Newsletter Contents:

Vol. I, No. 1 (January 1991)

This inaugural issue explains the study group’s overall aims and specific projects.

Vol. I, No. 2 (April 1991)

Includes “Methodology, Terminology, Professionalism” by Paul Attinello, reviews of “Sex and the Music Scholars” by Joshua Kosman and “Inside the Ivory Closet: The Challenges Facing Lesbian & Gay Studies” by Jeffrey Escoffier, “Sexual Identities and Music” course syllabus by Philip Brett, and Current Bibliography.

Vol. I, No. 3 (October 1991)

Includes reports on the 1991 “Feminist Theory and Music” conference in Minneapolis and the “Music and Gender” conference in London, a review of AC/DC Blues: Gay Jazz Reissues (1977), an editorial on reactions to the preceding issue, and Current Bibliography.

Vol. II, No. 1 (March 1992)

Includes “Schubert’s Sexuality and His Music” by Susan McClary (as presented at the 1992 Schubertiade symposium) plus responses by Philip Brett, Elizabeth Wood and Susan McClary to The New York Times commentaries, a related article by Suzanne Cusick, reports on the 1991 AMS annual meeting in Chicago and the 1992 “Hollywood and Homosexuality” conference, memorials for musical colleagues, and Current Bibliography.

Vol. II, No. 2 (October 1992)

Includes Philip Brett’s response on the study group’s name, reviews of  John Corigliano’s Symphony no. 1 and the AIDS Quilt Songbook, editorial “Identifying Historical Figures as Gay or Lesbian” by Paul Attinello, a report on the 1992 Royal Music Association conference, memorials for musical colleagues, and Current Bibliography.

Vol. III, No. 1 (March 1993)

Includes reports on the 1992 AMS annual meeting in Pittsburgh and the conference “Unnatural Acts: Theorizing the Performative,” “Schubert, McClary and Gay Feminist Issues” by Eva Rieger, memorial for Howard Mayer Brown, reviews of Marjorie Garber’s Vested Interests and Alexander Poznansky’s Tchaikovsky, and Current Bibliography. 

There was no Vol. III, No. 2 (October 1993) Newsletter.

Vol. IV, No. 1 (March 1994)

Includes reports on the 1993 “Feminist Theory & Music II” conference and the 1994 AMS annual meeting in Montreal, “Queer Ears in Musicology” by Judith Peraino, and Current Bibliography.

Vol. IV, No. 2 (October 1994)

Includes reports on the National Graduate Student Conference on LTBG Studies (Austin) and the “sound/vision/body” Graduate Studies Conference (Chicago), “Getting Ready for Foreplay: Flirting with ‘Theory,’ Flirting with Music” by Liz Wood and Mitchell Morris, a repertoire list of “Musical Settings of Sappho Texts (Plus Instrumental Works Inspired by Sappho)” by J. Michele Edwards, and Current Bibliography.

Vol. V, No. 1 (March 1995)

Includes reports on the Sixth North American LGB Studies Conference (Iowa) and the 1994 AMS annual meeting in Minneapolis, “What Was the ‘First Gay Rock Record’?” by Wayne Studer, reviews of two Janis Joplin biographies (Buried Alive by Myra Friedman and Love, Janis by Laura Joplin), reviews of Queering the Pitch and Musicology and Difference, excerpts from GLSG e-list discussions, and Current Bibliography.

Vol. V, No. 2 (October 1995)

Includes reports on the 1995 “Feminist Theory and Music 3” conference (Riverside) and the “Representations of Gender and Sexuality in Opera” conference (Stony Brook), a commentary on Ellen Rosand’s AMS Presidential Address, an announcement of the establishment of the Philip Brett Award, Bill Meredith’s report (with bibliography) on “Queer Studies Reading Groups,” a tribute to Howard Mayer Brown by Tom Jacobs, “Out in Academia” by Paul Attinello, reviews of The AIDS Quilt Songbook recordings, and Current Bibliography.

