Texas Tech University Musicology


Welcome!

This is the home page--the public face--of the community of Texas Tech University musicologists. You can find out more about our Division at the official Tech Home Page, but here you can find more informal information, by a wide range of Department-associated authors, on a wide range of topics. And, if you're Department-affiliated, you can even author yourself: just send an email (see bottom of this page) with a request for access privileges.

Nota bene: some links and/or articles are reproduced in more than one place on this site; that is the nature of wikis.

Also: if you are studying for exams, note especially the asterisked (*) articles, under "Study Strategies."

Here's a fact-sheet about our department.

And here is a checklist of information-sources for new candidates.

For new and returning students
Entering the TTU Musicology Program (CJS)

Research

Constructing a Thesis Statement (CJS)
Components for a successful Topic Proposal (CJS)
Preparing for a Thesis Proposal Defense (CJS)
Conceptualizing a Thesis Proposal (CJS)
Developing a research topic (CJS)
Developing a Topic Proposal (CJS)
Five Ways to Improve Your Writing in Five MInutes (ES)
Guidelines for constructing an ethnomusicological fieldwork project (CIS)
How to read for musicological content (CJS)
Music Resources Basic and not so Basic (SJ)
Parallel Career Paths (SJ)
Thoughts on seeking publication (CJS)
Thinking about ethnomusicology options (CJS)
On Why Outlines Matter (link)
Excellent short essay on best practices for editing one's own writing (web)
Good advice on authoring a book proposal (link)

Study Strategies

Core Skills in Music History (CJS)
Five Ways to Improve Your Writing in Five MInutes (ES)
How to read for musicological content (CJS)
Improving study techniques in MUHL classes (CJS)
*Overview of Graduate Music History Placement Examinations (CJS)
*Ph.D., DMA, MM Qualifying examinations (CJS)
*Sample MM Qualifying exam (CJS)
Sample SHMRG listening comparison (CJS)
SHMRG details (CJS)
*Studying for Graduate Music History Exams (CJS)
Topic Ideas and Thesis Statements: Review and Critique (CJS)
Studying for Listening Quizzes & Exams, especially online (CJS)

Career development
Selecting a program for your graduate study

Pedagogy

AHA History Tuning Project: History Discipline Core (link)
Audio Resources for Pedagogy and Research (CJS)
Coping with plagiarism (CJS)
Cornell Lecture Notes template (CJS)
Descriptor - Undergraduate MUHL sequence (CJS)
General strategies for running discussion sections (CJS)
Guide to MUHL TA duties (CJS)
Music Appreciation Pedagogy (CJS)
Pedagogy in the large-enrollment classroom (CJS)
Tips on teaching - Notes from TLTC presentation (CJS)
Topic Ideas and Thesis Statements: Review and Critique (CJS)
Using blogger to set up blogs in MUHL discussion sections (CJS)
Using Blogs in MUHL discussion sections (CJS)

Reference

Bibliographic Format
Catalog Searches
Database Searches

Grants

Brief description of assistanceships (CJS)
Developing grant proposals: Introduction (also useful for developing research topics) (CJS)
Music Resources Basic and not so Basic (SJ)
Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship applications (CJS)

Technology

Audio Resources for Pedagogy and Research (CJS)
How to sign up for a bloglines RSS account (now better superseded by Google Reader) (CJS)
Managing the Data-flow colloquium presentation (CJS)
Off-campus access to TTU Library database subscriptions (JSTOR included) (CJS)
Online music streams via TTU libraries (CJS)
Using blogger to set up blogs in MUHL discussion sections (CJS)
Using Blogs in MUHL discussion sections (CJS)
Web 2.0 for Mus

TTU Musicology technical data

Descriptor - Undergraduate MUHL sequence (CJS)
Off-campus access to TTU Library database subscriptions (JSTOR included) (CJS)
Online music streams via TTU libraries (CJS)
TTU Musicology research-language requirement (CJS)

Professional service

How to host a scholarly conference (TMC)
The PhD in Ethnomusicology or Musicology as a career path (CJS)

Texas Tech recently hosted the AMS-SW chapter meeting for the first time in our history. Click here for the archived details.

Also have a look at the full list of articles, links, [[message/list/home|discussions]] (click, or hit tab above), resources, student and course blogs, info on our staff, and general commentary on Musicology, Life, the Universe, and Everything.

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