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Judith McCulloh Public Sector Award
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Purpose: To recognize the valuable impact of many types of ethnomusicological work that benefits the broader public and typically engages organizations outside academic institutions.

Eligibility: The award is given each year to one of the following: 1) an individual or organization/institution carrying out a major public-sector project that has attained significant recognition; or 2) an individual or organization/institution whose ongoing work contributes significantly to public understandings of ethnomusicology. Candidates must be nominated by a member of SEM. Nominees may or may not be members of SEM.

Regularity: Annually

Administration: The award committee chair and other members are appointed by the SEM Board President. The committee reviews all nomination materials received and selects an awardee in accordance with the following criteria:

· Engagement of a broad public audience in aspects of ethnomusicology

· Overall impact on partner communities and the field of ethnomusicology

· Impact on the specific field of public sector ethnomusicology: development of models, methodology, visibility, advocacy

· Quality of artistry in presentation: writing, photography, stagecraft, etc.

· Quality of scholarship

Nomination Process:
Nominations are made by SEM members and should include:

· A letter of nomination

· A one- or two-page biography or resume (if the nominee is an individual); a brief history (if the nominee is an institution/organization)

· A brief account of the project, if that is the focus of the nomination

· Three to five letters of support from a range of people, including community members who have benefited from the nominee's work and people from outside the field of ethnomusicology, in addition to colleagues. Letters should specifically address the review criteria listed above and should explain how the nominee has taken ethnomusicology to a broad public audience.

· Media samples and publications should be limited in number (with material totaling no more than 10 mb). For media samples, nominators may send links to websites in lieu of large files.

· The nomination package, including media samples, should be submitted electronically to the SEM Business Office at sem@indiana.edu.

Nomination Deadline:
April 1




Stephen Wade


Center for Traditional Music and Dance. http://www.ctmd.org/



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