SOCIETY FOR AMERICAN MUSIC
DEADLINE: 1 MAY 2009
The Society for American Music announces the 2009 competition for a dissertation on any topic relating to American music.
American music is interpreted in all its historical and contemporary styles and contexts, including, but not limited to art and popular musics, the musics of ethnic groups and minorities, and the full range of activities associated with music. "America" is understood here to embrace North America (Canada, The United States, and Mexico), including Central America and the Caribbean, and aspects of its cultures elsewhere in the world.
The dissertation must be in English, and must be for a degree awarded in calendar year 2008. Authors who entered the competition in a previous year may not enter again.
Candidates should send the following:
The title page and abstract of your dissertation
The table of contents
Preface or Introduction
One sample chapter
All submission materials must be in PDF format, and submitted electronically. Please email materials to: Glenn Pillsbury, 2009 committee chair, at gpillsbury at pacific.edu
DMA and other terminal degree documents will be considered as long as the entire piece of scholarship is included in a written document (i.e., musical compositions or other materials will not be considered).
Applicants should include a full mailing address, phone number, and email address (where an acknowledgment will be sent), the title of the work, university, department, date of degree, and name primary advisor (or co-advisors). Please do not mail the complete dissertation at this time.
Entry Deadline: 11:59 PM (PDT) May 1, 2009