What Defines Musical Style?

A. Kori Hill When you hear “popular music,” what do you think of? Likely, a big name like Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, maybe Elvis Presley, or the Supremes. But in terms […]

Understanding Opera: Part 2

The operas discussed here are not set in 18th century France or a mythological country. One is set in 21st century Cincinnati, Ohio; the other in 19th century South Carolina. Both deal with topics you may not expect from an opera: four high schoolers prepping for college admission essays; an enslaved Muslim man finding his way in pre-Civil War America. But what they tell us is that opera is only limited by what we decide it can express.

Dr. Tammy L. Kernodle , PhD.

Dr. Kernodle is a professor of musicology and affiliate faculty of American studies, black world studies and women, gender and sexuality studies at Miami University; and is one of the […]

Dr. Kay Edwards

Dr. Kay Edwards is Professor and Coordinator of Music Education at Miami University in Oxford, OH and an active clinician and author in the areas of elementary general music pedagogy, […]

Naomi Lewin

Host of Classics for Kids Naomi Lewin brings classical music to life through stories of composers’ lives and examples of their work. She researches each show, writes the script and […]