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M U S I C T H E O R Y O N L I N E
A Publication of the Society for Music Theory Copyright (c) 1993 Society for Music Theory +-------------------------------------------------------------+ | Volume 0, Number 5 November, 1993 ISSN: 1067-3040 | +-------------------------------------------------------------+
General Editor Lee Rothfarb
Co-Editors David Butler Justin London Ann McNamee David Neumeyer Gregory Proctor
Reviews Editor Claire Boge
Consulting Editors Bo Alphonce Thomas Mathiesen Jonathan Bernard Ann McNamee John Clough Benito Rivera Nicholas Cook John Rothgeb Allen Forte Arvid Vollsnes Marianne Kielian-Gilbert Robert Wason Stephen Hinton Gary Wittlich
Editorial Assistants Natalie Boisvert Cynthia Gonzales
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Please read the "Communications" section below (section 7)
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AUTHOR AND TITLE FILENAMES
1. Target Article John Roeder, Toward a Semiotic Evaluation of Music Analyses mto.93.0.5.roeder.art mto.93.0.5.roeder.fig mto.93.0.5.roeder1.gif 2. Commentaries None
3. Reviews None
4. Announcements mto.93.0.5.ann 1. Music Theory Midwest: Annual Conference 2. Music Theory Midwest: Call for Papers 3. Canadian Univ. Music Society: Annual Conference 4. Music Performance and Pedagogy: New Mailing List 5. International Computer Music Conference, 1994 6. Indiana Theory Review: Announcement of New Volume 7. Texas Society for Music Theory: Call for Papers 8. 9th International Congress of Musical Signification 9. Florida State Univ. Theory Society: Annual Meeting 10. Festival of Music by Contemporary Chinese Composers: Call for Papers
5. Employment mto.93.0.5.job Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts
6. New Dissertations No listings this issue
7. Communications a. MTO in RILM b. Call for materials c. Farewell to Elizabeth West Marvin, greetings to Ann McNamee
a. MTO IN RILM An important step in the life of a journal is gaining recognition by major bibliographic indexes. Those interested in monitoring the contents of MTO, as well as potential authors, may be pleased to learn that MTO articles will now be indexed in RILM, one of the main bibliographic indexes of scholarly music literature.
c. CALL FOR MATERIALS In order to sustain any scholarly publication, and to expect serious consideration by university rank and tenure committees, high-quality material is crucial. The backbone of each MTO issue is the target article. Now that MTO has gotten the attention of RILM, I hope that authors will give MTO serious consideration as a unique way of sharing and then discussing their research with the world-wide community of those interested in music theory and analysis.
In addition to carrying essays and works in progress, MTO, with its rapid delivery and bimonthly appearance, should regularly feature commentaries on past articles. The dialog in such commentaries broadens the perspective of issues for MTO subscribers, and benefits authors in the development of their ideas. Our last two issues have unfortunately lacked commentaries. I hope that, as MTO continues, subscribers will respond to target articles by submitting formal commentaries for publication in MTO (50+ lines of text as an arbitrary threshold), or by posting less formal, shorter commentaries to smt-list (less than 50 lines of text).
MTO hopes to enlarge the scope of reviews by regularly including discussions of textbooks and conferences. I regret to say that MTO has not yet been able to publish any reviews. I hope that will soon change. Reviews, like essays, may also stimulate commentaries (on smt-list and in MTO), which could make for interesting dialog. Those wishing to review a book, text, or a conference should contact the current MTO reviews editor, Claire Boge (boge_claire@msmail. muohio.edu) to discuss an assignment, and to get the guidelines for preparing electronic texts for MTO.
d. FAREWELL AND GREETINGS Due to an increased workload, Elizabeth West Marvin (Eastman School of Music) has notified me that she will be unable to continue as a co-editor. I thank her for her participation in early discussions, on smt-list and on a special co-editor's list, about how to organize and disbribute MTO. In Elizabeth's place, I welcome Ann McNamee (Swarthmore College) to the MTO co-editorial board. I thank her once again for providing the target article in the last issue of MTO, and look forward to working with her and others on the co-editorial board in improving MTO and assuring its future as a unique new journal for the dissemination of research in music theory.
Lee A. Rotharb, Editor firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
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