David Warren Steel

I recently 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 recently 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
Ethnomusicology Online
Early Music Links (ClassicalNet)
Early Music America
Instituto de Órganos Históricos de Oaxaca (IOHIO)
Folkstreams, American roots documentaries
Local interest
City of Oxford home page
Oxford City Guide
Oxford, MS weather forecast (Weather Underground)
Oxford at Wikitravel
Yoknapatawpha Arts Council
Biking Oxford
Square Books, Oxford’s independent bookseller
William Faulkner on the Web (John B. Padgett)
Yoknapatawpha Press, works by southern writers
Midtown Farmers Market
Oxford City Market
Fat Possum Records, "We're trying our best"
Hill Country Records
Thacker Mountain Radio, live weekly music and literary variety show
Honest Tune, the southern journal of jam
Living Blues magazine
Highway 61 Radio
MPB Radio listen live
The Oxford Eagle daily newspaper
Oxford Citizen semiweekly
A few local blogs
HottyToddy.com, Experience the South
John T. Edge on Southern food
Oxford Artists Guild
The End of All Music
Music in the Hall local video archive (Daniel Morrow)
The Crime Scene (interactive fiction from Tom Arriola)
Google search
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Epicurious, for people who love to eat
Library of Congress
Berkeley Digital Library
National Public Radio
The Jargon File
Spam Primer (Randy Cassingham)
The Leland Report, news from the “little finger”
Warren Steel (mudws@olemiss.edu)

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