At the Annual Meeting of the Society for Music Theory in Milwaukee (November 2014), held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, the faculty, alumni, and affiliates of the Music Theory area garnered major awards, presented papers, and chaired panels.
The Emerging Scholar Award (for a book or article published no more than seven calendar years after the author's receipt of the Ph.D.) was awarded to Benjamin Steege
(Assistant Professor), Helmholtz and the Modern Listener
(Cambridge University Press).
The Wallace Berry Award (for a distinguished book by an author of any age or career stage) was awarded to Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis
(University of Arkansas; PhD 2003
), On Repeat: How Music Plays the Mind
(Oxford University Press).
The Outstanding Publication Award (for a distinguished article by an author of any age or career stage) was awarded to Nathan Martin (Yale University; Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow 2009-11), "Rameau's Changing Views on Supposition and Suspension," Journal of Music Theory.
Eamonn Bell (doctoral student in Theory) participated in the poster session "Empirical Approaches to Music Theory and Musicology" (a joint session with the American Musicological Society).
Maeve Sterbenz (doctoral student in Theory) read "Listening through Movement: An Examination of Lar Lubovitch's Choreography of the Adagio from Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622" on "Dancing Undisciplined" (AMS Music and Dance Study Group).