Institute of Historical Studies
Institute of Historical Studies

Workshop: "Sound Investments: Amateur Musicians Making American Pop" by Dr. Karl Miller, University of Texas at Austin

Mon, October 15, 2012 | GAR 4.100

12:00 PM - 1:30 AM

Karl Hagstrom Miller is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin.  He is the author of the award-winning book Segregating Sound: Inventing Folk and Pop Music in the Age of Jim Crow.  His current project, Sound Investments: Amateur Musicians Make American Pop, is a history of US popular music from Tin Pan Alley to hip hop told from the perspective of ordinary musicians: parlor pianists, bedroom warblers, and anonymous hacks.  Dr. Miller received his Ph.D. from New York University in 2002.

Link to Dr. Karl Miller's faculty homepage.

Feature on and interview with Professor Miller on Not Even Past:

Responder: James Buhler, Associate Professor, Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music, UT Austin. Prof. Buhler's faculty home page:

Free and open to the public. RSVP required. To RSVP and receive a copy of the pre-circulated paper, please email Courtney Meador by 9 a.m., Friday, October 12.

Sponsored by: Institute for Historical Studies, Department of History

Bookmark and Share