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AMS 75 PAYS Subventions

Funded through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation, and the generous contributions of many individual donors, AMS 75 PAYS Subventions provide support up to $5,000 for the publication of first books by scholars in the early stages of their career. The purpose of this subvention is to facilitate the publication of original and significant research in any recognized field of musicology by providing financial support to publishers in order to offset the costs of book production and thereby reduce the retail price of the book. The AMS anticipates awarding nine to eighteen such subventions annually.

Applications should come directly from publishers, in consultation with the author. Applications should be made after the work is complete and readers’ reports and author’s responses are in hand. Books receiving subventions should appear in print no later than twenty-four months after the date of application.

An application consists of:

  1. Affirmation that the work under consideration is a first book, and that the author has received the Ph.D. in any recognized field of musicology within the past ten years.
  2. A copy of the entire manuscript.
  3. Copies of the readers’ reports and author’s responses.
  4. A financial statement that includes the following:
    • a breakdown of the costs of publication, showing format, size of print run, and projected costs
    • the amount requested from the AMS as a subvention
    • the impact of the subvention on the production costs and anticipated retail price of the book
    • projected timeline for publication.

Please note:

  • Subventions are awarded only for work written by members of the AMS.
  • Applications that are not complete will not be considered.

All application materials will be treated confidentially by the review committee.

Application deadlines are mid-February and mid-August each year. Next deadline: materials must be received by 15 August 2020. (If this date falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is the following business day).

Applications will be considered at the regular meetings of the Publications Committee (normally twice per year, in May and at the Annual Meeting). Decisions will be announced no later than five months after each deadline. Inquiries may be directed to the AMS office.

AMS 75 PAYS Subventions have supported the following publications:

Tracy McMullen

Tracy McMullen, Haunthenticity: Musical Replay and the Fear of the Real Wesleyan University Press. ISBN 9780819578525.

Matthew Mugmon

Matthew Mugmon, Aaron Copland and the American Legacy of Gustav Mahler. University of Rochester Press. ISBN 9781580469647.

Abby Anderton

Abby Anderton, Rubble Music: Occupying the Ruins of Postwar Berlin, 1945-1950. Indiana University Press. ISBN 9780253042439.

Melissa D. Burrage

Melissa D. Burrage, The Karl Muck Scandal: Classical Music and Xenophobia in World War I America. University of Rochester Press. ISBN 9781580469500.

Marianna Ritchey

Marianna Ritchey, Composing Capital: Classical Music in the Neoliberal Era. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9780226640068.

Jerome Camal

Jerome Camal, Creolized Aurality: Guadeloupean Gwoka and Postcolonial Politics. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9780226631639.

Jake Johnson

Jake Johnson, Mormons, Musical Theater, and Belonging in America. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-04251-5.

Emily H. Green

Emily H. Green, Dedicating Music 1785–1850 . University of Rochester Press. ISBN 9781580469494.

Katherine Baber

Katherine Baber, Leonard Bernstein and the Language of Jazz. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-04237-9.

Hyun Joo Kim

Hyun Joo Kim, Liszt's Representation of Instrumental Sounds on the Piano: Colors in Black and White. University of Rochester Press. ISBN 9781580469463.

Katharina Uhde

Katharina Uhde, The Music of Joseph Joachim. Boydell & Brewer. ISBN 9781783272846.

Jennifer Ronyak

Jennifer Ronyak, Intimacy, Performance, and the Lied in the Early Nineteenth Century. Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0-253-03577-6.

Jennifer Iverson

Jennifer Iverson, Electronic Inspirations: Technologies of the Cold War Musical Avant-Garde. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780190868192.

Hilde Roos

Hilde Roos, La Traviata Affair: Opera in the Age of Apartheid. University of California Press. ISBN 9780520299894.

Tina Bucuvalas, ed.

Tina Bucuvalas, ed., Greek Music in America. University Press of Mississippi. ISBN 9781496819703.

Katherine In-Young Lee

Katherine In-Young Lee, Dynamic Korea and Rhythmic Form. Wesleyan University Press. ISBN 978-0819577054.

Jason Yust

Jason Yust, Organized Time: Rhythm, Tonality, and Form. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780190696481.

Michael Birenbaum Quintero

Michael Birenbaum Quintero, Rites, Rights, and Rhythms: A Genealogy of Musical Meaning in Colombia’s Black Pacific. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199913923.

