Dr. Stephen Campbell
<b>Department: </b>Music<br><b>Research Area: </b>Unpublished Music
Research Focus: Unpublished Music
Potential Student Project(s): Identifying music from American immigrants from the late 1 9th and early 20th century which is currently unpublished, and creating a modern engraving (digital format) which could lead to publication. There is quite a lot of this music which provided an important cultural role in various communities which only exists in manuscript. These sources indicate musical instruments which are no longer in production or 'main-stream,' however there are acceptable substitutes available. For instance, some known examples indicate an alto trumpet in E-flat. While this instrument no longer exists, we do have access to alto trumpets in F, as well as the modern horn in F.
Engraving and publishing this music for our modern instruments allows for the ability to learn about this music making and cultural importance, perform this music again, and inspire modern artists and composers.
Attributes/skills/background sought in undergraduate: Interest in music and/or cultural studies. Understanding basic research and computer skills, as well as the ability and willingness to learn mainstream music notation software used in modern publications.
Mentoring Plan: The student will work on this project for 5 hours each week. One of these hours will be a mentoring session with me in which we discuss research findings, cultural importance, and engraving progress.
Contact: 214-763-6641, Music Instruction 206