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 2018 deadline is April 1st.
For the current Pauline Alderman submission guidelines, click here.
2015 Pauline Alderman Awards Winners
Best book: Denise Von Glahn’s Music and the Skillful Listener: American Women Compose the Natural World (Indiana University Press 2013)
Best article: Victoria Malawey, “’Find Out What It Means to Me’: Aretha Franklin's Gendered Re-Authoring of Otis Redding's ‘Respect’.” Popular Music (2014) Volume 33/2, pp. 185–207
Click here for a list of past Pauline Alderman Awards Winners.