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Louise E. Cuyler Prize in Musicology

Recipient Year Title of Paper, Article, or Dissertation
James McNally 2016-2017

Prize for paper, presentation, or article

Azealia Banks's "212": Black Female Identity and the White Gaze in Contemporary Hip-Hop

Katherine Cox 2016-2017

Prize for dissertation chapter

"Feelings of an Almost Human Nature": Pink Floyd and Traumatic Narrative

Ryan Bodiford 2015-2016

Prize for dissertation chapter

"Mi música no es un negocio (My music is not a business)": New Media Transformations and the Arrival of the Netlabel as an Alternative Model of Music Diffusion

Megan Hill 2015-2016

Prize for dissertation chapter

Soundscape Montage: A New Model

Leah Weinberg 2015-2016

Prize for dissertation chapter

Playing American: European Patronage, Cultural Diplomacy, and the 1976 Tour

Meredith Juergens 2015-2016

Prize for paper, presentation, or article

"Double Masked" Minstrelsy in the Metropolitan Opera's 1929 Production of Ernst Krenek's Jonny spielt auf

Elizabeth Batiuk 2014-2015

Prize for dissertation chapter

Dancing Solo as Heroic Self-making: Isnavi Cardoso Díaz and Choreographic Transvestisim in la Columbia

Jessica Getman 2014-2015

Prize for dissertation chapter

A Series on the Edge: The Social Tension in Star Trek’s Title Cue

Ho-Chak Law 2014-2015

Prize for paper, presentation, or article

King Hu’s Cinema Opera in his Early Wuxia Films

Andrew Kohler 2013-2014 Protest through Allegory: Carl Orff ’s Repudiation of Friedrich Hebbel in Die Bernauerin
Elizabeth McLain 2013-2014 Dreams of the Soul: Olivier Messiaen’s Nonconformist Catholic Surrealism in Chants de terre et de ciel (1939).
Melanie Batoff 2013-2014 The Visitatio sepulchri at the twelfth-century Saltzburg Cathedral: The Role of Musical Performance in Strengthening Community
Daniel Blim 2012-2013 Trauma, Absence, and Identity in John Adams’s On the Transmigration of Souls
Sarah Suhadolnik 2012-2013 Channel Surfing to the Top of the Charts:The “Extended” Television Experience of Grey’s Anatomy
Abby Anderton 2011-2012 The Stars and Stripes of the Berlin Philharmonic: Classical Music and the American Cultural Agenda in West Berlin, 1945–47 [article]
Alison DeSimone 2009-2010 Medee et son pouvoir: Music and Dramatic Structure in Marc-Antoine Charpentier's Medee (1693) [paper]
Michael Mauskapf 2009-2010 Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra and the Rise of Collective Virtuosity [paper]
Nathan Platte 2008-2009 Deceptive Melodies: Musical Fetishes and Motivic Manipulation in The Paradine Case (1947) [article]
Jesse Johnston 2007-2008 Folk Music and Modernism: Janacek and Folkloric Performance [paper]
Joys Cheung 2006-2007 The 'Grand Chinese Evening' Concert (1933) and Chinese Essence in Semi-Colonial Shanghai [paper]
Sabina Pauta Pieslak 2005-2006 Lenin in Swaddling Clothes:" A Critique of the Ideological Conflict between Socialist State Policy and Christian Music in Romania during the Cold War [article]
Christopher Scheer 2004-05 For the Sake of the Union: The Nation in the Fourth Irish Rhapsody of Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
Stephanie Heriger 2003-2004 Surface and Subtext: Handel's Susanna and the Pastoral Tradition
Rebecca Schwartz-Bishir 2002-2003 Alexander Nevsky: Prokofiev's Successful Compromise with
Socialist Realism
Tamar Barzel 2002-2003 If Not Klezmer, Then What? Jewish Music and Modalities on New York City's Downtown Music Scene
Julia Bÿl 2001-2002  
Eric Saylor 2000-2001 The Nature of Spirit: Subtexts in Vaughan Williams's Pastoral Symphony
Amanda Eubanks 1999-2000 "Speak Sister, Speak": Music, Politics, and Gender in
the Restoration Revivals of Macbeth
Mark Katz 1998-1999 Aesthetics out of Exigency: Violin Vibrato and the Phonograph
Jennifer DeLapp 1997-1998 Of Politics and Style: Copland's Quartet for Piano and Strings
Paul Munson 1996-1997  
Mark Benamou 1995-1996  
Robynn Stilwell 1994-1995  
Roark T. Miller 1993-1994  
Jeffrey J. Taylor 1992-1993 Earl Hines’s Piano Style in the 1920s: A Historical and Analytical Perspective
James M. Manheim 1991-1992  
Timothy D. Taylor 1990-1991  
Susan Pratt Walton 1988-1989  

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