Trax on the Trail: An Interactive Campaign Music Website for Educators, Scholars, and the Public

Trax on the Trail: 2020

Founded in 2015, Trax on the Trail is a website where scholars, educators, journalists, students, and the general public can learn about American presidential campaign music and gain insight into how sound participates in forming candidate identity. Our interdisciplinary team includes academic experts from the fields of political science, musicology, sociology, history, communications, and ethnomusicology, as well as industry professionals and students. 


Check out Benjamin Schoening and Eric Kasper's edited collection on the 2016 campaign: You Shook Me All Campaign Long: Music in the 2016 Presidential Election and Beyond
Need to see a complete list of our site contents from 2016? Click here!
Trax Contributors' Recent Publications on the 2016 Campaign
What is Trax on the Trail? Check out our 2016 promo video!
Want to learn more about campaign music? Check out this digital lecture: Songs in the Key of President C: A Short History of Music on the Campaign Trail
Trax on the Trail featured in the Georgia College State of the University Address!
**The opinions expressed on Trax on the Trail are strictly those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Georgia College.**


Latest Sound Trax

Rebecca Pronsky, Sarah Griffin, Dana Gorzelany-Mostak
Nicholas Phillips, interviewed by Sarah Griffin (with Dana Gorzelany-Mostak)