Incoming editor Mark Katz described the strong health of the journal as reflected in an increasing number of institutional and individual subscribers as well as a remarkable 78% increase in downloads from 2010 to 2011.
Katz ended his report with a plea for the broadest possible spectrum of submissions, pointing in particular to these underrepresented areas: music before 1850; music of all of the Americas; disciplines outside musicology; and recent popular music.
After hearing from the chairs of the Charlotte Program Committee and Local Arrangements, W. Lerner, the meeting turned to future conferences, beginning with next year’s conference that will be hosted by the University of Arkansas.
The Wiley Housewright Dissertation Award, chaired by Sandra Graham, read a citation for this year’s winner, Nathan Platte, with a dissertation titled “Musical Collaboration in the Films of David O.Selznick, 1932-1957.” Steven Swayne announced the winner of the Irving Lowens Article Award: Amy Wlodarski for “The Testimonial Aesthetics of Different Trains” (published in the Journal of the American Musicological Society).President Preston then thanked for their service those members of the Board who were rotating off: Members at Large Daniel Goldmark and Tammy Kernodle, and Past President Thomas Riis.After Preston opened the floor for any issues to be raised and then hearing none, Christopher Wilkinson moved (and Scott De Veaux seconded) that we adjourn, which we did at p.m.Block Fellowship Charosh Fellowship Cone Fellowship Crawford Fellowship Graziano Fellowship Hamm Fellowship Hampsong Fellowship Lowens Fellowship Mc Culloh Fellowship Mc Lucas Fellowship Southern Fellowship Thomson Fellowship Tick Fellowship Walser-Mc Clary Fellowship Volume XXXVIII, No.
2 (Spring 2012) Contents Reports from Charlotte 2012 Doc Watson at SAM Interest Group Reports Film Music Symposium Archive of Recorded Sound Hidden Collections Project Awards for Research on Wind Music From the President Student Forum Upcoming JSAM Contents Call for JSAM and SAM Bulletin Reviewers New Members Reviews SAM 2013 Call for Papers Bulletin Board Conference Calendar About the The Society for American Music held its Annual Business Meeting on Saturday, March 17, 2012, at the Hilton Charlotte Center City, site of the Charlotte conference.
The Sight & Sound Subvention, chaired by Tim Brooks, goes to Jamie C. : New Orleans Second Lines as Experiential Media for the Visually Impaired.” Chair Lee Orr told how the H.
Earle Johnson Publication Subvention will go towards two projects: Sheryl Kaskowitz, Sally Bick, chair of the Cambridge University Press Award, reported that because there had been no submissions, there was no winner this year, and she explained the nature of this award for international scholars and appealed to anybody involved with scholars abroad to encourage them to apply.
In a related presentation, bruce mcclung, the new chair of the Development committee, spoke of how the long-range planning goals have been distilled into six tangible fundraising goals: support for research; expand resources for excellence in American Music; subventions; support for student members; support for our publications; and to ensure the financial stability of the Society.
The new chair of the Public Relations committee, John Spilker, invited the submission of relevant press releases (such as from the various award committees) and described the ongoing work with social media, while the co-chairs of the Student Forum, Jennifer Myers and Brian Jones, shared that about 125 students had attended the Charlotte conference, with about 60 of them giving presentations.
Preston shared two communications the Board recently made on behalf of the Society, first with filmmaker Ken Burns, in which we offered the expertise of SAM members for future documentary projects, and a letter to the president of Columbia College urging against the serious budget cuts planned for the Center for Black Music Research.