The CMS Emerging Fields in Music series consists of concise monographs that help the profession reimagine how we must prepare twenty-first century musicians. Shifting cultural landscapes, emerging technologies, and a changing profession in and out of the academy demand that we reexamine our relationships with audiences, leverage our art to strengthen the communities in which we live and work, equip our students to think and act as artist-entrepreneurs, explore the limitless (and sometimes limiting) role technology plays in the life of a musician, revisit our very assumptions about what artistic excellence means and how personal creativity must be repositioned at the center of this definition, and share best practices and our own stories of successes and failures when leading institutional change.
These short-form books can be either single-authored works, or contributed volumes comprised of three or four essays on related topics. The books should prove useful for emerging musicians inventing the future they hope to inhabit, faculty rethinking the courses they teach and how they teach them, and administrators guiding curricular innovation and rebranding institutional identity.
Series Editor: Mark Rabideau, University of Colorado-Denver, USA
Managing Editor: Zoua Sylvia Yang, DePauw University, USA
Elisa Fraser Wilson, University of Texas - El Paso, USA
David Stringham, James Madison University, USA
Reed Spencer, Taylor University, USA
A More Promising Musical Future: Leading Transformational Change in Music Higher Education CMS Emerging Fields in Music
Music Studies and Its Moment of Truth: Leading Change through America's Black Music Roots CMS Emerging Fields in Music
Inclusive Music Histories: Leading Change through Research and Pedagogy CMS Emerging Fields in Music
Reimagining Lyric Diction Courses: Leading Change in the Classroom and Beyond CMS Emerging Fields in Music
By Michael Stepniak
January 29, 2024
Today’s higher education music faculty and administrators are faced with extraordinary pressure to adapt, innovate, and change. But what change is most critical to pursue – and how can it be brought about effectively? This concise volume brings together four seasoned thought leaders with distinct ...
By Edward Sarath
September 13, 2023
Music Studies and Its Moment of Truth: Leading Change through America’s Black Music Roots presents a new framework for racial justice discourse in the context of music studies and education. Centering on Black American Music, the book issues challenges to both the conventional music studies ...
By Ayana O. Smith
August 18, 2023
Inclusive Music Histories: Leading Change through Research and Pedagogy models effective practices for researchers and instructors striving either to reform music history curricula at large or update individual topics within their classes to be more inclusive. Confronting racial and other ...
By Christopher Jenkins
July 24, 2023
Assimilation v. Integration in Music Education engages with an existential question for American conservatories and orchestras: What does it mean to diversify Western classical music? Many institutions have focused solely on diversifying the demography of their participants, but without a deeper ...
By Larry Lee Hensel, Alexander Kahn
May 10, 2023
Caring for the Whole Musician brings together insights from two expert musicians and educators to consider the relationship between mental and physical health and artistic practice for musicians. Offering a holistic perspective that encompasses the whole being – body, mind, and heart – this book ...
By Sarah Adams Hoover
December 19, 2022
This book provides an overview of professional musicians working within the healthcare system and explores programs that bring music into the environment of the hospital. Far from being onstage, musicians in the hospital provide musical engagement for patients and healthcare providers focused on ...
By Timothy Cheek
December 02, 2022
Drawing on 30 years of teaching experience, author Timothy Cheek demonstrates how a university lyric diction class—traditionally specialized and Eurocentric—can become transformative, through engaging students with other languages and cultures, and promoting diversity, equity, inclusivity, and ...
By James Harrington
February 01, 2022
Building a Career in Opera from School to Stage: Operapreneurship provides early-career singers with an overview of the structure of the opera industry and tools for strategically approaching a career within it. Today's voice students leave the conservatory with better training than ever, but often...
By Michael Stepniak, Peter Sirotin
September 18, 2019
Amid enormous changes in higher education, audience and music listener preferences, and the relevant career marketplace, music faculty are increasingly aware of the need to reimagine classical music performance training for current and future students. But how can faculty and administrators, under ...
By Marilyn Nonken
June 18, 2019
Identity and Diversity in New Music: The New Complexities aims to enrich the discussion of how musicians and educators can best engage with audiences, by addressing issues of diversity and identity that have played a vital role in the reception of new music, but have been little-considered to ...