Research & Performance Topics in Black Music
The Scholarly Journal of NANM, Inc.
Founded in 2019, EMERGENCE: Research & Performance Topics in Black Music is the scholarly publication of the National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc. (NANM). Its purpose is to offer research, commentary, and insight on matters related to Black music in areas of performance, composition, special topics, and education. Articles will be anonymously peer-reviewed by a review board composed of acclaimed and accomplished pedagogues and performers of national and international acclaim.
Submissions to EMERGENCE will be welcomed by members and non-members of NANM. Released in July of each year, each publication will include up to two articles on each major content area (performance, composition, special topics, and education), editorials from members of the advisory board, a spotlight on a major figure in Black music and reviews of performance or literature related to the Black experience.
Articles should be between 4,000 and 10,000 words. (These approximate values are a suggestion.)
Standard American English
Formatting: double-spaced, 12-point, serif font (e.g. Times New Roman, Hoefler Text, Garamond, Georgia), left-justified
Footnotes instead of endnotes
Refer to the most recent edition of The Chicago Manual of Style for style and grammar.
Single spacing should be used in all instances after periods, colons, and semicolons.
Use gender neutral language and pronouns wherever possible. Do not use the generic “he.”
All images, tables, graphs, charts, musical examples, etc. included in the document with an appropriate label. Low-resolution is acceptable for submission.
Use a music notation software such as Finale or Sibelius for musical examples.
Abstract of no more than 200 words. Include 4-5 keywords below.
Author biography of no more than 100 words
List of works cited according to the most recent edition of The Chicago Manual of Style
To maintain anonymity, the author’s name is not to appear in the article submission. Authors should cite their own works in the third person and should not include acknowledgments or personal notes in the text.
Rights to publish and/or republish copyrighted materials available upon request
Microsoft Word documents only
The National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc. assumes the copyright for all accepted articles.
All articles for submission to EMERGENCE must have the following specifications:
Label the article submission with “_sub” at the end.
Label the abstract and keywords with “_abs” at the end.
Label the list of works cited with “_ref” at the end.
Label the author biography with “_bio” at the end.
All further inquiries can be directed HERE.
CHIEF ADVISORY BOARD
Prof. Vinroy D. Brown, Jr.
Founder, Chief Editor & Chair
Department of Conducting, Organ & Sacred Music
Westminster Choir College
Dr. Felicia Barber
Director of Choral Activities & Associate Professor of Music
Westfield State University
Dr. Jason Max Ferdinand
Professor, Chair of Music Department & Director of Choral Activities
Dr. T. André Feagin
Assistant Professor of Music | Bands & Conducting
Central Washington University
Dr. Marques L. A. Garrett
Assistant Professor of Music in Choral Activities
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
EDITORIAL BOARD: PERFORMANCE
Dr. Wesley Broadnax
Director of Bands & Associate Professor of Music
University of Northern Colorado
Dr. Marcía Porter
Professor of Voice
Florida State University
Prof. Damien L. Sneed
College Division of Manhattan School of Music
EDITORIAL BOARD: EDUCATION
Dr. A. Jan Taylor
Director of Choral Activities & Associate Professor
Prairie View A&M University
Dr. Lynnel Joy Jenkins
Westrick Music Academy
Timberlane Middle School
Dr. Frances Fonza Smith
Director of Worship & Arts
Mt. Ennon Baptist Church
EDITORIAL BOARD: COMPOSITION & THEORY
Rev. Dr. Braxton Shelley
Stanley A. Marks and William H. Marks Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Music
Dr. Mark A. Lomax, II
President & Artistic Director
EDITORIAL BOARD: SPECIAL TOPICS
Dr. Brandon Boyd
Assistant Director of Choral Activities & Assistant Professor of Music Education
University of Missouri
Dr. Sylvia Turner Hollifield
Retired Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Michigan State University
Dr. Zanaida Robles
Director of Music
Director of Choirs