The editors at Ashgate Publishing have named Dr. Mary Natvig’s 2002 book, Teaching Music History, as the most influential book they had published in the field.
Dr. Emily Freeman Brown, Director of Orchestral Activities, Conducting & Ensembles has recently authored “A Dictionary for the Modern Conductor” published by Rowman & Littlefield.
“Titles in Dictionaries for the Modern Musician: A Scarecrow Press Music Series offer both the novice and the advanced artist key information designed to convey the field of study and performance for a major instrument or instrument class, as well as the workings of musicians in areas from conducting to composing. Unlike other encyclopedic works, contributions to this series focus primarily on the knowledge required by the contemporary musical student or performer. Each dictionary covers topics from instrument parts to playing technique, major works to key figures. A must-have for any musician’s personal library! Filling a vital need in the rapidly changing and complex field of conducting, A Dictionary for the Modern Conductor is a concise one-volume reference tool that brings together for the first time information covering a broad array of topics essential for today’s conductor to know.”