Center for American Music
Welcome to the Center for American Music. Please take a moment to explore our site, which includes course listings in American music for fall 2019 and information about who we are and what we do. The Center for American Music is located in the College of Fine Arts, Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin.
Video Game Music as Play and Discipline
This semester, Dr. Julianne Grasso is offering a seminar on Video Game Music as Play and Discipline. It will cover a range of topics and investigate questions such as: Full story here.
Reading Latin American Modernisms
This semester, Dr. Chelsea Burns is offering a graduate seminar called “Reading Latin American Modernisms.” She describes the course as follows: Full story here.
Historiographies of U.S. Music
This fall, Dr. Hannah Lewis from Center for American Music is offering a seminar on the topic of Historiographies of U.S. Music. It covers a range of topics and themes and investigates the following questions: Full story here.
13th Annual Black History Month Concert
On Saturday February 22nd, 2020, the UT Butler School of Music hosted the 13th annual Black History Month Concert in Bates Recital Hall, featuring performances by students from the Butler School of Music and the Huston Tillotson University School of Music. Full story here.
Society for Cinema Media Studies Conference 2019
Center for American Music board member and Assistant Professor of Musicology, Dr. Hannah Lewis, and CAM Post Doctoral Fellow, Dr. Eric Dienstfrey, recently delivered presentations at the The Society for Cinema Media Studies’s Annual Conference. The conference was held in Seattle, March 13-17 and featured an international lineup of scholars and artists. Their talks were titled: “Cinematic Expectations in the Live Television Musical” (Lewis), and, “Invisible by Design: Star Wars, the ISO, and the Adoption of Wide-Range Volume” (Dienstfrey). Full story here.
New Book by Prof. James Buhler: Theories of the Soundtrack
Dr. James Buhler, Professor of Music Theory and Director of the Center for American Music, has a new book published by Oxford University Press. Theories of the Soundtrack is a first of its kind comprehensive investigation of soundtrack theory. More info here
View our calendar of upcoming concerts featuring music from across the Americas here