Society for Music Theory:
Popular Music Interest Group Publication Award
Deadline: June 23, 2013
The Outstanding Publication Award from the Society for Music Theory’s Popular Music Interest Group exists to acknowledge the best article, essay, or book involving the theory and/or analysis of popular music. Any work published within two years of the application deadline is eligible, and publications can be nominated both by the authors themselves and by other scholars. Forthcoming works are not eligible.
2013 marks the inaugural year of a second award. The Adam Krims Award is specifically for junior scholars, no more than seven calendar years after the author’s receipt of the Ph.D. (or, in the case of someone who does not hold a Ph.D., before the author reaches the age of forty).
The prizes for both awards will be given at the Society for Music Theory conference each year during the PMIG business meeting. A three-person Award Committee consisting of a) the PMIG chair; b) the previous year’s winner of each award; and c) a volunteer scholar appointed by the PMIG chair (if necessary) will determine the awards. The 2013 committee consists of Allan Moore, Joti Rockwell, and Anna Stephan-Robinson. Previous award recipients are ineligible to compete for the same award in subsequent years.
Applicants and those wishing to nominate publications should send references and, if possible, electronic copies of the work to the PMIG chair. If electronic copies are not available, the committee requests hard copies for each member. Contact the PMIG chair (Anna Stephan-Robinson) for mailing addresses. The deadline for the 2013 award is June 23, 2013.
For more information on the PMIG, please visit the web page at http://popmusic.societymusictheory.org/index.html.