The Philip Brett Award

The Philip Brett Award, sponsored by the LGBTQ Study Group of the American Musicological Society, will honor each year exceptional musicological work in the field of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender/transsexual studies completed during the previous two academic years (ending June 30), in any country and in any language. By "work" is meant a published article, book, edition, annotated translation, a paper read at a conference, teaching materials (course descriptions and syllabi), and other scholarly work accepted by the award committee that best exemplifies the highest qualities of originality, interpretation, theory, and communication in this field of study.

The award consists of a monetary prize and a certificate, and will be announced at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation of the Society and conferred at the annual meeting of the LGBTQ Study Group.The committee will entertain nominations from any individual, including eligible scholars who are encouraged to nominate their own work. Individuals may receive the award on more than one occasion.

Nominations should include the name of the scholar, a description of the work, and a statement to the effect that the work was completed during the previous two academic years. By "completion" is meant the publication or commitment to publish from an editor in the case of articles, books, editions, etc.; delivery at a conference or the like in the case of a paper. The committee will contact the nominee for additional material as needed. Self-nominations should include any unpublished material to be considered and a curriculum vitae. Nominations, with three sets of application materials, should be sent by 15 August 2018 to the chair of the Philip Brett Award Committee: Prof. Heather Hadlock, Brett Award Committee, Braun Music Center, Stanford University Dept. of Music, Stanford, CA 94305-3706. Questions regarding the award, the nomination process, or any related matter may be directed to the above address, or by email to hhadlock at

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