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Call for Manuscripts

The University of Rochester Press launched the Eastman Studies in Music series in May 1994 with the publication of its first title—a revised edition in hardback and paperback of The Poetic Debussy: A Collection of His Song Texts and Selected Letters, by Margaret G. Cobb. With nearly one hundred titles in print and more new titles and paperback reprints scheduled for publication in the coming year, Eastman Studies in Music is a well-established endeavor committed to publishing quality titles in music scholarship.

The Editorial Board of this series, consisting of distinguished scholars from the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music as well as several other major institutions, is devoted to seeking out manuscripts that deal with music in a variety of challenging ways, whether new or traditional. The editors seek a mix of titles and formats, ranging from studies by a single author to symposia treating a given repertoire or aspect of music from differing points of view.

Topics may lie in any area of musicology, broadly defined to include ethnomusicology, music theory, and other specialties. The editors are particularly interested in projects that bear upon the following: historical performance, interpretive traditions, analysis and performance, history of theory, speculative theory, twentieth-century music, American music and its many strands, and the social, anthropological, aesthetic, and critical contexts that have impinged on composing, music-making, and listening in various places and times (including the present). This list, we stress, is meant only to encourage certain kinds of submissions, not to exclude thoughtful and challenging work of other sorts. 

To submit an appropriate project for consideration, please send a formal proposal or prospectus to the Series Editor, Ralph Locke. The proposal should include: 1) a brief but detailed synopsis of the work, outlining its intended contribution to the existing literature; 2) an abstract of 300 words or less, summarizing the work’s content; 3) a complete Table of Contents and one or two sample chapters; 4) an updated CV

Series Editor

The University of Rochester Press also publishes the Eastman/Rochester Studies in Ethnomusicology series under the editorship of Ellen Koskoff. Authors who may be unsure which of the two series might be more appropriate for their manuscript are encouraged to contact Ellen Koskoff (ekoskoff@esm.rochester.edu) and/or Ralph Locke (rlocke@esm.rochester.edu).

Ralph Locke
Professor of Musicology
Eastman School of Music
University of Rochester
26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY  14604-2599
rlocke@esm.rochester.edu

Editorial Board

William Caplin (McGill University), Sarah Fuller (SUNY at Stony Brook), Patrick Macey (Eastman School of Music), Robert Wason (Eastman School of Music), Bonnie Wade (University of California, Berkeley), Roger Freitas (Eastman School of Music)