The Music in American Culture Award Winners
This award was first presented in 2009 and each year honors 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. See the complete award guidelines for further information.See these books at the AMS Amazon bookstore
|2015||Carol J. Oja
Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War (Oxford University Press, 2014)
Sounds of War: Music in the United States during World War II, Oxford University Press, 2013.
|2013||Beth E. Levy
Frontier Figures: American Music and the Mythology of the American West, University of California Press, 2012.
|2012||Elizabeth A. Wells
West Side Story: Cultural Perspectives on an American Musical, Scarecrow Press, 2011.
|2011||Albin J. Zak III
I Don’t Sound Like Nobody: Remaking Music in 1950s America, University of Michigan Press.
|2010||Robin D. G. Kelley
Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original, Simon & Schuster/Free Press.
|2009||George E. Lewis
A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music, University of Chicago Press.
Financial support for the Music in American Culture Award is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation, and the generous contributions of many individual donors.