Previous Irving Lowens Awards


Charles Hamm, Music in the New World (1983)
Richard Crawford, Core Repertory of Early American Psalmody (1984)
J. Peter Burkholder, Charles Ives: The Ideas Behind the Music (1985)
Gunther Schuller, Musings: The Musical Worlds of Gunther Schuller (1986)
D.W. Krummel, Bibliographical Handbook of American Music (1987)
Russell Sanjek, American Popular Music and Its Business (1988)
Vivian Perlis, Copland: Since 1943 (1989)
Dale Cockrell, Excelsior: Journals of the Hutchinson Family Singers (1989)
Samuel A. Floyd, Jr., Black Music in the Harlem Renaissance (1990)
Susan Porter, With an Air Debonair: Musical Theatre in America (1991)
Stuart Feder, Charles Ives, "My Father's Song": A Psychoanalytical Biography (1992)
Stephen Banfield, Sondheim's Broadway Musicals (1993)
Ronald Radano, New Musical Figurations: Anthony Braxton's Cultural Critique (1993)
Robert Walser, Running with the Devil: Power, Gender, and Madness in Heavy Metal Music (1993)
Joseph Horowitz, Wagner Nights : An American History (1994)
S. Frederick Starr, Bamboula! The Life and Times of Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1995)
Ingrid Monson, Saying Something: Jazz Improvisation and Interaction (1996)
Judith Tick, Ruth Crawford Seeger; A Composer's Search for American Music (1997)
Adrienne Fried Block, Amy Beach, Passionate Victorian (1998)
Howard Pollack, Aaron Copland: The Life and Work of an Uncommon Man (1999)
Carol Oja, Making Music Modern: New York in the 1920s (2000)
Richard Crawford, America's Musical Life: A History (2001)
Walter van de Leur, Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn (2002)
Gage Averill, Four Parts, No Waiting: A Social History of American Barbershop Harmony (2003)
Tim Brooks, Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry 1890-1919 (2004)


Scott DeVeaux, "Constructing the Jazz Tradition: Jazz Historiography" (Black American Literature Forum, 1991)
Robert Walser, "Eruptions: Heavy Metal Appropriations of Classical Virtuosity" (Popular Music, 1992)
Judith Tick, "Charles Ives and Gender Ideology" (Music and Difference, 1993)
John Spitzer, "'Oh! Susannah' : Oral Transmission and Tune Transformation" (Journal of the American Musicological Society, 1994)
Kim H. Kowalke, "Kurt Weill, Modernism, and Popular Culture: Offentlichkeit als Stil" (Modernism/Modernity, 1995)
Mark Tucker, "In Search of Will Vodery" (Black Music Research Journal, 1996)
Kim H. Kowalke, "For Those We Love: Hindemith, Whitman, and An American Requiem"(Journal of The American Musicological Society, 1997)
Carol Hess, "John Philip Sousa's 'El Capitan': Political Appropriation and the Spanish-American War" (American Music, Spring 1998)
Brian Harker, "'Telling a Story': Louis Armstrong and Coherence in Early Jazz" (Current Musicology, Vol. 63, 1999)
John Graziano, "The Early Life and Career of the 'Black Patti': The Odyssey of an African American Singer in the Late Nineteenth Century," Journal of the American Musicological Society (Fall 2000).

Guthrie Ramsey, Jr., "Who Hears Here? Black Music, Critical Bias, and the Musicological Skin Trade"
Musical Quarterly, Volume 85, No.1 (2001)
J. Peter Burkholder, "The Organist in Ives" Journal of the American Musicological Society (Summer 2002)
Stanley V. Kleppinger, "On the Influence of Jazz Rhythm in the Music of Aaron Copland," American Music Volume 21, No. 1 (Spring 2003)
Jairo Moreno, “Bauzá—Gillespie—Latin/Jazz: Difference, Modernity, and the Black Caribbean,” South Atlantic Quarterly 103:1 (Winter 2004)

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