North American British Music Studies Association

Lifetime Honorary Members

Lifetime Honorary Members may be nominated by any member in good standing at any time.


It is expected that an Honorary Lifetime Member will

  • have made significant contributions to the study of British music, musical culture, and musical life in Great Britain and elsewhere
  • have made significant contributions to NABMSA, through active, engaged membership, including (but not limited to) work as an officer, board member, committee chair, or committee member
  • have been a mentor to other students and scholars in the field download whatsapp messenger.


The Nominations Committee will create a dossier of the candidate and solicit letters of support from different types of members (colleagues, former students, people in the field of expertise, etc.) regarding the proposed member’s award of Honorary Lifetime Membership music in original quality. With these materials at hand, the Nominations Committee will make a recommendation to the Board to confirm or reject Honorary Lifetime Membership. The Board, after considering and discussing (if necessary) the Nomination Committee’s recommendation, will vote to approve or reject it internet explorer datei herunterladen nicht öffnen. If approved by a majority vote of the Board, Honorary Lifetime Members will be announced at the NABMSA business meeting at the next American Musicological Society meeting mediathek herunterladen zdf.

Current Honorary Members

Ruth SolieRuth Solie

Author of Music in Other Words: Victorian Conversations (2004) and editor of Musicology and Difference (1993) amazon videos am pc herunterladen.

I’m proud to say that I was part of the drive for a “new musicology” in the 1980s and 1990s. And not only as a feminist, but also as someone interested in the social history of music, which we in NABMSA nowadays take entirely for granted.  I learned originally that you couldn’t be a “Victorianist” in musicology because the issues didn’t rest on score study and biography Download outlook online email. It’s been one of the great pleasures of my career to realize that now I can! The whole field has changed drastically, and much for the better.

I’ve written a fair amount about Victorian musicality, but also a great deal more about the state of play in the discipline, about the development of a feminist musicology, and about the need for us to know more about the ways in which people other than composers thought about and used the music of those composers Download ms visio for free. I spent a lot of years in various positions for the AMS and then, to my delight, was approached by Charles McGuire to join in the foundation of NABMSA download sims 4 holidays. And the rest, as they say, is history. I’ve enjoyed everything about NABMSA and its members, and I’m so glad it’s thriving.

Nicholas TemperleyNicholas Temperley

Pioneering scholar of British music and Professor Emeritus of Musicology at the University of Illinois nieuwe emojis corona download.

Nicholas Temperley (1932-2020) was NABMSA’s first Honorary Member and also our first President (2004–2007). His passing in April 2020 marked the end of an extraordinarily productive and influential career, during which he did more than anyone to counter the prejudicial ideas of England as “Das Land ohne Musik” and to demonstrate the vibrancy and significance of a wide range of British music—not just its high art traditions—from the Reformation through the Victorian Era osx lion downloaden.

Books, articles, and editions flowed for some sixty years, and includes his landmark Music of the English Parish Church (1979), the Athlone History of Music in Britain essay collection on music from 1800 to 1914 (1981), the magisterial Hymn Tune Index (1998; now online), the 20-volume London Pianoforte School, 1766-1860 (1984–87), and a critical edition of the Book of Psalms (with Beth Quitslund; 2018). To mark his 80th birthday, a Festschrift, edited by Bennett Zon, was published by Ashgate in 2012, with some essays authored by NABMSA members.

Nicholas was a regular and engaged figure at NABMSA conferences and a great supporter of students, as demonstrated by his endowment of the NABMSA Nicholas Temperley Prize, which is awarded during biennial conferences for a student paper of particular merit or excellence. He was a person of immense modesty and dry wit, whose love of music and advocacy of performance animated all his scholarly activities. He continued to be thrilled by how the field of British music studies had grown during his career, and by NABMSA’s role in that development.