Teaching Film Music Survey Classes

Hickman, Karlin, and MacDonald as Models for Building Course Content

Authors

  • Michael Remson American Festival for the Arts

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/jfm.v3i2.171

Keywords:

Film Music

Abstract

Hickman, Roger. Reel Music. Exploring 100 Years of Film Music. New York: W.W. Norton, 2006 [xv, 526 p. ISBN: 0–393–92574–9. $57.55 (trade paper)] Music examples, illustrations, appendix, index. Karlin, Fred. Listening to Movies. A Film Lover’s Guide to Film Music. Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth/ Thomson Learning, 1994 [xv, 429 p. ISBN: 0–02–873315–0. $46.95 (trade paper)]; reprint, 2000 [xv, 429 p. ISBN: 0-53-426369-0, $95.95 (trade paper)] Music examples, illustrations, appendix, filmogra-phy, index. MacDonald, Laurence. The Invisible Art of Film Music: A Comprehensive History. Lanham, Md.: Ardsley House, 1998 [xvi, 431 p. ISBN: 1–88–015756–X $46.50 (trade paper)] Illustrations, bibliogra-phy, filmography, index.

Author Biography

Michael Remson, American Festival for the Arts

Michael Remson is a composer/librettist, author and educator, and Executive and Artistic Director of the American Festival for the Arts Summer Music Conservatory in Houston. He is on the faculty of the Houston Ballet Academy and the University of Houston Moores School of Music where he teaches various music history topics, including film music. He is the author of two books on nineteenth–century composer Septimus Winner (also known as Alice Hawthorne), Septimus Winner: Two Lives in Music (Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow, 2002), and its companion volume The Songs of Septimus Winner (Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow, 2003). He has also presented at the College Music Society and the Society for Ameri-can Music. His compositions have been widely performed in the U.S. and Europe.

Published

2011-09-13

How to Cite

Remson, M. (2011). Teaching Film Music Survey Classes: Hickman, Karlin, and MacDonald as Models for Building Course Content. Journal of Film Music, 3(2), 171–182. https://doi.org/10.1558/jfm.v3i2.171

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Review Essay