Nathan Platte

Nathan Platte, Making Music in Selznick’s Hollywood. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199371112.

Sandra Jean Graham

Sandra Jean Graham, Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-04163-1.

Marié Abe

Marié Abe, Resonances of Chindon-ya: Sound, Space, and Sociality in Contemporary Japan. Wesleyan University Press. ISBN 978-0-8195-7778-8.

Angela Fiore

Angela Fiore, 'Non senza scandalo delli convicini': pratiche musicali nelle istitzioni religiose femminili a Napoli 1650-1750. Peter Lang. ISBN 978-3034323406.

Esther Morgan-Ellis

Esther Morgan-Ellis, Everybody Sing! Community Singing in the American Picture Palace. University of Georgia Press. ISBN 978-0-8203-5204-6.

Michael Gallope

Michael Gallope, Deep Refrains: Music, Philosophy, and the Ineffable. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9780226483559.

Ellen Lockhart

Ellen Lockhart, Animation, Plasticity, and Music in Italy, 1770-1830. University of California Press. ISBN 9780520284432.

J. Griffith Rollefson

J. Griffith Rollefson, Flip the Script: European Hip Hop and the Politcs of Postcoloniality. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9780226496184.

Stefan Fiol

Stefan Fiol, Recasting Folk in the Himalayas: Indian Music, Media, and Social Mobilitiy. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-04120-4.

Richard Jones-Bamman

Richard Jones-Bamman, Building New Banjoes for an Old-Time World. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-04130-3.

Christopher Doll

Christopher Doll, Hearing Harmony: Toward a Tonal Theory for the Rock Era. University of Michigan Press. ISBN 978-0-472-07352-8.

Erinn E. Knyt

Erinn E. Knyt, Ferruccio Busoni and his Legacy. Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0-253-02628-6.

Marian Wilson Kimber

Marian Wilson Kimber, The Elocutionists: Women, Music, and the Spoken Word. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-04071-9.

Andrew Talle

Andrew Talle, Beyond Bach: Music and Everyday Life in the Eighteenth Century. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-04084-9.

Kelly St. Pierre

Kelly St. Pierre, Bedřich Smetana: Myth, Music, and Propaganda. Boydell & Brewer. ISBN 9781580465106.

Seth Brodsky

Seth Brodsky, From 1989, or European Music & the Modernist Unconscious. University of California Press. ISBN 9780520279360.

Eva Moreda Rodríguez

Eva Moreda Rodríguez, Music Criticism and Music Critics in Early Francoist Spain. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780190215866.

Nancy Yunhwa Rao
Nancy Yunhwa Rao, Chinatown Opera Theater in North America. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-04056-6.


Sharon Ammen

Sharon Ammen, May Irwin: Singing, Shouting, and the Shadow of Minstrelsy. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 9780252040658.

Walter Zev. Feldman

Walter Zev. Feldman, Klezmer: Music, History, and Memory. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780190244514.

Marc Gidal

Marc Gidal, Spirit song: Afro-Brazilian religious music and boundaries. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199368228.

Chérie Rivers Ndaliko

Chérie Rivers Ndaliko, Necessary Noise: Art, Music, and Charitable Imperialism in the East of Congo. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780190499570.

Jesus A. Ramos-Kittrell

Jesus A. Ramos-Kittrell, Playing in the Cathedral: Music, Race, and Social Status in Eighteenth-Century Mexico City. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780190236816.

Benjamin Teitelbaum

Benjamin Teitelbaum, Lions of the North: Music and New Nordic Radical Nationalism. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780190212599.

Joan Titus

Joan Titus, The Early Film Music of Dmitry Shostakovich. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199315147.

Nicholas Tochka

Nicholas Tochka, Audible States: The Political Economy of Popular Music-Making in Albania Since 1945. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780190467814.

Roger Moseley

Roger Moseley, Keys to Play: Music as a Ludic Medium from Apollo to Nintendo. University of California Press. ISBN 9780520291249.

Rebecca Cypess

Rebecca Cypess, Curious and Modern Inventions: Music and Instrumentality in Early Modern Italy. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9780226319445.

Luisa Nardini

Luisa Nardini, Interlacing Traditions: Neo-Gregorian Chant in Beneventan Manuscripts. Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies. ISBN 9780888442055.

Emily Wilbourne

Emily Wilbourne, Seventeenth-Century Opera and the Sound of the Commedia dell’Arte. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9780226401577.

