The H. Robert Cohen/RIPM Award

The H. Robert Cohen Award honors each year a publication related to the goals of RIPM (Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals), a long-standing enterprise internationally recognized as one of the primary tools for research in music and musicology. The award will honor each year a work of scholarship of exceptional merit based upon eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century periodical literature related to music. Works eligible for this award include, but are not limited to, books, articles, or widely-disseminated databases focusing on one or more journals, music critics and criticism, reception history, critical and cultural histories (e.g. of nationalism, genres, race, gender, class), and issues of access and preservation.

Work published during the preceding three calendar years (2015 to 2017) in any language and in any country by a scholar who is a member of the AMS or a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or the United States is eligible for the award.

The award committee, consisting of three scholars, will choose a single winner from among all the candidates. The winner will receive a monetary prize and a certificate, conferred at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation of the Society by the chair of the committee. A work of scholarship may receive only one AMS award.

Anyone may submit a nomination. Nominations, including self-nominations, must be submitted by 1 May 2018. Please use this form to submit your nomination.

Previous Cohen/RIPM Award winners   Current Nominees


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