Dear Members,

The Canadian University Music Society is pleased to announce the online publication of two new issues of Intersections

Volume 35, no.2, dated 2015, features 3 articles in French.  In the article entitled “Cadre pédagogique pour l’enseignement-apprentissage de l’improvisation musicale classique fondé sur la pratique des experts du domaine,” Jean-Phillippe Després (Université Laval) examines aspects of teaching and learning classical music improvisation. The second article in the volume, “Quels sont les paradigmes didactiques présents dans les méthodes de guitare destinées aux débutants: expérimentation d’une méthodologie d’analyse” (Isabelle Héroux, UQAM), provides a survey and analysis of classical guitar methods in use in Québec. The issue also veers into the intersection of musical structures and architecture with an article entitled “De la musique à l’architecture: Le mystère des pans de verre ondulatoires du couvent de la Tourette de le Corbusier et Xenakis” (Elisavet Kiourtsoglou, ENSAS Strasbourg, École d'architecture), which examines the ‘undulatory’ glass pieces created by Iannis Xenakis for the Tourette Convent.  In addition, there are book reviews touching on editorial principles in Early Music, popular music in Russia, jazz marketing, the writings of Wyschnedgradsky, Wagnerian opera and politics, and music halls in Paris.   


Volume 36, no. 1, dated 2016, features three articles in French and English. The volume begins with a study of harmony and form in Szymanowski by Matthew Bengston (University of Michigan) entitled “The ‘Szymanowski Clash’: Harmonic Conflict and Ambiguity in the Szymanowski Mazurkas.” The second article in the volume, “L’enseignement et l’action créative: de l’inférence comme indice de professionnalisation du futur enseignant de musique” by Isabel Balmori (Université de Genève), focuses on singers’ training. The issue wraps up with a study of film music entitled “La Musicologie du cinéma: enjeux disciplinaires et problèmes méthodologiques” by Chloé Huvet (Université Rennes 2 et Université de Montréal).  Book and recording reviews touch on research-creation approaches in musicology and pedagogy, Massenet interpretation, aging and creativity, Moravian music in Labrador, as well as pioneers of electronic music. 

For more information, click on the links above to find a full listing of each issue’s content. Members can access these new issues by logging in at and navigating to the “Publications” tab.

As you enjoy these issues, please consider a donation to support the future of Canadian scholarship that is represented by Intersections. In the face of declining governmental support for scholarly journals, continued publication of Intersections has been facilitated by funds from a variety of sources, and we are particularly grateful for member donations.

Authors looking to publish in Intersections should consult the guidelines for contributors. As its name suggests, Intersections is particularly interested in research that merges disciplines within the field of music or that draws connections between music and other disciplines. We welcome submissions in English and French.



Karen Fournier and Sophie Stévance, Intersections Editors

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