Publication: Music Library Association. Notes
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Language: English
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ISSN: 00274380
Journal code: PMUN

This semiannual column selectively lists newly issued periodicals; describes their objectives, formats, and contents; and provides information about special issues, title and format changes, mergers, and cessations. The following resources were frequently consulted when assembling this column: International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP; http://www, Music Index (MI;, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, (RILM;, OCLC Worldcat and Ulrich's Periodical Directory ( All Web sites were accessed on 23 September 2011 unless otherwise specified.


Studies in Musical Theatre. Edited by Dominic Symonds and George Burrows. Intellect, Ltd. Three issues per year. Vol. 5, issue 1 (March 2011). ISSN 1750-3159 (print); ISSN 1750-3167 (online). Print and online format (PDF). Access: /view-Journal,id=119/. Subscription or inquiries: Turpin Distribution, The Bleachery, 143 West Street, New Milford, CT 06776. E-mail: $65 individuals (print); $350 institutions (print and online); $290 institutions (online only).

Studies in Musical Theatre describes itself as the first academic periodical in the discipline and provides a much needed platform in the scholarly community. This fully peer-reviewed journal began its run in 2007 and continues to publish three volumes annually. Although typically edited by founders Dominic Symonds and George Burrows of the University of Portsmouth, Great Britain, guest editors are also employed, speaking to the journal's spirit of collaboration, a trait typical of musical theater itself. The most recent volume (volume 5, number 1), dedicated to "Musical Theatre and the almighty dollar," for example, was edited by American musical theater scholars Elizabeth Wollman and Jessica Sternfeld.

Each issue of Studies in Musical Theatre accepts submissions for articles focused on the broad topic of musical theater (5,000- 6,000 words), reviews of recent publications (1,000 words), and a unique section "Re:Act," which is "specifically intended to encourage practice-related debate" (3,000-4,000 words). "Re:Act" is an underutilized part of the journal but was created to provide a place for performers, writers, and directors to offer their "informed perspective."

Because musical theater is known for bringing the creative disciplines of music, theater, and dance together on stage, it comes as no surprise that the journal's content has embraced all facets of the musical theater discipline. By looking at musical theater through a myriad of lenses (not only from a historical perspective, but from a performance perspective, as well) Studies in Musical Theatre introduces many schol arly topics and theories, all offered through approachable language and layout. This includes a list of keywords to categorize content, which is found at the beginning of each article.

The standard for interdisciplinary content was set in the inaugural edition of this journal, which includes articles on Roger and Hart's 1937 musical, I'd Rather Be Right ; Frank Zappa's use of Broadway symbolism in his compositions Joe's Garage and Thing- Fish ; examples of signification, empathy, and mimesis in The Rocky Horror Picture Show; and how the training of Broadway vocalists has changed in the era of American Idol, among others. Although dance scholarship was not represented in the first volume, dance articles have appeared throughout the journal run including the 2009 article "The Curious Case of Kykunkor: a "Dansical"/Musical Exploration and Reclamation of Asadata Dafora's Kykunkor, or The Witch Woman (1934)."

Since Studies in Musical Theatre is dedicated to the exploration of current musical theater scholarship in all its manifestations, the journal, along with its publisher, Intellect, sponsors a yearly conference, Song, Stage and Screen. Like Studies in Musical Theatre, the conference attracts scholars from the United States, Europe, and Australia, with the hope of turning some of the conference papers into future material for the journal, while creating a network for musical theater scholars from around the world.

Studies in Musical Theatre, with its strong, international editorial and advisory boards, seeks contributors to explore "any aspect of the musical stage." Based on issues to date, this journal will continue to provide an important voice for the ever-growing discipline of musical theater.

Trudi Wright

Metropolitan State College of Denver


Reviews, new titles, and publisher and title changes announced elsewhere in this column include additional comments about electronic access.

