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Books and Recordings by Music Faculty

Books and Book Chapters

Songwriting in Contemporary West Virginia

Songwriting in Contemporary West Virginia: Profiles and Reflections

Travis Stimeling

West Virginia University Press, 2018


Virgil and Renaissance Culture

Editors: Luke Houghton and Marco Sgarbi 

Chapter, "The Song of Iopas in Renaissance Italy"

Authored: Evan MacCarthy

Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2018 

A-R Online Music Anthology
Chapter, "Genres and Forms in the 20th Century”

Authored: Matthew Heap

A-R Editions, Middleton, Wisconsin, 2017

Oxford Handbook of Country Music

The Oxford Handbook of Country Music

Editor: Travis Stimeling

Oxford University Press, England, 2017


Fifty Cents and a Box Top

Fifty Cents and a Box Top: The Creative Life of Nashville Session Musician Charlie McCoy 

Travis Stimeling and Charlie McCoy

West Virginia University Press, 2017

Virtuoso Flutist

The Virtuosic Flutist, Brilliant Studies for the Next Step and Beyond

Nina Assimakopoulos

Vayū Press, 2017

Country Boys and Redneck Women
Country Boys and Redneck Women: New Essays in Gender and Country Music

Editors: Diane Pecknold and Kristine McCusker 

Chapter, “Taylor Swift’s ‘Pitch Problem’ and the Place of Adolescent Girls in Country Music.”

Author: Travis Stimeling

Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2016

Master Singers

Master Singers: Advice from the Stage

Donald George and Lucy Mauro

Oxford University Press, 2015

Current Directions in Ecomusicology

Current Directions in Ecomusicology: Music, Nature, Environment 

Chapter, “Music, Television Advertising, and the Green Positioning of the Global Energy Industry”

Authored: Travis Stimeling

Editors: Kevin Dawe and Aaron S. Allen

Routledge, London, 2015

Qui musicam

Qui musicam in se habet: Studies in Honor of Alejandro Planchart

Editors: Anna Zayaruznaya and Bonnie Blackburn

Chapter, "New Light on Recruiting Singers during the Papal Schism: A Letter from Pope Urban VI”

Author: Evan MacCarthy 

American Institute of Musicology, 2015

Fifteenth Century Music

The Cambridge History of Fifteenth-Century Music

Editors: Anna Busse and Jesse Rodin

Chapter, "Transformations in Music Theory and Music Treatises”

Author: Evan MacCarthy

Cambridge University Press, 2015

The Country Music Reader

The Country Music Reader

Travis Stimeling

New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014

Beyond Ars Nova

Beyond 50 Years of Ars Nova Studies at Certaldo, 1959-2009 (L'Ars Nova Italiana del Trecento, vol. 8)

Editors: Marco Gozzi and Agostino Ziino

Chapter, "The Sources and Early Readers of Ugolino of Orvieto's Declaratio Musice Discipline”

Author: Evan MacCarthy

Libreria Musicale Italiana, Lucca, Italy, 2014

Renaissance Then

Renaissance Then and Now: Danza, Musica e Teatro per un nuovo Rinascimento

Editors: Stefano Baldassarri and Evan MacCarthy

Chapter, "'This is another and greater subject': Leonardo Bruni on music”

Author: Evan MacCarthy

ETS Edizioni, Pisa, Italy, 2014

Collective Writings

The Collected Writings of Theron McClure (Morris, 2013)

Editor: Andrew Kohn

Renaissance Studies

Renaissance Studies in Honor of Joseph Connors

Editors: Louis Waldman and Machtelt Israëls

Chapter, "Giacomo Paladini: A Professional Singer and Bishop in Fifteenth-Century Italy”

Author: Evan MacCarthy

Harvard University Press, 2013


The Organ in the Academy

Editors: Thomas F. Kelly and Lesley Bannatyne

Chapter, “Teaching from the Organ Bench: Nineteenth-Century Origins of Harvard’s Music Curriculum”

Author: Evan MacCarthy

Harvard University Department of Music, 2013

Sounds of Emerging

The Sounds of Emerging Literacy: Music-based Applications to Facilitate Pre-Reading & Writing Skills in Early Intervention

Dena Register and J. Standley

American Music Therapy Association, 2012

Sacred Spaces

Sacred Spaces: Building and Remembering Sites of Worship in the 19th Century (College of the Holy Cross and American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, January 30-April 14, 2002

Editors: Virginia Raguin and Mary Ann Powers

Chapter, "Exhibition Entries in Sacred Spaces"

Author: Evan MacCarthy

Oxford University Press, England, 2012

Cosmic Cowboys

Cosmic Cowboys and New Hicks: The Countercultural Sounds of Austin’s Progressive Country Music Scene

Travis Stimeling

New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011

Essential Keyboard Duets

Essential Keyboard Duets, Vol. 5

Lucy Mauro and Scott Beard

Alfred Publishing, 2011

Essential Two Piano

Essential Two-Piano Repertoire

Lucy Mauro and Scott Beard

Shanghai Music Publishing House, China, 2010 
Alfred Publishing, 2004

Essential Piano Trios

Essential Keyboard Trios

Lucy Mauro and Scott Beard

Alfred Publishing, 2009

Essential Piano Duets 4

Essential Keyboard Duets, Vol. 4

Lucy Mauro and Scott Beard

Alfred Publishing,  2009


The following list includes WVU School of Music faculty's work on commercially released recordings. It does not include complete recording information for each album.

