New journal for practice studies in music

Music + Prac­tice: www.musicandpractice.org

Music + Prac­tice is a peer-reviewed online jour­nal (Open Access) ded­i­cated to prac­tice
stud­ies in music. It fea­tures arti­cles and pre­sen­ta­tions writ­ten by aca­d­e­mics and
prac­ti­tion­ers, and has read­ers and authors from all over the world. Beside its main
edi­to­r­ial area, the study of musi­cal prac­tices, the jour­nal will also engage artis­tic
research and per­for­mance studies.

Dur­ing the last six years, there have been sev­eral attempts to cre­ate a jour­nal within
the Euro­pean net­work MIDAS (Music Insti­tu­tions with Doc­toral Arts Stud­ies). These
attempts cohered at a MIDAS meet­ing in Ams­ter­dam, 2008, in the ini­tia­tive to cre­ate
Music and Prac­tice as an online jour­nal. The ini­tia­tive was fur­ther devel­oped in the next
MIDAS meet­ing in Swe­den 2009. Even though the MIDAS net­work has been replaced by
EPARM, the ini­ti­a­tion of M+P has been facil­i­tated by the assis­tance of mem­bers of MIDAS
and sup­ported by the Nor­we­gian Acad­emy for Music, Oslo.

The con­tent of M+P is orga­nized in three sec­tions: In ‘M+P Sci­en­tific’, we present
works that fol­low aca­d­e­mic stan­dards for peer-reviewed arti­cles; ‘M+P Explo­rative’
is ded­i­cated to sub­stan­tial works that may chal­lenge both the form and con­tent of
con­ven­tional schol­arly arti­cles; ‘Reviews + Com­men­taries’, con­tains con­tri­bu­tions
extend­ing from schol­arly informed reviews and reports to shorter essays and thought–
pro­vok­ing com­men­taries. We hope that the pos­si­bil­i­ties of new tech­nol­ogy and the web–
based for­mat will be exploited by our con­trib­u­tors within a wide range of dis­ci­plines
and gen­res con­nected to artis­tic practices.

Oslo, 18 March 2013

Dr. Erlend Hov­land, editor-in-chief, with Dr. Arnulf Mattes and Christina Kobb, mem­bers
of the edi­to­r­ial team

One thought on “New journal for practice studies in music

  1. Great! I like to have an atone­ment on this jour­nal,
    many greet­ings,
    Esther Visser
    (PhD in Music can­di­date, Leu­ven Uni­ver­sity Bel­gium, research on his­tor­i­cal per­for­mance prac­tice of Roman­tic vio­lin repertoire)

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