The College Music Society’s Sourcebooks in American Music series is dedicated to landmark compositions and creative performances. The series demonstrates the remarkable scope of musical expression in the United States. Prepared by recognized scholars and directed to students, teachers, and interested readers in other disciplines, these sourcebooks serve as summaries of past scholarship, identift materials for further study, and offer fresh historical and critical assessments.
Proposals, in a single MS Word .doc or .docx file, should include:
- Introduction (including a clear description of the purpose and method of data collection)
- Table of contents
- Chapter outlines
- Letter of intent that highlights the author’s knowledge and suitability for writing the monograph
The Editorial Board of the Sourcebooks in American Music series will review the proposal. If the proposal is approved, the author will be asked to complete and submit the book manuscript. Once the book manuscript is received, the Editorial Board (along with optional external reviewers when necessary) will review it for acceptance and recommendation for publication.
Proposals and questions concerning the series may be directed to: