David Warren Steel

Since 2015 I am retired from full-time teaching at the University of Mississippi, where I taught courses in music history, ethnomusicology and applied organ and harpsichord. My wife Anne is also retired from teaching Latin at Oxford Middle School in Oxford, Mississippi. We both enjoy Sacred Harp singing, as you can see from this YouTube clip. I attended Harvard College and the University of Michigan. I perform with the “Mockingbird” early music ensemble. My book The Makers of the Sacred Harp was published in 2010 by University of Illinois Press. Other books include an edition of the collected works of American composer Daniel Belknap (1771-1818) from Garland Publications and an edition of the works of Stephen Jenks (1772-1856), published by A-R Editions in 1995. My organ CD Baroque Pearls was issued on Centaur Records. You can find information about my publications, research, and other activities in my curriculum vitae.

For twenty-one years I created and maintained a web site for the Department of Music at the University of Mississippi. I continue to maintain a web site for Sacred Harp singing. You’re welcome to enjoy some of my favorite net-spots.

My Corner of the Web

Favorite Links

Fasola home page
IMSLP, Sharing the world's public domain music.
Early Music America
Instituto de Órganos Históricos de Oaxaca (IOHIO)
Folkstreams, American roots documentaries
Dust to Digital, "the authentic digital universe"
Local and regional
City of Oxford home page
Oxford, MS weather forecast (Google)
Visit Oxford (tourism)
First Regional Library
United Way of Oxford & Lafayette County
Yoknapatawpha Arts Council
University of Mississippi Museum
Burns-Belfry Museum and Multicultural Center
Bike Ole Miss (and Oxford)
Square Books, Oxford’s independent bookseller
William Faulkner on the Web (John B. Padgett)
Yoknapatawpha Press, works by southern writers
Oxford Community Market, open year-round
Midtown Farmers Market, open May to October
Fat Possum Records, "We're trying our best"
Thacker Mountain Radio, live weekly music and literary variety show
Living Blues magazine
Southern Spaces, a journal of the U.S. South
Mississippi Public Broadcasting online (MPB)
MPB Think Radio and Music Radio listen live
The Local Voice, events and entertainment biweekly
The Oxford Eagle, semiweekly newspaper
The Daily Mississippian, Ole Miss student newspaper
A few local blogs
Mississippi Today, nonpartisan Mississippi news
Mississippi Free Press, solutions journalism
Oxford, Mississippi blog
John T. Edge on Southern food
Oxford Artists Guild
The End of All Music
The Crime Scene (interactive fiction from Tom Arriola)
Google search
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Epicurious, for people who love to eat
Library of Congress
National Public Radio
The Jargon File
Warren Steel (mudws@olemiss.edu)

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