In 1987 the Capital Chapter created an annual prize for outstanding student research in the field of historical musicology. Called the Irving Lowens Award for Student Research, the prize was established by Margery Lowens in memory of her husband Irving Lowens, music critic, bibliographer and music historian. The award is determined by competition: finalists present their research in the form of a paper before the chapter at the spring meeting. The winner receives a cash award of $250. The chapter encourages all eligible students to enter.
Applicants must be:
- Students at any college or university within the Capital Chapter region (the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia).
- Student members of the AMS Capital Chapter.
- Student members of the National AMS.
Entrants are asked to supply the following:
- A typed abstract, not exceeding 250 words, that gives the title of the paper, describes the project, and states its conclusions. Include the following additional information: applicant name, school, home address, telephone number, and e-mail address. E-mail attachments are preferred.
- A letter from a faculty member who has read the student’s paper. This is not a recommendation but simply a letter vouching for the existence of the student’s paper and confirming the applicant’s good standing as a student. This may be sent via e-mail.
- Abstracts and letters of sponsorship should be sent to Bonny Miller, Vice Chair of the Capital Chapter and Chair of the Lowens Selections Committee via email attachment. The application deadline for 2017 has passed.