Academic Forum: “Integral Music Theory” 2017

Online Conference)


Two new developments mark 2017 as a watershed for the journal Integral Music Theory. EBSCO indexing (since February) confirms the academic recognition of both the international editorial board and the publication of current research by eminent musicologists. The new book review section reflects our aim to provide a critical forum of recent scholarly literature. Reviewers with specialist knowledge of the areas defined by the titles under review are selected for their balanced objectivity.


Academic Forum “Integral Music Theory” welcomes proposals for its forthcoming conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Music Theory. The aim is to demonstrate how analytical insights reveal music’s diverse structural and expressive properties in varied contexts – defined by period, style, and genre – that enable more informed interpretative solutions. Presentations should be original contributions that develop the central theme of music theory as an applied discipline through music’s interaction with other arts, science, philosophy, and theology.


Requirements for Text Submission – No more than 15 A4 pages with standard margins (1800 characters per page), including notated examples, schemata, tables, and images. The preferred font is Times New Roman (14 point, with a line spacing of 1.5). In addition, an abstract (of no more than 300 words) together with a list of English-language key words must be included. All accompanying notated examples, schemata, tables, and images should be provided in an electronic format suitable for publishing – tiff, jpg, pdf, or other – with a resolution of no less than 300 dpi. Translated quotations should be given in original language as footnotes.The official languages for the conference are Bulgarian, English and Russian.

Specifications for abstract and citations are defined in the Requirements for Publication. All papers will be published electronically with the prior written consent of the author. No fee is required.

Deadline for the Submissions – November 27, 2017.