Category Archives: music

Welcome to the University of Illinois Press’s virtual exhibit for the 2021 Association for Recorded Sound Collections annual conference! We hope you’ll step inside our virtual booth and browse new books, journals, author and staff interviews, and more. Be sure … Continue reading

Candace Bailey, author of Unbinding Gentility: Women Making Music in the Nineteenth-Century South, recently answered some questions about the inspirations behind and discoveries she made while writing her new book. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? In … Continue reading

In this volume of Bach Perspectives, Laura Buch edits essays that reconsider parody, transcription, and adaptation in the sphere of the composer J.S. Bach. In Bach Perspectives, Volume 13: Bach Reworked the contributors delve into works of eighteenth-century composers from … Continue reading

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