Request for Proposals for The Musical Idea Series

Request for Proposals for The Musical Idea Series

General Music Today (GMT) is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles of interest to general music professionals at all levels. These articles describe successful practices, share teaching strategies and/or materials, and suggest new ideas or issues of concern in general music.

General Music Today is accepting proposals for articles as part of The Musical Idea Series.

The Musical Idea Series seeks to highlight innovative or unique topics in general music education. Some examples include world music, popular music, performance, assessment, and technology.

Musical Idea Series proposals should include:

  • Three separate articles focused on a specific topic or theme
  • Examples of lessons, rubrics, or musical excerpts
  • Practical examples for readers across all levels of General Music Today


  • Proposals for the series are accepted year-round.
  • Articles will be sent for peer review to the editorial commitee members.
  • Once a proposal has been accepted, articles can be submitted through Manuscript Central all at once or by each, consecutive deadline:
    • September 1 for the January Issue
    • January 1 for April Issue
    • June 1 for October Issue

Please submit your proposals to the GMT Academic Editor, Dr. Rekha S. Rajan

View Guidelines for Submissions.

See the Call for Nominations for Editorial Committee Members and Columnists.