Mattheson and the German Nation.” Eighteenth-Century Music 12 (2015): 3–7.

Barz, Gregory F. “Reinscribing Coloured Cultural Identity through Music: South African Jazz Musicians as Cultural Historians in the Heidedal Township of Bloemfontein, Free State.” In Musics of the Free State: Reflections on a Musical Past, Present, and Future, edited by Martina Viljoen, 121–142. Zagreb, Croatia: Hrvatsko muzikološko društvo, 2015.

Calico, Joy H. “Old-Age Style: The Case of Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951).” New German Critique 42 (2015): 65–80.

Calico, Joy H., Th. Emil Homerin, and Matthew Brown, “Comic Book Opera: P. Craig Russell’s Salome in a Production by Table Top Opera,” Opera Quarterly 31 (2015): 289–307.

Lowe, Melanie. “Rethinking the Undergraduate Music History Sequence in the Information Age.” Journal of Music History Pedagogy 5 (2015): 65–71.

Lowe, Melanie, Olivia Bloechl, and Jeffrey Kallberg, eds. Rethinking Difference in Music Scholarship. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

– Includes Lowe, “Introduction: Rethinking Difference,” 1–52 (with Olivia Bloechl) and Lowe, “Difference and Enlightenment in Haydn’s Instrumental Music,” 133–169
– Reviewed in MLA Notes (2016)

Shadle, Douglas W. “Nineteenth-Century Music.” Review of Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd ed., edited by Charles Hiroshi Garrett. Journal of the Society for American Music 9 (2015): 477–484.

Simonett, Helena. “Al compás de la banda: la tecnobanda y el pasito duranguense en el mundo globalizado.” In Las bandas de viento en México, edited by Georgina Flores Mercado, 333–353. Mexico City: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, 2015.

———. “Música vernácula del siglo XIX hasta los setenta del siglo XX.” In Historia Temática de Sinaloa, vol. 5: Cultura y Arte, edited by Carlos Maciel Sánchez, Patricia Molinar Palma, and Mayra Lizette Vidales Quintero.

Simonett, Helena and César J. Burgos Dávila, “Mexican Pointy Boots and the Tribal Scene: Global Appropriations of Local Cultural Practices in the Virtual Age.” Transatlantica no. 1 (2015).

Reviews of previous faculty publications:

Russell E. Murray, Jr., Susan Forscher Weiss, and Cynthia J. Cyrus, eds., Music Education in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (Indiana, 2010) reviewed in Journal of Musicological Research.

Helena Simonett, ed. The Accordion in the Americas: Klezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More! (Illinois, 2012) reviewed in Journal of the Society for American Music.


Applegate, Celia. “Mendelssohn’s Religious Worlds: Currents and Crosscurrents of Protestantism in Nineteenth-Century Germany and Great Britain.” In Mendelssohn, the Organ, and Music of the Past: Constructing Historical Legacies, edited by Jürgen Thym, 310–326. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2014.

———. “Music at the Fairs: A Paradigm of Musical Internationalism?” In Crosscurrents: American and European Music in Interaction, 1900-2000, edited by Felix Meyer, Carol J. Oja, Wolfgang Rathert, and Anne C. Shreffler, 59–71. Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK: Boydell & Brewer, 2014.

Barz, Gregory F. “Encountering African Music in History and Modernity.” In The Cambridge History of World Music, edited by Philip V. Bohlman, 637–660. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

– Volume winner of 2015 Society for Ethnomusicology Bruno Nettl Prize

Calico, Joy H. “1900-1945.” In The Oxford Handbook of Opera, edited by Helen M. Greenwald, 1049-1064. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

———. Arnold Schoenberg’s A “Survivor from Warsaw” in Postwar Europe. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014.

– Honorable Mention, 2016 Nanovic Institute for European Studies Laura Shannon Prize
– Winner of 2015 AMS Jewish Studies and Music Study Group Award of Recognition for an Exceptional Book in the Field of Jewish Studies and Music
– Reviewed in Choice (2014), Times Literary Supplement (2015), MLA Notes (2016)

———. “Jewishness and Antifascism: Schoenberg’s A Survivor from Warsaw in East Germany (1958).” In Dislocated Memories: Jews, Music, and Postwar German Culture, edited by Tina Frühauf and Lily E. Hirsch,187–204. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

– Volume winner of 2015 American Musicological Society Ruth A. Solie Award

Cockrell, Dale. “William Johnson: Barber, Musician, Parable.” American Music 32 (2014): 1-23.

Fry, Robert W. “Becoming a ‘True Blues Fan’: Blues Tourism and Performances of the King Biscuit Blues Festival.” Tourist Studies 14 (2014): 66–85.

———. Review of Troubadour Blues by Tom Weber. Ethnomusicology 58 (2014): 361–363,

Lovensheimer, James. Review of “Show Boat”: Performing Race in an American Musical by Todd Decker. Studies in Musical Theater 8 (2014): 99–101.

