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The Ruth A. Solie Award

The Ruth A. Solie Award honors each year a collection of musicological essays of exceptional merit published during the previous year (2019) in any language and in any country and edited by a scholar or scholars, one of whom is a member of the AMS or citizen or permanent resident of Canada or the United States. “Previous year” refers to the copyright year as found on the copyright page of the collection. Both books and collections that form themed journal issues or volumes are eligible. Established to honor the editor of Musicology and Difference: Gender and Sexuality in Music Scholarship (University of California Press, 1995), a field-defining and field-changing book, the award acknowledges the value of the individual authors’ contributions to the collection while recognizing the central role of the editor(s) in conceiving and shaping the whole.

The award committee, consisting of five scholars, will accept nominations from any individual and will choose a single winner from among all the candidates. The winning editor(s) 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. A book may receive only one AMS award.

Anyone may submit a nomination. Nominations, including self-nominations, must be submitted by 1 May 2020.

Please use this form to submit your nomination.