The IMS Guido Adler Prize (IMS GAP) honors distinguished scholars who have made an outstanding contribution to musicology. In 2019 the prize has been awarded to Margaret Kartomi.
Excerpt from the citation: “The IMS Directorium has chosen Margaret Kartomi to receive this award because of her lifetime record of outstanding research, her extraordinary service to the discipline of musicology, and her role as a teacher and mentor to a generation of scholars who have themselves had successful careers. Her name is known throughout the scholarly world for her contributions to ethnomusicology and passionate promotion of the discipline in the Asia-Pacific region. She has received many prestigious awards, in Australia, the USA, Asia, and Europe. She has served as president of the Musicological Society of Australia, and for a lengthy period as an IMS Directorium member. Moreover, she has recently been celebrated for fifty years continuous service at Monash University.”