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ACMR Prizes

Wednesday, February 8, 2017   (0 Comments)
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The Association for Chinese Music Research (ACMR) invites submissions and nominations for the following three prizes


The Barbara Barnard Smith Student Paper Prize is awarded on a yearly basis to recognize an outstanding student paper in the field of Chinese music, broadly defined, presented at the annual national Society for Ethnomusicology meeting. Review will be conducted by a rotating selection committee comprised of three members of the ACMR executive board or appointed by the ACMR president. The submitted paper should be identical to the presentation at the SEM, but should include additional bibliographic and discographic materials as appropriate. Prize winners will not be eligible to receive the award thereafter. The Barbara Barnard Smith Prize is accompanied by a $100 award. Deadline: April 1st, 2017

The Rulan Chao Pian Prize recognizes the best article on Chinese music, broadly defined, published in an English-language scholarly journal or edited volume within the 2016 calendar year. The Rulan Chao Pian Prize is accompanied by a $100 award. Review will be conducted by a rotating selection committee comprised of three members of the ACMR executive board or appointed by the ACMR president. Deadline: April 1st, 2017

The Ruby Chao Yeh Award for Student Travel aims to promote graduate and undergraduate student research on Chinese music by supporting paper presentations at the annual meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM). The annual Yeh award will provide $300 toward travel expenses for one student whose paper on Chinese music has been accepted in the SEM general program (with secondary consideration given to student paper presentations at the ACMR meeting). The Yeh award committee will include three members: the ACMR President, Nora Yeh or designate, and one additional ACMR officer. At the time of application, the applicant must be a graduate or undergraduate student enrolled full-time in any discipline in a US academic institution. The proposed paper must show careful research and analysis that contributes to the scholarly study of Chinese music. Applications must include: (1) One-page cover letter describing the applicant’s background and current activities, indicating why the applicant deserves consideration for this award; (2) One-page CV (which includes the applicant’s contact information: institutional affiliation, address, phone number, and academic email address); (3) Title and abstract for accepted paper presentation; (4) One letter of recommendation from an instructor or mentor, sent under separate cover. Deadline: September 1st, 2017

Consideration for all prizes requires current ACMR membership; if you are not a current member of ACMR, please renew or join when submitting your work.

All submissions and nominations should be submitted electronically to ACMR President Chuen-Fung Wong (wong@macalester.edu).

The recipients of the prizes will be announced at ACMR Meeting 2017 in Denver, CO.

Please refer to the ACMR prizes webpage [http://www.acmr.info/content/prizes] for further descriptions and details.

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