Lowens Award for Student Research
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 $250. 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. For membership information
Student members of the National AMS. For member ship information
Entrants are asked to supply the following:
A typed abstract, not exceeding 250 words, that gives the title of
the paper, describes the project, and states its conclusions. Include
the following additional information: applicant name, school, home
address, telephone number, and e-mail address. E-mail attachments
A letter from a faculty member who has read the student's paper.
This is not a recommendation but simply a letter vouching for the
existence of the student's paper and confirming the applicant's good
standing as a student. This may be sent via e-mail.
Abstracts and letters of sponsorship should be sent to Anna Celenza
via email attachment (firstname.lastname@example.org) or regular mail: (558
West Universtity Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21210) by the 15 March 2007.
Recent Lowens Award Winners
Emily Robertson (Undergraduate student, The George Washington University)
"Missa Jouyssance vous donneray: An Unknown 16th-Century Mass"
Bryan Wright (Undergraduate student, The College of William and Mary)
"Makin' Glory: 'Cile Turner's Contribution to the Preservation and
Development of African-American Traditional Music."
Stephanie Poxon (Graduate student, The Catholic University of America)
"'His Child . . . Must Not Been Born': Revising Erika in Samuel Barber's
Mary Simonson (Graduate student, University of Virginia)
"Reinterpreting Female Body
and 'Voice' in Auber's La Muette de Portici"
Richard Reed, Jr (Graduate student, University of Maryland College Park)
"British Library, MS Harley 2951: Re-examining Our Understanding
of Hymn Cycles"
Jarl Hulbert (Graduate student, University of Maryland College Park)
"A Forgotten Masterpiece: The Historical Significance of Hummel's
Septet, Op. 74"
Chadwick Jenkins (Graduate student, University of Maryland College Park)
"Tonal and Structural Designs in the Father-Daughter Duets of Verdi's
Bliss Little (Graduate student, University of Maryland College Park)
"Folk Elements in the Music of Manolis Kalomiris and Yannis Constantinidis:
Towards a Definition of Greek National Identity."
April Nash Greenan (Graduate student, University of Maryland College Park)
"The Instrumental Eingang in the Classical Era."
Daniel Abraham (Graduate student, University of Maryland College Park)
"The Eighteenth-Century Pleasure Gardens of London: Summer Entertainment
and the Mixing of the Classes"
Peter Schmelz (Undergraduate student, George Washington University)
"`Public' and `Private' Signifiers in the String Quartets of Dmitri