Monday, 12 January 2009

CFP voiceXchange (Journal) (University of Chicago)


voiceXchange invites original submissions that address this or a related theme for its upcoming special issue, entitled “OFFICIAL MUSICS.”

Musical practices and experiences are often deeply enmeshed in social institutions and conventions, shaped by formal, ideological, pedagogical, political, religious, and other regulatory entities. Such contexts­whether explicit or implicit­can both offer musical participants special privileges and constrain musical agency. Within these "official" discourses, institutions, and practices, hierarchies can dictate unequally beneficial relationships, both ascribed upon and inscribed within musical activity.

What might it mean for musical experiences, genres, histories, practices, theories, and works to operate within degrees of officiality?

We welcome work from varied academic perspectives, including but not limited to ethnomusicology, historical musicology, music theory, music cognition, popular music studies, music education, and the philosophy of music. Submissions from graduate students and junior scholars are particularly encouraged, as is work with multimedia elements that are unsuited to traditional print publication.

voiceXchange is a peer-reviewed online journal, published semiannually by graduate students in the University of Chicago’s Department of Music. The journal is committed to original scholarship on music, providing a forum for intellectual interchange across fields, generations, and nations.

Electronic submissions must be preceded by a cover page with title and contact information, and must include an abstract of 200 words or fewer. Submissions should follow guidelines set forth in the Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition), and should have a maximum word count of 10,000 words (including bibliographic information). Please send all submissions and inquiries to the editorial board, at voicexchange at

Submissions will be accepted through January 15, 2009.

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