SOCIETY FOR AMERICAN MUSIC
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
DEADLINE: 1 MAY 2009
We invite you to submit books published in the year 2008 for consideration for the Irving Lowens Book Award of the Society for American Music. The Society annually awards the prize for the book judged as the best in the field of American music. Any book on American music with a year 2008 imprint is eligible.
We define the term "American music" in its broadest, most inclusive sense. We view it as composed of the music of all of North America (Canada, USA, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean) in its historical and contemporary styles and contexts, including art and popular cultures, ethnic groups and minorities, along with its ramifications on cultures elsewhere in the world.
The Lowens Book Award represents our most prestigious honor and carries with it a monetary prize as well as a citation that will be presented at the national conference in the spring of 2009. A list of previous award winners, from 1983 to the present, may be viewed at the SAM website at http://american-music.org/awards/LowensBookAward.php.
Since each of the five members of the committee must review every book under consideration, we would appreciate your sending five (5) review copies to the members of the committee. Nominations and questions and may be directed to the chair of the committee, Larry Hamberlin (lhamberl at middlebury.edu).