VSR Call for Papers

Call for Papers: General Articles

Voice and Speech Review continually solicits articles and essays that focus on voice and speech topics and training, particularly for the performing arts. The VSR welcomes peer reviewed articles from a broad array of voice-oriented subjects. We also welcome scholarly essays and interviews based on personal experience that are often practical notes from the field, as well as book and other resource reviews.

Upcoming Deadlines for Drafts

December 1, 2018: Abstract deadline for 2020 Special Issue

July 1, 2019: Early deadline for 2020 article consideration

October 15, 2019: Final deadline for 2020 article consideration

Articles are processed in the order they are received, so early submissions are encouraged. Submission does not guarantee publication. Publication timelines can vary.


Submissions for general articles and inquiries should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Rockford Sansom, at vsr.editor@vasta.org. Queries regarding resource and book reviews should be send to the Reviews Editor, Prof. Kate Glasheen, at vsr.reviews@vasta.org. Contributors need not be members of VASTA to publish. The VSR prides itself on encouraging and supporting new and veteran scholars alike. 


Special Issue Call for Papers: 

Voice Training in 2020: A Vision for the Future

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Voice and Speech Review, this upcoming special issue focuses on the current climate of voice training across all disciplines, charts a vision for the future, and examines voice with a multidisciplinary lens. Articles will be accepted on all types of performance pedagogy – including singing, acting, coaching, and professional voice use – as well as pieces related to training programs and certification. Articles that contemplate improvements to curricula in higher education will also be considered. The collective articles in this issue will build upon historical models for voice training and recommend a pathway forward to the next generation. Voice use as a public health issue will also be explored – how can we, as voice professionals engage in civic initiatives and social responsibility to promote vocal wellbeing?

Articles might explore but are not limited to the following:

  • Performance voice pedagogy (speech, singing, acting, coaching, other professional voice use)
  • Training programs, certification, and institutional and curricula
  • History of voice training (across all disciplines)
  • Charting a vision for the future – “next steps” in voice pedagogy and training
  • Vocal health issues in 2020
  • Public outreach and education
  • Voice and civic engagement

The special issue will publish in July of 2020.

Guest Editor: Dr. Matthew Hoch

Special Issue Deadline for Abstracts: December 1, 2018

Please send Dr. Hoch an abstract of 200 words or less outlining your article proposal. For approved abstracts, the article draft deadline will be July 1, 2019. (Articles are only accepted for publication after peer review.)

Please send all abstracts, questions, or inquiries about the Special Issue to mrh0032@auburn.edu.

Matthew Hoch, DMA

Associate Professor of Voice

Editor, NATS So You Want to Sing Series

Auburn University


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