Monday, 19 April 2010

CFP: OPERA America (journal submission)


OPERA America invites submissions to the North American Opera Journal, a new peer-reviewed, semi-annual online journal for scholarship about North American opera that features high-quality research with multimedia elements. The Journal is the first to support scholarly work specific to the field of opera in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Submissions are invited from all scholars regardless of nationality or academic affiliation. Although length of submissions should not exceed 8,000 words plus other media, more concise articles are welcomed.

While the journal will cover all aspects of opera production in North America, topics should be centered on composition and performance histories of North American operas. The Journal will be targeted at readers interested in musicological and historical issues, and singers and other professionals involved in opera production. Articles may engage in issues of: history, aesthetics, cultural/interdisciplinary studies, business of opera, music and libretto composition, production, reception history and performance practice.

Consulting editor of the Journal is Michael Pisani, professor of music, Vassar College. The review committee consists currently of Ralph P. Locke, professor of musicology, Eastman School of Music; John Dizikes, author of Opera in America and professor emeritus, University of California, Santa Cruz; Elise K. Kirk, author of American Opera; Michael McKelvey, associate professor and coordinator of music, St. Edward's University; Howard Pollack, professor of music, University of Houston; and Sean David Cooper, assistant professor of voice, Bowling Green State University.

The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2010. Submissions should be sent via e-mail attachment to Education at in Microsoft Word format with minimal formatting. Supplemental materials can be sent to the attention of Evan Wildstein, OPERA America, 330 Seventh Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

More information can be found at

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