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One of the goals of this site is to provide greater access to research that is being conducted in the field of American art song. 

Researchers and authors:  

Send me a paper that you would like to see made available on this site. To be considered for publication, papers must meet academic standards for original research, documenting sources, significance of the topic and clarity of writing.

Papers of Interest

LaGraff, Scott. The French Songs of Lee Hoiby. Submitted to the Graduate Faculty of the Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts. August 2006. (Although this dissertation concentrates on Hoiby's French songs, it also includes a good deal of biographical and analytical information, including Schubert's influence on Hoiby's songs, and the most complete catalogue of Hoiby's songs to date. This link will take you to a page where the paper can be downloaded. http://etd.lsu.edu/docs/available/etd-06052006-083140/) You can contact the author at the School of Music, Stephen F. Austin State University, Box 13043 SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962, 936.468.4206, 936.468.5810 fax, lagraffsp@sfasu.edu)

LaGraff, Scott.  Catalogue of Lee Hoiby’s Song Compositions. August 25, 2007. A complete listing of Hoiby's songs, including individual titles. (Download .pdf)

Lines, Carol. The Songs of Lori Laitman. NATS Journal of Singing, October/November 2007. (Download .pdf)

McClain, Sandra.  The solo vocal repertoire of Mary Carlisle Howe with stylistic and interpretive analyses of selected works. Submitted to the Columbia University Teachers College in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Doctor of Education. 1992. (Download .pdf)

Rorem, NedThe American Art Song from 1930 to 1960: A Personal Survey by Ned RoremLiner notes for the recording But Yesterday is Not Today. New World Records 80243. Recorded Anthology of American Music, Inc. (Download .pdf)

Sponaugle, HarlieFor the Love of Sopranos: The Lives and Songs of Ernst Bacon, Otto Luening and Jack Beeson. Submitted to George Mason University Department of Music in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Masters Degree in Vocal Performance. December 31, 2002. (Download .pdf)


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