Around the Globe Music & Arts

Newsletter March 2021

From the Editor of Around the Globe Music Magazine

UPDATE ON THE NEXT ISSUE OF

AROUND THE GLOBE MUSIC MAGAZINE 2021

Note to all music professionals, associates and interested parties

We are preparing material for the next issue of Around the Globe Music Magazine Vol. 4 No. 1 Summer 2021 and are offering readers an opportunity to contribute articles and promotional material related to piano music. We also aim to publish advertisements for musical instruments, books, music courses, performance events and other relevant topics. This is open to all professional musicians, music writers, critics, educators and other associates. All proposals will be evaluated and genuinely appreciated.

CONTRIBUTOR GUIDELINES

The Around the Globe Music Magazine is published annually in digital and printed formats. Its primary focus is on promoting piano music genres from different parts of the world, including contemporary classical music, jazz, and beyond by devoting space to independent and emerging musicians alongside more established artists and renowned music educators.

Our magazine also features articles on educational music subjects which we strongly advocate, and about the music creators and their published works, which might be lesser known in the UK. Furthermore, we cover interviews, book reviews, topics including festivals, concert series, cultural commentary and much more.

The Around the Globe Music Magazine welcomes unsolicited articles from anyone who believes their subject would be of interest to our readers. The article’s length may vary, depending on the subject, and by arrangement with the Editor.

Memo 

Suggestion for articles should be submitted well before the deadline for editorial approval. Submissions should include proposed subject, length, applicability and writer samples. Submissions may be edited and, with your permission, will be published as such. Writers will not receive any monetary compensation.

DEADLINE 

Submission deadline is 31st May 2021, 23:00 BST

Submissions and proposals to be sent to the AGMA Editor via email: editor.agpmf@gmail.com

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR JUNIOR MUSICIANS
Young Musicologist competition

We are launching the Young Musicologist competition for the best article on modern composers of different contemporary classical and jazz styles and their piano compositions, written after 1970.                                             

It is open to junior students up to 18 years of age with the aim of raising and developing their musical writing to a higher educational level.

The winner’s article will be published in the next issue of AG Music Magazine 2021.

Deadline for the article submission is 24th May 2021, 20:00 BST. 

Applications need to be made by an adult, teacher, parent or guardian by email only.
You may apply by sending the article, written in English, using an attachment in the Word file or similar, along with your cover letter where it should state:

– The name and age of the applicant
– The title of the article
– Name of applicant’s tutor/mentor
– Correspondence email address
 

Entrance fee is £15 and can be paid electronically upon the application.

Application to be sent to the AGMA Editor: editor.agpmf@gmail.com

Competitor Guidelines for writing an article:

The length of the article should be between 700 – 1000 words, including a bibliography.

  • The article should contain information about:

– the composer, his piano opus, style and the epoch
– the chosen piano work, including the musical analysis and use of different techniques and creative history of the composition.

  • In the article, you should give your personal view of the composition, including the reason behind your choice, its sentimental and creative value and technical challenges, as well as describing the interesting figurative aspect.

WRITING GUIDELINES AND STYLE

By developing your voice and expressing an opinion, your story or idea will personalize the writing and highlight the uniqueness of your experiences. Inject your life into the writing as appropriate and search for a sense of place or narrative.

Use italics for titles of recordings (albums/cd’s), concerts, videos, books or other literature. Composition titles, chapters and article titles should be placed in quotations; punctuation goes inside the quotation marks. Write out in words the numbers nine and under and numbers that begin a sentence, otherwise use numerals. Use numerals for decades, except at the beginning of a sentence. Use four digits for the first reference, with no apostrophe and then two digits with an initial apostrophe (e.g., 1990s then ’90s).