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Martin Hatch Award

The Society for Asian Music (SAM) invites submissions for the 2015 Martin Hatch Prize. The Martin Hatch Prize recognizes the most distinguished student paper presented at the SEM annual meeting on Asian music.
Purpose: To recognize the most distinguished student paper on Asian music demonstrating a deep engagement or penetrating analysis of some aspect of Asian music or music within an Asian diaspora.
Eligibility: Any student who presents a formal paper on Asian music at the annual SEM meeting. “Students” must be pursuing an active degree program or writing a thesis or dissertation and cannot have completed the PhD. Student applicants for the Martin Hatch award may also apply for other awards.
Prize Award: The Martin Hatch Award committee can choose to award up to $200, a 5-year subscription to the journal Asian Music, and automatic consideration of the revised paper for publication in Asian Music. More than one applicant may be awarded.
Application process: Papers must be submitted as presented at the meeting and cannot exceed 12 double-spaced pages. An extra file containing media may supplement the application; it is not required. Send cover letter/page (with name, address, institution and academic status), paper presentation and media file (via email, dropbox or other electronic method) to David Harnish (
Deadline: December 18, 2015.
The Martin Hatch Award recipient will be announced at the 61st Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology in 2016 and at the SAM membership meeting during that conference.