The official journal of Choral Canada, Anacrusis, contains academic articles, special features and focus columns. The journal is published three times per year (fall, winter and spring). Choral Canada members automatically receive Anacrusis and are eligible for advertising discounts.

Publication Schedule

Vol. 35 #1 Fall 2016
Material Due: September 2, 2016
Distribution Date: October/November 2016 

Vol. 35 #2 Winter 2017 
Material Due: December 15, 2016
Distribution Date: February 2017 

Vol. 35 #3 Summer 2017 
Material Due: April 15, 2017 
Distribution Date: June 2017 

Anacrusis Committee

Patricia Abbott (QC)
Dr. Caron Daley (ON)
Dr. Dominic Gregorio (SK)
Dr. Dean Jobin-Bevans (ON)
Jennifer Lang (SK)
Dr. Ian Loeppky (Alabama, USA)
Victoria Meredith (ON)
Dr. Catherine Robbins (MB)
Dr. Vaughn Roste (Indiana, USA)

The Editorial Review committee includes three members of the Anacrusis Committee, lead by Dr. Vaughn Roste. This committee will be responsible for the collection, editing, and/or writing of articles of an academic nature.

Guidelines for Submissions to Anacrusis

Note: Anacrusis retains ownership and all copyright privileges of manuscripts and accompanying material published in the magazine. Authors wishing to reprint their manuscript in another publication, must request reprint permission, which will be granted as long as a statement in the reprint version indicates that “permission to reprint was granted by the Editorial Board of Anacrusis, the magazine of Choral Canada.”

Choral Canada Anacrusis Guidelines for the Consideration of the Editorial Board

The following guidelines are designed to assist Editorial Board members evaluate articles for publication in Anacrusis, the official publication of Choral Canada.

Articles not conforming to the guidelines may be returned for revision. Articles submitted for review should be concise and contain primarily new or original information or research relevant to the choral art and of interest to Canadian choral musicians. Lengthy articles should be divided into sections separated by sub-titles to lead the reader through the article.

Articles are accepted for publication when the members of the Editorial Board determine that the article contains information that pertains directly to the general interests of the Choral Canada membership. Expanded criteria for the consideration of the members of the Editorial Board include:

1. The topic is of national importance and/or will interest a majority of readers.

2. The article offers new knowledge of or insight into the topic. (Articles that rely heavily on secondary sources are seldom judged to offer new knowledge.)

3. The article will challenge readers’ thinking.

4. The material is timely. (Anniversaries of composers or events offer timely opportunities for articles.)

5. The premise is well defined, supported, and developed; the purpose of the article should be clear.

6. The scope is appropriate: neither too narrow nor too broad.

7. The information is precise, accurate, and well documented.

8. The article is well-written and material flows in an easily read narrative style.

9. Most of the ideas seem to be the author’s and quotes enhance the article.

10. The article avoids promoting a company, person, product, or performing organization.

Deadlines for academic submissions: October 15, 2016 and March 15, 2017.