Call For Articles

The Editorial & Research Board of the Journal of the Conductors Guild  heartily welcomes articles and proposals relevant to the art, science and history of conducting. You may submit an article or proposal at any time.

As you prepare your submission, be certain to write for readers who have expertise in diverse areas of music and conducting, and are interested in broadening their knowledge of current research and writing in the field. Write in a readable, lucid style; avoid jargon and try whenever possible to avoid technical terms not familiar to informed musicians. If you must use technical terms, carefully define each at the point in the text where the term is first used. In general, articles should be between fifteen and twenty double-spaced, typed pages in length. For style questions and citation formats, consult the Modern Language Association (MLA) style manual. All questions regarding the appropriateness of a proposal or article should be sent to the address below.

A proposal for an article should include a one-page summary of the article and a statement of its significance. Articles must be submitted electronically by email.

Send inquiries, articles, and/or proposals to:

Jan Wilson, Executive Director

[email protected]




How does a Proposal or an Article Become a Conductors Guild Journal Article? 

When you send a proposal - If we accept an article - When, we accept an article - When, we format an article
We may invite you to write an article -We may send it to reviewers - We send it to a research editor - We format the text in columns
We may suggest a different emphasis or direction -  We send it to a copy editor for revisions - We add photos, graphs, musical examples, etc.
We may suggest a different proposal or article - We may suggest changes in phrasing, language, or organization
We send it to you for approval and revisions - We send you page proofs for checking

Submit your proposals today.
All genres of music, orchestra, opera, ballet, band, choral, are acceptable.
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