Iowa faculty featured in The Journal of the Society for American Music

The Journal of the Society for American Music (JSAM) has recently published three articles by Iowa faculty and alumnus, all of which have graced the journal’s covers:



Robert C. Cook, Associate Professor, Music Theory, University of Iowa. “The Vocal Ecology of Crumb’s Crickets,” JSAM 7, no. 2 (May 2013)







Nikki Malley, Ph.D., Musicology, University of Iowa (2012), Associate Professor of Music at Knox College. “A Sale You Can Dance To: Entrainment, Flexibility, and Improvisation in the Metric Practice of the American Auctioneer,” JSAM 7, no. 3 (August 2013)





Nathan Platte, Assistant Professor, Musicology, University of Iowa. “Before Kong was King: Competing Methods in Hollywood Underscore,” JSAM 8, no. 3 (August 2014)





In addition, Marian Wilson Kimber, Associate Professor of Musicology, University of Iowa, who is completing a book on the role of women in the creation of American melodrama, contributed a review of the newly-released CD The Music of William C. Wright in JSAM 8, no. 2 (May 2014).

Iowa Faculty Present at AMS/SMT Milwaukee

Faculty members are making a strong showing at the 2014 joint national conference of the AMS (American Musicological Society) and SMT (Society for Music Theory) in Milwaukee. Join us at the following papers during the conference, which runs November 6-9 2014.

Robert C. Cook, “A Timbral Ecology of the Heiliger Dankgesang,Friday Nov. 7, 9:30-10:15 p.m. (W:101A)

Marian Wilson Kimber, “Kitty Cheatham, Classical Music, Spirituals, and the Career of a Professional Child,” Saturday Nov. 8, 4:15-5:00 p.m. (W:101B)

Jennifer Iverson, “The Disabled Body in Babbitt’s Philomel and Wishart’s Red Bird,” on special session Recasting Music: Body, Mind, AbilitySaturday Nov. 8, 9:30-10:30 p.m. (H:Juneau)