MusCan Newsletter Fall 2015


Dear MusCan members:

Please send your submissions to the MusCan Fall 2015 Newsletter/Bulletin for the section “News from Members and Member Institutions / Nouvelles de nos membres et de nos établissements membres.”

The Fall 2015 issue of the MusCan Newsletter/Bulletin will contain news submitted by October 15, 2015 to the newsletter editor (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Approved submissions will be included only in the language(s) in which they are received.

Le prochain numéro du Bulletin de MusCan paraîtra cet automne; vous êtes invites à envoyer vos nouvelles au rédacteur en chef (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) au plus tard le 15 octobre 2015. Veuillez noter que les textes qui auront été acceptés seront publiés dans leur langue de rédaction.

William Caplin, James McGill Professor of Music Theory at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University, has been elected a Fellow in the Royal Society of Canada (Academy of Arts and Humanities).  The following citation was issued by the Society: William Caplin’s revival of the study of musical form has transformed our understanding- and hearing - of how classical music is organized. His theories provide novel methodologies for musical analysis that have had a significant impact on music scholarship and pedagogy. As a historian of music theory, Caplin is a leader in the domains of rhythm and harmony; he also contributes to topic theory, schema theory, and music perception and cognition.

Dear Members,

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

Volume 34, dated 2014, is a broad-ranging double issue, addressing popular music (Joni Mitchell, Therion and Abba), twentieth-century music (Marcel Dupré, Iannis Xenakis, and Pierre Boulez), issues of music reception in the age of hypertext, a polemic on the ‘uneasy relationship between scholarship and performance,’ and an informative collection of book reviews.  

Volume 33, no. 2, dated 2013, is a Festschrift honoring the eminent Canadian musicologist Carl Morey on the occasion of his 80th birthday.  This special issue is guest edited by Gordon E. Smith, and contains contributions by friends and former students of the dedicatee that reflect his passion for opera and Canadian music.

Volume 34, nos.1-2, is already available online and Volume 33, no. 2 is currently being digitized by Érudit.  Login to and follow the links to access the digital versions of these issues.  Members will also be receiving their print copies shortly.

Production of these journal issues occurred under some financial duress caused by the denial by SSHRC of our most recent application to the Aid to Scholarly Publications Program, as was outlined in a letter to the membership in January of this year.  Significant support from our members, consisting of nearly $3000 in donations to our Intersections fund, was pivotal in making these issues a reality.  The board is very grateful to those members who have so generously donated to this important initiative.

As you enjoy the breadth and quality of research presented in Intersections, please remember that we continue to call on our members to consider making a donation that will help to replace the funds we will not receive from SSHRC.  We remain well short of our fundraising goal of $20,000, and we need your help to keep the distinctive Canadian voice of Intersections alive until we can reapply for funding.  Your donations are tax-deductible, and all funds donated by MusCan members will be matched by the MusCan board (up to $10,000).  Plans for future issues are well underway, with a number of articles already having undergone peer-review. With your help, Intersections will continue to be a distinctively Canadian forum for music research of the highest quality! 

The MusCan Board

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