The North American British Music Studies Association (NABMSA) awards the biennial Ruth Solie Prize for the most outstanding article on a subject in British music. The prize is named in honor of Dr. Ruth A. Solie, second President of NABMSA and former President of the American Musicological Society, in recognition of her scholarship and service within the field of British music studies. The prize includes a $200 honorarium.
- Any peer-reviewed article published between 1 January of the most recent even-numbered year and 31 December of the following odd-numbered year is eligible for consideration. Articles may be published singly or as part of a larger collection. Anyone may submit a nomination, including self-nominations.
- Candidates must be members of NABMSA in good standing during the year in which the prize is awarded.
- Candidates must submit a copy of the article to be considered to the Secretary of NABMSA no later than 1 June of the year in which the prize is awarded.
Articles should be submitted to the Secretary of NABMSA via email at the following address:
Amanda Eubanks Winkler
The Prize will be awarded at the NABMSA business meeting held at the AMS annual meeting each November.
2018: Alison DeSimone (UMKC) for her article “‘Equally Charming, Equally Too Great’: Female Rivalry, Politics, and Opera in Early Eighteenth-Century London,” Early Modern Women 12, 1 (2017): 73-101.
2020 (tie): David Beard: “‘Out of the Air: Judith Weir’s Emergence in 1970s Britain, or Interpreting Creative Self-Censorship,” Music and Letters 100, 3 (2019): 481–528 and Danielle Ward-Griffin: “Realism Redux: Staging ‘Billy Budd’ in the Age of Television,” Music and Letters 100, 3 (2019): 447–480.