CALL: Chief Editor of Publications

Job Title

Chief Editor of Publications, National Collegiate Choral Organization


Member of the NCCO Executive Board (along with the President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer) 

Start Date & Duration

2 year-term, beginning January 1, 2020 and ending December 31, 2021 (with possibility of renewal) 


The National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO) seeks a Chief Editor of Publications to fulfill two primary responsibilities:

First, the Chief Editor serves as the principal editorial manager for our scholarly journal, The Choral Scholar. The Chief Editor is responsible for all editorial content and manages a team of editors to publish one annual volume of the journal. The Chief Editor retains the right to appoint as many editors as they deem appropriate. The Chief Editor is responsible for maintaining the Editorial Board of TCS, which consists of reputable published scholars with interests and expertise in all manners of choral music performance, scholarship, and pedagogy. The Chief Editor is responsible for soliciting scholarly articles for TCS. The Chief Editor serves as a non-voting, ex officio member of the NCCO Executive Board, and reports to the President. The Chief Editor will participate in Executive Board meetings as necessary.

Second, the Chief Editor oversees the management and artistic content of the NCCO Choral Music Series in coordination with our publishing partner ECS Publishing. These duties include the selection of new works to coincide with the National Conference. The Chief Editor is responsible for soliciting new scores from composers, as well as appointing a committee from within and outside the membership of NCCO to review works for inclusion in the ECS NCCO Choral Music Series. The Chief Editor works in collaboration with ECS to help prepare the scores for publication and print. The Chief Editor will oversee the Poster Session and Choral Series Session at the national conference as requested by the board.


Individuals may nominate colleagues they deem appropriate for the position. Individuals are also welcome to self-nominate. Nominations are due by November 15, 2019, and the NCCO Executive Board will have a selection made by January 1, 2020. Please send nominations to NCCO’s treasurer, Matthew Ferrell

Those nominated will be asked to submit the following information: 

  • Contact information (Name, email, phone) 
  • Curriculum Vita 
  • Two examples of scholarly output
  • List of three references that can speak to your organizational and communication capacities