Books and Monographs is a newly constituted initiative stemming from the Board of Director’s reorganization of the publications of The College Music Society. College Music Symposium now presents online for immediate access scholarly articles, forums, compositions, and performances on a variety of topics to musicians and the public. Books and Monographs continues the Society long tradition of service in print format.
In the near term, Books and Monographs will continue to raise the quality, profile, and visibility of the Society’s scholarly publications. The scholarly pursuits of Society members have been well served by three existing book series:
- Cultural Expressions in Music
- Monographs and Bibliographies in American Music
- Sourcebooks in American Music
The Directory of Music Faculties in Colleges and Universities, U.S. and Canada also falls under the purview of this committee.
Recent volumes such as The Amores of John Cage; Vitalizing Music History Teaching; Phil Trajetta (1777-1854): Patriot, Immigrant, Musician; Korean Women Composers and Their Music; and Lotte Lehmann in America: Her Legacy as Artist Teacher illustrate the inspiring array of research interests held by CMS authors.
The Books and Monographs initiative also seeks to develop publications in innovative and flexible formats that make best use of current technologies and changing needs. In the future, we hope to capitalize on the potential of digital publication as a complement to traditional print, a shift in publication format responsive to consumer demand and library acquisition and collection building.
Finally, the Committee on Books and Monographs invites the full CMS membership to peruse the Society’s publication series and investigate in depth one (or more) of the many fascinating topics. Proposals to the series editors are always welcome. By clicking on the links to the left you may for each series explore what it entails, enjoy a message from the Editor, review the Call for Propoasl, and submit your proposal for consideration.
We invite all members of the Society to submit their best work for consideration by for the CMS series. By sharing our best work, we we can serve music teaching and learning throughout the world.
Books and Monographs Committee
Northern Arizona University
School of Music
PO Box 6040
Flagstaff AZ 86011-6040