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Page 17 [Section II.C.2b.]: [Committees—cont.] Award Committees, cont. — Awards for Articles, Books, Papers, cont. — Otto Kinkeldey Award —Lewis Lockwood AwardMusic In American Culture Award

      1. The Otto Kinkeldey Award Committee
      2. By-Law definition: [n. a.]

        Charge: Consideration and evaluation of musicological books published during the previous year, in any language and in any country. As stated at the Web site, the award “will honor each year a musicological book of exceptional merit published during the previous year in any language and in any country by a scholar who is past the early stages of his or her career and who is a member of the AMS or a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or the United States.” The winner will receive a monetary prize and a certificate. These are conferred at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation of the Society by the chair of the committee.

        Guidelines: “Early stages” of the career is normally considered to mean no more than ten years beyond the receipt of a terminal degree, or academic appointment at a non-tenured level, or position of the book among the initial items of the author’s bibliography. For additional Guidelines, see www.ams-net.org/awards/kinkeldey.php

        Constitution: rotation of members. Five senior members serving three-year overlapping terms. Annual rotation of chair.

        Timetable: A call for nominations appears in the February Newsletter (copy deadline 1 December). Thereafter, the following timetable is suggested:

        1. April: assemble lists of works for consideration (in compiling this information, the committee is urged to be in direct contact with publishers of scholarly books and editions, and to consult the lists of “Publications Received” in JAMS).
        2. May: each committee member compiles short list of 7-10 most notable items; combined short list of 6-8 items is compiled; publishers are requested to send copies of these items to committee members.
        3. June: each committee member selects three finalists.
        4. July-early August: compile committee short list of three items and complete deliberations on winner.
        5. August: inform AMS President of winner (and finalist(s), if applicable).
        6. The award is officially made by the committee chair at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation.

        Other Concerns: . Nominations, including self-nominations, must be submitted by May 1 using the form for this purpose found at www.ams-net.org/awards/kinkeldey.php. The award committee may solicit the curriculum vitae of each nominee.

        The AMS office maintains a detailed "Book Award Protocols" document for committee chairs.

        Travel reimbursement: [n.a.]

      3. The Lewis Lockwood Award Committee
      4. By-Law definition: [n. a.]

        Charge: Consideration and evaluation of musicological books published during the previous year, in any language and in any country. As stated at the Web site, the award “honors each year a musicological book of exceptional merit published during the previous year in any language and in any country by a scholar in the early stages of his or her career who is a member of the AMS or a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or the United States” The winner will receive a monetary prize and a certificate, conferred at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation of the Society by the chair of the committee.

        Guidelines: “Early stages” of the career is normally considered to mean no more than ten years beyond the receipt of a terminal degree, or academic appointment at a non-tenured level, or position of the book among the initial items of the author’s bibliography. For additional Guidelines, see www.ams-net.org/awards/lockwood.php

        Constitution: rotation of members. Five senior members serving three-year overlapping terms. Annual rotation of chair.

        Timetable: A call for nominations appears in the February Newsletter (copy deadline 1 December). Thereafter, the following timetable is suggested:

        1. Beginning as soon as possible, monitor publications for consideration
        2. May-August: review nominations
        3. Late August: inform AMS President of winner
        4. The award is conferred by the committee chair at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation.

        Other Concerns: Nominations, including self-nominations, must be submitted by May 1 using the form for this purpose found at www.ams-net.org/awards/lockwood.php. The award committee may solicit the curriculum vitae of each nominee.

        The AMS office maintains a detailed "Book Award Protocols" document for committee chairs.

        Travel reimbursement: [n. a.]

      5. The Music in American Culture Award Committee
      6. By-Law definition: [n. a.]

        Charge: Consideration and evaluation of books on music in American culture published during the previous year, in any language and in any country. As stated at the Web site, the award “honors each year a book of exceptional merit that both illuminates some important aspect of the music of the United States and places that music in a rich cultural context.” The author must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada. The winner will receive a monetary prize and a certificate, which will be conferred at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation of the Society by the chair of the committee.

        Guidelines: The goal of this award is to recognize the best writing on music in American culture, regardless of the source or intended audience of that writing, and in so doing, to reinforce the relationship between academic musicology and the broader culture of musical reading and writing of which it forms a part. Hence, work by a broad range of authors— including performing musicians, journalists, and music critics, as well as academic scholars—will be considered. For additional Guidelines, www.ams-net.org/awards/MACA.php

        Constitution: rotation of members. Three members serving three-year overlapping terms. Annual rotation of chair.

        Timetable: Nominations may be made at any time. The following timetable is suggested:

        1. As soon as possible, monitor new publications that are potential candidates for the award
        2. May-August: review nominations
        3. August: inform AMS President of winner.
        4. The award is conferred by the committee chair at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation.

        Other Concerns: Nominations, including self-nominations, must be submitted by May 1 using the form for this purpose found at www.ams-net.org/awards/MACA.php. The award committee may solicit the curriculum vitae of each nominee.

        The AMS office maintains a detailed "Book Award Protocols" document for committee chairs.

        Travel reimbursement: [n. a.]