Mission Statement / Submission Guidelines

Music and the Moving Image

Mission Statement
The purpose of Music and the Moving Image is to explore the relationship between music and the entire universe of moving images (television, film, computer, cell phone, and multimedia) through articles, reviews, and interviews. The editorial board encourages submissions from both scholars and practitioners. Although the journal is presented in English and accessible to the non-specialist, submissions that discuss the relationship between music and moving images in non English-speaking nations and diverse cultures are encouraged.

Submission Guidelines
Submissions are accepted electronically as email attachments or CD-ROMs. Submissions are reviewed anonymously; thus, author name and contact information should appear in a separate file and not in the manuscript itself.

Text files should be formatted as MS Word documents, and all figures, illustrations, and musical examples should be presented in separate files, formatted as JPEGs or TIFFs at 300 dpi or greater.

Submissions should include a short (50-word) abstract, normally should be no longer than 10,000 words in length, and should conform to The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.). The order of elements in the submission should be as follows:

1. Title
2. Abstract
3. Body Text
4. Acknowledgments
5. Endnotes
6. References (optional)
7. Tables

The journal will be pleased to consider submissions consisting of edited interviews, provided such submissions are properly documented and include contextual introductions. Authors are encouraged to approach the editors about interviews before conducting them.

Submit files to:

Prof. Ronald H. Sadoff
New York University
Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions
E-mail: ron.sadoff@nyu.edu

Style Guide
a. Authors should prepare their manuscripts in accordance with The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.). All spelling, punctuation, and word usage should conform to American English, as presented in the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary (10th ed.).

b. Citations should be presented in the form of endnotes, with sources presented fully upon first mention and abbreviated during subsequent citation.

c. Common reference forms include:

Journal: Randolph Jordan, “Audiovisual Ecology in the Cinema,” Cinephile 6, no. 1 (2010): 25-32.

Book: Royal S. Brown, Overtones and Undertones: Reading Film Music (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994).

Article in an edited book: Neepa Majumdar, “The Embodied Voice: Song Sequences and Stardom in Popular Hindi Cinema,” in Soundtrack Available: Essays on Film and Popular Music, ed. Pamela Robertson Wojcik and Arthur Knight (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2001), 161-81.

DVD: North by Northwest, directed by Alfred Hitchcock (1959; Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video, 2000), DVD.

Website: Cenneti Beklerken, at 7th Annual Boston Turkish Film Festival, http://www.bostonturkishfilmfestival.org/2008Festival/Events/Cenneti%20Beklerken%20-%20Waiting%20for%20Heaven.htm (accessed 1 April 2011).

d. Films need not be cited in their entirety unless reference is made to a specific source (e.g., a commentary track on a DVD). Films mentioned in the manuscript need only be followed by their release date in parentheses [e.g., Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs (1992)].

About the Journal

The Executive Editors of Music and the Moving Image are conductor-musicologist Gillian B. Anderson and Ronald H. Sadoff, Director of the Film Music program at New York University in the Steinhardt School. In collaboration with the Film Music Society, Music and the Moving Image is published by the University of Illinois Press.

Music and the Moving Image XI
Conference at NYU Steinhardt, May 27th - 29th, 2016

The annual conference, Music and the Moving Image, encourages participation by scholars and practitioners that are interested in exploring the relationship between music, sound, and the entire universe of moving images (film, television, video games, iPhone, computer, and interactive performances) through paper presentations.  This year music editor Nancy Allen (Black Swan and Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings) will deliver the keynote address and we invite abstracts that focus on the role and function of music editing as well as all other topics.  

The Program Committee includes Liz Greene (Co-editor of Palgrave Handbook of Sound Design and Music in Screen Media: Integrated Soundtracks - forthcoming in Palgrave Macmillan), Lea Jacobs (Author of Film Rhythm After Sound: Technology, Music, and Performance), Emilio Sala ("For a Dramaturgy of Musical Reuse in Silent Cinema: The Case of Cabiria (1914)" in Film Music: Practices, Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives), and coeditors of Music and the Moving Image, Gillian B. Anderson (Haexan; Pandora’s Box; Composing for the Cinema, Music for Silent Film 1892-1929: A Guide); and NYU faculty, Ron Sadoff (The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation; Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood). The conference will run prior to the NYU/ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop in Memory of Buddy Baker (June 1 – 10, 2016).

MaMI Conference website: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/scoring/conference/

E-mail mamicon2016@gmail.com for more information.

Conference fee: $185.00 — students: $85.00; NYU Housing Available

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