The Music Theory Society of New York State (MTSNYS) proudly announces the establishment of the 50th Anniversary Award which will be given for the first time in conjunction with the 2022 annual meeting (April 9-10, 2022) celebrating the 50th anniversary of the society’s founding. The 50th Anniversary Award will be given yearly to the best paper presented at the MTSNYS annual meeting that critically engages with issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, disability, or nationality. Scholars at any career stage are eligible for this award, which includes a $500 honorarium and publication of a written version of the winning paper in the society’s journal, Theory and Practice. The 50th Anniversary Award joins the society’s Patricia Carpenter Emerging Scholar Award as two ways MTSNYS recognizes outstanding work in the field of music theory. A paper by an emerging scholar that meets the requirements of the 50th Anniversary Award is eligible for both awards.