Music and Politics Journal
Music and politics intersect in ways that defy easy categorization. Musicians from diverse cultures straddle the line between public acceptance and disapproval, whether promoting themselves abroad or battling governmental crackdowns at home.
Powerholders rework and reinvent musical traditions overtly and covertly, using them for national identity purposes and commercial promotion. They also censor or promote musicians, even reinventing them to fit new ideological paradigms.
From arias to symphonies, this journal reflects the breadth of contemporary musicological research. The journal seeks to publish high-quality work demonstrating a sophisticated and advanced understanding of the current range of research methodologies in musicology.
Dedicated to the publication of empirical research in musicology (whether historical, ethnomusicological or music theory). Articles should make use of systematic and observational methods such as hypothesis-testing, modeling, and controlled observation. Theoretical and speculative articles are also welcome, provided that they contribute to the development of empirically testable hypotheses or models.
The music of the medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras is enjoying a boom, with period ensembles from the Academy of Ancient Music to the Catalan viol player Jordi Savall filling today’s concert halls. Musical revivalism has moved beyond the normative judgements that surrounded Mozart & Beethoven to embrace music from earlier periods.
This journal celebrates that process with thought-provoking articles on performance practice. It explores new discoveries about instruments, sources and iconography, alongside controversial issues of interpretation.
The eighteenth century was an era of classical music, one that emphasized order, symmetry, and formal restraint. These characteristics are a significant part of its legacy, but they have also skewed approaches to the period toward strongly work-centered discourse.
John Rice explores how ‘learned’ and ‘galant’ styles converged and mingled, examining the successes of Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven in detail while also taking into account less well-known figures.
Cambridge Opera Journal
The Cambridge Opera Journal aspires to be an up-to-date portrait of contemporary scholarship on opera. It does this, but it also attempts to celebrate, and reinforce, the growing independence of opera studies from musicology.
Using archival research, this study highlights the ways in which professional opera singers built on skills honed in amateur musical societies and in forms of patronage to challenge perceptions of the genre as an elitist cultural form. The article also reveals unexpected patterns of regional under- and over-production.
The Opera Quarterly
The journal publishes articles in a wide range of areas, from music history and theory to pedagogy, ethnomusicology, iconography and organology. It combines traditional musical scholarship with emerging areas of inquiry such as cultural studies, philosophy and criticism.
Her research focuses on the cultural and historical dimensions of musical performance, especially opera. She has written numerous articles and book chapters on the subject. Her most recent book, Curtain, Gong, Steam: Wagnerian Technologies of Nineteenth-Century Opera (University of California Press), explores the hermeneutic potential of stage technologies in opera.
Journal of New Music Research
The journal focuses on contemporary musicians and the techniques they use to create music. The journal is international in scope and publishes research that is both scientifically rigorous and musically relevant. It also promotes a dynamic interchange between scholarship and practice in an emerging field.
A good music research topic must be original and have a practical application. An example would be a study of how wars affect the use of certain musical styles.
Journal of Popular Music Studies
The journal of the US branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, JPMS publishes scholarship on all genres of popular music from a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives. It views music as central to notions of personal and collective identity, geographic and political affiliation, technological change, and the economic parameters of intellectual property.
JPMS is also unique in that it includes practitioner articles on the subject of learning through, about and with popular music. This includes but is not limited to performance, recording, production, song-writing, technology, listening, movement, socializing and identity, marketing, politics, religion and fashion.
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
The Society holds two meetings each year and publishes papers presented at these meetings. These papers represent a wide range of fields, including architectural acoustics; musical instruments and performance; noise control; and speech communication. The Society also sponsors technical committees to keep members abreast of developments in specialized areas.
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America is a scientific journal containing articles on sound, vibration and speech. It was established in 1929 and became a monthly publication in January 1957.
Journal of Plainchant and Music
Publishes essays embodying original research in the fields of chant, musicology, and medieval studies. Also publishes a bibliography and an annual discography. The journal serves researchers from many disciplines—physical scientists (including chemists, life scientists, engineers, and psychologists), computer science, speech communication, and philosophy.
This guide is partially oriented toward the needs of MUHI 301, but it also covers general resources for research in Gregorian chant. “Modern Gregorian” refers to chant books that contain the Medicean text, the Church’s previous standard (though a standard honored more in breach than in observance). Other chant styles are also included here.