Deirdre Loughridge

Deirdre Loughridge, Haydn’s Sunrise, Beethoven’s Shadow: Audiovisual Culture and the Emergence of Romanticism. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9780226337098.

Alexander Stefaniak

Alexander Stefaniak, Schumann's Virtuosity: Criticism, Composition, and Performance in Nineteenth-Century Germany. Indiana University Press. ISBN 9780253021991.

Donald G. Traut

Donald G. Traut, Stravinsky's "Great Passacaglia": Recurring Elements in the Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments. University of Rochester Press. ISBN 9781580465137.

Andrew R. Walkling

Andrew R. Walkling, Masque and Opera in England, 1656-1688. Routledge. ISBN 9781472446534.

Giorgio Biancorosso

Giorgio Biancorosso, Situated Listening: The Sound of Absorption in Classical Cinema. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195374711.


John Wriggle, Blue Ryythm Fantasy: Big Band Jazz Arranging in the Swing Era. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-04040-5.

Gavin Steingo

Gavin Steingo, Kwaito's Promise: Music and the Aesthetics of Freedom in South Africa. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0226362540.

Jonathan Glasser

Jonathan Glasser, The Lost Paradise: Andalusi Music in Urban North Africa. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0226327235.

Thomas H. Greenland

Thomas H. Greenland, Jazzing: New York City's Unseen Scene. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0252081606.

Jeffrey Swinkin

Jeffrey Swinkin, Performative Analysis: Reimagining Music Theory for Performance. Boydell and Brewer. ISBN 978-1580465267.

Kimberly Francis

Kimberly Francis, Teaching Stravinsky: Nadia Boulanger and the Consecration of a Modernist Icon. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199373697.

Thomas Patteson

Thomas Patteson, Instruments for New Music: Sound, Technology, and Modernism. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0520288027.

Bradley Shope

Bradley Shope, American Popular Music in Britain's Raj. University of Rochester Press. ISBN 978-1580465489.

Nina Sun Eidsheim

Nina Sun Eidsheim, Sensing Sound: Singing and Listening as Vibrational Practice. Duke University Press. ISBN 978-0822360612.

Douglas Shadle

Douglas Shadle, Orchestrating the Nation: The Nineteenth-Century American Symphonic Enterprise. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199358649.

J. Martin Daughtry

J. Martin Daughtry, Listening to War: Sound, Music, Trauma, and Survival in Wartime Iraq. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199361496.

Bryan Proksch

Bryan Proksch, Reviving Haydn. Boydell and Brewer. ISBN 978-1580465120.

Ryan Thomas Skinner

Ryan Thomas Skinner, Bamako Sounds: The Afropolitan Ethics of Malian Music. University of Minnesota Press. ISBN 978-0816693504.

Sarah Gutsche-Miller

Sarah Gutsche-Miller, Parisian Music-Hall Ballet, 1871-1913. Boydell and Brewer. ISBN 978-1580464420.

Tanya Merchant

Tanya Merchant, Women Musicians of Uzbekistan: From Courtyard to Conservatory . University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0252081064.

Marie Sumner Lott

Marie Sumner Lott, The Social Worlds of Nineteenth-Century Chamber Music: Composers, Consumers, Communities. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0252039225.

Amy C. Beal

Jonathyne Briggs, Sounds French: Globalization, Cultural Communities and Pop Music, 1958-1980. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199377060.

Daniel B. Sharp

Daniel B. Sharp, Between Nostalgia and Apocalypse: Popular Music and the Staging of Brazil. Wesleyan University Press. ISBN 978-0819575029.

Andrew Granade

Andrew Granade, Harry Partch, Hobo Composer. Boydell and Brewer. ISBN 978-1580464956.

Michael Slowik

Michael Slowik, After the Silents: Hollywood Film Music in the Early Sound Era, 1926-1934. Columbia University Press. ISBN 978-0231165839.

Ryan Raul Bañagale

Ryan Raul Bañagale, Arranging Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue and the Creation of an American Icon. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-019997838-0.

Julia Byl

Julia Byl, Antiphonal Histories: Resonant Pasts in the Toba Batak Musical Present. Wesleyan University Press. ISBN 978-0819574794.

Jennifer Fleeger

Jennifer Fleeger, Mismatched Women: The Siren's Song Through the Machine. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-019993691-5.