Lowe, Melanie. “Amateur Topical Competencies.” In The Oxford Handbook of Topic Theory, edited by Danuta Mirka, 601–628. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

– Volume winner of 2015 Society for Music Theory Citation for Special Merit
– Volume reviewed in The Beethoven Journal (2014), Journal of the American Musicological Society (2015), Music & Letters (2015), Notes (2015)

———. “Joseph Haydn.” Oxford Bibliographies Online. Oxford University Press, 2014.

Shadle, Douglas W. “How Santa Claus Became a Slave Driver: The Work of Print Culture in a Nineteenth-Century Musical Controversy.” Journal of the Society for American Music 8 (2014): 501–537

– Winner of 2016 Society for American Music Irving Lowens Article Award
– Winner of 2015 ASCAP Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award

———. Review of George Whitefield Chadwick: The Life and Music of the Pride of New England by Bill F. Faucett. Journal of Musicological Research 33 (2014): 352–357.

Simonett, Helena. “Envisioned, Ensounded, Enacted: Sacred Ecology and Indigenous Musical Experience in Yoreme Ceremonies of Northwest Mexico.” Ethnomusicology 58 (2014): 110–132.

Reviews of previous faculty publications:

Gregory F. Barz and Judah Cohen, eds., The Culture of AIDS in Africa: Hope and Healing in Music and the Arts (Oxford, 2011) reviewed in Journal of the Royal Musical Association.

Dale Cockrell, My Homeland Tennessee: A Research Guide to Songs about Tennessee (MTSU CPM, 2012) reviewed in Music Reference Services Quarterly.

Jim Lovensheimer, “South Pacific”: Paradise Rewritten (Oxford, 2010) reviewed in Journal of the Society for American Music.

Helena Simonett, ed. The Accordion in the Americas: Klezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More! (Illinois, 2012) reviewed in Latin American Music Review.


Applegate, Celia. “Musical Itinerancy in a World of Nations: Germany, its Music, and its Musicians” In Cultures in Motion, edited by Daniel T. Rodgers, Bhavani Raman, and Helmut Reimitz, 60–86. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2013.

Barz, Gregory F. “Stimulus en afstand in die komposisies van Stefans Grové: Ter wille van ’n stilistiek van die Suid-Afrikaanse komposisiepraktyk” [“Stimulus and Distance in the Compositions of Stefans Grové: Towards a Stylistics of South African Compositional Practice”], Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe [Journal of Humanities] 53 (2013):131–137.

Cyrus, Cynthia J. Received Medievalisms: A Cognitive Geography of Viennese Women’s Convents. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013.

– Reviewed in Medieval Feminist Forum (2014), Women’s History Review (2014), Renaissance Quarterly (2015)

———. “Vernacular and Latinate Literacy in Viennese Women’s Convents.” In Nuns’ Literacies in Medieval Europe: The Hull Dialogue, edited by Virginia Blanton, Veronica O’Mara, and Patricia Stoop, 119–132. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2013.

– Volume reviewed in Medieval Feminist Forum (2014), Manuscripta (2014), Parergon (2014), Speculum (2016)

Fry, Robert W. Review of Music and Globalization: Critical Encounters, edited by Bob W. White. Worlds of Music 2 (2013): 99–100.

———. “King Biscuit Time” and “Big Bill Broonzy.” The Encyclopedia of Arkansas Music. Little Rock, AR: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, 2013.

Lowe, Melanie. “Creating Chaos in Haydn’s Die Schöpfung.” Haydn: The Online Journal of the Haydn Society of North America 3 (Spring 2013).

———. “Fifth Biennial Conference of the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music with the Haydn Society of North America (13–15 April 2012).” Eighteenth-Century Music 10 (2013): 159–161.

Simonett, Helena. “From Village to World State: The Malleability of Sinaloan Popular Brass Bands.” In Brass Bands of the World: Militarism, Colonialism, and Local Music Making, edited by Kate Brucher and Suzel Reily, 199–216. Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2013.

Reviews of previous faculty publications:

Gregory F. Barz and Judah Cohen, eds., The Culture of AIDS in Africa: Hope and Healing in Music and the Arts (Oxford, 2011) reviewed in Ethnomusicology.

Gregory F. Barz and Timothy F. Cooley, eds., Shadows in the Field: New Perspectives for Fieldwork in Ethnomusicology, 2nd ed. (Oxford, 2008) reviewed in Ethnomusicology.

Jim Lovensheimer, “South Pacific”: Paradise Rewritten (Oxford, 2010) reviewed in TDR: The Drama Review.

Helena Simonett, ed. The Accordion in the Americas: Klezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More! (Illinois, 2012) reviewed in Yearbook for Traditional Music.