Events

April 24, 2020: Title: TBA, New England Political Science Association Conference, Mystic, CT (Naomi Graber and Dana Gorzelany-Mostak) CANCELLED

February 28, 2020, 4pm: “Kamala Harris Rap Genius?” Case Western Reserve University Colloquium, Cleveland, OH (Dana Gorzelany-Mostak)

January 24, 2020: “Tracking the Electoral Soundscape: Trax on the Trail in the Classroom.” Georgia Music Educators Conference, Athens, GA (Haley Strassburger and Dana Gorzelany-Mostak)

September 16, 2019, 5pm: Constitution Week Concert, featuring live performances of campaign songs, Georgia College, Magnolia Ballroom, Milledgeville, GA

September 17, 2018, 5pm: Constitution Week Concert, featuring live performances of campaign songs, Georgia College, Magnolia Ballroom, Milledgeville, GA

May 1, 2018, 4:30pm: Teacher Workshop at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, Little Rock, AR

April 6, 2018: “Songs in the Key of President C: A Short History of Music on the Campaign Trail” (part of the Society for American Music’s Digital Lectures in American Music Series)

November 11, 2017, 8pm: 2016: Panel: “Electoral Echoes and Musical Reverberations,” featuring Justin Patch (chair), Emily T. Abrams Ansari, James Deaville, Dana Gorzelany-Mostak, and Travis Gosa, American Musicological Society Conference, Rochester, NY

September 18, 2017, 12:30pm: Constitution Day Festival, featuring live performances of campaign songs, Georgia College Front Campus, Milledgeville, GA

July 10, 2017, 6pm: “A Short History of the Campaign Song (from Tippecanoe to Trump and Clinton Too)” Dana Gorzelany-Mostak, Lecturer, with Sarah Kitts, soprano and Douglas Bassett, guitar, Linger Longer Series, Reynolds Plantation, Reynolds, GA (Dana Gorzelany-Mostak)

June 9-11, 2017: “Campaign Music 101 in the Music History Classroom.” Teaching Music History Conference, Dana Gorzelany-Mostak and Sarah Kitts (Georgia College), Naomi Graber, Mary Helen Hoque, Hanna Lisa Stefansson, and Cameron Steuart (University of Georgia), Kassie Kelly (Trinity University), Boston, MA

April 25, 2017, 5pm: “To Campaign Song While Female,” Hugh Hodgson School of Music Colloquium Series, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (Dana Gorzelany-Mostak)

April 7, 2017, 9:45am: “Teaching the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election Through Music and Sound.” Presentation at the University System of Georgia Teaching and Learning Conference: Best Practices for Promoting Engaged Student Learning with Dana Gorzelany-Mostak and Sarah Kitts (Georgia College) Naomi Graber, Mary Helen Hoque, Hanna Lisa Stefansson, and Cameron Steuart (University of Georgia) Kassie Kelly (Trinity University), Athens, GA

March 30, 2017, 12:00pm: “State of Play: Musical Anomalies and Oddities on the 2016 Presidential Campaign Trail,” Knox College, Jay Rehearsal Hall, CFA, Galesburg, IL (Dana Gorzelany-Mostak)

March 23, 2017, 12:15pm: Post-election Musings from Trax on the Trail, Society for American Music Conference, Montreal, QC with Dana Gorzelany-Mostak (Georgia College), Sally Bick (University of Windsor), Naomi Graber (University of Georgia), Eric Hung (Westminster Choir College of Rider University)

March 8, 2017: “Hearing Girls, Girls, Girls on the 2016 Campaign Trail,” Trinity University, San Antonio, TX (Dana Gorzelany-Mostak)

February 25, 2017: Panel: “Making Sense of 2016: Perspectives on Music and the Presidential Campaigns” with Justin Patch (Vassar College), James Deaville (Carleton College), Travis L. Gosa (Cornell University), and Dana Gorzelany-Mostak (Georgia College), International Association for the Study of Popular Music Conference, Cleveland, OH

