assistant professor in musicology at the University of California, Los
Angeles. He focuses on music after 1965, with a special interest in
minimalism, postmodernism, and the intersection of cultural and music-analytical
theory. His current project is a book on minimalism, media, and advertising
in the 1960s for University of California Press, and his work has appeared
in the Journal
of the American Musicological Society, 19th-Century
Music, American Music, Modernism/Modernity, and the collection Rethinking Music. In 1998-99
he was the recipient of a resident fellowship at the Stanford Humanities
Raykoff is earning a Ph.D. at the University of
California at San Diego, funded by an AMS 50 fellowship. His dissertation
addresses the mythology of the Romantic pianist in twentieth-century
popular culture. He studied piano at the Eastman School of Music
and at the Liszt Academy in Budapest on a Fulbright scholarship.
Aside from performing, he also pursues research and teaching interests
in contemporary music and film studies. He is spending the current
year in Berlin on an unhealthy diet of techno and Schlagermusik.
A. Wells is a doctoral candidate
at the Eastman School of Music, working on a dissertation on West
Side Story funded by an AMS 50 fellowship. She began her studies
at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and graduated with
honors from the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music before
pursuing a career in public radio. She has acted as Production Stage
Manager for Eastman Opera Theater for the past three seasons.
Chapman is a doctoral student in the department
of musicology at UCLA. His principal areas of interest include jazz,
electronic dance music and hip hop. He is presently working on a
dissertation that will be devoted to recent appropriations of jazz
in contemporary American culture.
Andrew Berish is a graduate student in musicology at UCLA.
A drummer/percussionist and aspiring guitarist, Andrew is primarily
interested in American music, particularly jazz. By exploring the
rich panoply of American music and musical experiences, he hopes
to illuminate new aspects of American life and culture. His research
interests also include topics in 19th-century Romanticism.
received his Ph.D. from
Northwestern University's Department of Radio/Television/Film and
is working on a book on recorded music and sound in post-World War
II America. His work has appeared in a variety of journals and,
most recently, he has accepted a position at Denison University
in their Department of Communications.
is a professor of theater
and humanities at Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA, where he
has also taught the history of American popular music. A former
N.E.H. fellow at the Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College,
Chicago, his articles on the history of music in South Central Los
Angeles have appeared in Black Music Research Journal and
in California Soul.
is an assistant professor
in the Department of Radio/TV/Film at Texas Christian University,
Fort Worth. An unabashed retro-phile, his primary research interests
include rerun syndication, pop music revivals, and versioning.
a Ph.D. student in the English department at the University of California,
Riverside. He is presently completing his dissertation on representations
of Latino masculinity in U.S. Latino literature, film, and performance.
is Head of the Division of Performance Studies at University College
Northampton, in which Judith
Ackroyd is a Senior Lecturer. Both have broadcast and
published widely in the area of performance. They are currently
collaborating on a book about performances of Shakespeare in the