Vol. VI, No. 1 (March 1996)

Includes reports on the AMS annual meeting in New York, “Furthering the Conversation: On a Lesbian Relationship with Music” by Thomasin LaMay, collected syllabi and reading lists on “Queer Pedagogy,” preview of Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn by David Hajdu, reviews of Queer Noises: Male and Female Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century Music by John Gill, Queering the Pitch: The New Gay and Lesbian Musicology, Confessions of a Jewish Wagnerite: Being Gay and Jewish in America by Lawrence D. Mass, and Professions of Desire: Lesbian and Gay Studies in Literature, and Current Bibliography.

Vol. VI, No. 2 (October 1996)

Includes report on the 1995 conference “Feminist Theory and Music 3” (Riverside), “Notes Toward a History of the GLSG” by Philip Brett, reviews of Tilting the Tower: Lesbians Teaching Queer Subjects by Linda Garber and Girls! Girls! Girls! Essays on Women and Music edited by Sarah Cooper, and Current Bibliography.

Vol. VII, No. 1 (March 1997)

Includes reports on the 1996 AMS annual meeting in Baltimore, the 1996 “Gender and Musicology” conference in Germany, the 1996 “Music, Gender, and Pedagogics” conference in Sweden; review of the opera Harvey Milk by Stewart Wallace, reviews of Beethoven’s Kiss: Pianism, Perversion, and the Mastery of Desire by Kevin Kopelson and She Bop: The Definitive History of Women in Rock, Pop and Soul by Lucy O’Brien, and Current Bibliography.

Vol. VII, No. 2 (October 1997)

Includes “Queering the Pianist: Frederic Rzewski’s De Profundis” by Milton Schlosser, a tribute to Laura Nyro, report on the 1997 “Feminist Theory and Music 4” conference, reviews of En Travesti: Women, Gender Subversion, Opera ed. by Corinne E. Blackmer and Patricia Juliana Smith, Opera in the Flesh: Sexuality in Operatic Performance by Sam Abel, When the Drummers Were Women by Layne Redmond, and CRI’s Gay American Composers series, “Women, Gender and Music” course syllabus by Linda Austern, and Current Bibliography.

Vol. VIII, No. 1 (March 1998)

Includes reports on the 1997 SEM annual conference in Pittsburgh, the 1997 AMS/SMT annual meeting in Phoenix, and the 1998 “Voices of Opera” conference (Toronto); “The Butch White Trash Throat” GLSG paper by Sue-Ellen Case, review of documentary film Richter, The Enigma; reviews of Beethoven’s Kiss by Kevin Kopelson and Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn by David Hajdu, and Current Bibliography.

Vol. VIII, No. 2 (October 1998)

Includes “Lonely Child: A Profile of Claude Vivier” by Paul Griffiths, and Current Bibliography.

Vol. IX, No. 1 (March 1999)

Includes reports on the 1998 AMS annual meeting in Boston, the 1998 SEM conference in Bloomington, the 1998 SMT conference in Chapel Hill, and the 1998 MLA conference in San Francisco; “Putting the ‘T’ in GLSG” by Ivan Raykoff, review of Suits Me: The Double Life of Billy Tipton by Diane Wood Middlebrook, and Current Bibliography.

Vol. IX, No. 2 (October 1999)

Includes “Aretha Franklin’s ‘Mary, Don’t You Weep’: Signifying the Survivor in Gospel Music” by Erik Leidal, reviews of Place for Us: Essay on the Broadway Musical by D. A. Miller and Enclosure 3: Harry Partch comp. and ed. by Philip Blackburn.

Vol. X, No. 1 (Spring 2000)

Includes a report on the 1999 SMT conference in Atlanta, “Music and AIDS: Some Interesting Works” by Paul Attinello, reviews of CRI’s Lesbian American Composers, album Is This Desire? by P.J. Harvey, and Nightlife by the Pet Shop Boys; “Artistic Pretenders and Musical Provocateurs: House Divas, Gay Men, and Club Culture” by Carmen Mitchell, and Current Bibliography.

Vol. X, No. 2 (Fall 2000)

Includes “Mentorship and Issues of Sexual Identity” by Chip Whitesell, “Schubertian Confidences” by Charles Fisk, report on “The Future of the Queer Past” conference (Chicago), review of Audible Traces: Gender, Identity, and Music ed. Elaine Barkin and Lydia Hamessley, review of Club Verboten CD.

