We are pleased to announce the publication of Volume 33 (1&2) of Indiana Theory Review, in honor of Professor Mary H. Wennerstrom. Professor Wennerstrom retired from Indiana University in 2016 after a career that inspired generations of students through many years of innovative pedagogy and remarkable scholarship. This volume contains articles written by several of her former students and colleagues on novel pedagogical approaches and twentieth-century analysis in honor of her distinguished career as an educator and analyst.


Articles in Volume 33 include:


  • John L. Snyder (University of Houston) “Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Symphonic Variations on an African Air, op. 63: Form, Techniques, Topics” applies topic theory to the analysis of a set of variations.


  • Miguel A. Roig-Francolí (University of Cincinnati) “A Pedagogical and Psychological Challenge: Teaching Post-Tonal Music to Twenty-First-Century Students” examines pedagogical challenges and suggests classroom-ready solutions for teaching post-tonal theory.


  • Robert S. Hatten (The University of Texas at Austin) “Teaching Stravinsky from the Wennerstrom Anthology” provides pedagogical strategies for teaching twentieth-century music inspired by the Stravinsky excerpts in Professor Wennerstrom’s Anthology.   


  • Mary I. Arlin (Ithaca College) “Cultivating the Seed: The Compositional History of the Solo ’Cello Part in Chou Wen-chung’s Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra” analyzes the relationship between an “in progress” version and the published version of the solo part of a twentieth-century concerto.


  • Edward G. Niedermaier (Roosevelt University) and Kyle Adams (Indiana University) “The Day the Ear Stood Still: Aural Skills with a Theremin” presents a unique solution to accommodating a disability in sight-singing class.


  • Stanley V. Kleppinger (University of Nebraska–Lincoln) “Practical and Philosophical Reflections Regarding Aural Skills Assessment” examines the goals and assessment techniques of traditional undergraduate aural skills courses.


Thank you to the authors, reviewers, ITR staff, and IU Press for their contributions to this publication.


As a result of our recent partnership with Indiana University Press (http://iupress.indiana.edu/journals/itr), information about our journal can now be found on our new website (http://www.music.indiana.edu/itr/). All issues, including Vol. 33, are available at JSTOR (http://www.jstor.org/journal/inditheorevi).


The Indiana Theory Review is eagerly accepting new submissions for Vol. 35. ITR welcomes submitted articles on all aspects of music theory and its subdisciplines, as well as review proposals for recently published books and significant articles in the field. For more information and to submit an article to ITR, please visit our website. Any questions about the submission process should be sent to itreview@indiana.edu.



Craig Duke and Leah Frederick

Indiana Theory Review, Editors