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Nicolas, have you even read Ewell's work? Because it very much seems that you haven't based on some of the claims you just made in your reply.
And yes, I can say that because he addresses many of your counterpoints in the full body of his work on …
Frankly, I shouldn't be giving this post any attention, but I also do not want it to go unchallenged in this forum.
With all due respect to Dr. McWorter, the comments he's made clearly shows that he does not fully understand even the basics of Dr. E…
Pop music does this a lot but then you probably wouldn't call it V/V.
"Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler, in the chorus. "Givin off spaaarks / I really need you tonight"
"Hungry like the Wolf" by Duran Duran, also in the chorus
"With a Li…
When I was teaching gen-ed students, I defined tonality as "the way we talk about and understand musical phenomena in reference to the tonic"
I would then describe it as the battle between tension and release that creates the musical grammar and syn…
Thanks for these important points. I just wanted to add the official SMT Policy on Interview Rooms at the Annual Meeting Hotel (which I only knew about because I've been migrating content over to the new website):
The Society for Music Theory …
@Jane Clendinning - I don't teach world music in the one class I teach (only adjuncting on the side) because frankly I never got exposed to it in my 10 years of music education and don't feel comfortable talking about it. It's systemic.
Let's definitely connect some time during SMT. I'd be interesting in hearing how you and Daniel are incorporating this at UD. I know you guys have a pretty robust program evaluation system at Delaware, so I would be especially curious at …
Hey Garrett - that's actually really great information. I know that UML has a pretty robust online program, so do you know if they're collecting this rubric information to analyze the student learning data?
Am I understanding that you are conflating Schenkerian theory with music theory studies in the "serious departments" across the country? Sure - Schenkerian theory is one of the modes of thought which is taught at these schools, but it is no…
I just want to reiterate the two major points in my post since your reply fails to address them.
First, in order for those who you are criticizing to engage in this discussion, you need to be specific in who and what sources you are derivin…
You write: "What is my point with this letter and deliberations? To promote the awareness of the fact that today's music theory studies in the 'serious departments' across the country (and to a certain extent abroad) suffer certain lack …
I'm not sure about the Kostka/Payne version, but McGraw-Hill's other offerings have been moving toward the Connect for some time now. Usually purchasing the Connect also gives access to an e-text. My institution works with McGraw-Hill's Connect in a…
It might be worth examining how our sister society, AMS, has reacted to substantially the same issue that Trevor raised. I would encourage you all to have a look at Martha Feldman's President's Message on p. 2 of the very recent AMS Newsle…
Devin, just to be clear, I did not advocate that SMT adopt a partially blind review process like AMS has. I have no sympathy for that approach. I do think that SMT should consider prohibiting those who present at a given year's meeting from proposi…
A think a fair distinction to make is that selectiveness is not the binary opposite of inclusiveness. The program committee can still be selective. I think Trevor's concern is that there may be proposals that meet the committee's threshold for selec…
Thank you for posting this much needed discussion (especially considering the amount of traction this has received in just one day!) There are a few points I'd like to articulate as well.
In response to Danny's comparison with AMS, I persona…
I generally agree with Jason. It's very easy to criticize something when it's being done bad. I don't think there are many active members of SMT who would deny that there is plenty of bad music theory instruction out there. When I was in undergrad, …