Trax on the Trail in the News:
"Research Website Devoted to Presidential Campaign Music Prepares for 2020." Trax on the Trail Press Release 4, November 2017.
Katherine Shepherd, "Georgia College Kicks Off Constitution Week Celebrations," WGXA, September 18, 2017.
"How to Pick the Right Song for the Moment," CASBO, January 24, 2017.
Brown, Carson Leigh. "Celine Dion, Kiss, and the Totally Epic Soundscape That Trump Won’t Be Hearing at His Inauguration." Pacific Standard, January 20, 2017.
"Culture and the Trump Presidency." The Cultural Frontline, BBC World Service, January 14, 2017.
Wisinski, Rachel. “Music Matters.” Indiana University Alumni Magazine (Winter 2016): 54–55.
O'Donnell, Cindy. "Trax on the Trail" Project Concludes as Inauguration Approaches, Georgia College Front Page, December 2016.
"Research Project on Presidential Campaign Music Concludes as Inauguration Approaches." Trax on the Trail Press Release 3, December 2016.
Pound, Gill. "GC Professor Tracks Candidates' Tunes." The Union Recorder, October 25, 2016.
"Georgia College Researchers Track Strategic Shifts in Campaign Music." Valdosta Daily Times, October 20, 2016.
Bosch, Saskia. "Hillary kiest voor jong en hip, Donald voor rebelse muziek." Trouw, October 19, 2016.
"Georgia College Researchers Track Strategic Shifts in Campaign Music." Suwannee Democrat, October 20, 2016.
McGlamry, Maggie. "GCSU Professor Tracks Trump, Clinton Campaign Music." WGXA, October 19, 2016.
"Georgia College Researchers Track Strategic Shifts in Campaign Music." Middle Georgia CEO
, October 19, 2016.
O'Donnell, Cindy. "Georgia College Researchers Track Strategic Shifts in Campaign Music." Georgia College Front Page
, October 17, 2016.
Watson, Aly. "Research Website Tracking Campaign Music Increases Efforts as Election Approaches. Georgia College Front Page
, September 13, 2016.
Tayag, Yasmin. "Science Explains Why People Hate "Fight Song" So Much." Inverse
, August 29, 2016.
Kilkenny, Katie. "People Really, Really Hate ‘Fight Song.’ Could That Actually Hurt Clinton?" Pacific Standard
, August 25, 2016.
Wise, Brian. "I Will Win! Trump Loves Puccini—and New Research Is Showing How Fascism Infused the Composer’s Work." Slate
, August 1, 2016.
Bradshaw, Kate. "Stump Music: The Campaign Tunage of Trump and Hillary." Creative Loafing
, July 14, 2016.
Richards, Dillon. "College Group Tracks Music on Campaign Trail." WMAZ
, June 22, 2016.
"Trax on the Trail – GC Students Create Research Website about Presidential Campaign Music." Georgia College Blog
, April 29, 2016.
Ventura, Nick. "A Look at the World of Presidential Playlists." WFUV 90.7
, April 18, 2016.
Johnson, Ted. "PopPolitics: Wendell Pierce on Playing Clarence Thomas in ‘Confirmation.’" Variety
, April 10, 2016.
White, Ryley. "Carleton Prof Tracks Music on American Campaign Trail." The Charlatan
, March 10, 2016.
Langston, Patrick. "Musical Tracks on the Campaign Trail." Ottawa Citizen
, March 4, 2016.
Jamieson, Amber. "How Candidates Use Music for Political Branding." The Hindu
, March 3, 2016.
Mayne, Paul. "Studying the Same Old Song and Dance of Candidates." Western News, March 3, 2016.
Jamieson, Amber. "Pop for Politics: How Candidates Brand Themselves with Music." The Guardian, March 1, 2016.
Watson, Aly. "Student Researchers Coordinate Project to Track Music of 2016 Presidential Campaign." Georgia College Front Page
, February 18, 2016.
Watson, Aly. "Research Website about Presidential Campaign Music Continues to Grow." Georgia College Front Page
, February 9, 2016.
Baxter, Tom. "The Spotification of Political Music." Saporta Report
, February 8, 2016.
Stout, Matt. "Pols & Politics: Candidates' Music Speaks Volumes about Messages." Boston Herald
, February 7, 2016.
Hensley, Ellie. "What Songs Do Your Favorite Presidential Candidates Play on the Campaign Trail? Atlanta Business Chronicle
, February 4, 2016.
Pizzimenti, Chiara. "Le star della musica? Tifano Clinton." Vanity Fair
, January 27, 2016.
"Rock And Polls: How Music Impacts Politics In The 2016 Presidential Race." Daily Rover, January 26, 2016.
Svokos, Alexandra. "Rock And Polls: How Music Impacts Politics In The 2016 Presidential Race." Elite Daily
, January 26, 2016.
AccessWDUN Staff, "Professor at UNG's Gainesville Campus Helps Create Website Devoted to Music, Sound from Presidential Campaign Trails." WDUN
, December 19, 2015.
Carson, Sylvia. "UNG Professor Hits the ‘Trax’ for Presidential Campaign Music Research." UNG News
, December 16, 2015.
Fanning, Rhonda. "How Politicians Use Music As Part of Their Campaign Strategy." KUT News 90.5
, September 10, 2015.
Trax on the Trail Upcoming Events:
May 1-2: Teacher and Student Workshops at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, Little Rock, AR
March 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: Electoral Echoes and Musical Reverberations, panel 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 at Georgia College (Front Campus), featuring live performances of campaign songs
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." Presentation at the 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
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. Presentation at the 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. Presentation 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." Presentation at Wesleyan College, Macon, GA, Taylor Hall (Dana Gorzelany-Mostak)