Fancy Colors

Fancy Colors: Electroacoustic Music by David Taddie

David Taddie, composer

Parma, 2018


Solomon Rosowsky: Chamber Music and Yiddish Songs

Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival

George Willis, percussion

Toccata Records, 2018


Mountaineer Fife and Drums

George Willis, director

Released by Mon Hills Records, 2017

Birifor Bori

Birifor Bori: Bori Music of Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire

Michael Vercelli, percussion; Mark Benincosa, engineer

GCIA Collective, 2017

Long Time

Long Time on This Mountain: The Songs of Shirley Stewart Burns

Travis Stimeling, producer

Laurel Fork Music, 2017


Joel Engel: Chamber Music and Folksongs

Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival

George Willis, percussion

Toccata Records, 2017


Leonard Bernstein: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
John Weigand, clarinet
American Classics, 2017


Torrent: Wet Ink Ensemble

Michael Ibrahim, saxophone

Sound American, 2017


Mademoiselle:  The Music of Nadia Boulanger

Lucy Mauro, piano/producer; Mark Benincosa, engineer

Delos, 2016



Mikylah Myers, violin; David Taddie, composer; Mark Benincosa, engineer

Parma, 2016

Taddie Rift

A Rift in Time

David Taddie, composer

SEAMUS Records, 2016

Blank Bass

Allan Blank: Works with Contrabass

Andrew Kohn, contrabass; Michael Ibrahim, saxophone; Mark Benincosa, engineer

Self-released, 2016


Flammen; Christophorus, einer Vision einer Oper

Robert Chafin, voice

CPO, 2016


Vayu: Multicultural Music for Solo Flute from the Twenty-First Century

Nina Assimakopoulos, flute

Amp Records, 2015

Joyful Jazz

Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra Christmas

Keith Jackson, trombone

Manchester Craftman’s Guild, 2015

McAuliffe Return

Return to Old Ireland:  Music of Mary McAuliffe

Lucy Mauro, piano; Mikylah Myers, violin; Nina Assimakopoulos, flute; Cynthia Anderson, oboe; Andrea Houde, viola; John Winkler, trumpet; Keith Jackson, trombone; Michael Ibrahim, saxophone; Mark Benincosa, engineer -- Delos, 2015

Soviet Sax

Soviet Music for Saxophone and Piano

Michael Ibrahim, saxophone; Peter Amstutz, piano; Mark Benincosa, engineer

Teal Creek Music, 2015

Black Hole Zion

Blood Nebula

Black Hole Zion

Mark Benincosa, composer

Self-released, 2015


Rushes by Michael Gordon

Rushes Ensemble

Lynn Hileman, bassoon

Renssalear Polytechnic Institute’ Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, 2014


Waltzes Live at the Village at Heritage Point

Michael Ibrahim, saxophone; Peter Amstutz, piano; Mark Benincosa, engineer

Teal Creek Music, 2014

Lang Unforgetting Skies

From the Unforgetting Skies: The Piano Music of Margaret Ruthven Lang 

Lucy Mauro, piano; Mark Benincosa, producer/engineer

Delos, 2013

Distances Within Me

Distances Within Me

Michael Ibrahim, saxophone; Peter Amstutz, piano; Mark Benincosa, engineer

Teal Creek Music, 2013

New Love

New Love Music Rise:Selected Songs of Margaret Ruthven Lang, Volume II 

Lucy Mauro, piano; Mark Benincosa, producer/engineer

Delos, 2012

Komm mit mir

Komm mit mir!  Come with Me!  Romantic Songs of Mathilde von Kralik

Lucy Mauro, piano; Mark Benincosa, producer/engineer

Delos, 2012

Solo Sax


Michael Ibrahim, saxophone

Omninova, 2012

French Music for Saxophone

French Music for Saxophone and Piano

Michael Ibrahim, saxophone; Mark Benincosa, producer/engineer
Cala Records, 2012

Blank Song

Song Cycles with Double Bass and Piano

Andrew Kohn, double bass; Mark Benincosa, producer/engineer

Albany, 2012

Lang Love

Love is Everywhere: Selected Songs of Margaret Ruthven Lang, Volume I

Lucy Mauro, piano

Delos, 2011

Swing Low

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

American Spiritual Ensemble

Hope and William Koehler, voice

DBH Sound, 2011

Mincek Tilt

Alex Mincek, lift - tilt - flter - split

Michael Ibrahim, saxophone

Carrier Recordings, 2010

Mahler 3

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 3

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

George Willis, percussion

Exton, 2010