News & Announcements
§ 2014 SAM Awards Announced
The Society for American Music is please to announce the 2014 winners of the following awards and subventions. Congratulations!
- Lifetime Achievement Award to Pete Seeger in recognition of his towering and multifaceted achievements in furthering progressive causes through his timeless songs, unforgettable performances, and selfless acts of character.
- Irving Lowens Book Award to Beth E. Levy for Frontier Figures: American Music and the Mythology of the American West (University of California Press, 2012)
- Irving Lowens Article Award to Mark Burford author of "Sam Cooke as Pop Album Artist—A Reinvention in Three Songs" Journal of the American Musicological Society, Volume 65
- Wiley Housewright Dissertation Award to Glenda Goodman for "American Identities in an Atlantic Musical World: Transhistorical Case Studies" (Harvard University, 2012)
- Distinguished Service Award to Michael Broyles in recognition of his many outstanding contributions as a scholar of American music and his exemplary service to the Society.
- Honorary Membership Award to Ellen Taaffe Zwilich in recognition of her inestimable contributions to American culture through her compositions, her teaching, her advocacy, and her quiet championing of music and musicians across the nation.
- Cambridge University Press Award to Mario Dunkel for "German Jazz Diplomacy in the Cold War Era"
- Mark Tucker Award to Hannah Lewis for "Love Me Tonight (1932) and the Development of the Integrated Film Musical"
- H. Earle Johnson Print Subvention
- Ryan Bañagale, Arranging Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue and the Creation of an American Icon. Oxford University Press.
- Sherrie Tucker, Dance Floor Democracy: The Social Geography of Memory at the Hollywood Canteen. Duke University Press
- Sight & Sound Subvention
- Iain Quinn for his submission: The Organ Works of Vincent Persichetti. This project will make available to the public in recorded format four organ works of Vincent Persichetti, a major figure in twentieth-century American music. The scheduled release of the CD is 2015.
§ SAM/2.0 Campaign
"Promoting New Scholarship in Music of the Americas" – Despite the richness of American music scholarship today, challenges remain: to secure adequate support for research, sufficient publication subventions, and an endowment. To address these challenges, we are launching our first major campaign: SAM/2.0!
A multi-year pledge drive through the annual meeting in 2016, the SAM/2.0 Campaign will enhance the Society’s ability to fund, promote, and reward new scholarship in American music. Your donation, pledge, or bequest will help us to promote new scholarship in music of the Americas and ensure the financial stability of the Society!
Visit www.sam2point0.net for more information and to fill out your pledge card. Every donation matters!
Give a JSAM Gift Subscription
The Society for American Music is pleased to announce that it is now possible for you to share the in-depth and quality research presented in each issue of the Journal of the Society for American Music with family and friends. Gift subscriptions are only $50.00 per year! These are only available to current members of SAM and can be renewed annually. We'll even send the recipient a card letting them know about your gift! Simply complete the JSAM Gift Subscription Form and mail or fax it back to us.
Oscar Sonneck (1873-1928)
The Society for American Music was founded in honor of and originally named for the first critical scholar and bibliographer of American Music, Oscar G. T. Sonneck.
The Sonneck Circle was established in 2003 to honor the memory of Oscar Sonneck, and offers its members additional benefits. To see a list of contributors and read more about the Sonneck Circle click here.