Articles and Essays
“And Word Betrayed Flesh: Dancing Opera, Defending Weakness, Dreaming Unknowing.” Based on a Presentation at the conference “The Agon of Opera and Dance.” Forthcoming.
“‘I Am Not Making This Up’—Part 3: Days, Numbered.” Open Space Magazine, Fall 2013/Winter 2014.
“In Search of Silence.” Open Space Magazine, Fall 2008.
“‘I Am Not Making This Up!’—Part 2: ‘No, thanks, I’ll just listen,’ Or, a Reception of Sorts (with a couple of lies, some— boundary—issues, and a little too much information).” Open Space Magazine 8/9, Fall 2006/Winter 2007.
“’As if they didn’t hear the music,’ Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Mickey Mouse.” Opera Quarterly, 2006 22 (1): 65-89.
“Save You’re Money [sic], Spend Your Art: Cultivating Imaginative Space on Campus.” Invited Essay, The Creative Campus, American Assembly, February 2004.
“’I Am Not Making This Up!’—Part 1: A Gender Identity Remix in the Form of Some Appropriations, Avowals, Denials, and Inquiries (Or, On Second Thought, a Palimpsest or Two).” Open Space Magazine, Fall 2004.
“Music Drama on the Concert Stage: Voice, Character and Performance in Judith Weir’s ‘The Consolations of Scholarship,'” Cambridge Opera Journal, vol. 12, no. 1 (March 2000): 55-79.
“Making Mischief in the Melting Pot: The Eclectic Music of Don Byron,” in Akin Euba and Cynthia Tse Kimberlin, eds., Intercultural Music 3 (Point Richmond, CA: MRI Press, 2001).
“Difference or Silence? Women Composers Between Scylla and Charybdis,” Indiana Theory Review 17, no. 1 (Spring 1996), 77-85.
Reviews, Smaller Pieces
“Beyond Crossover: Akin Euba’s Intercultural Opera” (review of compact disc recording of the opera Chaka). Intercultural Musicology, October 1999.
Review of “The Music of ‘Star Trek’: Profiles in Style,” by Jeff Bond. Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association, Second Series, vol. 56, No. 4 (June 2000: 961-962).
Review of “Songs in the Key of Z: The Curious Universe of Outsider Music,” by Irwin Chusid. Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association, Second Series, vol. 59, no. 1 (September 2002): 66-67.
Review Essay: “Audible Traces: Gender, Identity, and Music,” ed. Elaine Barkin and Lydia Hamessley. Open Space Magazine, September 2002.
“Thank you, David Lewin.” Editorial, Perspectives of New Music, Vol. 42, No. 1 (Winter 2004).
Selected Blog Entries
Barbara White: contributions to I Am Not Making Up: Everyday Experience And/As Art:
Colleagues, Collaborations, Recommendations
Rose Marie McSweeney’s visit to The Sociological Cinema: “Gender Dynamics in a HelloFlo Ad”
Rosie Untied’s “Please Pay Attention to the Woman Behind the Ribbon.” Two of my contributions can be found there, and more are to come: