Meet our Authors: Carol L. Shansky – July 2017

Dr Carol L. Shansky is Assistant Professor of Fine and Performing Arts at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY, USA, where she teaches a broad range of courses in music and is the Director of the Iona College Instrumental Ensemble and the music program. She earned her Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from Boston University and her Bachelor of Music degree from Ithaca College, USA.

Shansky.jpgCarol is a contributor to the Journal of Research in MusicologyJournal of Historical Research in Music Education, and Research Issues in Music Education, and has presented papers at numerous national and international conferences. She serves on the editorial board of theJournal of Research in Music Performance, and is Board Member for Musicology and Music in General Studies of the College Music Society Northeast Chapter.

In addition, Carol is an active performer in the New York City area, performing in several orchestras and as chamber musician and solo recitalist. Her music appreciation textbook Musical Tapestries: A Thematic Approach to Music Appreciation is currently in its 2nd edition.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Carol has authored The Hebrew Orphan Asylum Band of New York City, 1874-1941: Community, Culture and Opportunity, which is at the same time the story of a boys’ band and a story of New York City.

Carol describes the experience of publishing with Cambridge Scholars:

“When I was investigating possible publishers for my book proposal, it was especially important that the publisher I worked with could demonstrate, publicly, that they were of a high standard and would be well-regarded by my peers, especially at my academic institution. Cambridge Scholars’ website was very clear about their founding, their mission, production staff and the types of books they were interested in pursuing. Upon receiving confirmation of their interest in working with me on my book, I felt confident that the outcome would be one I could be proud of. The process of publishing with Cambridge Scholars is clear and reasonable. Their staff were very professional and knowledgeable, and were very quick to answer questions and address concerns. I feel very good about the book as a product and am proud to have received positive reviews about it. It is important, at this stage in my academic career, to have a scholarly work published as broadly as this one and it will be the centrepiece of the scholarship component of my tenure application. I have another book topic in mind and would very much consider proposing the idea to Cambridge Scholars.

As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on The Hebrew Orphan Asylum Band of New York City, 1874-1941: Community, Culture and Opportunity. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAJUL17 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15thAugust 2017.


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