Saturday, 31 January 2009
MUSIC EDUCATION IN THE CARIBBEAN AND LATIN AMERICA: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE
CALL FOR CHAPTERS
Raymond Torres-Santos, Ph.D., General Editor
Professor of Music
William Paterson University
New Jersey, USA
OBJECTIVE OF THIS BOOK
The music of the Caribbean and Latin America has thrived for over five hundred years. While influential worldwide, this music has also been open to influence over time by pre-Columbian, European, African, and other techniques, approaches, and materials. Latin American and Caribbean countries share some musical characteristics, but there are many styles, musical systems, instruments, and forms unique to individual countries.
Music education also shares common characteristics worldwide, yet music education systems, whether formal or informal, are unique from place to place around the world. Music Education in the Caribbean and Latin America will feature music education in fifteen Caribbean islands and Latin American countries. The islands and countries represented will be: Central America - San Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Mexico South America: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, and Argentina Caribbean - Cuba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico The book is scheduled to be published by MENC: The National Association for Music Education, USA (www.menc.org) in 2010.
AT THIS POINT WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES AND ISLANDS:
Central America - San Salvador, Costa Rica and Mexico
South America - Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru Chile and Uruguay
Caribbean - Cuba
The target audience for this book includes professors, educators, researchers, and students of music education. It will be marketed to academic libraries, multicultural educators, and music education departments and societies in the United States, as well as similar organizations in South America, the Caribbean, and throughout the world.
POSSIBLE TOPICS TO ADDRESSED IN THE CHAPTER
Topics to be addressed in each chapter may include: the early days, music education in Roman Catholic education/convents, Protestant education, public school/music in the schools, cultural life, music in the community, teacher training, private teaching, conservatory, and other institutions, music in university/higher education, instrumental and vocal music, festivals and competitions, teacher education and curriculum development, and professional organizations.
• 18-24 double-spaced, typewritten pages approximately 4500-6000 words maximum
• MS Word, Times Roman, 12-pt.
• Publishers’ formatting guidelines to be provided
• MSWord files as attachments or on CD
• Separate files for proposed graphs or tables
• Manuscript may be written in Spanish, translation into English may be provided, although preference will be given to chapters in English.
Note: If your manuscript comes in too long, you will be asked to cut it down in order to balance with the other chapters. As general editor, Dr. Torres-Santos will ensure the chapters are based on sound scholarship written in a style accessible to upper-level music education students and other educated adults, including native Spanish-speakers who have English as a second language.
Manuscript Review & Submission
Inquiries accepted until: Feb 1, 2009
Proposals (2-3 pages clearly explaining the chapters mission and concerns) accepted until: March 1, 2009
Manuscript deadline: April 1, 2009
Acceptance notifications sent: May 1, 2009
First draft deadline: April 1, 2008
Review deadline: June 1, 2009
Final chapters due: July 1, 2009
Publication expected: 2010
Please direct inquiries to:
Raymond Torres-Santos, Ph. D.
College of the Arts and Communication
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road, Wayne, New Jersey 07470-2103
Tel. (973) 720-2232 / Fax (973) 720-2936