Maureen A. Carr is a Distinguished Professor of Music and teaches undergraduate and graduate music theory. A scholar of the music of Igor Stravinky, she has studied his manuscripts and other documents extensively at the Stravinsky Archive of the Paul Sacher Stiftung in Basel, Switzerland, as well as at archives in Paris and London. She recently received a Citation of Special Merit for Stravinsky’s Pulcinella from the Society for Music Theory (SMT) at its national meeting in Minneapolis, October 2011. This publication award recognizes Carr as editor of and contributor to Stravinsky’s Pulcinella: A Facsimile of the Sources and Sketches (A-R Editions, 2010).
In addition to the musical sources and sketches for Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, she has authored several books, including Multiple Masks: Stravinsky’s Neoclassicism in His Dramatic Works in Greek Studies (University of Nebraska Press, 2002), and a facsimile edition of the musical sketches for Stravinsky’s Histoire du Soldat (2005, with commentary and invited essays). She is currently under contract with Oxford University Press for a book to be titled After the Rite: Stravinsky's Path to Neoclassicism from 1914 to 1925. She is also co-author and contributor with Tamara Levitz (UCLA) to Stravinsky and His World, to be published by Princeton University Press.
She has lectured on Stravinsky at a wide range of venues, including Music Since 1900/Music Analysis Conference at the University of Lancaster, England (2011); 100th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Ballets Russes in Boston (2009); and the French Society for Music Analysis, University of Strasbourg (2009). In March 2010, she participated as an external reviewer for the School of Drama, Film and Music at Trinity College, Dublin. In 2012, she is scheduled to lecture at conferences in Cardiff, Chapel Hill, Rome, and Moscow.
Carr is author with Bruce Benward of the fifth, sixth and seventh editions of the book Sight Singing Complete, the most recent version published by McGraw-Hill, 2007.
Carr holds a B.A. from Marywood College; an M.F.A. from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She received an Outstanding Teaching Award from the Penn State College of Arts and Architecture in 1995; the Penn State Faculty Scholar Medal for the Arts and Humanities in 2005; and was named Penn State Distinguished Professor in 2008, which recognizes exceptional teaching, research, creativity and service to the University community. She was named a Distinguished Alumna by Rutgers University Graduate School in 2009 and the University of Wisconsin at Madison School of Music in 1998 and was a recipient of the Marywood University Alumni Association’s Business/Professional Achievement Award in 2004.
After the Rite: Stravinsky’s Path to Neoclassicism (1914-1925)
Oxford University Press, 2014
Traces the evolution of Stravinsky's compositional style as he searched for his own voice in the explosive musical world of the early 20th century as he responded to harsh criticisms of his early work. New transcriptions and sophisticated analyses of selected musical sketches show the genesis of Stravinsky's musical ideas as he forayed into surrealism, classicism, and abstraction to develop his signature Neoclassical style.
Edited by Maureen Carr
This volume contains all of the known musical sources and sketches for Stravinsky’sPulcinella (1919-1920) representing over 250 facsimile pages from the combined holdings of the Paul Sacher Stiftung (Basel) and the British Library (London) with invited essays by Lynn Garafola, Ulrich Mosch, Jeanne Chenault Porter and Richard Taruskin. This publication was enhanced by the research of the late Barry Brook and by an appendix of song texts in the Neapolitan dialect by Dale Monson.
ISBN 0-89579-643-0 (10 digit)
ISBN 978-0-89579-643-1 (13 digit)
Maureen Carr and Bruce Benward
Designed for the sightsinging component of the freshman and sophomore music major curriculum.
McGraw-Hill, 2006 (7th ed.)
Stravinsky's Histoire du soldat: A Facsimile of the Sketches
This edition contains all of the existing musical sketches for Stravinsky's Histoire du soldat (1918), representing over 250 facsimile pages from the combined holdings of the Paul Sacher Stiftung (Basel) and the Rychenberg Stiftung in Winterthur.
A-R Editions, Inc., 2005
Multiple Masks: Neoclassicism in Stravinsky's Works on Greek Subjects, Maureen Carr
A study of Igor Stravinsky's creative process for Oedipus Rex, Apollo, Perséphone, and Orpheus through his musical sketches and other documents—scenarios, librettos, correspondence, reviews, and philosophical commentaries, as well as previously uncited sources for Stravinsky's book Poetics of Music.
University of Nebraska Press, 2003