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CMS Emerging Fields in Music


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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

Series Board:

Elisa Fraser Wilson, University of Texas - El Paso, USA

David Stringham, James Madison University, USA

Reed Spencer, Taylor University, USA

Jessica Usherwood, DePauw University, USA

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Building a Career in Opera from School to Stage: Operapreneurship CMS Emerging Fields in Music

Building a Career in Opera from School to Stage: Operapreneurship CMS Emerging Fields in Music

1st Edition

James Harrington
June 15, 2020

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...

Beyond the Conservatory Model Reimagining Classical Music Performance Training in Higher Education

Beyond the Conservatory Model Reimagining Classical Music Performance Training in Higher Education

1st Edition

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 ...

Identity and Diversity in New Music The New Complexities

Identity and Diversity in New Music The New Complexities

1st Edition

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 ...

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