- Annual Meetings
- Grants & Awards
|AMS Administrative Handbook|
Page 18 [Section II.C.2.b]: [Committees—cont.] Award Committees, cont. — Awards for Articles, Books, Papers, cont.
By-Law definition: [n. a.]
Charge: Consideration and evaluation of scholarly editions or translations in the field of musicology published during the previous year in any language and in any country. As stated at the Web site, the award honors each year a scholarly edition or translation in the field of musicology published during the previous year in any language and in any country by a scholar who is a member of the AMS or a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or the United States.” The winner will receive a monetary prize and a certificate, conferred at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation of the Society by the chair of the committee.
Guidelines: By “scholarly edition or translation” is meant a major translation or edition that is judged to best exemplify the highest qualities of originality, interpretation, logic and clarity of thought, and communication. Three categories of musicological works are eligible: translations into English of musicologically significant texts; editions of music; or editions or musicologically significant texts. For additional Guidelines, see https://www.amsmusicology.org/page/palisca
Constitution: rotation of members. Five senior members serving three-year overlapping terms. Annual rotation of chair.
Timetable: Nominations ard due 31 January each year.
The award is conferred by the committee chair at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation.
Other Concerns: Nominations, including self-nominations, must be submitted by 31 January to the office of the AMS, and using the form found at https://www.amsmusicology.org/page/palisca. The award committee may solicit the curriculum vitae of each nominee.
The AMS office maintains a detailed "Book Award Protocols" document for committee chairs.
Travel reimbursement: [n.a.]
By-Law definition: [n. a.]
Charge: Consideration and evaluation of applications from student members of the Society whose abstracts, for papers to be presented at the Annual Meeting, have been accepted by the Program Committee. As stated at the Web site, the Pisk Prize Committee determines the winner of the prize, evaluating the submissions as papers to be read at the Annual Meeting rather than as articles to be published. (Although such papers need not possess the formal documentary notes and bibliography customary in published articles, authors should make clear their debts to other scholars and previously published work on their topic.) The prize, consisting of a monetary award and a certificate, is conferred at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation of the Society.
Guidelines: For details, see https://www.amsmusicology.org/page/pisk
Constitution: rotation of members. Five members (including the past chair) serving overlapping three-year terms. Annual rotation of the chair.
Timetable: Application materials—consisting of (1) the complete text of the paper (together with any verbal, visual, and/or audible supporting materials), and (2) a statement from the student’s academic advisor affirming the graduate student status of the applicant as of the date of the paper’s acceptance—are due in the AMS office to be received by 1 October. The committee reports its determination confidentially to the President before the Annual Meeting, and the prize is conferred by the committee chair at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation.
Other Concerns: 
Travel reimbursement: [n. a.]