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Music at Wesleyan
From Glee Club to Gamelan
Mark Slobin; Richard K. Winslow, fwd.



Garnet Books

Wesleyan
2010 • 104 pp. 100 illus. (39 color) 8 x 8"
Music


$14.95 Hardcover, 978-0-8195-7078-9

$19.99 Ebook, 978-0-8195-7079-6

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A vividly illustrated, richly anecdotal account of over 150 years of music at Wesleyan University

This is the first account of the evolution of music at Wesleyan University, a campus known since the mid-nineteenth century for its musical life—first as the “Singing College of New England” and then, after 1960, as the home of a renowned undergraduate and graduate department that integrates world music studies with more traditional Western and experimental musical forms. Through excerpts from accounts in the campus newspaper over the earlier decades and eyewitness accounts by key figures in recent times, the book compactly surveys a wide range of musical formations, practices, repertoires, and events from the 1830s to the early 2000s. Vividly illustrated with both historical and contemporary images, Music at Wesleyan presents a portrait of the school that today blends educational innovation and cultural diversity with creative passion and intellectual rigor, and includes a foreword by Richard K. Winslow, the John Spencer Camp Professor of Music, Emeritus at Wesleyan University. A companion digital archive at http://wesscholar.wesleyan.edu/maw_audio/ features audio files of glee club, gamelan, jazz, experimental, African, Indian, and other performances.

A companion digital archive  at http://wesscholar.wesleyan.edu/maw_audio/ features audio files of glee club, gamelan, jazz, experimental, African, Indian, and other performances.

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MARK SLOBIN is a professor of music at Wesleyan University. He is the author of Fiddler on the Move: Exploring the Klezmer World (2000) and Subcultural Sounds: Micromusics of the West (1993, 2000), and editor of Global Soundtracks: Worlds of Film Music (2008).



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