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 $300. 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.
For application details, see the CFP for the spring meeting.