MCICM publishes edited collection ‘Classical Music Futures’

The Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music (MCICM) has published an edited collection titled ‘Classical Music Futures: Practices of Innovation.’ In this collection, contributing authors show the many ways in which they are approaching innovation and experimentation ranging from conference roundtable transcripts, practice-based research papers, reflections on concert experiments by organizers, diary entries, and polemics. The edited collection has been published by Open Book Publishers based in the UK and is open access. 

The aim of this book is not only to present innovative approaches from the side-lines, but also to actively contribute in shaping new classical music futures by achieving three goals: to show and share what insights may result from performing innovation; to show under what conditions innovation is able to thrive in academic and practical settings; and, following the MCICM example, to inspire scholars, music educators, and practitioners to collaborate and learn from each other by sharing experiences and practices.

We would like to thank those who contributed to the edited collection as well as the staff at Open Book Publishers: Hannah Bujic, Karen Burland, Noga Rachel Chelouche, Antonio C. Cuyler, Krista de Wit, Brandon Farnsworth, Hans-Joachim Gögl, Francine Gorman, Detlev Grooß, Christina Guillaumier, Maria Hansen, Kristeen Davidson Kelly, Teemu Kirjonen, Jan Jaap Knol, Amanda E. Krause, Robert Laidlow, George E. Lewis, Lore Lixenberg, Georgina MacDonell, Denise Petzold, Michelle Philips, Stephanie Pitts, Fiona Robertson, Diana Salazar, Beste Sevendik, Stine Skovbon, Neil T. Smith, Tom Spurgin, Jutta Toelle, Folkert Uhde, Tal Walker, Jennifer Walshe, Lucy Barnes, Jeevanjot Kaur Nagpal, Laura Rodriguez Pupo, and Alessandra Tosi.

The book can be downloaded here.

MCICM is a collaboration between Maastricht University, philzuid (The South Netherlands Philharmonic) and Zuyd University of Applied Sciences. For more information about the centre, please visit

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