Purpose: To recognize SEM conference presentations that advance the understanding and scope of applied ethnomusicology and the goal of connecting ethnomusicology to the public arena.
Eligibility: Non-student members of SEM and the Applied Ethnomusicology Section who present a paper or project at the SEM annual conference. (Student members should apply for the Bess Lomax Hawes Prize.) Papers and projects must address topics/issues/concerns connected to applied ethnomusicology (including engaged- and/or advocacy-oriented topics).
Prize: A cash prize of $100.
Administration: The Applied Ethnomusicology Prize Committee will be made up of three members of the Applied Ethnomusicology Section appointed by the Section co-chairs. Each member of the prize committee will review and evaluate the entries, calling on outside specialists’ opinions when necessary.
The prize winner will be notified before the following year’s conference. The winner will then be recognized at the Applied Ethnomusicology Section business meeting.
Application Process: To apply for the Applied Ethnomusicology Section Paper/Project Prize, applicants must submit an electronic copy of their conference presentations to the Section co-chairs. Normally this will consist of the text of the paper that was read, along with the audio and visual material that was presented.
Application Deadline: One week after the annual SEM conference.