recognize the valuable impact of many types of ethnomusicological work that
benefits the broader public and typically engages organizations outside academic
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
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:
of a broad public audience in aspects of ethnomusicology
impact on partner communities and the field of ethnomusicology
on the specific field of public sector ethnomusicology: development of models,
methodology, visibility, advocacy
of artistry in presentation: writing, photography, stagecraft, etc.
are made by SEM members and should include:
letter of nomination
one- or two-page biography or resume (if the nominee is an individual); a brief
history (if the nominee is an institution/organization)
brief account of the project, if that is the focus of the nomination
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center for Traditional Music and Dance. http://www.ctmd.org/