Music Cultures in the United States is a basic textbook for an Introduction to American Music course. Taking a new, fresh approach to the study of American music, it is divided into three parts. In the first part, historical, social, and cultural issues are discussed, including how music history is studied; issues of musical and social identity; and institutions and processes affecting music in the U.S. The heart of the book is devoted to American musical cultures: American Indian; European; African American; Latin American; and Asian American. Each cultural section has a basic introductory article, followed by case studies of specific musical cultures. Finally, global musics are addressed, including Classical Musics and Popular Musics, as they have been performed in the U.S..
Each article is written by an expert in the field, offering in-depth, knowledgeable, yet accessible writing for the student. The accompanying CD offers musical examples tied to each article. Pedagogic material includes chapter overviews, questions for study, and a chronoloogy of key musical events in American music and definitions in the margins.
Table of Contents
Introduction Acknowledgments Part I: Music in the United States: Historical and Cultural Contexts Chapter 1 A Social-Historical Approach to Music in the United States Ellen Koskoff Chapter 2 Institutions and Processes Affecting Music in the United States Barry Bergey, Anthony Seeger, David Sanjek, Charlotte J. Frisbie, Kai Fikentscher, and Robert Fink Chapter 3 Social and Musical Identities Adelaida Reyes, Ann Dhu McLucas, Ronald Radano, Susan C. Cook, Terry E. Miller, Tamara Livingston, Portia K. Maultsby, Susan Fast, and Jennifer Rycenga Chapter 4 Musical and Social Interactions James R. Cowdery, Victoria Lindsay Levine, Judith A. Gray, Beverly Diamond, Barbara Benary, Jody Diamond, Amy Ku'uleleialoha Stillman, and Steven Cornelius Part II: A Sampler of Music Cultures in the United States Chapter 5 American Indian Musical Cultures Charlotte Heth, Victoria Lindsay-Levine, and Erik D. Gooding Chapter 6 European American Musical Cultures Carl Rahkonen, Christopher Goertzen, Jennifer C. Post, and Mark Levy Chapter 7 African American Musical Cultures Portia K. Maulstby, Mellonee V. Burnim, Dena J. Epstein, Susan Oehler, Jacqueline Cogdell Dje Dje, David Evans, and Thomas Riis Chapter 8 Latin American Musical Cultures Daniel Sheehy, Steven Loza, José R. Reyna, and Steven Cornelius Chapter 9 Asian American Musics Terry E. Miller, Susan M. Asai, and Anne K. Rasmussen Part III: Global Musics in the United States Chapter 10 Contemporary Concert Musics William Kearns, Rob Haskins, Steven Loza, Josephine R.B. Wright, and Ingrid Monson Chapter 11 Popular Musics Charles K. Wolfe, Rob Bowman, Sara Nicholson, Dawn M. Norfleet, and Jeremy Wallach Bibliography Index