About the RMA Book Prizes
In association with Cambridge University Press, publisher of the Journal of the Royal Musical Association and the Royal Musical Association Research Chronicle, the Royal Musical Association offers two book prizes annually:
RMA Monograph Prize, sponsored by Cambridge University Press
£500 in books
This prize will be awarded in recognition of a musicological monograph focused on any under-represented cultural groups, including but not limited to gender, race, sexuality and religious heritage.
RMA Edited Collection Book Prize, sponsored by Cambridge University Press
£500 in books
This prize will be awarded in recognition of an outstanding edited collection in the field of musicological practice, which can be considered as significantly shaping or making a distinctive contribution to its field of study. The panel particularly welcomes collections that reflect the RMA’s commitment to promoting diversity and equality. The prize will be awarded to the collection’s editor(s).
Each prize will be adjudicated by a dedicated panel, who will consider any book (from any publisher) that meets the prize criteria and has a copyright date in the previous calendar year.
To be considered, nominations, including self-nominations, should be made via the Executive Officer email@example.com; please include “Book Prize Submission” in the subject line. The deadline is 1 April (for books with a copyright date in the previous calendar year).
Nominators should provide an electronic copy of the book to be nominated. If this is not possible the nominator must arrange with the Executive Officer for a copy of the nominated book to be sent individually to each member of the relevant prize panel. The RMA will not purchase copies for consideration for any prize.