Works Published with the Assistance of SAM Subventions

H. Earle Johnson Publication Subvention
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Award Year Winner(s)

Melissa de Graaf, The New York Composers’ Forum Concerts: 1935-1940, from the University of Rochester Press

Christopher Smith, The Creolization of American Culture: William Sidney Mount and the Roots of Blackface Minstrelsy, from the University of Illinois Press


Sheryl Kaskowitz, God Bless America: The Surprising History of an Iconic Song

Carol Hess, Representing the Good Neighbor: Music, Difference, and the Pan American Dream

2011 John Spitzer, ed., American Orchestras in the Nineteenth Century

John Koegel, ed., Music, American Made: Essays in Honor of John Graziano

Steve Swayne, Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life


John Koegel, Music in German Immigrant Theater: New York City, 1840-1920

Raymond Knapp, The American Musical and the Performance of Identity

Howard Pollack, George Gershwin: His Life and Legacy

Judith Tick, Music in the USA: A Documentary Companion

Catherine Parsons Smith, Making Music in Los Angeles: Transforming the Popular

Mark Zobel, The Third Symphony of Charles Ives

Larry Hamberlin, That Opera Rag: Operatic Novelty Songs in the Ragtime

James Lovensheimer, South Pacific: Paradise Rewritten


Elizabeth B. Crist, Music for the Common Man: Aaron Copland during the Depression and War

Gayle Murchison, The American Stravinsky: The Style and Aesthetics of Copland’s New American Music, the Early Works, 1921-1938


Doris Evans McGinty, A Documentary History of The National Association of Negro Musicians

Ron Pen, Louis Dolive, and Richel Brett Harley, eds., Kentucky Harmony and Supplement to Kentucky Harmony


Tim Brooks, Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry, 1890-1919

Liane Curtis, A Rebecca Clark Reader

Leta E. Miller, Lou Harrison

2001 R. Allen Lott, Grand Tours: Five European Piano Virtuosos in the New World

Carol Oja, Making Music Modern: New York in the 1920s

Ellen Koskoff, Music in Lubavitcher Life

Kai Fikentscher, "You Better Work!" Underground Dance Music in New York City


Bell Yung and Helen Rees, Understanding Charles Seeger

Catherine P. Smith, Study in Contradictions: Toward a Biography of William Grant Still

Charles K. Wolfe, Good-Natured Riot: The Birth of the Grand Ole Opry

Alan C. Beuchner, Sons of Harmony


Adrienne Fried Block, Amy Beach, Passionate Victorian

Michael Hicks, Sixties Rock: Garage, Psychedelic, and Other Satisfactions

Andrea Olmstead, Juilliard: A History


Ralph P. Locke, Cyrillia Barr, Cultivating Music in America: Women Patrons and Activities

Dale Cockrell, Demons of Disorder: Early Blackface Minstrels and Their World

Karen Ahlquist, Democracy at the Opera: Music, Theatre, and Culture in New York City, 1815-60


Judith Vander, Shoshone Ghost Dance Religion

Nolan Porterfield, The Last Cavalier: John A Lomax, 1867-1948

1995 Cecelia Conway, African Banjo, Echoes in Appalachia
1994 Marilyn Ziffrin, Carl Ruggles

Katherine K. Preston, Opera on the Road: Traveling Opera Troupes in the United States, 1825-1860

Ellen Knight, Charles Martin Loeffler: A Biography

1992 Barbara Heyman, Samuel Barber: The Composer and his Music
1991 Thomas McGeary, The Music of Harry Partch: A Descriptive Catalogue

Sight and Sound Subvention
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Benjamin Sears and Bradford Connor, Irving Berlin Songs, 1915-1918 (Oakton: 1996)
Adrienne Fried Block, Music of William Mayer and Amy Beach (Newport Classics: 1997)
Cal Johnson, Chicago Renaissance Woman: Florence Price Organ Works (Calcante: 1998)
Lauralyn Kolb, Songs of John Duke (New World Records: 1999)
Prof. Edgar H. Lehrman Memorial Foundation, A Marc Blitzstein Songbook (Companion CD; Boosey & Hawkes, 1999)
Farmer's Museum, Winter's Song: Seasonal and Holiday Favorites from Candlelight Evening (2000)
Gerri Gribi,, (Website Development, 2004)
Brenda M. Romero Canciones de mis patrias (Songs of My Homelands) (2005)
John Koegel, Music in German Immigrant Theater: New York City, 1840-1920 (Companion CD, 2007)
Harmonie Ensemble/New York, Symphonic Jazz II: Gershwin Originals (CD, 2008)
Ben Harbert, "Follow Me Down: The New Work of Louisiana Prison Songs" (Film Project, 2009)
Anna Beresin, University of the Arts, "Urban American Gamestories and Songs" (Companion website to Recess Battles, 2010)
Jocelyn Arem, Caffè Lena History Project (website, 2011)
Jamie C. Davidson, “How Ya Gonna Cross That Water?: New Orleans Second Lines as Experiential Media for the Visually Impaired” (2012)
Mark Clague and Susan Key, “Poets and Patriotism: A Recorded History of the Star-Spangled Banner” (CD, 2013)
Dr. Iain Quinn, The Organ Works of Vincent Persichetti (CD, 2014)

Publications Fund

William Lichtenwanger, Oscar Sonneck and American Music (1983)
Deane L. Root and Stephen Saunders, The Music of Stephen C. Foster (1990)
J. Bunker Clark, Bringing Music History Home (1991)
Richard Crawford, ed., Music in the United States (1993- )
Ronald Cohen, Rainbow Quest: The Folk Music Revival and American Society, 1940-1970 (2001)
Bill C. Malone, Don't Get Above Your Raisin': Country Music and the Southern Working Class (2001)