Grainger Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal ( /index.php/graingerstudies; ISSN 1838- 8892) is a new, open access, peer-reviewed annual publication celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Percy Grainger's death. It is freely available on the web and is available in print for purchase from the Custom Book Centre, Melbourne University Book - shop, at http://www.bookshop.unimelb The publisher is University of Melbourne Library (as the custodian of the Grainger Museum) and the editorial board is predominantly based at the University of Melbourne. Editors-in-chief are Dr. David Pear, and Dr. Belinda Nemec. This academic title debuted in 2011, with articles about kitsch, democracy and freedom in music, racial stereotyping in performance, pitch performance, and more. The focus is on articles that center around Grainger-related interests: "Percy Grainger (1882-1961), musician, composer, educator, social commentator" (Web site).

Inbhear: Journal of Irish Music and Dance ( is an annual, open access, online, peer-reviewed journal. The premiere issue was volume 1, issue 1 (spring 2010). The editorial board is mainly comprised of faculty and researchers from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, and the publisher is the same academy, based at the Uni - versity of Limerick (general editor, Niall Keegan). The focus of the journal is multidisciplinary with emphasis on performance practices of music and dance in Ireland (submissions accepted in English or Irish, published in HTML and PDF format).

International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text Coverage Updates (http://www /detail/iimp_ft.shtml) offers newly indexed full text titles. Australian Journal of Music Education (ISSN 0004-9484) is published by the Australian Society for Music Education and covers quantitative and qualitative research studies in Australian music education. Hellenic Journal of Music, Education and Culture (ISSN 1792-2518) is a new journal covering culture, music teaching and learning. Boletín Música (ISSN 0864-0483) is a newly indexed title covering musicology and ethnomusicology, as is Struti (ISSN 0970-7816), an Indian periodical covering area studies, dance, ethnic/ racial studies, and music.

IIMP has a new interface (via ProQuest), featuring new capabilities such as customizable search result views, personalized search settings, RSS feeds, citation tools, cross searching with other ProQuest databases, and retrieval of tables, data images, and figures.

Mosaic: Journal of Music Research ( is a freely available, open access graduate student publication from the University at Buffalo- SUNY. It is indexed and peer reviewed and the scope encompasses traditional and innovative approaches to historical musicology and music theory. The first issue, volume 1 (2011), and all henceforth welcome multimedia formats. Mosaic is an online publication, accepting submissions on a rolling basis. The inaugural issue includes articles about Del Tredici and salons in nineteenth-century New York.

Quarta: Polish Contemporary Music Maga - zine ( .php?grupa_p=24&arch=&sortuj=&cur= &grupa_rek[24]=&przedm=1255344; ISSN 2080-4598) is freely available online and published twice a year (irregular basis) by PWM Edition (al. Krasi skiego 11a 31-111 Kraków, Poland; E-mail: internet@pwm Content includes news, interviews, essays, and reviews concerning Polish composers and music in PDF format. The current issue (4(11), April 2011) features up and coming composer Aleksander Nowak, a tribute to Gorecki, coverage of new operas and orchestral works, festivals, and choral music. Issues also regularly include new recordings and publications. This non-academic journal is useful for Polish music enthusiasts and libraries focusing on contemporary Polish music and classical music of the region in general.

ReSonare ( /resonare/index.php/ReSonare/index) is a free, online, open access, peer-reviewed graduate student journal published by the Department of Music at University of Alberta. The publication also participates in LOCKSS and Creative Commons licensing. Volume 1, number 1 appeared in 2011 and accepts text, images and media. Niyati Dhokai and Christopher Miersma are the editors, with faculty supervision in the form of the editorial board. The journal's focus is experimental and cross-disciplinary; they accept submissions on a rolling basis from scholars at many stages of their careers. Areas covered include: ethnomusicology, musicology, music theory, composition, performance, philosophy of music, music technology, music pedagogy, music cognition, popular music, electronic music, voice, poetics, dance and theater ( journal Web site). Current and first issue includes articles about violin pedagogy (based on teaching specific works) and lip-syncing in American and Indian films.

Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals, 1800-1950 (Repertoire International de la Presse Musicale [RIPM]) Coverage Up - dates include indexed titles: Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung (Leipzig, 1798-1848), Berlinische musikalische Zeitung. Historischen und kritischen Inhalts (Berlin, 1793-1794), La Critica Musicale (Florence, 1918-1923), Le Diapason (Brussels, 1850-1852), Fanfare: A musical causerie (London, 1921-1922), and Musikalisches Wochenblatt / Musikalische Monatsschrift (Berlin, 1791-1792). Also, The Musical Monthly and Repertoire of Literature, the Drama, and the Arts (London, 1864-1865), The Musical Review (New York, 1879-1881), and The Metronome (Boston, 1871-1874), Il Pensiero musicale (Bologna, 1921-1929), and Schlesische Theater-Zeitung (Breslau, 1863-1864).

Newly featured with full text: American Musical Journal (New York, 1834-1835), Amphion. Een Tijdschrift voor vrienden en beoefenaars der Toonkunst (Groningen, 1818- 1822), El Anfión Matri tense (Madrid, 1843), L'Année Musicale (Paris, 1911-1913), Berliner allgemeine musikalische Zeitung (Berlin, 1824-1830), Berlinische musikalische Zeitung. Historischen und kritischen Inhalts (Berlin, 1793-1794), Le Diapason (Brussels, 1850-1852), Gazzetta Musicale di Milano (Milan, 1842-1902, partial), Echo Muzyczne (Warsaw, 1879-1882), Fanfare: A musical causerie (London, 1920-1921), The Metro - nome (Boston, 1871-1874), Music Vanguard (New York, 1935), Muzikal'noye obozrenie (St. Petersburg, 1885-1888), Musikalisches Wochenblatt / Musik alische Monatsschrift (Berlin, 1791-1792), Modern Music (New York, 1924-1946), and Schlesische Theater- Zeitung (Breslau, 1863- 1864). For titles in the RIPM Online Archive (Full-Text) see: http://

Thirty-One (ISSN 1877-6949) is open access and freely available at http://www and is an online journal published irregularly since 2009, focusing on microtonality, specifically the Huygens- Fokker Foundation, the Dutch centre for microtonal music. Fokker was a Dutch scientist and musician. The journal is edited by Bob Gilmore. Volume 1 (summer, 2009) featured a composition forum with articles by Kyle Gann, Dutch composer Peter Adriaansz, English composer Frank Denyer, a theory and instruments forum, and recordings reviews.


Annual Review of Jazz Studies (http://jjs; ISSN 0731-0641), published in print annually since 1973 by Scarecrow Press, is being continued as a free, online, open access journal (Institute of Jazz Studies) as the Journal of Jazz Studies (starting with volume 7, number 1, 2011).

The Early Music Yearbook (ISSN 0967- 6619), published by National Early Music Association (U.K.) annually since 1971, as of 2009 is The Early Music Yearbook & Performers Directory (ISSN 2046-7168).

Music and Show (ISSN 1571-6791), published monthly since 2003 by Verenigde Nederlandse Muziekbonden, as of 2011 is called Klankwijzer (ISSN 2211-5250), disseminating music performance news.

Music Notation News (ISSN 0258-963X), is now Re-notation of Music Newsletter (ISSN 2151-7851), as of 2010.

Repercussions (http://repercussions; ISSN 1067-2699), graduate student journal of the Music Department at the University of California, Berkeley, has resumed publication (spring 2012) with a new format and organization.

Billboard International Latin Music Buyer's Guide (ISSN 1074-746X) ceased publication (date indeterminate).

High School Musical (ISSN 1898-4452), a Polish consumer monthly since 2007, ceased publication in 2010.

Music & PC (ISSN 1866-007X), a consumer bi-monthly published since 1997 by Fachverlag Schiele und Schoen GmbH, ceased publication in 2010.


