AND WE’RE LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD AUTHORS! Would you like to write for The Avid Listener? We are looking for authors comfortable with writing for a general audience. If you would like to have your work considered for publication on TAL, you can find the guidelines for submission here.
Over the summer we at THE AVID LISTENER have been stockpiling amazing essays for the fall. In case you are new to our site: The Avid Listener, a music history blog hosted by W.W. Norton, features essays about popular, world, and Western art music written in engaging, accessible prose by rising scholars from all over the World. Current and upcoming topics include: modes of listening (avid, structural, spiritual, and distracted); Hip-hop and cultural diplomacy; Gender and music narratives; film music; musical notation; authenticity and interpretation; protest music; music and place; songwriting and recording; music and literature; music and disability; and video game music.
If you would like to see a list of what we’ve already published and what we’ve got on tap, click here for our latest digest. You won’t want to miss our first essay of the season: “How Musicology became that Town in Footloose” by Sara Haefeli. It’s coming this Monday, August 24!
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! WE HAVE FREE RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS! As you plan your music history and general music courses for the coming year, we invite you to consider these suggestions for integrating TAL into the college classroom. We’ve also prepared a handout for integrating TAL into high school classrooms to help meet Common Core Language Arts Standards.
The Avid Listener: Listen. Write. Discuss. Repeat.