Resonancias: Revista de investigación musical

ISSN 0719 - 5702 (en línea); ISSN 0717 - 3474 (impresa)

N°39 /

Noviembre 2016

Portada 39

Call for articles



Musical Research Journal - Issue 40

(June 2017)

Thematic issue: “Music and institutions”

The journal Resonancias, published by the Music Institute at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile’s Faculty of Arts, invites specialists in musical research and/or related disciplines to send articles of their authorship presenting unpublished and relevant contributions in their areas. Articles written in Spanish, Portuguese and English will be accepted.

The “Music and Institutions” thematic issue hereby invites researchers to explore the link – both historical and existing – between musical life and a wide range of institutions, including both those specifically dedicated to the teaching and promotion of music – conservatoires musical journals, professional and amateur orchestras, etc. – as well as those primarily conceptualised with a different purpose, but that later had music incorporated – universities, scientific research centres, private and state funding bodies, cultural foundations, etc.

Among other areas, we are interested in understanding how said link has had an effect not only on music itself, its stakeholders (performers, composers, listeners, producers, etc.) and the institutions that house them, but also on the differing and changing forms of musical institutionality that have developed throughout history.

We extend this call to scholars in musicology, as well as from other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, to submit texts with a critical, analytical and up-to-date approach to the relationships and tensions between music and institutions, applied to a wide range of phenomena and settings. Some suggested topics are:

  • Music and the school system: public schools, private schools, secondary schools for the arts.
  • Institutional instruments for the dissemination of music and its discourses: festivals, cultural or academic journals, publishing houses, radio stations, etc.
  • Public institutions and instruments for musical promotion: objectives, points of tension and critiques.
  • The “third sector” and its links with musical development in Latin America: models and experiences.
  • Institutional discourse on music.
  • Links between (the practice and research of) music and public or private institutional funding instruments.
  • The history of musical institutions (conservatoires, theatres, orchestras, chapels, etc.).
  • Music and the private sector.
  • Music and political institutionality.
  • The professionalisation of music: history, processes, models and future projections.
  • Social organisations and musical practice.
  • The role of institutions in the visibility or concealment of the various stakeholders participating in musical life.

Each proposal will initially be reviewed by the Editorial Team, who will determine its suitability in line with the standards and formatting of a specialised academic article, as well as the journal’s editorial line. The articles selected during this stage will then undergo a double-blind peer review assessment, after which the author will receive a report within a deadline established by the journal outlining the reasons for accepting or rejecting the article.

Over the sixteen years since its founding, Resonancias has published articles by local and international specialists on themes relating mainly to music in Latin America and the Caribbean. The journal has also been the main instrument for disseminating works recognized with the Samuel Claro Valdés Latin American Musicology Prize, awarded by the University’s Music Institute since 1998 and which currently represents one of the main means to promote the discipline in our continent.


Contributions should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in Word or RTF format no later than January 18, 2017.


The following details constitute a summary of the journal’s editorial guidelines. The complete information about submission requirements, as well as our editorial policy can be accessed in our web site (

Articles should be no longer than 12,000 words, including footnotes, bibliography and annexes, while reviews should not exceed 3,200 words.

The margins should be 3 cm on each side and 2.5 on the top and bottom. The body of the text should be in Times New Roman font, size 12, and 1.5 spacing. Footnotes should equally be in Times New Roman, but in size 10 and single-spaced. Block-quotes, more than 40 words in length, should be written in Times New Roman, size 11, 1.5 spacing, indentation of 1 cm on each side, 12 points of line spacing before and after and without quotation marks.

Images should be clearly labeled directly underneath, indicating the source and credits. Moreover, all necessary legal authorization for the image’s inclusion and reproduction is solely the responsibility of the author of the text submitted.

In addition, each image must be sent separately in JPEG format, in the highest resolution possible, with clear indications as to where in the text it is located. The minimal pixilation is 300 dpi. Authors must keep in mind that, although the online version o the journal allows or color images, the print version is in full black and white.

All articles must include an abstract (maximum of 200-words) on the first page, outlining the article’s objectives, content and conclusions, both in the language in which it is written as well as in English. Similarly, articles must include 4 – 6 keywords both in the original language as well as in English. Authors must also send a brief 100-word CV in a separate attachment, once again in both languages. Album and book reviews, however, will not require abstracts, CVs or keywords.

Submissions should be sent by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Audiovisual material related to submissions can be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to the following address:

Instituto de Música de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Avda. Jaime Guzmán 3300-Campus Oriente,

Providencia, Santiago, Chile

The bibliographical format used is that of the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of style. In this sense, in-text citations will follow the author-date system. For more detailed information, please consult the journal’s Editorial Guidelines (, as well as the Chicago Manual of Style, available online at:

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