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Stage 1: Preliminary Topic Description
Preliminary Topic Description
Due Friday, February 5, 2021 by 12 Midnight
Turn this in on Blackboard, under “Research Paper” (left-hand menu), in MS Word or PDF format
Further instructions for selecting a topic can be found in the Instructions document on the homepage.
Developing Your Topic
Oxford Music Online is a great source to access and cross-search multiple music reference resources in one location. The links below can help you find useful information on your chosen topic. There are more than 8,000 articles on composers, performers, conductors, instruments and notation, forms and genres, and individual works to choose from!
Oxford Music Online: Dictionary of Music and Musicians
Start here for your research, or when you're trying to confirm or increase your knowledge about any subject in music history. At the end of every Grove article, there is also a bibliography which you can use to find other sources.
Additional Tools and Resources
These sources include reading lists, timelines, topical guides, playable musical examples, and a glossary of abbreviations that can help narrow down a topic.