Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA – The Society for American Music announced the following awards given at the
Eugene meeting in February:
SAM LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Dena Epstein
Given "In recognition of living well the scholar’s life, of sharing
joyously of [her] understanding, and
of shaping fields of knowledge through exemplary research, compelling prosody,
and abiding character"SAM DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CITATION: Anne Dhu McLucas
Given "In recognition of [her] manifest, long-standing, and deep commitment
to bettering our community of the lovers of American music"
HONORARY MEMBER: Pauline Oliveros
In recognition of her "exemplary commitment to listening deeply and well
of the life and music that surrounds us"
LOWENS ARTICLE AWARD (2003): Stanley V. Kleppinger
"On the Influence of Jazz Rhythm in the Music of Aaron Copland,"
American Music 21/1 (Spring 2003): 74-111
LOWENS BOOK AWARD (2003): Gage Averill
Four Parts, No Waiting: A Social History of American Barbershop Harmony
(Oxford University Press)
WILEY HOUSEWRIGHT DISSERTATION AWARD (2003): Mark J. Butler
"Unlocking the Groove: Rhythm, Meter, and Musical Design in Electronic Dance
Music." Indiana University
MARK TUCKER AWARD FOR BEST STUDENT PAPER: Bethany Kissell (Indiana
For "Bernstein’s Personal Statement: Jewish and American Identity in the
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.