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    Kendra Leonard



    for a student member of the American Musicological Society, Southwest Chapter

    The Southwest Chapter of the American Musicological Society invites submissions for the Hewitt- Oberdoerffer Award for best student paper. The Award includes a cash prize of $100 and the opportunity to present the paper at the Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 Chapter meeting. Named in honor of two distinguished scholars of the AMS Southwest Chapter, Dr. Helen Hewitt and Dr. Fritz Oberdoerffer, the award is intended to encourage student members of the Chapter to present their music research (both within and beyond the specific bounds of university musicology programs) in a regional forum. Students who are current, paid members of the Southwest Chapter, who are residing in Arkansas, Oklahoma, or Texas, and are members of the AMS are eligible to apply.. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2019.

    Guidelines for Submission
    – Submissions will be judged as papers to be read at a Chapter meeting, rather than as articles to be published. Submissions should accordingly observe a 20-minute length adopted for presentations at regional meetings of the AMS-SW. Pertinent scholarly apparatus, while not the prime consideration in evaluating submissions, should nevertheless be in evidence.
    – Students should submit their papers, with all ancillary materials (title, abstract of the paper, relevant handouts, tables, illustrations, musical examples, etc.) via e-mail as a single Microsoft WORD document by May 31, 2019, to Dr. Kevin Mooney at Abstracts are limited to 500 words and should represent the paper as fully as possible, articulate and substantiate major aspects of the paper’s argument and research findings, point out the paper’s novelty (and its relation to previous work), and indicate the paper’s significance for the scholarly community.
    – The Hewitt-Oberdoerffer Award Committee will make its final decision and inform the Chapter President of its decision by July 15, 2019. The Committee will inform submitters of the results and the President will invite the winner to present the paper at the Chapter’s fall or spring meeting. The prize money will be awarded during the relevant business meeting. The winning paper may also be eligible for inclusion in the chapter’s online publication, AMS-SW Proceedings.
    – To maximize the competition’s pedagogical value, selection committee members will submit evaluations of all papers to the Committee chair, who will combine them and share them with the students. Thus, students will gain feedback from faculty other than their own.

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