UVic takes it up an octave

In the spring of 2004 the musicology graduate students at the University of Victoria launched the journal Musicological Explorations with the particular aim of providing a forum for graduate student publication. Formerly known as Fermata, the new title reflected our mandate to encourage a broad spectrum of musicological research, as well as interdisciplinary work relating to the field of musicology -- a mandate which continues to direct the journal today.

We take this opportunity to acknowledge the generous support of the Faculty of Fine Arts, the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and the  School of Music of the University of Victoria. Thank you also to J. Olson for the cover design. The editors invite submissions year round for Spring publication and encourage students and scholars to contribute.

Editor: Michael Dias, MMus
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Goldman

Submission & Subscription Information
The Editorial Board encourages graduate students and other scholars to submit previously unpublished articles in topics of musicology, performance practice, ethnomusicology, and interdisciplinary studies. Announcements of conferences, symposiums, and other musicological activities in North  America are also welcome. We accept submissions year-round.

Guidelines for Submissions:
Articles should be between 2000 and 6000 words, typed, double spaced, single-sided, and sent in triplicate on 8 x 11 paper with standard margins. Please include a cover letter indicating name and contact information (including email). A cover letter should accompany the submission. Submissions are reviewed anonymously; therefore the author’s  name should appear only in the cover letter which should include the  author's e-mail address

Musical examples or other illustrations may appear in the body of the paper or  may follow  as appendices.  They must be clearly labelled. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reprint copyrighted material. The Editorial Board reserves the right to place examples as publication layout requires and to make other editorial suggestions.

Contributors are requested to refer to the Chicago Manual of Style 14th ed, or Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 6th ed., for general matters of style and  citation. Titles and foreign terms should be italicized.

If accepted for publication, authors should submit their final draft, preferably in Microsoft Word, in any electronic format. Authors should also be prepared to submit a short biography (50-80 words) and an abstract  (250 words) for inclusion in the journal.

Submissions should be sent to the following address
 c/o Managing Editor. Musicological Explorations
 School of Music
 University of Victoria
 PO Box 1700 Victoria, B.C. V8W 2Y2

Subscription rates are $15.00 CDN (incl. postage & GST) or $12.00USD/year (cash/cheque): International subscribers add $4.00 CDN for postage. Back issues of both Musicological Explorations and Fermataare $8.00 CDN ($6.00 USD). Place orders at the above address.

Available Back Issues of Musicological Explorations

Vol. 5, 2004

  • George Caleb Bingham’s River Paintings Revisited: Music and Dance in The Jolly Flatboatmen Annett Richter
  • Crosscurrents of Performance Practice in Nineteenth-Century Editions of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in E major; Opus 109
    Allison Star
  • Re-interpreting the Farewell Story of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony: Dialectical Synthesis in the Modern Age
    Daniel Sheridan

Vol. 6, 2005

  • You Are My Sunshine: The Recorded Lineage of an American Folk Song
    Ryan Raul Banagale
  • Schubert’s Ganymed and the Transfiguration of Self in Poem and Music
    Kristina Baron-Woods
  • Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis and te Evolution of the Serial Compositional Technique in Lithuania
    Darius Kucinskas

Vol. 7, 2006

  • Schubert’s Fifth Symphony: A Milestone in the Evolution of Schubert’s Symphonic Openings
    Nicholas Lockey
  • The Music of the Music Box Revues
    Larry Bomback
  • Aspects of Time in the Later Music of Morton Feldman
    Edward Jurkowski


Available Back Issues of Fermata

Vol. 1, 1995

  • Compositional Process in the Piano Sonatas of Jean Coulthard
    Glenn Colton
  • “Rien n’est si charmant”: Some Thoughts on the Function  of Dialogue Airs in the Tragedie en Musique
    Anita Hardeman
  • “Towards a Better Understanding”: Schumann’s Carnaval, Op.  9
    Andrea Kalyn

Vol. 2, 1996

  • The Integration of Harmonic Idiom and Tonal Design in Schoenberg’s  String Quartet, Op. 7
    Lynn Cavanagh
  • Haydn’s Approach to Text: An Examination of Selected Lieder from  his 1781 and 1784 Collections
    Mekala Padmanabhan

Vol. 3, 2001

  • Genre and Meaning in “La jalousie” by Jane Siberry
    France Fledderus
  • Shattering the Schumann Myth
    Lindsay Moore
  • A Place for Music
    Emily-Jane Orford

Vol. 4, 2002

  • Bach’s Fantasia super Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott, BWV  651a and 651: Which came first?
    Nancy Kern
  • Don Giovanni: A Catholic or Masonic Opera?
    Robyn Cathcart and Lindsay Moore
  • Clara Schumann: The Man and Her Music, Gender Subversion in Nineteenth-Century  Concert Reviews
    Jennifer Caines

General inquiries may be directed to mjournal@uvic.ca



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