Welcome to the Journal of Performing Arts Leadership in Higher Education, a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the enrichment of leadership in the performing arts in higher education. This journal is fully open access, which means that all articles are available on the internet to all users upon publication.
Our Goals are:
1. To promote scholarship applicable to performing arts leadership.
2. To provide juried research in the field of performing arts leadership.
3. To disseminate information, ideas, and experiences in performing arts leadership.
The Journal of Performing Arts Leadership in Higher Education (JPALHE), published once a year, presents a wide range of topics relevant to visionary leadership in the performing arts in higher education. Topics include, but are not limited to, curriculum development, assessment, goal setting, career preparation, governance, friend raising, technology, retention, and recruitment. As a peer-reviewed journal, JPALHE presents articles that are supported by facts and cited appropriately, using the latest edition of A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, by Kate L. Turabian. Articles for consideration are submitted electronically to the editor and must be in the 12-point font of Times New Roman, double-spaced, and no longer than 12 pages. As there is a blind peer review process, the authors' name must not appear on the attached article. Submissions from all countries are welcome, although the journal is published in English. Authors are responsible for securing all copyright clearance.
No article processing charges or submission charges are required.
Submissions are to be sent via email, with the article as an attachment, to:
Dr. Mark Reimer
Dr. Mark Reimer
Department of Music
Christopher Newport University
Ferguson Center for the Arts, A130
1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, VA 23606-3072
Each submitted article is forwarded by the editor to three members of the Editorial Board, with at least two of the three members specializing in the subject area of the article (Dance, Music, Theatre). The review process is blind. The deadline for submission is December 15, and notification of acceptance, deferral, or denial is January 30.
Accepted articles are posted on the website on April 1.
Article Reviewers: Article Review Submission form
Editorial Board (Fall 2021 through Spring 2024)
Seth Beckman, Ball State University
Robert Blocker, Yale University Ting-Yu Chen, Shenandoah Conservatory
Eileen M. Hayes, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Laurence Kaptain, University of Colorado-Denver (co-editor)
Sabrina Madison-Cannon, University of Oregon
Sandra Parks, Drexel University
Mark U. Reimer, Christopher Newport University (co-editor)
Rachel Roberts, Eastman School of Music
Karen Schupp, Arizona State University
James C. Scott, University of North Texas
Jonathan Sturm, Iowa State University
Shannon Walsh, Louisiana State University
Board Selection Process
Membership on the board is determined by the editors in consultation with the board. Every effort is made that the board represent public and private institutions of varying size and scope and reflect diversity in race and gender. A minimum of two administrators in each area (Dance, Music, Theatre) serve on the board, ensuring that each submitted article is reviewed by at least two members who have knowledge of the topic.
Each member of the board is asked to serve a three-year term, but there is no mandatory limit on the number of terms a member may serve. All members are expected to review materials submitted to them and to return their reviews by the July 1 deadline. As an agent of Christopher Newport University, each board member is afforded legal counsel by Christopher Newport University pertaining to the operation of the journal.
The Journal of Performing Arts Leadership is a recognized academic journal published by Christopher Newport University, a public liberal arts institution in Newport News, Virginia. Copyright to each published article is owned jointly by the Rector and Board of Visitors of Christopher Newport University and the author(s) of the article.