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Volume 47

With this issue, the Newsletter begins a new column devoted to administrative leadership and management in music. The purpose of this regular column is to support the work of our colleagues performing some form of administrative duties, to contribute to their professional development in administration, and to provide a resource…
Few college-level music faculty members enter the profession with the primary aspiration of becoming an administrator. Yet some of us are ultimately either enticed into or thrust into administrative positions. We were chosen for these positions, I suppose, because we are seen by our colleagues and superiors as both trustworthy…
As we approach the 50th anniversary of the founding of CMS, we may want to learn from previous experience while preparing for the future. Such anniversaries can provide opportunities to assess and to reassess widely varied programs. In this context, I wish to discuss a few aspects of the CMS…
Leadership is a topic that never seems to go away. We have spilled much ink over it and probably always will. Amazon.Com lists nearly 200,000 titles dealing in some way with leadership. A subject search in my universitys library of 550,000 books produces over 400 works on it, more than…
RILM – the International Repertoire of Musical Literature, but it’s easier to pronounce the French acronym – offers all musicians, including especially college teachers and students, a powerful tool for locating research on practically any topic in music. It indexes all kinds of resources: journal articles, books and monographs, essays…
Background The Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965 authorizes the expenditure of billions of dollars in federal aid to education, includingperhaps most significantlystudent financial aid. Due for renewal every five to six years, the HEA has continued without reauthorization since 2003, although work is ongoing in the Senate and House…