The Society for Music Theory is pleased to announce its 2021 publication award winners!

From top left: Long, Momii, Nobile, Parsons and Ravenscroft, Shelley, Lehman, and Tan.

Wallace Berry Award

Megan Kaes Long, Hearing Homophony: Tonal Expectation at the Turn of the Seventeenth Century, Oxford University Press, 2020.

Outstanding Publication Award

Toru Momii, "A Transformational Approach to Gesture in Shō Performance," Music Theory Online 26.4 (2020).

Emerging Scholar Award (book)

Drew Nobile, Form as Harmony in Rock Music, Oxford University Press, 2020.

Honorable Mention

Frank Lehman, Hollywood Harmony: Musical Wonder and the Sound of Cinema, Oxford University Press, 2018.

Emerging Scholar Award (article)

Daphne Tan, "'Dynamic Dualism': Kurth and Riemann on Music Theory and the Mind," Music Theory Spectrum 42.1: 105–121 (2020).

Honorable Mention

Braxton Shelley, "Analyzing Gospel," Journal of the American Musicological Society 72.1: 181–243 (2019). 

Outstanding Multi-Author Publication Award

Laurel Parsons and Brenda Ravenscroft, Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers: Secular and Sacred Music to 1900, Oxford University Press, 2018.


View the Publication Awards page for more information on these awards. A list of winners in prior years can be found on the Past Publication Awards page.