Category Archives: music

We’re pleased to announce that Chinatown Opera Theater in North America by Nancy Yunhwa Rao has been awarded the AMS Music in American Culture Award. The Music in American Culture Award honors each year a book of exceptional merit that both … Continue reading

Spanning centuries of music history, the banjo remains a recognizable and unique instrument in genres including bluegrass and folk. As the banjo reaches new parts of the world, we can trace back its appearances in the rise of many musical … Continue reading

Tom Ewing presents fans of bluegrass music with an in-depth and long-awaited biography on the Blue Grass Man himself, Bill Monroe. Called “insightful” by The Wall Street Journal,  Bill Monroe: The Life and Music of the Blue Grass Man covers Monroe’s story … Continue reading

The University of Illinois Press is pleased to announce that Dixie Dewdrop: The Uncle Dave Macon Story by Michael Doubler has been selected as the first grant recipient of the Judith McCulloh Fund for American Music. This endowed fund created … Continue reading

We’re pleased to announce that Chinatown Opera Theater in North America by Nancy Yunhwa Rao has won a Certificate of Merit for Best Historical Research in Recorded Country, Folk, Roots, or World Music from the Association for Recorded Sound Collections. Begun in … Continue reading

Congratulations to Michael Heller, the editor of Jazz and Culture, on being named one of the 2018 American Council of Learned Society Fellows! The 2018 ACLS Fellowship was awarded to 78 recipients to [advance] humanistic studies in all fields of … Continue reading

The University of Illinois Press is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year. In order to celebrate, we decided to do something special for our readers. In honor of 100 years, we have already given away two iPads pre-loaded with 100 UIP ebooks, … Continue reading

Walter Aaron Clark is Distinguished Professor of Musicology and the founder/director of the Center for Iberian and Latin American Music at the University of California, Riverside. His books include Isaac Albéniz: Portrait of a Romanticand Enrique Granados: Poet of the Piano. In 2016, … Continue reading

June is Black Music Month! Here are several titles to help you celebrate and appreciate black artists who have influenced the music industry. Black Opera: History, Power, Engagement Naomi Andre Naomi André draws on the experiences of performers and audiences … Continue reading

Remember President William McKinley? Maybe you discussed the Dingley Tariff just the other day. Actually, most people remember McKinley because an anarchist shot him in the early months of his second term in office. His passing opened the door for Theodore Roosevelt. Countless hours of public television … Continue reading