what is current
Current Musicology (CM) is a leading forum for scholarly
music research, seeking to reflect the forefront of thought in historical
musicology, ethnomusicology, and music theory, as well as music cognition,
philosophy of music, and interdisciplinary studies.
CM was founded in 1965 by graduate students at Columbia University
as a semiannual review that would primarily serve the needs of musicologists
who are about to undertake, are presently engaged in, or have recently
completed their graduate studies. From its inception, the aim of the
journal was to publish short articles of research, criticism, and
opinion, predominantly by younger authors.
The term 'musicology' in the journal's title is to be understood in
the broadest sense possible. The wide scope of the journal is evident
in special issues devoted to specific topics, in the broad range of
scholarship encouraged, and in the variety of books reviewed.
Dodge Hall, MC 1812
York, NY 10027
current-musicology @ columbia.edu
current issue: number 95/Spring 2013
Special Issue: Experimental Writing About Music
Elaine R. Barkin
Emily H. Green
J. K. Randall
Achille C. Varzi
call for submissions:
We welcome general submissions for upccoming issues.
In keeping with the journal’s long tradition of interdisciplinary publication, Current Musicology seeks to publish music scholarship from all perspectives, using the full spectrum of methodologies, such as historical musicology, music theory, ethnomusicology, popular music studies, media and technology studies, cultural studies, music education, and related fields. Additionally, submissions that critically apply interdisciplinary approaches, as well as scholarship in which sound is central to the topic, are also strongly encouraged. While the journal encourages submissions from senior and advanced scholars, we are especially committed to supporting and publishing the work of graduate students and other scholars early in their careers.
For information regarding how to submit an article, please refer to
our instructions for contributors.