My purpose in making a study of music criticism in Utah is to realize a reliable historical account of criticism as expressed by means of journals and the growth of music within the state. This study, it is granted, is not a complete history of music in Utah. It merely treats one phase of a yet unwritten history.
A secondary interest is to defend the assertion that Utah has had music criticism and not to eulogize or deride the music pioneers of the state. It may also impress the need of constructive criticism to insure the stimulus and incentive necessary to the continued growth of any music center or organization.
The scope of the study includes Utah's history of music criticism from the first years of settlement until 1933. Any mistakes, ommissions, or ambiguities contained herein are unrealized by the author.
College and Department
Fine Arts and Communications; Music
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hansen, Basil, "An Historic Account of Music Criticism and Music Critics in Utah" (1933). Theses and Dissertations. 4753.
Utah, music, criticism, history