Call for Papers - American Choral Review

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The American Choral Review (ACR) is a biannual journal exploring choral repertoire and issues of performance practice pertaining to music of all periods, as well as commenting on recent scores, recordings, books, and performances. The ACR strives to make recent research more widely known to conductors, and to bring great as well as lesser-known repertoire to the attention of the choral community at large.

Call for Papers - Deadline: May 30, 2018

The American Choral Review, a peer-reviewed journal with a highly focused readership is in search of research papers and reviews of significant concerts, conferences, new scores, books, and films pertaining to choral music. ACR is viewed by thousands of researchers through the EBSCO digital platform at libraries across the country, as well as by Chorus America’s membership.

Upcoming topics include a comparison of recent completions of Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, K. 427 by Frieder Bernius and Dr. Uwe Wolf (Carus) and Levin (Carus), a review of the new Robert Shaw documentary, a review of the Bach Collegium Japan’s new Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis recording, and an interview with Ben Zander on his new release of Beethoven’s Ninth, based on his study of a manuscript in the British Library for the London premiere.

Submission guidelines

  1. Submissions are encouraged for articles in the range of 4,000 words, and should be e-mailed directly to Timothy Newton, Editor at acr@chorusamerica.org.
  2. Articles should be submitted electronically as MS Word files, double-spaced, with margins of 1-1.5 inches. Footnotes and citations should follow the guidelines set forth in The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions for all musical examples and figures, which must be submitted as JPEG files (minimum 1200 dpi).
  3. To allow for blind review by the ACR Editorial Board, manuscripts should not contain any identifying marks. Name, address and contact information for the author should be contained in the body of the submission e-mail only.
  4. Articles are reviewed as received. Authors should expect a response within four weeks of submission.

Ideas for reviews of scores, recordings, books and performances are welcome at any time, and should also be e-mailed directly to the Editor.

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