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Contemporary Music Making and Learning

Series editors: Gareth Dylan Smith and Bryan Powell

Contemporary Music Making and Learning focuses on current approaches to music making and learning, with particular emphasis on the perspectives, practices, purposes and places of the people involved. This book series aims to shed light on established and emerging contemporary practices in music creation and music education, and we anticipate that books in the series will come from a wide range of authors and editors representing and discussing a breadth and depth of traditions converging in and around contemporary music education praxis.

The series editors are Gareth Dylan Smith and Bryan Powell, who edit Intellect’s Journal of Popular Music Education. For this series, they invite proposals for monographs and edited collections – of a variety of lengths – that emphasize or combine practical, theoretical, philosophical, empirical and interdisciplinary approaches to music making and learning. The book series aims to draw authors, editors and audiences from among the music education profession throughout the anglophone world, as well as from related fields including popular music studies, ethnomusicology, sociology of music, community music, musical theatre and music therapy. While this a scholarly book series, submissions are especially encouraged from authorial and editorial teams that include musicians, teachers and music leaders with real-world experience and understanding, who may not ordinarily write for an academic audience.

 

Contributions to the Contemporary Music Making and Learning book series should be:

  • Relevant to others who make, teach, study or consume music;
  • Clearly and deeply situated and contextualized in current scholarly debate in music studies (e.g.., music education, ethnomusicology, music technology);
  • Readable, including clarity of organization, and prose that is engaging and compelling;
  • Clear in terms of an arc and thesis, or (in the case of edited books) a coherently organized set of ideas throughout the book;
  • Timely: books in this series should engage with pressing contemporary issues and topics;
  • Respectfully challenging or provocative to prevailing professional norms.

 

Contributions to the Contemporary Music Making and Learning book series could also be:

  • Radical, cutting edge, particularly in terms of scholarly approach or methods;
  • Intensely personal;
  • Interdisciplinary;
  • Cross-cultural;
  • Deeply critical.

 

For more information about the series or to submit a proposal please contact the series editors:

Gareth Dylan Smith (gdsmith@bu.edu) and Bryan Powell (powellb@montclair.edu).

To propose a manuscript please send a completed Author/Editor Questionnaire. The form can be downloaded from Publish with Us page. 

 

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