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Founded by Al O’Connor in 1973, the steelband program at Northern Illinois University was the first of its kind in the United States. Thanks to the talent and dedication of O'Connor, Cliff Alexis, Liam Teague, Yuko Asada, and a plethora of NIU students and staff members, the program has flourished into one of the most important in the world. Having welcomed a variety of distinguished guest artists and traveled to perform in locales around the US and in Taiwan, Trinidad, and South Korea, the NIU Steelband has achieved international acclaim as a successful and unique university world music program.

This fascinating history of the NIU Steelband traces the evolution of the program and engages with broader issues relating to the development of steelband and world music ensembles in the American university system. In addition to investigating its past, Steelpan in Education looks to the future of the NIU Steelband, exploring how it attracts and trains new generations of elite musicians who continue to push the boundaries of the steelpan. This study will appeal to musicians, music educators, ethnomusicologists, and fans of the NIU Steelband.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. FOREWORD
  2. G. Allan O’Connor
  3. pp. ix-x
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  1. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  2. Andrew Martin, Ray Funk, Jeannine Remy
  3. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. 1 - Introduction
  2. pp. 3-10
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  1. 2 - Al O’Connor’s Life Before Steelpan
  2. pp. 11-20
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  1. 3 - From Hummingbird to Husky: Cliff Alexis Arrives at Northern Illinois University
  2. pp. 21-32
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  1. 4 - The O’Connor/Alexis Era and the Niu/Birch Creek Connection
  2. pp. 33-46
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  1. 5 - Guest Artists Throughout the Years
  2. pp. 47-54
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  1. 6 - On the Road—the Niu Steelband Tours America
  2. pp. 55-64
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  1. 7 - Panning to the East—the Niu Steelband Captures Asia
  2. pp. 65-78
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  1. 8 - The Paganini of Pan, Liam Teague, Comes to Niu
  2. pp. 79-88
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  1. 9 - Return to Trinidad and the World Steelband Music Festival 2000
  2. pp. 89-96
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  1. 10 - Steelpan Degree Program and the Niu/Uwi Pipeline
  2. pp. 97-102
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  1. 11 - O’Connor Retires, Teague/Alexis Era Begins
  2. pp. 103-116
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  1. 12 - Epilogue—The Niu Steelband into the Future
  2. pp. 117-124
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  1. APPENDIX ONE: Niu Steelband Recordings
  2. pp. 125-130
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  1. APPENDIX TWO: Compositions, Arrangements and Commissions for Steelpan (current as of 2013)
  2. pp. 131-136
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  1. NOTES
  2. pp. 137-148
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  1. INDEX
  2. pp. 149-151
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781609092375
Related ISBN
9780875807782
MARC Record
OCLC
995016674
Pages
163
Launched on MUSE
2017-12-06
Language
English
Open Access
No
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