Call for Proposals: CMS Series in Emerging Fields in Music
The CMS SERIES IN EMERGING FIELDS IN MUSIC, published by Routledge, consists of concise monographs that help the profession re-imagine how we must prepare 21st Century Musicians. Shifting cultural landscapes, emerging technologies, and a changing profession in-and-out of the academy demand that we re-examine our relationships with audiences, leverage our art to strengthen the communities in which we live and work, equip our students to think and act as artist-entrepreneurs, explore the limitless (and sometimes limiting) role technology plays in the life of a musician, revisit our very assumptions about what artistic excellence means and how personal creativity must be repositioned at the center of this definition, and share best practices and our own stories of successes and failures when leading institutional change.
These short-form books (25,000-50,000 words) can be either single-authored works, or contributed volumes comprised of 3 or 4 essays on related topics. The books should prove useful for emerging musicians inventing the future they hope to inhabit, faculty rethinking the courses they teach and how they teach them, and administrators guiding curricular innovation and rebranding institutional identity.
The series welcomes new proposals.
Topics of particular interest include (but are not limited to):
innovating the ways in which we engage audiences from the stage, within our communities, and across digital platforms;
crafting initiatives that highlight the healing powers of music, with special attention to those at the margins;
developing practices that prepare students to embrace the mind-sets and skill-sets of the artist-entrepreneur;
tapping best-practices afforded by new technologies;
developing arts advocacy as a core competency of artists;
refocusing curiosity, creativity, and collaboration at the heart of all that we do;
leading meaningful institutional change at a time of uncertainty and promise.