North American British Music Studies Association

Fifth Biennial Conference a Huge Success

The 2010 NABMSA conference in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, held from 26 to 29 July, has just concluded. Excellent papers facilities made the event a pleasure to attend. The conference, entitled “Anglo-American Connections” also celebrated the 80th birthday of Prof. Nicholas Temperley of the University of Illinois, who served as NABMSA’s first President, and closed with a gala concert featuring music related to Dr Temperley’s scholarly work as well as music that connected the UK and the US in different ways. The conference program is still available on the Conferences page.

Temperley Prize Winner Announced

NABMSA is pleased to announce that the winner of the biennial Temperley prize for the best student paper at the Fifth Biennial Conference in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois is Erica Siegel. Siegel, a graduate student at the University of California, Riverside, presented a paper entitled “‘I’m not making this up, you know!’: The success of Vaughan Williams’s students in America”. The prize committee was pleased to select Siegel’s work from a particularly fine slate of student papers at this year’s conference. Congratulations to Ms. Siegel!