Vol. XI, No. 1 (Spring 2001)

Includes “Foreword: Regarding the New Grove Article” and “The ORIGINAL Version of the New Grove Article” by Philip Brett and Elizabeth Wood, “Comparative Notes” by Ivan Raykoff, the New Grove article bibliography, and Current Bibliography.

Vol. XI, No. 2 (Fall 2001)

Includes papers “The Haresfoot Club Between the Wars: Singing Through the Feminine Voice on the University Stage” by Mary Anne Long, “Dissonance Unbound: The Emancipation of ‘The Other’ in Western Music” by Renee Coulombe, “Poulenc’s Aubade: A Music Confession from the Closet” by Kevin Clifton; abstracts for papers on “Lesbian-ness, Fetish, Fandom and Genderfuck” by Jenny Bryan, “Gender Politics in Women’s Rap Music” by Jeremy Chesman, “Jeff and Tim Buckley’s Vocalized Gender Identity” by Shana Goldin-Perschbacher, and “Lesbian Subjectivity and the Music of Go Fish” by Martha Mockus—all from the 2001 “Feminist Theory and Music 6” conference in Boise—plus abstracts for papers by Mitchell Morris, Ryan Bunch, Joseph Kraus, Jennifer Rycenga, Martin Scherzinger, Ivan Raykoff, Ian Biddle, and Fred Maus from other conferences.

Vol. XII, No. 1 (Spring 2002)

Includes “From Radical Fairy to Tenured Faculty: Personal Reflections on Gayness, Music, and Musicology” by J. Peter Burkholder, “Music and Queer Thought” course syllabus by Chip Whitesell, “Sexuality and Gender in Opera” course syllabus by Jim McCalla, “Music and AIDS” course syllabus by Paul Attinello, “Cultural Studies, Feminist Theory, and the ‘New Musicology’” course syllabus by Andrew Dell’Antonio.

Vol. XII, No. 2 (Fall 2002)

Includes tribute to Philip Brett, and Current Bibliography.

Vol. XIII, No. 1 (Spring 2003)

Includes “Remembering Philip Brett” by Byron Adams, review of Handel as Orpheus: Voice and Desire in the Chamber Cantatas by Ellen Harris, and “Signifying Nothing: ‘It’s a Sin,’ The Pet Shop Boys, and Camp” by Elisabeth Desirée Harmon.

Vol. XIII, No. 2 (Fall 2003)

Includes reports on “Feminist Theory and Music 7” conference (Bowling Green), and Current Bibliography.

Vol. XIV, No. 1 (Spring 2004)

For the tenth anniversary of Queering the Pitch collection, includes articles by Sheila Whitely, Karen Pegley, Jennifer Rycenga, Suzanne Cusick, Martha Mockus, and Paul Attinello.

Vol. XIV, No. 2 (Fall 2004)

Includes news about the name change from GLSG to LGBTQ Study Group, reports on the Sylvester conference at NYU and “Regarding Michael Jackson” conference at Yale, “Making the Music Live: The Estate Project for Artists with AIDS” by Joseph Dalton, and reviews of The Queer Composition of America’s Sound by Nadine Hubbs and Women’s Voices Across Musical Worlds ed. Jane Bernstein.

Vol. XV, No. 1 (Spring 2005)

Includes minutes from the Business Meeting and report on the 2004 AMS national meeting (Seattle), and reports on the 2004 IASPM-US conference (Virginia) and the 2005 SAM conference (Eugene).

Vol. XV, No. 2 (Fall 2005)

Includes report on the “Feminist Theory and Music 8” conference (New York).

Vol. XVI, No. 1 (Spring 2006)

Includes “Edward Maisel and the Historiography of Charles Griffes’s Homosexuality” by Howard Pollack.

Vol. XVI, No. 2 (Fall 2006)

Includes “‘I Would Like to Disappear Into Those Vowels’: Gendering-Troubling Opera” by Serena Guarracino, and “Mimicking the Supersexual: A Search for Efficacy in the Performance of Ambiguous Sexualities” by Allison McGuffie. 

Vol. XVII, No. 1 (Spring 2007)

Includes “Keep Time with Lesbians on Ecstasy” by Judith Halberstam.