The Society for Christian Scholarship in Music is inviting the submission of abstracts for essays to be included in an edited scholarly volume on Christian music traditions in the Americas. The editors, Andrew Shenton & Joanna Smolko, welcome submissions on diverse topics using a variety of methodologies and approaches (ethnomusicology, historical musicology, music theory, theology, liturgical studies, etc., as well as cross-disciplinary perspectives). We invite you to forward this CFP to anyone you think might be interested.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
• African-American musics
• American composers and musical borrowing from sacred traditions
• American denominations and liturgies
• American sacred music in global contexts
• Early hymnals
• Historical and contemporary practices of church music
• Immigrant communities and their traditions
• Music in/of a particular denomination or church
• Native American church music
• Sacred Harp and other shape-note traditions
• Sacred music and social justice/protest
• The intersection of oral and written traditions in sacred music

Please submit your 350 word abstract to scsm.collection2020 -at- by 1 October, 2019. Contributors will be notified by 1 November, 2019. Essays of around 7,000 words will be due 1 February, 2020, with an expected publication date of Fall 2020. Further details can be found here [], and questions can be addressed to the editors at the email above. 

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