Vivace Press



Senior Editor
Dr. Barbara Harbach

Managing Editor
Lindsay Shadwell

Associate Editors
Raymond Holmes and Amanda Mincher

Assistant Editors
Jarrett Kaufman, Angela Mitchell-Phillips, Sara Ross,
Ryan Smith, Ryan Trattles, and Lauren Wiser

Contributing Editor
Dr. Thomas R. Erdmann

Layout and Design of Print Journal
Randy Lahl and Lindsay Shadwell

Web Editor
Lindsay Shadwell

Editorial Board

Dr. Sally Barr Ebest is a Professor of English, TA Coordinator for the Center for Teaching & Learning, and Director of the Gender Studies Program. Her publications include Writing From A to Z (McGraw-Hill), Writing With: Collaborative Teaching, Learning, and Research (SUNY Press), Changing the Way We Teach (SIU Press), Reconciling Catholicism and Feminism (Notre Dame), and Too Smart to be Sentimental: The Writing of Contemporary Irish American Women (Notre Dame). Her most recent manuscript, The Banshees: Irish American Women Writers vs. the War on Feminism, is currently under review.

Dr. Thomas R. Erdmann is Director of the Elon University Symphony Orchestra. He has published over 150 articles in journals as diverse as Currents in Musical Thought, Journal of the Conductors Guild, Jazz Player, Women Of Note Quarterly and The International Trumpet Guild Journal, to name a few. He is the author of three books (the first, An Annotated Bibliography and Guide To The Published Trumpet Music Of Sigmund Hering, was published in 1997, his second, Problems and Solutions in Band Conducting, was published in 2001 and has already gone into a second printing, his most recent [2010] is How Jazz Trumpeters Understand Their Music: 27 Interviews) and the editor of two books of posthumously published trumpet etudes by Sigmund Hering published in 2004.

Cynthia Green Libby serves as professor of oboe at Missouri State University, the Missouri Fine Arts Academy, and as principal oboe of the Springfield (MO) Symphony Orchestra. Also active as a critic and writer, Libby's articles have been published in Women of Note Quarterly, The International Alliance of Women in Music Journal, The Journal of the International Double Reed Society, the Norton/Grove Dictionary of Women Composers and the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Her oboe editions and compact discs are available on the Hester Park and MSR classics labels at and

Dr. Carole Harris is currently on the faculty at Canisius College in Buffalo, where she teaches Music Theory. She was previously on the faculty at Niagara County Community College in Sanborn, NY, where she taught courses in Music Theory, Music History, Women in Music, Music and Film, and World Music. She has served as CoDean of the Buffalo Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. For the past 11 years, she has been Music Director at Church of the Nativity UCC in Buffalo, where she directs three choirs and plays organ and piano for Sunday services. She was previously music director at First Presbyterian Church, Lockport; Payne Avenue Christian Church, North Tonawanda; Amherst Lutheran Church, Williamsville; and Grace Lutheran Church, Niagara Falls.

Jennifer MacKenzie teaches courses in early American and World literatures, Myth, Literary Criticism, Grammar, and Poetry at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis. Reader, poet, teacher, traveler – around the world and a good deal in Concord, she believes that exploring the influences that have shaped our perspectives, and getting to know perspectives different from our own can all lead us to important insights. Her classes emphasize the belief that artful attention to writing can give us all ideas and help us communicate them. Her poems have been published widely in literary, scholarly, and other publications, such as River Styx, Sou'wester, Feminist Studies, the Literary Review, and the Christian Science Monitor

Dr. Diane Touliatos-Miles is Director of the Center for the Humanities and University of Missouri Curator's Professor of Musicology in the Department of Music. Touliatos has focused her research efforts in Eastern Medieval Chant, Ancient Greek Music, and Earliest Women Composers. In the area of musicology, she has achieved a world-wide reputation as an internationally published scholar and has become a leading world-wide expert in the area of Medieval Byzantine Musicology and Women Composers. Touliatos has published over 70 articles in scholarly referee journals world-wide. She has become a leading world-wide expert and consequently an invited speaker at conferences and university seminars all over Western Europe, Greece, Poland, Russia, and the former Yugoslavia.

Mary Troy is the author of the novel Beauties, 2010, BkMk Press, and three previous collections of short stories-Cookie Lily, The Alibi Café and other stories, and Joe Baker Is Dead. She has won the Devil's Kitchen Reading Award, a Nelson Algren Award from the Chicago Tribune, and a William Rockhill Nelson Award for literary excellence, and other awards. She has published dozens of short stories and essays in journals like Boulevard, North American Review, and New Letters. She teaches creative writing and literature at UM-St. Louis, directs the MFA in creative writing program, and serves as editor for Natural Bridge, a journal of contemporary literature.

Dr. Drucilla M. Wall teaches Advanced Expository Writing and has taught a wide range of writing and literature courses in the English Department and in the Pierre Laclede Honors College at the Univesity of Missouri-Saint Louis, including Creative Writing-Poetry; Irish and Irish-American Literature and Film; Native American Literature and Film; American Minority Literatures; American Cultural Movements and Literature; and Writing the City. Professor Wall's published essays, articles, poems, and short fiction can be found in journals and anthologies in the US and Ireland. Her writing explores intersections of identity, history, and cultural practice. Her research interests include pedagogy of creative nonfiction; theories of authenticity and cultural practice; ethnic and minority American literature; Native American literature; and Irish literature.