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AMS Awards 2019

The following AMS Awards were presented at the 2019 Boston Annual Meeting. 



 Honorary Members elected

Anna Maria Busse Berger


 Josephine Wright




 Corresponding Members elected

Daniel Leech-Wilkinson


 Suk Won Yi


Kinkeldey Award (best book by scholar beyond early stages):

Laurie Stras, Women and Music in 16th Century Ferrara 


Lockwood Award (best book by scholar in early stages):

Karen Desmond, Music and the moderni, 1300-1350: The ars nova in Theory and Practice


Slim Award (best article by scholar beyond early stages):

Roger Freitas, “Adelina Patti and the Performance of Femininity”


Einstein Award (best article by scholar in early stages):

Daniel M. Callahan, “The Gay Divorce of Music and Dance: Choreomusicality and the Early Works of Cage-Cunningham” 


Palisca Award (best edition or translation):

Lyn and Lawrence Schenbeck, Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, Shuffle Along!




Solie Award (outstanding collection of essays):

Robert Fink, Melinda Latour, and Zachary Wallmark, The Relentless Pursuit of Tone: Timbre in Popular Music


Stevenson Award (outstanding scholarship in Iberian music):

Jason BorgeTropical Riffs: Latin America and the Politics of Jazz

Music in American Culture Award (outstanding scholarship in music of the United States):

Sandra Jean Graham, Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry 


RIPM/Cohen Award (outstanding scholarship related to periodical publications):

Federico Lazzaro, Écoles de Paris en musique, 1920-1950: identités, nationalisme, cosmopolitisme 


Roland Jackson Award (music analysis):

Steven Vande Moortele, “Murder, Trauma, and the Half-Diminished Seventh Chord in Schoenberg’s ‘Song of the Wood Dove” 



Greenberg Award (outstanding performance projects):

Robert Crowe and Joachim Enders, “The Art of the Romantic Castrato: ornamented songs and arias of the last operatic castrato, Giambattista Velluti”


Thomas Hampson Award (classic song):

Joshua Neumann, “Creating Schubert's Winterreise in performance with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau” 


Early Music Award:

Catherine A. Bradley, Polyphony in Medieval Paris: The Art of Composing with Plainchant


Judy Tsou Critical Race Studies Award:

Ashon T. Crawley, Black Pentecostal Breath: The Aesthetics of Possibility 


Paul A. Pisk Prize (outstanding paper at annual meeting by graduate student):

Gabrielle Cornish, “Synthesized Socialism: Soviet Modernity, Electronic Music, and the Politics of Timbre in the Early Cold War”


AMS Teaching Award:

Carol A. Hess, Experiencing Latin American Music 


Administered by the LGBTQ Study Group:




Philip Brett Award (oustanding work in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender/transsexual studies):

2018: Alejandro Madrid, “Secreto a Voces: Excess, Performance, and Jotería in Juan Gabriel’s Vocality”

2019: Daniel M. Callahan, “The Gay Divorce of Music and Dance: Choreomusicality and the Early Works of Cage-Cunningham”