AMS Southeast Student Presentation Award

The chapter will award a prize for the best paper presentation at a chapter meeting by a student during an academic year. Candidates must be enrolled at a college or university within the Southeast Chapter, and student members of the chapter in good standing. Previous winners are not eligible to compete.

Those wishing to be considered for the prize should so indicate immediately upon receiving notification that their paper has been accepted by the program committee. No later than one week prior to the meeting, candidates must send the Chapter President an electronic file with the full text of their papers (recorded and printed examples are not necessary).

The Chapter President will on an annual basis appoint no fewer than three regular members of the chapter to a Student Presentation Award Committee, which will be chaired by the President. Membership on this committee should fairly represent the range and types of institutions embraced by the chapter. Members of the committee will be expected to attend all meetings of the chapter during their year of office, and to rate candidates on a consistent scale between the two meetings on aspects such as the originality of the research, the organization of the presentation, and the effectiveness of the delivery. The winner will be announced in an e-mail to the chapter membership within two weeks after the Spring meeting.

The committee reserves the right to make no award if in its judgment there are no suitable entries, or it may make two awards (splitting the award money, if need be) in the case of equally strong presentations.

Previous Winners

2016-2017 Kirsten Santos Rutschman (Duke): “Folksong Against the National Grain: Inventing Pan-Scandinavian Identity”
2015-2016 Gina Bombola (UNC Chapel Hill): “Scandalous Sight, Sublime Sound: Opera and Film Censorship in I Dream Too Much (1935)”
2014-2015 Jennifer Walker (UNC Chapel Hill): “‘A Frenchman from Provence by Birth and a Jew by Religion’: Darius Milhaud, Esther de Carpentras, and the French Interwar Identity Crisis”
2013-2014 David VanderHamm (UNC Chapel Hill): “Broadcasting ‘Hillbilly’ Virtuosity: Showcasing Musical Skill in a Down-Home Way”
2012-2013 Samuel Brannon (UNC Chapel Hill): “‘Full of a Thousand Beautiful and Graceful Inventions’: The Compilation of Gardano’s 1545 Willaert Motet Print”
2011-2012 Catherine Hughes (UNC Chapel Hill): “Music as a Commodity: Prestige, Nationalism, and Cosmopolitanism in Brussels before World War I”
2010-2011 Kristen Turner (UNC Chapel Hill): “‘I, Too, Hear America Singing’: Secular Songs in the Civil Rights Movement”
2008-2009 Christopher Wells (UNC Chapel Hill): “An die ferne ‘Freude Finale’: Traces of Beethoven’s Lieder in the Finale of the Ninth Symphony”
2007-2008 Kevin Bartig (UNC Chapel Hill): “A Theory of Opposites: Audiovisual Dissonance in Prokofiev and Eisenstein’s Ivan the Terrible

Honorable Mention

2015-2016 Jeremy Sexton (Wake Forest University): “Who is Fair Oriana?”