William Cheng

William Cheng, Sound Play: Video Games and the Musical Imagination. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199969975.

Catherine Grant

Catherine Grant, Music Endangerment: How Language Maintenance Can Help. Oxford University Press . ISBN 978-0199352173.

Carol J. Oja

Carol J. Oja, Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199862092.

Matthew McDonald, Breaking Time's Arrow: Experiment and Expression in the Music of Charles Ives. Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0253012739.

Silvio J. dos Santos

Silvio J. dos Santos, Narratives of Identity in Alban Berg's Lulu. Boydell and Brewer. ISBN 978-1-58046-483-3.

Catherine Saucier

Catherine Saucier, A Paradise of Priests: Singing the Civic and Episcopal Hagiography of Medieval Liege. Boydell and Brewer. ISBN 978-1580464802.

Lila Ellen Gray

Lila Ellen Gray, Fado Resounding: Affective Politics and Urban Life. Duke University Press. ISBN 978-0822354710.

Gurminder Kaur Bhogal

Gurminder Kaur Bhogal, Details of Consequence: Ornament, Music, and Art in Paris. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199795055.

Lynn M. Hooker

Lynn M. Hooker, Redefining Hungarian Music from Liszt to Bartók. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199739592.

Byron Dueck

Byron Dueck, Musical Intimacies and Indigenous Imaginaries: Aboriginal Music and Dance in Public Performance. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199747658.

Nick Wilson

Nick Wilson, The Art of Re-enchantment: Making Early Music in the Modern Age. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199939930.

Sumanth Gopinath

Sumanth Gopinath, The Ringtone Dialectic: Economy and Cultural Form. The MIT Press. ISBN 0262019159.

Justin A. Williams

Justin A. Williams, Rhymin' and Stealin': Musical Borrowing in Hop-hop. University of Michigan Press. ISBN 0472118927.

Matt Sakakeeny

Matt Sakakeeny, Roll With It: Brass Bands in the Streets of New Orleans. Duke University Press. ISBN 978-0822355670.

Katherine Spring

Katherine Spring, Saying It With Songs: Popular Music and the Coming of Sound to Hollywood Cinema. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199842223./p>

Kate McQuiston

Kate McQuiston, We'll Meet Again: Musical Design in the Films of Stanley Kubrick. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0199767661.

Mary Simonson

Mary Simonson, Body Knowledge: Performance, Intermediality, and American Entertainment at the Turn of the Twentieth Century. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199898039.

Bettina Varwig

Bettina Varwig, Histories of Heinrich Schütz. Cambridge University Press . ISBN 0253007872.

Alexandra T. Vazquez

Alexandra T. Vazquez, Listening in Detail: Performances of Cuban Music. Duke University Press. ISBN 0822354586.

Maureen Jackson

Maureen Jackson, Mixing Musics: Turkish Jewry and the Urban Landscape of a Sacred Song. Stanford University Press . ISBN 0804780153.

Heather Wiebe

Heather Wiebe, Britten's Unquiet Pasts: Sound and Memory in Postwar Reconstruction. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521194679.

Sheryl Kaskowitz

Sheryl Kaskowitz, God Bless America: The Surprising History of an Iconic Song. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0199919771.

Phil Ford

Phil Ford, Dig: Sound and Music in Hip Culture. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0199939918.

Drew Massey

Drew Massey, John Kirkpatrick, American Music, and the Printed Page. Boydell and Brewer. ISBN 1580464041.

Stephanie Jensen-Moulton, ed.

Stephanie Jensen-Moulton, ed., Miriam Gideon, Fortunato: Orchestration of Scene 1. A-R Editions, Inc. ISBN 0895797690.

Stephanie Jensen-Moulton, ed.

Stephanie Jensen-Moulton, ed., Miriam Gideon, Fortunato: An Opera in Three Scenes (1958). A-R Editions, Inc. ISBN 0895797674.

S. Alexander Reed

S. Alexander Reed, Assimilate: A Critical History of Industrial Music. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0199832587.

Gregory S. Johnston

Gregory S. Johnston, A Heinrich Schütz Reader. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-981220-2.

David C. Paul

David C. Paul, Charles Ives in the Mirror: American Histories of an Iconic Composer. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-03749-8.

Anthony J. Bushard

Anthony J. Bushard, Leonard Bernstein's On the Waterfront: A Film Score Guide. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0810881373.

