By-Law definition: [n. a.]
Charge: Consideration and evaluation of musicological work in the area of Iberian Studies. As stated at the Web site, the “prize is awarded annually to an outstanding book, monograph, edition, or article in the area of Iberian music by a member of the AMS. The publication must be written in English and must have been published within the preceding three calendar years.” The award consists of a monetary prize and a certificate, which are conferred at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation of the Society by the chair of the committee.
Guidelines: By “Iberian music” is meant music composed, performed, created, collected, belonging to, or descended from the musical cultures of Spain, Portugal, and all Latin American areas in which Spanish and Portuguese are spoken. See also www.ams-net.org/awards/stevenson.php for updated guidelines.
Constitution: rotation of members. A committee of three scholars, serving overlapping three-year terms. Annual rotation of chair, who is the member in his or her third year of service.
Timetable: Nominations and submissions (three copies) should be sent for receipt in the AMS office by May 1.
Other Concerns: The committee will entertain nominations from individuals, including authors, who are encouraged to nominate their own publications. The award committee may select the winner from among all publications that meet the guidelines, whether or not they have been specifically nominated.
The AMS office maintains a detailed "Book Award Protocols" document for committee chairs.
Travel reimbursement: [n.a.]