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Peter Baxter and Antony Gordon (Ag) have been elected Honorary Members of IAML, UK & Ireland Branch in recognition of their “distinctive contribution to music librarianship and notable service to the Branch”. On behalf of the IAML Board, I would like to congratulate Peter and Ag for receiving this prestigious recognition. Both have been involved with the UK & Ireland Branch for a long time. Peter began in 1989 as Reviews Editor for Brio, continued on several committees, and then served as the General Secretary of the Branch (2000–2005), President-Elect, and then President (2013–2016). In 2011, Peter was appointed as a Trustee of the Music Libraries Trust. Ag has been a member of IAML since 1985. In 1997, he became a member of the Executive Committee of the UK & Ireland Branch. As a technical expert he has been particularly active in the fields of Web technology, cataloguing, and classification, not only on a local level, but also on the international level, e.g., as Chair of the IAML Cataloguing Commission. He was also Chair of the Dublin 2011 Conference Planning Committee. His huge and ongoing contribution to the work of ‘big IAML’ requires particular acknowledgement. As a Vice-President of IAML (2010–2016), Ag served as a co-chair of the Publications Committee, and chair of the Strategy and Conference Committees. He is still active, giving us advice on issues that require technical experience and a practical approach.
IAML’s strength derives from branch activities, which expand and make our Association stronger. I would like to thank Peter and Ag for their great involvement in IAML, and I send, once again, my sincere congratulations.
Academic Forum: “Integral Music Theory” 2018 welcomes proposals for its forthcoming online conference on “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Music Theory”. The aim of the conference is to demonstrate how analytical insights reveal music’s diverse structural and expressive properties in varied contexts—defined by period, style, and genre—that enable more informed interpretative solutions. Presentations should be original contributions that develop the central theme of music theory as an applied discipline through music’s interaction with other arts, science, philosophy, and theology.
Requirements for text submission are as follows: no more than fifteen A4 pages with standard margins (1,800 characters per page), including notated examples, schemata, tables, and images. The preferred font is Times New Roman (14 point, with a line spacing of 1.5). In addition, an abstract (of no more than 300 words) together with a list of English-language keywords must be included. All accompanying notated examples, schemata, tables, and images should be provided in an electronic format suitable for publishing—tiff, jpg, pdf, or other—with a resolution of no less than 300 dpi. Translated quotations should be given in the original language as footnotes. The official languages for the conference are Bulgarian, English, and Russian. Specifications for the abstract and citations are defined in the Requirements for Publication. All papers will be published electronically with the prior written consent of the author. No fee is required. Deadline for the submissions is 28 November 2018.
Integral Music Theory is a peer-reviewed journal supported by EBSCO. The books reviews section reflects our aim to provide a critical forum of recent scholarly literature. Reviewers with specialist knowledge in the areas defined by the titles under review are [End Page 170] selected for their balanced objectivity. For information on the conference, see http://integral-music-theory.com/archive.
The Web site Latin American Choral Music is available online at http://www.LatinAmericanChoralMusic.org. The site provides an index, bibliography, discography, and research guide that has been very helpful to instrumental and vocal, as well as choral researchers. The index alone contains over 17,000 entries. This online resource is a greatly expanded and refined version of Suzanne Tiemstra, The Choral Music of Latin America: A Guide to Compositions and Research (New York: Greenwood Press, 1992), and is free to everyone to use and is completely searchable. Many universities and institutions include it in their list on online music reference sources, and feedback, suggestions, and corrections are welcome, as the site is a work-in-progress. For...