January 20, 2017: Trax contributors join Musicology Now to live blog the inaugural festivities

December 15, 2016: Trax on the Trail Podcast, Pt. 6 “The Empire Strikes Trax,” featuring Dana Gorzelany-Mostak, Sam Campbell, Sarah Kitts, and Cannon McClain WRGC 88.3FM 

November 3-6, 2016: Presentation of “Trail Trax: A Campaign Music Database” at the American Musicological Society Conference, Vancouver, BC (Dana Gorzelany-Mostak, Cannon McClain, Sarah Kitts, and Mark Misinco)

October 27, 2016, 7pm: “State of Play: Musical Anomalies and Oddities on the 2016 Presidential Campaign Trail,” Owen Arts Center 2130 (O’Donnell Hall) at Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX (Dana Gorzelany-Mostak)

October 20, 2016, 6pm: “A Short History of the Campaign Song (from Tippecanoe to Trump and Clinton Too)” with Dana Gorzelany-Mostak, lecturer, Sarah Kitts, soprano and Douglas Bassett, guitar, The Old Governor’s Mansion, (presentation is in conjunction with the Election of 1860 exhibition, which is on loan from the Smithsonian Institute) Milledgeville, GA

October 17, 2016, 12pm: “Musical Anomalies on the 2016 Presidential Campaign Trail,” sponsored by the American Democracy Project and the Georgia College Honors Program, Ina Dillard Russell Library at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA

October 13, 2016, 6-8pm: “What is Trax on the Trail?” Georgia College Alumni Meeting, The Back Burner, Macon, GA (Dana Gorzelany-Mostak)

September 23, 2016: Trax on the Trail Podcast, Pt. 5 “The Soundtrack of Political Populism,” featuring Justin Patch, Matthew Jordan, James Deaville, Dana Gorzelany-Mostak, and Cannon McClain WRGC 88.3FM

September 16, 2016, 12pm: Constitution Day Festival at Georgia College (Front Campus), featuring live performances of campaign songs!

July 7, 2016: Trax on the Trail Podcast, Pt. 4 “The Candidates Take On Broadway,” featuring Naomi Graber, Elissa Harbert, James Deaville, Dana Gorzelany-Mostak, and Sarah Kitts WRGC 88.3FM

June 9, 2016, 8pm: Trax on the Trail Podcast, Pt. 3 “Parodying the Presidency,” featuring Christianna Barnard, Dana Gorzelany-Mostak, and Sarah Kitts WRGC 88.3FM

May 9, 2016: “Talk Bernie to Me”: Political (and Sexual) Authority in an Unofficial Bernie Sanders Campaign Song” for Bernie Sanders Week on In media res (Dana Gorzelany-Mostak)

April 26, 2016, 8pm: Trax on the Trail Podcast, Pt. 2 “The Candidate Takes the Mic,” featuring Brian Barone, James Deaville, Cannon McClain, and Dana Gorzelany-Mostak WRGC 88.3FM

April 24, 2016, 3pm: “‘Pop Goes the Weasel’: The Art of Musical Attack Ads.” Milledgeville Music Club, Milledgeville, GA (Dana Gorzelany-Mostak)

April 7, 2016, 2pm: Appearance on PopPolitics with Ted Johnson, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Channel 124 POTUS Politics (Dana Gorzelany-Mostak)

March 31, 2016, 5:00pm: “‘I think, therefore I sound’: (De)constructing the 2016 Presidential Soundscape.” Sponsored by the Center for Georgia Studies, Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA, Arts & Sciences Auditorium (Dana Gorzelany-Mostak)

March 22, 2016, 11:15am: “Whose American Tune Is It Anyways?: Patriotic Pop and the Formation of Presidential Identity.” Wesleyan College, Macon, GA, Taylor Hall (Dana Gorzelany-Mostak)

March 1, 2016, 8pm: Trax on the Trail Podcast, Pt. 1 “Super Tuesday Edition,” featuring Dana Gorzelany-Mostak and James Deaville WRGC 88.3FM