The Canadian Association of Music Libraries Archives and Document Centres seeks a new Review Editor for its journal, CAML Review.

CAML Review is the official publication of CAML/ACBM. The journal is published three times a year and includes research articles (peer-reviewed section), reports (including official association business), news, essays, and reviews on topics relevant to the purposes of the Association, particularly those pertaining to music in Canada, music librarianship and archival management, and bibliography. Reviews of recordings, books, and reference publications, are focused primarily on Canadian content. CAML Review includes materials written in either English or French, the two official languages of the Association. CAML Review is an open-access publication, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International License. The journal can be accessed at

The responsibilities include identifying publications for review (with priority given to Canadian content), liaising with review authors, and editing submissions. Questions or applications for the position of Editor should be accompanied by a letter of intent and current curriculum vitae, sent via email to CAML President, Carolyn Doi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Incoming President, Houman Behzadi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Dear Colleagues,

 Each year the SOCAN Foundation and the Canadian University Music Society (MusCan) sponsor two $2500 prizes intended to encourage students’ research and writing on Canadian music topics and music professors’ mentorship of students in these endeavors. One prize will be for the best English-language paper and one for the best French-language paper. Topics in Canadian music will be understood as potentially deriving from a wide range of genres, including, but not limited to, such areas as concert, folk, jazz, and popular music.

 The competition is open to anyone who, at the time of submission of the paper, fulfils the following requirements:  (i) is registered in an undergraduate or graduate degree program (whether inside or outside Canada); (ii) is a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant to Canada; (iii) if a graduate student, is a member of MusCan (student membership will be $45 for 2019); (iv) does not yet hold a doctorate and does not hold a full-time teaching position. 

Please share the attached calls with your students and colleagues.  The deadline for submission is May 17, 2019.


Yours truly,

Glenn Colton 

MusCan Past President


SOCAN Foundation/MusCan Awards for Writings on Canadian Music

IICSI is launching new MA and PhD graduate programs in Critical Studies in Improvisation, at the University of Guelph!

Our new MA (2 years) and PhD (4 years) programs will appeal to prospective students interested in improvisatory practices, arts-based practices for community change, interdisciplinary approaches, and community engagement. All students will complete coursework exploring core concepts, research methods, and arts-based community engagement, as well as an independent research project. PhD students will also complete two qualifying exams: one focused on critical studies in improvisation, and another in a secondary area of disciplinary expertise. Funding may be available in the form of stipends, teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and internships with community partners.

For Immediate Release October 27, 2018


The Canadian University Music Society and the SOCAN Foundation are pleased to announce that Adam Roy is the recipient of a 2018 SOCAN Foundation/MusCan Award for Writings on Canadian Music (in English) for his paper entitled: “Canadian Mosaic: Pitch Structures and Resources in Barbara Pentland’s Quintet for Piano and String Quartet (1983)”.

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