Jeff Ousborne


"I've taught composition courses focused on music for many years, and this is by far the most comprehensive and useful text on the subject that I've encountered....An engaging, stimulating collection."
Jay Udall, Nicholls State University

"We are long overdue for a composition reader that focuses on music. Thank you for putting together these thoughtful pieces to inspire student participation and depth in writing."
Cheryl Cardoza, Truckee Meadows Community College

"This is one of the best composition readers that I've seen, particularly on a subject that demands current and relevant readings like pop culture."
—Timothy Hayes, Auburn University

"I didn't really see any other options that provided near the overview of pop culture issues as this book."
–Heather Hollandsworth, Radford University

"This anthology does what I need a freshman comp anthology to do: provide a good range of thought-provoking essays to serve as leaping-off points for my students' own arguments as well as models of cogent writing. This is my third semester, and it just keeps working."
—Tim Melnarik, Pasadena City College

"The readings are current and relevant. They vary in topic, length and difficulty. The price is right."
– Nancy Veiga, Sonoma State University

Jeff Ousborne