Guidelines for Blog Contributors

The Performance and Analysis Interest Group (PAIG) invites contributions for its blog. These short posts (400–800 words) should relate directly to matters of performance and analysis, and should be geared towards a broad range of musicians. Contributions from musicians inside and outside of academia are welcome. Audio/video components are encouraged, and video posts are also appropriate.

The PAIG blog can be found at the following URL:

Blog posts should ideally stimulate response. Posts that pose questions, challenge assumptions, and invite debate are especially encouraged.

Suggestions for posts on performance/analysis topics include:

  • Short review of a recent publication or recording
  • First-person summary of a recent publication or recording, including links to additional content
  • Report on a recent conference
  • Report on a recent master class or workshop
  • Analytical and/or reflective statements exploring processes of rehearsal, practice, or performance (solo or ensemble)
  • Focused performance/analysis discussion of a brief musical excerpt
  • Reflections on improvisation
  • Thoughts on performance/analysis intersections in jazz, popular music, and non-Western music

Submissions should be sent to submissions manager Nathan Pell using the form below. Submissions will be curated by an editorial board drawn from PAIG members.

Not sure about writing a blog post? Individuals who have questions about format or who would like to discuss a proposed topic in advance of writing may contact any member of the blog’s editorial board:

  • Daniel Barolsky (Beloit College)
  • Alan Dodson (University of British Columbia)
  • Edward Klorman (McGill University)
  • Ryan McClelland (University of Toronto)
  • Nathan Pell (CUNY Graduate Center)
  • Victoria Tzotzkova (Harvard University)


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