America Goes to the Opera

By: Kristen M. Turner (North Carolina State University) // To many people, opera means expensive productions of long, melodramatic works composed more than a century ago and sung in a language other than English. The genre conjures up images of formally dressed, older audiences who have spent a small fortune on tickets to attend a … Continue reading America Goes to the Opera

Distracted Listening

By: Andrew Dell'Antonio (University of Texas, Austin) // Structural listeners evaluate a musical experience grammatically. Just like we can’t fully understand a sentence or paragraph until we’ve read it from beginning to end, we can’t really make sense of a musical work unless we pay attention from start to finish. Because of this, structural listeners … Continue reading Distracted Listening