American Record Guide Vol. 72, No. 1 (January-February 2008): West Coast Opera. Issue focuses on west coast opera performance reviews, a 2008 content index, and over 400 regular reviews.
Bohuslav Martinu Newsletter Vol. VIII, No. 3 (September-December 2008): Martinu Revisited Special Issue. Features list of works (series of features), research news, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, performances of Martinu, celebrations, interviews, a special Martinu exhibition theme, and a feature on Luxembourg and Martinu.
Circuit, musiques contemporaines Vol. 18, No. 3 (2008): devoted to the works of Claude Vivier in honour of the 60th anniversary of his birth. Guest edited by Jean Lesage, articles include analyses of Vivier's body of work and biography, musical style, and contextualization of his work.
Circuit, musiques contemporaines Vol. 19, No. 1 (2009): composer an feminine. Issue explores contemporary compositions by women from Quebec, the rest of Canada, France and the United States, featuring photographs by the artist Raymonde April.
Downbeat Vol. 75, No. 10 (October 2008): special section features a guide to jazz study programs (Where to Study Jazz 2008: Student Music Guide).
Journal of Mathematics and Music Vol. 2, No. 1 (July 2008): Special Issue on Computation. Guest edited by Elaine Chew, Alfred Cramer and Christopher Raphael. Articles cover topics such as metric analysis, time frequency representation, and representation of motivic spaces using OpenMusic software.
Journal of the Society for American Music Vol. 3, No. 1 (February 2009): Leonard Bernstein in Boston. Guest edited by Sarah Adams (Harvard University), this issue grew out of an ethnographic research seminar at Harvard taught by Professors Carol Oja, and Kay Shelemay, and a symposium and website project focusing on Bernstein's Boston years. …