What people are saying about Beyond the Common Practice:

This is a book we have been waiting for. Thanks to the author's broad coverage, wide experience, and intelligent, humane approach, Beyond the Common Practice effectively addresses the shared needs of performers, conductors, and composers. No text has attempted this before, and it would be hard to imagine a better approach. The range of topics and examples is ideally chosen. My students will benefit enormously.

~ Steven Stucky, Pulitzer-prize winning composer and Given Foundation Professor of Composition,
Cornell University.

Beyond the Common Practice is a must-read for any new performer or enthusiast of contemporary music... an engaging and informative guide through compositions of our time!  Frank has done a wonderfully complete job of covering the subject, the explanations are very clear and informative, and the musical examples are terrific. I like the activities and suggestions for the performers. This would definitely be of great interest to our audiences, and I will most certainly have a copy for my own library.  

~ Maria Schleuning, violinist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and
Music Director of Grammy-nominated Voices of Change Modern Music Ensemble.

Robert Frank's Beyond the Common Practice is a welcome resource, providing a useful introduction of contemporary music to performer, composer, and audience member alike.
~ David Dzubay, composer, Chair of the Composition Department, and Director of the
New Music Ensemble at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.