Thank you to the International Society of Bassists for agreeing to publish my article "Different Strokes: Giambattista Cimador’s chamber music arrangement of Mozart’s Haffner (no. 35) and Paris (no. 31) Symphonies." The article and a critical edition will appear (2022) in the peer-reviewed Online Journal of Bass Research. An abstract of the article is posted below;
In the first decade of the 19th century, Giambattista Cimador arranged and published six chamber music reductions of symphonies by Mozart. The fourth arrangement in this set (entitled “Symphony IV”) includes two movements from Mozart’s Haffner Symphony (K. 425) and two movements from Mozart’s Paris Symphony (K. 297/300a). This article explores the background and circumstances of Symphony IV’s creation as well as Cimador’s arranging techniques. Of particular interest are alterations Cimador made to articulation, slurring, and dynamics, as well as the use of polyphonic string writing relative to the source material. These alterations exemplify emerging approaches to string-playing and anticipate some important characteristics of 19th-century European music. A critical edition (including a score and parts) is included.
More information about my work as an author in the field of popular music studies can be found below.
I wrote In The Groove: Form and Function in Popular Music to give learners in my popular music courses the tools to create original scholarship and analysis. The goal is emphasizing higher order thinking in the classroom. By clicking the book icon, you can read more about In The Groove.
I have created online resources for Oxford University Press since 2009. One project I recently completed was related to Schloss, Starr, and Waterman's excellent book Rock. I added a testing bank, powerpoint slides, interactive projects, discussion topics, glossary, and short bios related to material in the book. By clicking the book icon, you can read more about Rock.
Starr and Waterman's book American Popular Music has become a standard in the field of post-secondary education. I created learning resources for both the 3rd and 4th edition of this book. By clicking the book icon, you can read more about American Popular Music.
PUBLICATIONS: BOOKS, PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS, AND CONFERENCE TALKS
Different Strokes: Giambattista Cimador’s chamber music arrangement of Mozart’s Haffner (no. 35) and Paris (no. 31) Symphonies, Online Journal of Bass Research (2021) (accepted for publication)
Symphony IV, Online Journal of Bass Research (2021) (accepted for publication)
Bass Basics. Wyoming Music Educators Association State Convention. Cheyenne, WY. January 19, 2021.
New Sensation: Mechanics of the Pre-Chorus in 1980s Australian Pop. The College Music Society
International Conference. Sydney, Australia. July 10, 2017.
Get Up, Stand Up! Higher Order Thinking in Popular Music Studies. Saarbrücken, Germany: Scholar’s Press, 2016.
School Daze: Learner-Centered Teaching in a General Education Popular Music Classroom. The
College Music Society National Conference. Cambridge, MA. November 2, 2013.
History and Repertoire of the Double Bass. Osher Lifelong Learning Center. Fairfax, VA. April 16, 2013.
In The Groove: Form and Function in Popular Music. San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Press, 2013.
Companion Resources for American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MP3, 4th ed. Oxford University Press, 2013.
Companion Resources for Rock. Oxford University Press web site: http://www.oup.com/us/companion.websites/9780195396300/?view=usa, 2012.
Companion Resources for American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MP3, 3rd ed. Oxford University Press web site: http://www.oup.com/us/companion.websites/9780195396300/?view=usa,
PUBLICATIONS: REVIEWS AND ARTICLES
Never Too Late to Pick Up Music, Sheridan Press (November 12, 2021), https://www.thesheridanpress.com/arts-entertainment/local-entertainment/column-never-too-late-to-pick-up-music/article_cbb0859e-431f-11ec-9dd2-4f08eee03a1c.html?fbclid=IwAR10LOtTkZR2Mbz0NukGZKRwX9sDNrRGiTvGRzBbCXtAQf1i4wyYRfQpnrU
Beyond the Conservatory Model: Reimagining Classical Music Performance Training in Higher Education, Music Reference Services Quarterly, 24(3), pp. 179–180 (2021)
Remixing the Classroom: Toward an Open Philosophy of Music Education. Music Reference Services Quarterly, 20(3-4), pp. 231–232 (2017)
100 Books Every Blues Fan Should Own. Music Reference Services Quarterly, 17(3), pp. 193–194 (2014)
Killer Technique: Upright Bass. American String Teacher, 63(4), 71, (2013)
Shpil: The Art of Playing Klezmer edited by Yale Strom. Music References Services Quarterly, 16, 121 – 130 (2013)
Compatible Duets for Strings. American String Teacher, 63(2), 68. (2013)
Concerto for Double Bass and Piano. American String Teacher, 63(2), 67. (2013)
The Sassmannshaus Tradition: Early Start on the Double Bass (Vols. 1,2,3). American String Teacher, 62(4), 73. (2012).
80’s Pop Songs for String Quartet. American String Teacher, 62(2), 73-74. (2012)
Dance, Songs, Inventions. American String Teacher, 61(4), 88. (2012)