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Kurt Weill Prize Nominations

Call for Nominations

The Foundation welcomes nominations for the 2017 Kurt Weill Prize for distinguished scholarship in music theater since 1900 (including opera), for works first published in calendar years 2015 and 2016. Two 2017 Kurt Weill Prizes will be awarded: a cash prize of $5,000 to the author of the winning book entry; and a prize of $2,000 to the author of the winning article entry.

Media may include not only print (book, major scholarly article in a journal, chapter or essay, critical edition), but also audio-recording, video-recording, multi-media projects, and on-line publications, provided there is a significant scholarly component. Edited multi-author collections of essays are not eligible in the book category, although single essays from such collections may be nominated in the article category. Works addressing the American music theater are particularly encouraged.

There are no citizenship or language restrictions. Nominations are solicited from individuals, publishers, scholarly societies, and institutions, but self-nominations are encouraged as well. The address of the author and five copies of the nominated work must be submitted before 30 April 2017 to the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, 7 East 20th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003, USA.

For further information, please contact Brady Sansone at the Kurt Weill Foundation at 212 505 5240 x 204 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..