Symposium Journal: Call for Review Editors

The College Music Symposium is accepting applications for a Book Review Editor and a Technology/Online Resource Review Editor.

The College Music Symposium: Journal of the College Music Society is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes research, comprehensive review articles, forum essays, and individual reviews, including those of books, film/video, audio, technologies and online resources, and select performances and lectures.

The Symposium, which was first issued in 1961, was established with a unique purpose not duplicated elsewhere: it was a “different sort of scholarly journal…a provocative publication that…cut across lines of specialization” (McCorkle Symposium 1961). The present journal maintains this comprehensive vision, with a modern bent, through issuing publications that deal with a variety of topics relating to the wide-ranging academic disciplines and interests of College Music Society members.

 

 

The Book Review Editor will solicit at least ten books per year, locate and assign specialist reviewers, and coordinate with authors/publishers so that reviewers have access to materials. The Book Review Editor will guide reviewers through the submission and preparation process for publication and will edit final reviews according to Symposium guidelines. At times the Book Review Editor may be asked to coordinate and edit Comprehensive Review Articles (i.e, scholarly articles that synthesize key points of several books or methodologies).

The Technology/Online Resource Review Editor will solicit at least twelve technologies or online resources per year. These might include Apps, software, electronic equipment, digital repositories (e.g. songster.com) and online educational platforms, including both university and for-profit courses (e.g., masterclass.com). He/she will locate and assign specialist reviewers and coordinate with concerned companies or institutions so that reviewers have access to material. The Tech/Online Review Editor will guide reviewers through the submission and preparation process and will edit final reviews according to Symposium guidelines. As with the Book Review Editor, at times the Technology/Online Resource Review Editor may be asked to coordinate and edit Comprehensive Review Articles, especially those pertaining to methodologies.

All Editors must be CMS Members in good standing. Appointments are for three years.

To be considered for either of the positions, please send a curriculum vitae along with a 1-2 page letter of interest that highlights one’s qualifications to: Lisa Urkevich, General Editor, College Music Symposium, and .

Deadline: 15 April 2018