Deadline: June 1, 2020.
Each year the Julius Herford Prize Subcommittee of ACDA’s Research and Publications Committee accepts nominations for the outstanding doctoral terminal research project in choral music. Projects are eligible if they comprise the principal research component of the degree requirements, whether the institution defines the project as a “dissertation,” “document,” “thesis,” or “treatise,” etc.
When a dissertation may be nominated:
- The prize name’s date (above) indicates the year in which the relevant doctoral degree was conferred.
- Dissertations must be nominated in the calendar year following the year in which the degree was conferred.
- The prize is awarded in the calendar year following the year of nomination. Thus, the dissertation of a student with a 2019 degree can be nominated between Jan. 1 and Jun. 1, 2020; the prize will be awarded in 2021 (at the national 2021 ACDA conference).
The winner will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize and a plaque. The committee reserves the right to award two prizes or no prizes in any given year.
To learn more, including access to the nomination requirements and procedure, click here.