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I (Don’t) Hear America Singing: The List of Songs Americans Should Know and Sing

By Melinda Russell


In this paper I discuss an instance in which US musical culture was diagnosed, as it were, with an illness, and a prescription was suggested for its cure. I explore the range of responses to the diagnosis and the prescription, locating in them some of the central contentions of American musical culture. In the July 1995 Music Educators Journal, Music Educators National Conference (MENC, now the National Association for Music Education) President Will Schmid asked his readers, “Remember Rach..

Topics: General Works, A, DOAJ:Multidisciplinary, DOAJ:General Works, History America, E-F, United States, E151-889, Sociology (General), HM401-1281
Publisher: European Association for American Studies
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.4000/ejas.8962
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