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The Applied Ethnomusicology Section Paper/Project Prize
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Purpose: To recognize papers or projects that advance the understanding and scope of applied ethnomusicology and the goal of connecting ethnomusicology to pursuits outside the academy.

Eligibility: Any member of SEM and the Applied Ethnomusicology Section in good standing who presents a paper or project at the SEM annual meeting.  Projects may be ongoing or completed within two years of the annual SEM meeting.  Papers must be written no earlier than one year prior to the prize application deadline.  Papers and projects should address issues/concerns explicitly connected to applied or public-sector ethnomusicological practice (including engaged and/or advocacy oriented topics).

Prize: A cash prize of $200.

Regularity: Annually.

Administration: The Applied Ethnomusicology Prize Committee will be made up of three appointed members of the Applied Ethnomusicology Section including one of the Section co-chairs.  Each member of the prize committee will review and as needed assign outside specialists to review the entries.  Papers and projects will be judged on how they address issues and concerns explicitly connected to applied or public sector ethnomusicological practices, (including engaged and/or advocacy-oriented topics).  The review criteria will include the following:

1.            The effectiveness or impact of the ethnomusicologist's activity in advancing

the understanding and scope of applied ethnomusicology, including:

             how the activity promotes communication and thinking among participants

             how the activity empowers musical communities

             how the activity advances learning through and about music

             the sustainability of the project

             how the activity includes potential for long-term impact

             how the activity reaches new audiences

             how the activity engages artists

2. The quality and clarity of the presentation

             The subject of a paper or project’s connection to applied ethnomusicology

The prize will be awarded before the following year’s meeting and announced at the following year’s annual conference during the Applied Ethnomusicology Section business meeting.

Application Process: To apply for the Applied Ethnomusicology Section Paper/Project Prize, each applicant must submit 3 copies of his/her paper to the prize committee chair or identified representative at the Applied Ethnomusicology Section business meeting at the annual SEM conference and fill in a registration form.  The form will be available on the Applied Ethnomusicology website or by request from the Section co-chairs.  The paper deposited is to be the version that is read at the conference and may not exceed twelve double-spaced pages (roughly 3,900 words).  Candidates are encouraged to submit 3 copies of audio-visual materials that are used in the presentation or are related to the project’s media documentation.  Formats such as CDs, DVDs, related print, digital and published materials are welcome.

Application Deadline: End of the Applied Ethnomusicology Section business meeting at the annual SEM conference.

Applied Ethnomusicology Section Yahoo Group: https://beta.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/appliedethno/info

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