Call For Submission: Wiley Housewright Dissertation Award

The Society for American Music announces its annual competition for a dissertation on any topic relating to American music. The dissertation must be in English, and must be for a degree awarded in calendar year 2012. Further information for submission can be found at

The Wiley Housewright Dissertation Award is designed to recognize a single dissertation on American music for its exceptional depth, clarity, significance, and overall contribution to the field. American music is interpreted in all its historical and contemporary styles and contexts, including, but not limited to art and popular musics, the musics of ethnic groups and minorities, and the full range of activities associated with music. "America" is understood here to embrace North America (Canada, The United States, and Mexico), including Central America and the Caribbean, and aspects of its cultures elsewhere in the world.

The Award carries with it a monetary prize as well as a citation that will be presented at the national conference in the spring of 2014. A list of previous award winners, from 1995 to the present, may be viewed here. (embed <>

The deadline for submission is June 1, 2013.

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