Kevin Bartig

Kevin Bartig, Composing for the Red Screen: Prokofiev and Soviet Film. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0199967598.

Anna Schultz

Anna Schultz, Singing a Hindu Nation: Marathi Devotional Performance and Nationalism. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0199730830.

James M. Doering

James M. Doering, The Great Orchestrator: Arthur Judson and American Arts Management. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 0252037413.

Emily I. Dolan

Emily I. Dolan, The Orchestral Revolution: Haydn and the Technologies of Timbre. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 1-107-02825-6.

Dora A. Hanninen

Dora A. Hanninen, A Theory of Music Analysis: On Segmentation and Associative Organization. Boydell and Brewer. ISBN 1-58046-194-8.

Matthew Rahaim

Matthew Raheim, Musicking Bodies: Gesture and Voice in Hindustani Music. Wesleyan University Press. ISBN 0-8195-7326-4.

Dominic McHugh

Dominic McHugh, Loverly: The Life and Times of My Fair Lady. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0199827303.

Benjamin Steege

Benjamin Steege, Helmholtz and the Modern Listener. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 1107015170.

Travis A. Jackson

Travis A. Jackson, Blowin' the Blues Away: Performance and Meaning on the New York Jazz Scene. University of California Press . ISBN 0520270452.

Giorgio Sanguinetti

Giorgio Sanguinetti, The Art of Partimento: History, Theory, and Practice. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195394208.

Maria Cizmic

Maria Cizmic, Performing Pain: Music and Trauma in Eastern Europe. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0199734607.

Joshua D. Pilzer

Joshua D. Pilzer, Hearts of Pine: Songs in the Lives of Three Korean Survivors of the Japanese "Comfort Women". Oxford University Press. ISBN 019975957X.

Beth E. Levy

Beth E. Levy, Frontier Figures: American Music and the Mythology of the American West. University of California Press. ISBN 0520267788.

Michael Puri

Michael Puri, Ravel the Decadent: Memory, Sublimation, and Desire. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0199735379.

Andrew S. Berish

Andrew Berish, Lonesome Roads and Streets of Dreams: Place, Mobility, and Race in Jazz of the 1930s and '40s. University Of Chicago Press . ISBN 0226044955.

Shay Loya

Shay Loya, Liszt's Transcultural Modernism and the Hungarian-Gypsy Tradition. Boydell and Brewer. ISBN 1580463231.

Andrew H. Weaver

Andrew H. Weaver, Sacred Music as Public Image for Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. ISBN 1409421198.

Jeremy Grimshaw

Jeremy Grimshaw, Draw a Straight Line and Follow It: The Music and Mysticism of La Monte Young. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0199740208.

Kristina Muxfeldt

Kristina Muxfeldt, Vanishing Sensibilities: Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0199782423.

Christina Baade

Christina Baade, Victory through Harmony: The BBC and Popular Music in World War II. Oxford University Press . ISBN 0195372018.

David Rothenberg

David J. Rothenberg, The Flower of Paradise: Marian Devotion and Secular Song in Medieval and Renaissance Music. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195399714.

Steven Rings

Steven Rings, Tonality and Transformation (Oxford Studies in Music Theory). Oxford University Press. ISBN 019538427X.

Todd Decker

Todd Decker, Music Makes Me: Fred Astaire and Jazz. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-26890-6.

Sabine Feisst

Sabine Feisst, Schoenberg's New World: The American Years. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-537238-0.

Benjamin Piekut

Benjamin Piekut, Experimentalism Otherwise: The New York Avant-Garde and Its Limits. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0520268517.

Nancy Newman

Nancy Newman, Good Music for a Free People: The Germania Musical Society in Nineteenth-Century America. Boydell and Brewer. ISBN 978-1-58046-345-4.

Richard C. Jankowsky

Richard C. Jankowsky, Stambeli: Music, Trance, and Alterity in Tunisia (Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology). The University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0-226-39217-2.

D. R. M. Irving

D. R. M. Irving, Colonial Counterpoint: Music in Early Modern Manila. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195378269.

Laura Lohman

Laura Lohman, Umm Kulthūm: Artistic Agency and the Shaping of an Arab Legend, 1967-2007. Wesleyan University Press. ISBN 978-0-8195-7071-0.

Franya J. Berkman

Franya J. Berkman, Monument Eternal: The Music of Alice Coltrane. Wesleyan University Press. ISBN 978-0-8195-6925-7.