Circuit, Musiques Contemporaines Vol. 21, No. 2 (2011): Musicians without Borders. Edited by Nathalie Fernando, this issue focuses on improvisation, orality, continuity and other musical threads across cultures, with emphasis on anthropology, ethnomusicology, and contemporary music making.

Contemporary Music Review Vol. 29, No. 4 (August 2010): Impossible Music. This special issue features articles about music, each with some "impossible" aspect. Topics include Adorno, improvisation, authorship, and the intangible nature of music.

Dancecult Vol. 2, No. 1 (2011). This issue covers two themes, dystopian and remix aesthetics of Detroit and Love Parade (dance festival calamity in Germany). The journal also has a redesigned interface.

Ethnomusicology Forum Vol. 20, No. 1 (April 2011): 20th Celebratory Edition of Ethnomusicology Forum. Anniversary issue features articles addressing Yoruba performance, timing in performances of music in Himalayas and Indonesia, Japanese Togaku, sung poetry in Afghanistan, and reviews.

Journal of the Alamire Foundation Vol. 3, No. 1 (Spring 2011): Jacob Obrecht. The second of two special issues, this one is edited by Fabrice Fitch. Articles include realization (performance practice) in early Renaissance polyphony, and many aspects of Obrecht's motets.

Journal of the American Musicological Society Vol. 64, No. 2 (Summer 2011): colloquy on ecology. Aaron Allen convenes this group of articles about ecocriticism, nature of identity, attunement, ecology of place, culture, and a study of apocalypse and nostalgia.

Journal of New Music Research Vol. 40, No. 2 ( June 2011): Music and Machine Learning. Guest editors Darrell Conklin and Rafael Ramirez compiled an issue that deals with pattern analysis in Cretan folk song, performer identification in Celtic fiddle recordings, music genre classification, pitch tracking and more.

Music Theory Online Vol. 17, No. 2 ( July 2011): Essays in Honor of Milton Babbitt (1916-2011). Features a subsection of four articles celebrating the late composer, dealing with subjectivity and structure, subdivisions, and works such as Philomel, It Takes Twelve to Tango, as well as others.

Musicae Scientiae Vol. 15, No. 2 (Spring 2011): Music and Emotion: Themes and Development. Guest editors Alexandra Lamont and Tuomas Eerola collected articles about the pleasure of sad music, comparative study of music-induced emotion, emotional reactions to music in Swedes, affect regulation, and psychophysiological responses to elements of music.

The Musical Quarterly Vol. 94, Nos. 1-2 (Spring-Summer 2011): Articles about Gershwin and Porgy and Bess, edited by Leon Botstein. Susan Neimoyer examines Gershwin's early musical education, Wayne Schneider looks at reception of the 1934 tour of the heartland, and George Ferencz takes on Porgy and several other Gershwin works on the concert stage.

Nineteenth-Century Music Vol. 34, No. 3 (Spring 2011): Nineteenth-Century Music and Film. Edited by Berthold Hoeckner, the issue includes articles about Midsummer Night's Dream, Schumann, Korngold, Beetho ven, and Tosca in films, by authors Marcia Citron, Martin Marks, Jeremy Barham, and others.

Popular Music History Vol. 5, No. 1 (2010): The Music of Bernard Herrmann. This special issue celebrates Herrmann's centenary and is guest edited by Edward Green. Topics include Herrmann's popular leanings, elements of Ives's musical language in his work, deleted material from Journey to the Center of the Earth, and research resources.

World of Music Vol. 51, No. 2 (2009): Music for Being. Articles in this special issue deal with concepts of time and transcendence, selfhood, listening, and transformation in cultures such as Kenya, Haiti, and French Sufism. Authors include Helena Simonett, Deborah Kapchan, Roger Savage and several others.

World of Music Vol. 51, No. 3 (2009): Ethno musicology in the Academy: Inter - national Perspectives. Authors such as Simone Krüger, Eleni Kallimopoulou and others address ethnomusicological practices, pedagogy, and transmission in Brazil, Greece, Germany, South Africa, and Australia.

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