Guest blog posts

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Author: Kristen Whittle, Student, University of Toronto
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Author: Elsa Jia, Student, University of Toronto
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Michael Colgrass
Author: Ulla and Neal Colgrass, guest contributors

Michael Colgrass left a big trail of creativity when he died on July 2, 2019 at the age of 87. I’m Ulla, his wife for 55 of those years. Our son Neal and I knew that his papers and recordings had to be preserved, because the range of his work was so… read more

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Author: Emma Colette Moss, MMus. Orchestral Conducting

When one enters the Music Library as a conducting student, it is easy to be tempted by the striking presence of "the score." Mistakenly, the score is often the first and only stop of the conductor with a busy schedule, a number of rehearsals to lead,… read more

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Photograph of Saiedeh Rajabzadeh by Ade Urbancic
Author: Saeideh Rajabzadeh, guest contributor

Large, beautiful mountains cradle the city of Kermanshah, Iran. The weather is moderate: warm days and cool nights make for pleasant weather year-round. Frequently sunny, occasionally rainy, and rarely snowy. In the countryside, you might hear… read more

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Author: Eric Yang, Student, University of Toronto

In traditional literature, transformational harmony is considered non-functional (Cohn 1996). Here, a new framework is presented to view transformational progressions with tensional areas, called levels, that parallel the system of tension and release… read more

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Author: Catherine Tan, Student, University of Toronto

Do you ever find yourself moving together with your peers when you perform or listen to music? The regular beat found in most music is a great stimulus for synchronous movements—we start to automatically move together by following it. Try clapping… read more

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Author: Alexis Millares Thomson, Tegan Ridge, Emma Soldaat, and Daphne Tan

This is the second of two blog posts about the Victor Zuckerkandl Index (VZI). Check out our… read more

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Author: Alexis Millares Thomson, Tegan Ridge, Emma Soldaat, and Daphne Tan

For several years now, I’ve been exploring the writings of musicologist and philosopher Victor Zuckerkandl (1896-1965) against the backdrop of historical movements in music theory, Western esotericism, and public scholarship. In the 1930s, Zuckerkandl… read more

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Author: Brooklyn Bohach, BMus, University of Toronto

This week's blog is written by Brooklyn Bohach, one of the participants in the 2021 Undergraduate Research Showcase. Brooklyn is a performer, producer,… read more

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