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  1. Music Catalogue

    Music: New and Key Titles 2015 Catalog - Now Available Online

    We are delighted to showcase new and key music titles, from Routledge and Focal Press, in our latest online catalog. You can now browse through the catalog at

  2. Discover Michael Lasser

    Have you purchased your copy of America's Songs II: Songs from the 1890's to the Post-War Years yet? Michael Lasser's follow-up volume to America's Songs: The Stories Behind the Songs of Broadway, Hollywood, and Tin Pan Alley is a must-have for any music enthusiast! Special bundle pricing is available to those who wish to purchase both volumes together.

    Check out Michael Lasser's website to learn more about the author and get information on his upcoming appearances, and support his work by getting your copy of America's Songs signed.

    To celebrate Michael Lasser and the release of America's Songs II, Routledge is offering a 20% discount on both volumes of the book as well as the bundle option. Simply enter code ORK89 when you purchase the books directly from Routledge to take advantage of this special offer! This discount cannot be combined with any other offer, and is valid through 12/31/2014.

  3. Deniz Peters, Author of the Month, March 2012

    Deniz Peters is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Aesthetics of Music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria. 

  4. Thom Holmes, Author of the Month, February 2012

    Thom Holmes is a composer and music historian. He studied composition with Paul Epstein in Philadelphia, was the longtime publisher of the magazine Recordings of Experimental Music (1979–85), and worked with John Cage. Request your complimentary exam copy of Electronic and Experimental Music: Technology, Music, and Culture, 4th Edition here.

  5. Terry E. Miller and Andrew Shahriari, Authors of the Month, January 2012

    Terry E. Miller is Professor Emeritus of Ethnomusicology at Kent State University, where he co-founded the Center for the Study of World Musics.
    Andrew Shahriari is Instructor of Ethnomusicology at Kent State University and teaches the world music survey course in online classes. 

  6. Edward Pearsall, Author of the Month, December 2011

    Edward Pearsall holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin. He served on the faculty at Texas Tech University before joining the UT theory faculty in 1999 and is the current president of the Texas Society for Music Theory. His research addresses topics ranging from cognitive approaches to prolongation in tonal and post-tonal music to theories of rhythm, interpretation and performance, the music of George Crumb, and biological explorations of music and the mind.

  7. Kathryn Kalinak, Author of the Month, November 2011

    Kathryn Kalinak is Professor of English and Film Studies at Rhode Island College. She is the author of Settling the Score: Music in the Classical Hollywood Film (1992), How the West Was Sung: Music in the Westerns of John Ford (2007), and Film Music: A Very Short Introduction (2010). In 2011, she was named the Margaret Tucker Thorp Professor at Rhode Island College.

  8. Review: Oh Boy! Masculinities and Popular Music

    "... Jarman-Ivens’ collection contains a series of thoughtful, well-written articles that investigate masculine identity construction in a number of different popular music genres. ... This anthology is a must for any scholar’s library that focuses on the cultural production and social positioning of masculinity in contemporary society, standing as a benchmark collection exploring masculinities in their variety of expression in the world of popular music." --Meryl Krieger, Journal of Folklore Research

  9. Excellent review of Fundamentals for the Aspiring Musician

    "Clearly written and well-organized, Fundamentals for the Aspiring Musician is the best interactive text I have yet encountered. From the ease of loading the product to the clear suggestions for use, the authors have obviously taken great care to design a product that is pedagogically excellent and technologically efficient. ... This product works extremely well and provides the instant response today's students expect when they work with electronic products."
    Julie Dunbar, Professor of Music, Edgewood College  

  10. Roy Christopher reviews two Routledge Music titles

    Xenakis: His Life in Music and John Cage: Music, Philosophy, and Intention, 1933-1950 

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