Pauline Alderman Awards

Pauline Alderman Awards

The Pauline Alderman Awards were founded in 1985 by the International Congress on Women in Music to honor the memory of pioneering musicologist Pauline Alderman, Ph.D. (1893-1983), founder and chair of the Music History Department of the University of Southern California. Every two years the IAWM calls for scholars to submit their best work in the categories of Book, Article, and Reference work. Past winners include some of the most distinguished names in feminist music scholarship.

Every two years we call for scholars to submit their best work in the categories of Book, Article, and Reference work. Past winners include some of the most distinguished scholars writing about women and music.

The next deadline is February 1, 2015.

For the current (2015) Pauline Alderman submission guidelines, click here.
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2013 Pauline Alderman Awards

Current Pauline Alderman Award Winners (2013)

These prizes honor works published in 2011 and 2012.

Best Book: Michael Slayton (Associate Professor, Chair of Music Composition and Theory, Vanderbilt University) for his edited book, Women of Influence: Nine American  Composers(Scarecrow Press, 2011).

Best Article: Kate Bowan (Lecturer, School of Music, Australian National University) for her article, “Living Between Worlds Ancient and Modern: The Musical Collaboration of Kathleen Schlesinger and Elsie Hamilton.” Journal of the Royal Music Association 137:2 (2012): 197-242.

Honorable Mention: Dorothy De Val (Associate Professor, School of Music, York University) for her book, In Search of Song: The Life and Times of Lucy Broadwood (Ashgate Publishing, 2012).

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Click here for a list of past Pauline Alderman Awards Winners.