The University of Rochester Press launched the Eastman Studies in Music series in May 1994 with the publication of its first title—a revised edition in hardback and paperback of The Poetic Debussy: A Collection of His Song Texts and Selected Letters, by Margaret G. Cobb. With over one hundred fifty titles in print and more new titles coming every year, Eastman Studies in Music is a well-established and highly regarded endeavor committed to publishing quality titles in music scholarship.
The Editorial Board of this series, consisting of distinguished scholars from the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music as well as several other major institutions, is devoted to seeking out manuscripts that deal with music in a variety of challenging ways, whether new or traditional. The editors seek a mix of titles and formats, ranging from studies by a single author to symposia treating a given repertoire or aspect of music from differing points of view.
Topics may lie in any area of musicology, broadly defined to include ethnomusicology, music theory, and other specialties. The editors are particularly interested in projects that bear upon the following: historical performance, interpretive traditions, analysis and performance, history of theory, speculative theory, American music and its many strands, and the social, anthropological, aesthetic, and critical contexts that have impinged on composing, music-making, and listening in various places and times (including the present). This list, we stress, is meant only to encourage certain kinds of submissions, not to exclude thoughtful and challenging work of other sorts.
To submit an appropriate project for consideration, please fill out the University of Rochester Press proposal form, available here, and return it to editorial director Sonia Kane, with a copy to series editor Ralph Locke. Please make sure to include the following when you return the form:
- A brief but detailed synopsis of the work, outlining its original contribution to the existing literature
- An abstract of approximately 200 words, summarizing the work’s content
- A table of contents and, if possible, one or two representative sample chapters
- An updated CV for the author or editor of the volume
Ralph P. Locke
Emeritus Professor of Musicology
Eastman School of Music
University of Rochester
William Caplin (McGill University), Roger Freitas (Eastman School of Music), Sarah Fuller (SUNY at Stony Brook), Patrick Macey (Eastman School of Music), Bonnie Wade (University of California, Berkeley), Robert Wason (Eastman School of Music)
The University of Rochester Press also publishes the Eastman/Rochester Studies in Ethnomusicology series under the editorship of Ellen Koskoff. Authors who may be unsure which of the two series might be more appropriate for their manuscript are encouraged to contact Ellen Koskoff and/or Ralph P. Locke.
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