North American British Music Studies Association


Call for Papers: Joint AMSGNY and NABMSA Spring Meeting Announced

The Greater New York Chapter of the AMS and the North American British Music Studies Association are soliciting proposals for their upcoming joint meeting, which will take place on Saturday, April 28th, at Hunter College in Manhattan. Presentations on all aspects of British music are sought. Submit 300 word proposals by March 1st by sending copies to the following four e mail addresses:,,,

NABMSA Announces 2012 Biennial Conference

NABMSA’s fifth conference will once again bring together scholars and lovers of British music from various academic fields and locales for three days of papers, discussions, and musical performances. The 2012 conference will take place from July 25-28 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The theme of the conference is Anglo-American music and musical relationships, and we are especially interested in papers that explore these connections, such as those on British brass bands in America, British-American folk traditions, and other transatlantic collaborations and influences. We also welcome papers on any topic related to British music and musical life, in all geographical regions of Britain, the Empire, and beyond Britain. Papers that draw upon interdisciplinary or broader cultural contexts are particularly welcome, as are papers on figures or works celebrating important anniversary years in 2012 (e.g., Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Frederick Delius, Tippett’s King Priam). We also encourage graduate students to submit papers; the best student paper presented at the NABMSA conference will be awarded the Temperley Prize.

Temperley Prize Winner Announced

NABMSA is pleased to announce that the winner of the biennial Temperley prize for the best student paper is Danielle Ward-Griffin. Ward-Griffin, a graduate student at Yale University, presented a paper entitled “The Tower and the Lake: Interior and Exterior Spaces in Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw” at the 2010 NABMSA conference in Des Moines. The prize committee (Dorothy DeVal, Peter Horton, and Amanda Winkler) was pleased to select Ward-Griffin’s work from a particularly fine slate of student papers at this year’s conference. Congratulations to Ms. Ward-Griffin!