Intersections Canadian Journal of Music Revue canadienne de musique

Managing editor(s): Jess Herdman (Éditrice) / Editor(s): Ariane Couture (Rédactrice en chef francophone), Paul Sanden (Rédacteur en chef anglophone)

Journal preceded by Canadian University Music Review / Revue de musique des universités canadiennes



Intersections: Canadian Journal of Music / Intersections : revue canadienne de musique is a digitally published bilingual (French and English) journal for refereed scholarly research in music.

Founded in 1980 by the Canadian University Music Society (MusCan), it is published semi-annually with open access. The journal aims to represent the diversity of current fields of research in music, most broadly defined, and welcomes submissions informed by all music-related disciplines, as well as multi- and interdisciplinary scholarship. Intersections serves an international community of readers and authors, and is dedicated especially to promoting and disseminating Canadian scholarship and Canadian perspectives within both the national and global contexts.

Intersections is supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Guidelines for Authors



  • RILM
  • International Index to Music Periodicals
  • Music Index
  • Canadian Music Periodical Index
  • Music Education Resource Base

Social medias: and 


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Open access

No subscription is required to have access to this journal.

Back issues (28 issues)

Permanent archiving of articles on Érudit is provided by Portico.

Editorial policy and ethics

As a refereed scholarly journal, Intersections: A Canadian Journal of Music welcomes submissions informed by all music-related disciplines, as well as multi- and interdisciplinary scholarship.

Articles, colloquies, interviews or reports on musical conferences held in Canada should send electronically to the English or French Editor, as appropriate.

Books and recordings for review should be sent to the English or French Review Editor, as appropriate.

There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you, that you are submitting the work for first publication in Intersections and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere.

Nota bene — The journal reserves the right to accept or reject any text that is submitted. It is desirable to keep a copy of the submitted work. The journal is not responsible for publishing delays. Published text only binds the responsibility of their authors.

Prospective authors may read the following guidelines before submission.


Intersections obtains and maintains the copyright on the content of the journal. The journal requires that authors formally assign all rights to Intersections when an article is published, including the right to copyright and the right to grant permission to reprint the article in various forms, and any revenue that may be generated from those reprints.

Authors can deposit their final, peer-reviewed manuscript into an institutional or disciplinary repository that will make the manuscript freely accessible immediately after its publication. Intersections is a digital open-access journal that complies with the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications.


All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.


All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

Ethical considerations

When in doubt about any aspect of the ethics of manuscript submission, the author should contact the Editor, who will make the final decision in consultation with editorial committee members. In all cases, authors should disclose any circumstances about which there may be questions.

Information for contributors

Prospective authors may read the following guidelines before submission.

Editorial board


  • French Editor : Ariane Couture
  • English Editor : Paul Sanden
  • French Review Editor : Eugenie Tessier
  • English Review Editor : Jamie Meyers-Riczu


Editorial Board

  • Sally Bick, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • Lori Burns, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Pierre Albert Castanet, Université de Rouen/Conservatoire National Supérieur de musique et de danse, France
  • Norma Coates, Western University, Ontario, Canada
  • Nicolas Darbon, Aix-Marseille Université, France
  • Monique Desroches, Université de Montréal, Quebec, Canada
  • Alan Dodson, Mount Allison University, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Francis Dubé, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada
  • Robin Elliott, Jean A. Chalmers Chair of Canadian Music, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Annegret Fauser, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  • Karen Fournier, The University of Michigan, USA
  • Serge Lacasse, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada
  • Michael MacDonald, MacEwan University, Alberta, Canada
  • Brian Power, Brock University, Ontario, Canada
  • Danick Trottier, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
  • Sophie Stévance, Chaire de Recherche du Canada en Recherche-création en musique, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada
  • Paul Woodford, Western University, Ontario, Canada