Category Archives: music

Leta E. Miller and J. Michele Edwards are the authors of Chen Yi in our Women Composers series. Co-author, Leta E. Miller answers questions about her motivations for writing and their influences, and discoveries while writing the book. Q: Why … Continue reading

Co-editors, Fred Bartenstein and Curtis W. Ellison, of Industrial Strength Bluegrass: Southwestern Ohio’s Musical Legacy answer questions abut their influences, discoveries, and dispel myths about bluegrass music. Q: Why did you decide to put this collection together? Bartenstein: The story … Continue reading

Author, Sara E. Lampert, of Starring Women: Celebrity, Patriarchy, and American Theater, 1790-1850 answers questions about her purpose for writing, book influences, and discoveries about entertainers for her book. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? I have … Continue reading

Welcome to the University of Illinois Press virtual exhibit for the 2020 joint meeting of the American Musicological Society and the Society for Music Theory! Even though we miss gathering in person this year, we’re still excited to show you … Continue reading

Author, Tammy L. Kernodle, of Soul on Soul: The Life and Music of Mary Lou Williams answers questions about her inspirations, discoveries, and reader takeaways. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? I was inspired by several things. … Continue reading

Welcome to the 2020 University of Illinois Press Society of Ethnomusicology Virtual Exhibit! While we wish this could be an in-person event, we’re still excited to show you our Ethnomusicology collection. Enjoy books, journal articles, author interviews, and more in … Continue reading

Welcome to our 2020 American Folklore Society Virtual Exhibit. Step inside to see our featured titles, journals, music, and more. Browse our newest American Folklore Studies titles, and use Promo Code AFS20 to get 50% off all our American Folklore … Continue reading

Lydia R. Hamessley, author of Unlikely Angel: The Songs of Dolly Parton, answers questions about her inspirations, Appalachian music, songwriting, and, of course, music legend Dolly Parton. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? Laurie Matheson, the Director … Continue reading

Welcome to the Press’s 2020 IBMA Virtual Exhibit. Step inside, and browse our extensive collection of bluegrass titles, author publications, playlists, and more. Also, enjoy 50% off all bluegrass titles, as well as the chance to buy three titles to … Continue reading

Elizabeth A. Clendinning, author of American Gamelan and the Ethnomusicological Imagination, answers questions about the intricacies of global ensembles, gaps between classroom discussions and real-life applications, and the cohesion of tradition and modernity. Q: Why did you decide to write … Continue reading