Anna Nekola

Anna Nekola
Canadian Mennonite University · Department of Music

Doctor of Philosophy


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Publications (13)
In the 1950s, Omnibus, a US television variety show sponsored by the Ford Foundation, provided US viewers with their first encounters with classical music and dance from Japan and India and folk traditions from Yugoslavia. Omnibus was an important part of a popularization of world music and dance as part of a greater arts and cultural literacy camp...
Congregational music can be an act of praise, a vehicle for theology, an action of embodied community, as well as a means to a divine encounter. This multidisciplinary anthology approaches congregational music as media in the widest sense - as a multivalent communication action with technological, commercial, political, ideological and theological...
Scholarship on the moral panics around rock music has long focused on racial fears and anxieties about a youth culture that might escape societal control, but little serious attention has been paid to the conservative Christian anti-rock discourse that surfaced publicly in the United States in the 1960s. This article addresses that gap by situating...
This compendium of oboist Robert Bloom's life and pedagogy provides an interesting glimpse into American music-making in the twentieth century as it tells the story of Bloom's career as a noted performer, creative composer, and teacher who influenced scores of oboists. Aptly titled, the book illustrates the experience of a "working musician," provi...
In 1956 entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr., attempted to organize the music industry in a campaign against juvenile delinquency, using musical public service announcements to encourage teens to stay on the right side of the law. Although popular with the public and some industry insiders, Davis's idea failed, officially because of opposition from the Rec...


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