ELIZABETH TITRINGTON CRAFT portrait
  • Assistant Professor, School Of Music
801-587-3207

Presentations

  • “A ‘Merely Entertaining Craftsman’? George M. Cohan and Early 20th-Century Discourses of Amateurism and Professionalism,” Popular Music Study Group Session, American Musicological Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/01/2018.
  • “A ‘Merely Entertaining Craftsman’? George M. Cohan and Early 20th-Century Discourses of Amateurism and Professionalism,” Fridays with Faculty, School of Music, University of Utah. Presentation, Presented, 10/19/2018.
  • “George M. Cohan’s ‘Great American Service’: Constructing the Nation in Yankee Doodle Dandy,” Annual Conference of the Society for American Music, New Orleans, LA. To be delivered March 2019. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 07/18/2018.
  • “Can We Leave Behind the World We Know? Exploring Race and Ethnicity in the Musicals of Lin-Manuel Miranda,” Song, Stage, and Screen XIII, University of California, Los Angeles, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/03/2018.
  • “Can We ‘Leave Behind the World We Know’? Exploring Race and Ethnicity in the Musicals of Lin-Manuel Miranda,” Fridays with Faculty, School of Music, University of Utah. Presentation, Presented, 03/16/2018.
  • Discussant, “Women in the Arts” panel, hosted by ArtsForce, University of Utah College of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT. Other, Presented, 03/10/2018.
  • Moderator, Moby-Dick Creators’ Panel with composer Jake Heggie, librettist Gene Scheer, and stage director Kristine McIntyre, School of Music, University of Utah. Other, Presented, 01/16/2018.
  • "'Headfirst into a Political Abyss': The Politics and Political Reception of Hamilton," University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music, sponsored by the Center for American Music, October 23, 2017. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/23/2017.
  • Roundtable on Interdisciplinary Research, Rocky Mountain Music Scholars' Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, April 8, 2017. Other, Presented, 04/08/2017.
  • Moderator, The Long Walk Composer Presentation with Jeremy Howard Beck, event for School of Music Opera Literature class and open to the public, in conjunction with Utah Symphony/Utah Opera Arts in Service to the Military Cultural Festival, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, March 28, 2017. Other, Presented, 03/28/2017.
  • "'Headfirst into a Political Abyss': Claiming Cultural Citizenship in _Hamilton_," 43rd Annual Conference of the Society for American Music, Montreal, Québec, CA. Co-organizer of panel on which paper will be presented. To be presented March 25, 2017. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/25/2017.
  • "'Headfirst into a Political Abyss': Claiming Cultural Citizenship in Hamilton," Fridays with Faculty, School of Music, University of Utah, February 24, 2017. Presentation, Presented, 02/24/2017.
  • Panel Participant, Bring It On Post-Show Faculty Discussion, Department of Theatre, University of Utah. Other, Presented, 09/17/2016.
  • "George M. Cohan's Proto-'Integrated' Musicals," Song, Stage, and Screen XI, The City College, City University of New York; New York, NY. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/27/2016.
  • Moderator, "A Conversation with Jeanine Tesori," Harvard University Office for the Arts event. Other, Presented, 01/21/2016.
  • "George M. Cohan and the Making of the 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' Persona," 41st Annual Conference of the Society for American Music, Sacramento, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/05/2015.
  • "Jet Plane or A Train? (Im)migration and the Search for Home in _In the Heights_," 40th Annual Conference of the Society for American Music, Lancaster, PA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/08/2014.
  • "Music, Memory, and the Immigrant Experience in the Broadway Adaptation of C. Y. Lee's _The Flower Drum Song_," 39th Annual Conference of the Society for American Music, Little Rock, AR. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/09/2013.
  • "'You Can't Deny You're Irish': From Nationalism to Irish American Pride in the Musicals of George M. Cohan," American Musicological Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/02/2012.
  • "'True Americanism' in the Early Musicals of George M. Cohan," Song, Stage, and Screen VII: The Musical's Global Conquest, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/03/2012.
  • "'God Is Good to the Irish': The Irish American Experience in George M. Cohan's _The Merry Malones_," American Conference for Irish Studies 2012 International Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/16/2012.
  • "'Is This What It Takes Just to Make It to Broadway?!" Marketing _In the Heights_, a Twenty-First-Century Musical," 36th Annual Conference of the Society for American Music, Ottawa, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/20/2010.
  • "_Jesus Christ Superstar_: How Religious Controversy Shaped a Cultural Phenomenon," American Musicological Society Capital Chapter Meeting, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/22/2006.
  • "Dueling Pianists: Cultural Warfare in Cold War Iceland," American Piano Festival, University of Maryland, College Park. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/10/2006.

Publications

  • Elizabeth Titrington Craft, “Headfirst into an Abyss: The Politics and Political Reception of Hamilton,” in “Hamilton,” ed. Charles Hiroshi Garrett, special issue, American Music 36, no. 4: 429–47. Published, 12/2018.
  • Elizabeth Titrington Craft and Joanna Dee Das, "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Studying the Stage Musical," in The Critical Companion to the American Stage Musical, by Elizabeth L. Wollman (London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017), 237–50. Published, 09/2017.
  • "Politics Invades the Theater? It's Always Been There," Salt Lake Tribune, December 4, 2016. Reprinted on Musicology Now (blog), American Musicological Society, December 9, 2016. Published, 12/04/2016.
    http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/4653350-155/op-ed-po...
  • Sarah Adams and Elizabeth Titrington Craft. "Nadia Boulanger and Her American Composition Students: An Exhibition," in Crosscurrents: American and European Music in Interaction, 1900–2000, ed. Felix Meyer, Carol J. Oja, Wolfgang Rathert, and Anne C. Shreffler (Woodbridge, Suffolk: The Boydell Press, 2014), 147–62. Published, 02/2014.
  • "Musical of the Month: Little Johnny Jones," Musical of the Month (blog), New York Public Library, July 21, 2012, https://www.nypl.org/blog/2012/07/21/musical-month-little-johnny-jones. Published, 07/21/2012.
    https://www.nypl.org/blog/2012/07/21/musical-month...
  • "'Is This What It Takes Just to Make It to Broadway?!': Marketing In the Heights in the Twenty-First Century," in "A Mark, a Yen, a Buck, or a Pound: Money and the Stage Musical at the Millennium," edited by Jessica Sternfeld and Elizabeth L Wollman, special issue, Studies in Musical Theatre 5, no. 1 (March 2011): 49–69. Published, 03/2011.