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Black Music Research Journal

Black Music Research Journal Begun in 1980, BMRJ is published twice yearly and includes articles about the philosophy, aesthetics, history, and criticism of black music. BMRJ is available by subscription and also as a benefit of Membership.

Authors who are interested in submitting an article for publication consideration should consult the CBMR Style Guide for manuscript preparation.

Please submit essays to bmrj.mgr.ed@colum.edu as an electronic attachment in Microsoft Word. All e-mails should be addressed to “Managing Editor, BMRJ.”


  • Dr. Gayle Murchison, Editor
    Department of Music Ewell 262
    PO Box 8795
    The College of William and Mary
    Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
  • Melanie Zeck, Managing Editor
    Center for Black Music Research
    Columbia College Chicago
    600 S. Michigan Ave
    Chicago, IL 60605

Consulting Editors

  • Daphne A. Brooks
  • Thomas Brothers
  • Richard Crawford
  • Dominique Cyrille
  • Scott K. DeVeaux
  • Shannon Dudley
  • Julia Foulkes
  • Julian Gerstin
  • Jocelyne Guilbault
  • Michael Largey
  • Jeffrey Magee
  • Ronald M. Radano
  • Sarah Schmalenberger
  • Jeffrey Taylor
  • Bruce Tucker
  • Helen Walker-Hill
  • Robert Witmer
  • Lawrence Zbikowski

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