The Nicholas Temperley Prize is awarded during biennial conferences of the North American British Music Studies Association (NABMSA) for a student paper of particular merit or excellence. The Prize consists of a letter from the President of the Association and a check for $100.
NABMSA members in good standing who are enrolled in a graduate program and have not yet defended their dissertation/thesis at the time of their paper being accepted for presentation at this year’s biennial conference.
A call for submissions will go out with the announcement of each biennial conference.
The award is announced at the end of each conference.
Seventh Biennial Conference (2016) in Syracuse: Christy J. Miller, ““If They Can Do It, I Guess That We Can, Too”: Folk and “Folk-Styled” Music as Propaganda in The Martins and the Coys.”
Sixth Biennial Conference (2014) in Las Vegas: Stuart Paul Duncan, “Benjamin Britten’s Metric and Hypermetric Experiments in the 1930s and 1940s.”
Fifth Biennial Conference in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois (2012): Erica Siegel, “‘I’m not making this up, you know!’: The success of Vaughan Williams’s students in America.”
Fourth Biennial Conference in Des Moines, Iowa (2010): Danielle Ward-Griffin, “The Tower and the Lake: Interior and Exterior Spaces in Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw.”