ACDA & Hinshaw Music Studies in Choral Music Series

Call for Proposals. The Studies in Choral Music Series helps serve ACDA purposes in fostering and promoting research and pedagogy of choral music. We invite books from musicological, philosophical, pedagogical, and other disciplinary perspectives related to choral music. We especially encourage proposals that may be supplemented by octavo editions in the companion Historical Works Series.

Submissions are peer-reviewed by a committee of choral scholars. Accepted proposals will be published through a partnership with Hinshaw Music, revitalizing a long history of collaborations that include the publication of Lawrence Schenbeck’s Joseph Haydn and the Classical Choral Tradition and Joan Conlon’s Performing Monteverdi: A Conductor’s Guide.

Guidelines for Submission

The topic should be clearly described and delineated with the following components:

  • An introductory letter of submission indicating the ACDA purposes met by the proposed work (see the list of purposes here ).
  • Abstract and Table of Contents for the work.
  • List of comparable books currently on the market, and comparison of the unique strengths, importance, and scholarly contribution of the proposed work.
  • Description of the intended audience for the book (e.g. scholars, generalists, students, educators).
  • Description of work completed and a sample of 30-50 written pages.
  • Description of illustrative materials (number and type of photographs, figures, data sets, or musical examples) and acquired or pending copyright requirements.
  • Bibliography or reference list.
Submit proposals to the Research and Publications Standing Committee liaison: Alan Gumm (gumm1aj@cmich.edu). Authors will be notified within three months of the date of submission regarding acceptance of proposals and projected timeline to completion of a complete draft for editorial review. Submission Deadline: Open    


Style Guide. Submissions are to follow the general practices outlined for the ACDA Choral Journal, with the exception of using footnotes instead of endnotes. For general guides, see https://archives.acda.org/page.asp?page=submissions&id=2046. For specific stylistic details, see https://acda.org/Editor/assets/CJ/Choral%20Journal%20Style%20Guide%20PDF.pdf.


Review Subcommittee. Daniel Abraham, chair; Chester Alwes, Donna Di Grazia, Timothy Newton, David Schildkret, Richard Sparks, Joseph Swain, and Thomas Wine, reviewers; Alan Gumm, Research and Publications Standing Committee liaison.