Dent Medal 2023

The Royal Musical Association is seeking nominations for the 2023 Dent Medal award. The Dent Medal, struck in memory of the distinguished scholar and musician Edward J. Dent (1876-1957), is awarded by the Royal Musical Association annually to recipients selected for their outstanding contribution to musicology.

The award holder is invited to receive her/his medal and to deliver a keynote address at the RMA’s annual conference in September of the year following the award. A list of former medal recipients may be found on our Awards pages.

The Medal is awarded to scholars in mid-career, typically indicated by time from the completion of their PhD or first academic appointment. Candidates are selected on the basis of published scholarship, and the outstanding contribution to musicology may consist of either a single large-scale study or a body of work. Musicology is understood in broad terms, and eligible works may include (but are not limited to) monographs, collections of essays, articles, critical editions, and digital resources.

In line with the RMA’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we encourage applications from across the full spectrum of music studies, including individuals from currently underrepresented groups.

For more information including the nomination process, see our Dent Medal page.

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