Dr. Rachel Ware Carlton on 20th-century music

Posted On March 28, 2018

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MANITOWOC, Wis. — Dr. Rachel Ware Carlton, dean of the School of Liberal Arts and director of graduate music at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, gave a presentation about categorizing music in the 20th century. She spoke to the Michibago Music Teachers Association, which met at the college on Friday, March 23.

The group is the local affiliate of the Music Teachers National Association and the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association. Members come from the area between Lake Michigan and Lake Winnebago, hence the group’s name.

Dr. Ware Carlton spoke on “Music & Place: Paris and Vienna During the Fin-de-siècle.”

This discussion provided the opportunity for the group to learn more about approaches to analyzing and categorizing music in the 20th century by looking at the time period of 1890-1914 in Paris and Vienna. 

“This provided a framework to talk about the challenges in categorizing music from the 20th century, and suggestions were offered for how to approach music from this century,” Ware Carlton said. “The strategy of approaching music via the lens of ‘place’ was used, including examining political, cultural, art forms other than music, and specific events that occurred in various locations to see how these elements may have influenced and impacted the development of music.”