Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Grove Dictionary of American Music

I'll be contributing three articles to the The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Edition. This new edition will serve as a comprehensive update to the original 1986 edition (eds. H. Wiley Hitchcock and Stanley Sadie). The second edition will be published as part of Grove Music Online and as an eight-volume print publication. I'll contribute articles on Helmuth Rilling, the Oregon Bach Festival, and Arvo Pärt. The pay for these articles is not sumptuous, but it will be fun to be published by the Oxford University Press.

I was contacted about the possibility of writing for The Grove Dictionary of American Music because of my membership with the Music Critics Association of North America. Some critics eschew membership in this organization, but it has been very beneficial to my writing.


Anonymous said...


Christa Wessel

Bob said...

That's AWESOME, James! Congratulations!!

James Bash said...

Thanks Christa and Bob! I'm looking forward to the challenge. Man, they've got a lot of rules in their guidelines!