Seeking Editor for Music Business & Industry

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The College Music Symposium: Seeking Editor for Music Business & Industry

The College Music Symposium is accepting applications for the Music Business and Industry Component Editor. We seek engaged candidates who want to generate dialogue and help share forward-looking knowledge. Positions are for three years and are unpaid.

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, as well as 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 contemporary bent, through issuing publications that deal with a variety of topics relating to the wide-ranging academic disciplines and interests of today’s College Music Society members.

Music Business and Industry Editor (MBI).  MBI is an important Component that serves as a bridge between music in higher academe and the Music Industry. The goal is to expose the college music readership to issues and processes of the greater market. In that endeavor MBI offerings can be presented in a variety of ways, from formal articles, to focused essays, or blogs, or expounded announcements. MBI publications can cover a myriad of topics including ever-changing roles and terms new to music in industry or academe; important technologies and style trends; legal issues; business practices for entrepreneurs; new instruments; analysis of new or modified educational programs; new career opportunities and trajectories. The MBI Editor will form a Board that will help the Editor pinpoint important concepts and locate authors--or board members themselves may write essays or articles. The MBI Editor is expected to actively encourage submissions, will oversee the anonymous peer-review process, and edit the final article according to Symposium guidelines following timelines. 

To be considered for a position, please click this link to apply. Applicants will be asked to include a curriculum vitae along with a brief letter of interest that highlights qualifications.

For questions, email Dr. Lisa Urkevich, General Editor, College Music Symposium, [email protected]

Deadline: 15 September 2023